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Douglas Robert Dolan

Criminal defense Attorney at Bel Air, MD

5.0   17 reviews

also known as The Law Office of Douglas R. Dolan, LLC

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I can handle all criminal charges from common misdemeanors to all serious felonies. If you or a loved one has been charged or might be charged with ANY criminal offense DO NOT MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE POLICE. You have the right to remain silent.

    23 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI you have 10 days to request an MVA hearing to keep your license. Otherwise your license may be suspended for up to 6 months.

    23 years

  3. Domestic violence
    All states attorneys offices in Maryland have a policy not to drop charges in domestic violence cases even if the victim no longer wishes to go forward. These cases either go to trial or they are plead out. The state will not drop the charges.

    23 years

  4. Personal injury
    Have you been injured in a car accident or other accident that was not your fault? You have rights! The insurance company will try to settle the case with you for a fraction of what you could recover if you have an attorney.


Turn to The Law Office of Douglas R. Dolan, LLC, in Bel Air, Maryland, for all of your legal needs. I provide a broad range of legal services that focus on criminal and serious traffic defense and civil litigation. As an attorney for more than 15 years, I have the experience to effectively handle your case and I will fight for you to get the best possible outcome.
As a former Harford County prosecutor for over a decade, I understand how criminal cases are handled within the state. Allow my experience to work for you. Your satisfaction is my number one priority that is why I fight for you in court. Call me now to schedule your FREE consultation.


Client's Choice 2023,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2019


Law Office of Douglas R. Dolan, LLC
24 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Second Floor
Bel Air, MD, 21014


5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended 5 of 5
Mr. Dolan handled his business. I'm appreciative for him putting his name on the line and giving me another chance at life. He stood behind his word and followed through. All of his recommendations produced positive results. Success was the outcome. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Dolan for representation. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. 10 out of 5 on a scale of dedication and reliability. Thank you again Mr. Dolan!
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Posted by Joan | May 27, 2023
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Attorney Dolan , represented me in a fire arms case. If it weren’t for him I would be in prison right now. He is an expert in his field , as a former prosecutor, he knows every move there gonna make , before they make it. I am so grateful to him for keeping me with My Children. The bottom line is if you value your freedom then put your money on him. You won’t be disappointed .
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Posted by Khalila | May 19, 2023
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If you are looking for a lawyer that cares, look no further. Doug is the best! From the 1st conversation we had, when Doug shared with me that he was formally a procecuter, but he hated to see his clients treated unfairly, so he left and went into private practice. To the most recent conversation, Doug is always available for a consultation. He is an absolute BLESSING. He knows the INS and OUTS of the legal system. Because he was once on the other side. Doug is honest, accessable, and always there if you have a question. Hands down the BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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My experience
Mr. Dolan representing my interests in a local county criminal case. From the moment I spoke to Mr Dolan his voice inspired confidence that he would be the right lawyer to represent my case. He was friendly, inquisitive, and very direct. He shared his knowledge of local politics that could influence how the direction of my case would follow and through this communication I believe I made the right choice. After retaining Mr dolan, he was in action and follow through with communication to the state attorney's office where an agreement was reached and the result was a null process, meaning that the state would not pursue criminal actions against me. Obviously there are some details in between, but the bottom line is that I couldn't have found better representation and a better result and would highly recommend using the services of Mr Dolan
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Posted by Imogene | May 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you can hire!!!!! He did an awesome job on my son's case. He was very informative.
Posted by James | July 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
will work for you
I’ve hired Doug in the past, and recently consulted with him and in both experiences he took the time to listen to my case, was honest with me, told me the best way to go about both situations, and fought hard for me. He explains everything so it’s easy to understand, and doesn’t spin you. He allowed me to make a payment arrangement with him, and I was very happy with the results. I believe he is a prior prosecutor, so he has good relationships with people in the court house in case you need to cop a plea. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | July 9, 2022
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Great guy
Mr.Dolan is a concerned, and helpful man. Whenever I speak to him I feel Evan better about any situation I may be in. He is reasonable, honest, and overall I great guy. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for legal council.
Posted by Dani | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down!
I used Doug after my previous choices failed and I’m absolutely not disappointed in the slightest. Doug is very honest and to the point, he was also great at explaining everything to me when I had no clue what was happening.
Posted by Michael | November 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!!!
A real professional who actually cares. Expect the degree of empathy that you deserve without the blowing of smoke in unauthorized places. I was thoroughly counseled and prepared for my case and I could not have been more amazed with the results! My money could not have been better spent. Start and end your search for legal representation here.
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Posted by LV | September 13, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney and Law Firm
Doug and his firm represented me on multiple occasions. He effectively defended me on both occasions. He studied my documentation and reviewed case law to come up with an effective strategy on a case that statistically would not go in my favor. I was in awe watching Doug be the prosecutor in defending false and outrageous accusations made against me. Doug methodically counter each of the allegations with facts, showed that the allegations against me were baseless and effectively demonstrated that the plaintiff was the aggressor. I love the firm and appreciate Doug for a job well done. I would 100% recommend Doug and his firm. Doug performed a miracle for me.
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Posted by Steph | April 2, 2019
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How do I spell amazing??? I spell it D-O-L-A-N!!!! He answered every call, every text... he told me how it was... not what I wanted to here! You need an honest lawyer???? Yes, I said honest... he should be your first call.
Posted by Christopher Michael snyder | March 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the state of Maryland!!
Mr.douglas Robert Dolan is by far the best lawyer in the state of Maryland..he took care of me all the way till the end !!he has gotten me the best outcome in my criminal case that no other lawyer said I could win..please go make an appointment with him A.S.A.P..
Posted by Megan | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Douglas Dolan Review
I really appreciated Mr. Dolan and his urgency to get things accomplished for me in a timely manner. He got me the best possible outcome as promised, even better than what we expected. Not to mention, he answered all of my calls even when he was at court. He made sure to check on me frequently and give me updates. I couldn’t have picked a better lawyer. I would hire him again if I need to (hopefully I won’t need to) but I highly recommend him. He knows a lot about law, considering he was a prosecutor himself. He doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything and he made that very clear during the consultation. Not only did he help me, but he helped my boyfriend get the best possible outcome as well, and he didn’t have to do that. I have a tough work schedule which makes if difficult for me to meet with him during regular business hours, but he still met with me outside hours. I was very lucky to have found him.
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Posted by Tracy | December 6, 2018
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Hire Him Today!
Doug was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and got me the best outcome possible. His prior experience and willingness to listen and try cases was a huge asset to me. Having been a former prosecutor he really knows how to effectively defend a case. He is my attorney for life!
Posted by Rob | October 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Lawyer
I would highly recommend Doug Dolan for legal counseling and representation because he is extremely professional and very reliable. He answered my phone calls, and if he was unable to take my call, he always returned it in a quick and timely manner. Doug answered all of my questions with clear and understandable explanations. He is a great lawyer who helped me solve my legal issues without any problems.
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Posted by Lisa | June 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Attorney for my Nephew
I emailed Mr. Doyal last night for my Nephew , charges his ex-girlfriend is charged him with, Mr. Doyal got right back to me and told me when he would be available, By the time I called he had already pulled up my nephew info, he is going to speak with him on Tuesday , he also spoke positive and saw where we were coming from, Ill let you know the rest as time goes on. Thank You Mr Doyal
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Posted by Eric | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
I highly recommend Mr. Dolan for any criminal proceedings you maybe facing. He represented me in my second degree assault charge. He was very attentive and quick in responding to my needs. He was always available whenever I needed him. Thanks Doug
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Douglas R Dolan, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Harford County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2015


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Baltimore
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • bad neighbor
  • Not Guilty

Languages Spoken

  • English

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