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Charles J. Ware

Litigation Attorney at Columbia, MD

5.0   25 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 38 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
    Virginia - VA 36 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 47 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1987
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1976
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Charles Jerome Ware, P.A., and Associates Attorneys and Counsellors A National Law Firm
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 113
Columbia, MD, 21044

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Posted by Holly | July 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Expert, and Effective
Charles Ware was professional and amenable to speaking to our family at a time that was convenient for us. His knowledge and expertise on the topic was impressive and he provided us with several recommendations in order to pursue the appropriate remedy for the situation. As a final point, he was sincere and extremely polite. I highly recommend him and would seek his guidance in any future matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Helped me immediatly without hesitation
He listens to every word you say and even if it takes 20 minutes without interruptions he will allow you to explain the case. Then he cautiously gives you the best advice you need. What more can you ask for? Thank you Mr. Charles!
Posted by S. T. | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Mr. Ware is not your typical attorney. His years of experience, intelligence, integrity, patience and creativity make him one-of-a-kind within the legal industry. I came to find Mr. Ware during the most difficult time in my life - my separation/divorce. His kind calm and reassuring manner put me at ease while he diligently continued to work on my case. He was (and still is) with me every step of the way, no matter what. He will not give up. I highly recommend Mr. Ware if you are in need of an attorney.
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Posted by A grateful mom | January 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney with the heart of a teacher
Mr. Ware has been a reliable resource of legal guidance and support for my family for a few years. Most recently, he has worked to remove derogatory information from my son's record giving him a fresh start as he graduates university and competes for a professional career. Mr. Ware explains complex legal terms and remedies in easy to understand language, allowing you to feel comfortable with his decisions and services. Mr. Ware encourages you to ask questions. He's like a Dutch uncle dispensing advice to young men to correct their life's trajectory that brought them to his office. I will highly recommend, without hesitation, Attorney Charles Jerome Ware.
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Posted by Von | January 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Caring
I hired Mr. Ware for my son and his legal representation was worth every dollar spent. Mr. Ware is a professional and caring lawyer and this is what a family needs when going through a legal crisis. My son had several cases pending which meant the process could be a little longer than usual. Mr. Ware remained professional and caring through the entire process and made sure my son got the results that were best for him. I will forever be thankful for Mr. Ware's representation. It has meant a lot to me and my entire family. I would highly, highly recommend Mr. Ware.
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Posted by Allison | May 28, 2015
The Best of the Best
Mr. Ware has been an excellent, thorough, honest and trustworthy lawyer. He and his staff have put forth their best efforts to help me through several cases, keeping my best interests in mind. Mr. Ware has taken the time to get to know me as a person, a true stand-up gentleman. He is always available to speak with me regarding my legal questions via email or phone, providing comprehensive answers and thought provoking questions. It is always a pleasure to work with Mr. Ware!
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Posted by Stephanie | May 12, 2015
Extraordinary Attorney!
Upon my first meeting with Mr. Ware I knew I was in expert hands. Mr. Ware is an incredibly seasoned, savvy, competent and very intelligent attorney. I actually find it amazing that during all of his years in the ever increasingly tough legal field that he hasn't lost his humanity and kindness. He is a first-class gentleman. Mr. Ware will care about and work tirelessly on your case as he did mine. He really got to know me and he was always available by phone or email incase I had even the smallest of questions. Mr. Ware is present and aware during meetings and asks thought provoking questions as well as experienced insight in order to best serve you and what you are trying to achieve. I am blessed and lucky to have found him. I most strongly recommend Mr. Ware if you are in need of an extraordinary attorney.
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Posted by Kimara Monroe | May 11, 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with and for Mr. Charles Ware. He did a great job in getting me the money I deserved in my car accident case. Mr. Ware was/is always available to speak with me -- I was never passed down to someone else! He is aggressive and tenacious when he needs to be. I cannot say enough about him as an attorney and a gentleman! Thank you Mr. Ware!!
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Posted by Q. Johnson | October 1, 2014
Best Maryland Attorney
Charles J Ware has went over and beyond for my legal case. He has provided nothing but excellent service for me and my family. I am beyond pleased.
Posted by Dr. BACM | August 12, 2014
Attorney Charles Jerome Ware-The Embodiment of: Competency, Professionalism, Honesty, Authenticity and Sensitivity
As a novice, I was thrust into the roles of power of attorney for finance, power of attorney for health care and the personal representative for my dearly beloved and physically challenged friend of 53 years. Being very apprehensive and feeling overwhelmed regarding my new unsolicited responsibilities and not certain of how to begin, I contacted Mr. Ware. His competency and in depth knowledge of the law enabled me to understand my required responsibilities, as legally mandated by the state of Maryland. His professionalism provided me with insight that not only allayed my anxieties but helped me to comprehend what was required of me in implementing the various documents. His honesty was manifested in the fact he never permitted the value of the estate to be mentioned only the designation(s) of what each person was to receive, as recorded in the will. His authenticity prevailed by reassuring me that any further questions, concerns or information needed--I/we should not hesitate to contact him for advice and guidance and there would be no additional fees. (However, we understood if there were other problems requiring his legal expertise fees would be assess accordingly.) His sensitivity toward my physically challenged friend was heart warming. Mr. Ware never assumed anything with or about her and would not move on to another topic unless he was absolutely convinced she understood what was happening and she was satisfied with the decisions being made. On two occasions, when it was raining, Mr. Ware walked my friend to the car with an umbrella so she would not get wet. She was thrilled at his loving attention. The list could go on but suffice to say, beyond a shadow of doubt, Mr. Charles J. Ware would be my attorney as often as he would accept me as a client.
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Posted by TeJuana Mendoza | August 5, 2014
I met Charles J. Ware in 1997. Years earlier, when I did listen to the Morgan State University radio station on Saturday mornings, Mr. Ware had a spot in the station’s programming. During those programs, Mr. Ware provided legal advice to callers on the air. What impressed me most was meeting many of his clients in passing and the confident and positive way his clients praise his work ethic. In the years I spent traveling throughout the United States, on occasion I had to hire an Attorney of Law. It is very disappointing to trust hired counsel only to learn on some occasions the attorney is making deals without my knowledge. Charles J. Ware is a Counsel of integrity; whatever, the situation positive or negative, Attorney Ware will level with his clients. He has also referred me to other attorneys when the problem was outside his field of expertise. I am content with the services the recommended attorneys did provide. In summary, I highly recommend Attorney Charles J. Ware. I trust him with my life.
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Posted by Dr P | August 3, 2014
Not Just Any Attorney
Mr. Ware came highly recommemded and was hired to represent our teenager in a crimainal matter where there was aggressive over charging by law enforcement. The charges would have resulted in multiple felonies had it not been for Mr Ware's exstensive knowledge of the law and an amazing ability to tease out the facts. Mr. Ware was successful in getting the aggresive charges reduced to a misdemenanor. What could have been years of jail time resulted in a fine. We are so thankful Mr. Ware was recommended to us!!!!
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Posted by Samuel | June 6, 2014
He's Always Won My Cases. A Brilliant, Competent, Detail Oriented Attorney.
Mr. Ware is the epitome of the word "Professional". He is meticulous and thorough, and his depth and breadth of knowledge as an Attorney are in a word, "Tremendous". Having his representation, and being privileged to have his Legal counsel, gave me confidence that I knew I would not lose my cases. I can say with all sincerity and conviction, that Charles Ware and his Associates, are the best prepared and most competent Attorneys, who have ever represented me.
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Posted by Maxine | May 30, 2014
A Former Judge who is a caring Legal Genius!!!! Beises being a very tenancious, trustworthy and caring attorney, Charles Ware is a frmery collge administtrator, federal prosecutor, federal administrative lawr and immigration judge (IJ). He is truly the "best of the best". He has helped and continues to help me with a plethora of business and commercial legal transactions. His breath of legal knowledge is extremly impressive. His of caring for his clients is outstanding.
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Posted by Eva | May 23, 2014
Brillant and Very Honest
I have known Attorney Charles Ware for over last six months; it is my privilege to recommend him, as an excellent lawyer. During this time, he has been a productive contributor to my case. He has superior research skills which I have benefitted from immensely as well as excellent analytical skills. He is able to process information quickly and formulate an effective strategy for my case. Mr. Charles ware is very personable and easily gains my trust as a client. His works and expertise exceed all my expectations. Seldom have I been able to make such an enthusiastic recommendation regarding a Lawyer. I have no hesitation in recommending Attorney Charles Ware as one of the best for anyone seeking to hire a Lawyer. Sincerely. Eva
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2014
A Caring, Brilliant and Sensitive Lawyer. A True Blessing.
Attorney Charles Ware is the kindest human being I have come across. He is a very principled, knowledgeable and kind person. I found him to be very caring, brilliant and sensitive. He listened carefully to every word and answered every question I had. He kept in touch consistently, and he honestly gave me a realistic view of my situation. He listened carefully to every detail, and he was very patient and understanding. When I met Mr. Ware I found that I finally met a very kind and conscientious individual who was willing to discern right from wrong, and who gave me the support I needed. He worked with me on every detail, and he was always available to listen, honest in his answers and he gave me this feeling of assurance I felt secure in from the moment I met him. Mr. Ware was able to get my case completely dismissed. He worked everything out for me because I was innocent, and he proved that in every way. All was in my favor. I feel very blessed, and very fortunate to have met him. I believe truly that he is a gifted individual. May God continue to bless him because he really truly is a caring, brilliant and sensitive human being.
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Posted by Sadiah | December 19, 2013
MENSA-smart, One of the kind
Attorney Charles Ware is brilliant, sensitive and trustworthy attorney. He has helped me and continues to help me with the complex legal matters. He is MEMSA-smart. He is very respectful gentleman and a serious person. I give him 5 stars.
Posted by Mary | December 15, 2013
An Angel from God
Mr. Charles Ware (A Unique Positive Direction for our Young Adults) He had my sons’ best interest at heart. The first initial visit at Mr. Ware's office was rather tense and uncomfortable by my sons; they felt unsure and scared, not owning to the responsibility of their actions. He put me out and talked to them on a man-to-man basis, which is something that they needed straight to the point. There were two different cases, One case was brought to a STET Condition of community service which made my son take a long look at himself and life to become a better person, The other case is still open but the first part court date Mr. Ware knew what he was doing and performed a miracle, uniting two people together and making a positive situation. The conditions set forth in this case has helped tremendously for my son’s progress in his career path and his own self development. Both cases are able to be expunged as long as the conditions are met by my sons and believe me they are truly taking the responsibility for their actions. With Mr. Ware's help my sons became more positive and responsible for their actions. I can truly say he saved my sons life, from the irresponsible mistake that they made. He worked on their case and is still working on it to ensure that they mature from it. The extra time that he takes to just contact us means a lot and is a blessing. Mr. Charles Jerome Ware is a true mentor for my sons and a caring person to my family and me. I thank him for being the person he is and most of all I Thank God for guiding us to him.
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Posted by Josetta | November 11, 2013
Charles Ware is the only attorney I would use with my case. He was able to help me step my step. My case has to do with child custody and visitation. He has handle my case with sensitivity but when needed he is a "Bull Dog" in the court.
Posted by Kelli Thompson | November 11, 2013
Best attorney!!!
My name is Kelli, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Mr. Ware Back in March 2013 when my Father-in-law needed a good Attorney. To say that Mr. Ware is a good attorney, would be an understatement, because is my opinion he is the ONLY attorney. I honestly believe that Mr. Ware went above and beyond for my Father-in-law, as well as our family. He is in my opinion, an excellent attorney with knowledge that far exceeds his competitors. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President & Senior Partner
  • 1988 - Present
  • Business Law Professor
  • Univ.of Maryland Univ. College (UMUC)
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Founder & President
  • The Maryland Elder Abuse Hotline
  • 1992 - 1995
  • State General Counsel
  • Maryland State NAACP
  • 1990 - 2000
  • Creator & Host of Lega Advice Program
  • Morgan State U. Radio, WEAA-88.9 FM
  • 1988 - 1996
  • Executive Vice-President & General Counsel
  • Saint Paul's College
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Founder & Executive Director
  • Saint Paul's College Foundation, Inc.
  • 1987 - 1988
  • General Legal Counsel
  • National Tots and Teens, Inc.
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Trial Lecturer& Demonstrator
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • 1984 - 1996
  • Special Legal & Microeconomic Counsel
  • United States Federal Trade Commission
  • 1983 - 1987
  • First Assistant Director
  • Bureau Of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Senior Antitrust Trial Attorney
  • U. S. Department Of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Immigration Judge (IJ)
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Antitrust Attorney & Writer
  • Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, Dc
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Trial & Appellate Attorney
  • U. S. Department Of Justice, Criminal Division
  • 1977 - 1979
  • Founder & President
  • The William Monroe Trotter Political Research Institute
  • 1977 - 2013
  • Lecturer
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Assistant Director & Professor
  • Boston College Law School
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Assistant District Attorney& Criminal List Manager
  • Middlesex County(Massachusetts) District Attorney's Office
  • 1976 - 1977
  • Legal Editor,Debate & Understanding Academic Journal
  • Boston University MLK,Jr. Center
  • 1975 - 1977
  • Legal Counsel
  • Boston University
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Laboratory Technologist/Chemist
  • General Foods Corporation
  • 1974 - 1974
  • Chief Legal & Legislative Counsel
  • Institute for the Study of Educational Policy (ISEP)
  • 1974 - 1975
  • Legal/Legislative Staff Member
  • Senate Of The United States(U.S. John Sparkman)
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Scientific Fellow
  • University of Florida-Gainesville
  • 1971 - 1971
  • Fellow in Hematology-Oncology
  • Univ. of Alabama Medical Center-Birmingham
  • 1970 - 1970
  • Fellow in Hematology
  • Univ. of Florida Medical Center
  • 1969 - 1969
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  • Harvard University Law School
  • Diploma, NITA
  • 1987
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Diploma
  • 1980
  • Boston University
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 1976
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.),with Distinction
  • 1975
  • University of Florida
  • Scientific Fellow
  • 1971
  • Talladega College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine
  • 1970
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • 1969
  • Dartmouth College
  • 1967
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Durand Ford, Sr.,Et Al. v. District of Columbia
  • Ongoing
  • Burger King, Black Farmers, Capitol Hill Police
  • Settlements
  • Robert C. Drucker v. United States
  • Successful
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  • National Guardsmen, Inc.
  • Member, National Secretary
  • 1981 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Attorney Member
  • 1966 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal defense Attorneys Association
  • N/A
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Leadership Howard County (LHC) Alumni Association
  • N/A
  • Waring-Mitchell Law Society
  • N/A
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • NAACP ( Life Member)
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Maryland
  • Showmark ( Clients & Peers)
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in America
  • Showmark
  • 2013
  • Featured Best Non-Fiction Legal Books
  • Miami Book Fair
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Legal Representation
  • Global Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Featured Legal Nonfiction
  • ALA Annual Book Fair
  • 2012
  • Most Influential
  • Who's Who In Black Baltimore
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Service as a ADR Mediator
  • District Court of Maryland
  • 2009
  • "Mother Mary Lange Award" For Spiritual & Community Development
  • Mother Mary Lange
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • Most Influential in Baltimore
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2003
  • Awardee
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1999
  • "Advocate"
  • (ATL),Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 1997
  • Official Recognition for Outstanding Legal Services
  • Maryland House of Delegates
  • 1996
  • "Good Counsel" Attorney Recognition
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Business Executive
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Service as Legal Advisor
  • National Tots and Teens, Inc.
  • 1989
  • Commendation for Outstanding Performance for IJ
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1981
  • Awardee
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 1980
  • Outstanding Immigration Judge, Cuban Boatlift Project
  • United States Department of Justice, INS
  • 1980
  • Note of Commendation for Excellent Brief Writing
  • United States Solicitor General
  • 1979
  • Outstanding Litigation
  • National Charles Hamilton Houston Award
  • N/A
  • "Among America's Best Attorneys And Counsellor, 2013"
  • N/A
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  • Winning In Small Claims Court
  • Winning In Small Claims Court
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent Attorney to have on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 13
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"I endorse this lawyer. This is an attorney who takes the time to care about clients and answer questions with patience and knowledge."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ware is an excellent lawyer who treats his clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. He is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend him for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ware is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney provides sound legal advice throughout the AVVO legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ware is generous enough to share his legal knowledge on sites like Avvo. Apart from being kind, he is also a passionate, intelligent, and skilled attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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Columbia Litigation Lawyer Charles J. Ware
Charles J. Ware
Litigation Attorney
Columbia, MD
Licensed for 47 years
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