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William Francis Alcarese Jr.

Family Attorney at Lutherville, MD

5.0   1 review

also known as Bill Alcarese Jr

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Maryland - MD 12 years
    Virginia - VA 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, marital property, alimony, child custody/visitation, child support and protective orders.

  2. General practice

  3. Adoption

  4. Criminal defense

  5. Wills and living wills

William F. Alcarese, Jr. ("Bill") handles most types of cases including, but not limited to, personal injury, criminal, family law, adoptions, DUI/DWI, traffic, guardianships and other matters throughout the state of Maryland.

Bill is a litigation attorney who has effectively advocated for clients in a diverse nature of legal cases before the District Court, Circuit Court, United States District Court (Federal Court) and the Office of Administrative Hearings all throughout Maryland.

Virtually every legal matter is unique and your issues are important to you. Bill is cognizant of this and will focus his time, attention and resources on your matter.

Bill was born and raised in Maryland having grown up in Baltimore County. He graduated from Loyola Blakefield and then Loyola College with a Bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduating from college, Bill worked at Northrop Grumman Corp. for a few years as a financial analyst before attending law school. Bill graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude, and then clerked for the Honorable Kathleen G. Cox in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County before entering private practice.

Based upon his personal, educational and professional background, Bill has an extensive network and is skilled and knowledgeable in many areas. Bill has presented at various legal forums and has authored legal materials and he is very active in the legal community volunteering his time and resources to various bar associations and legal organizations.

Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include boating, crabbing, waterfowl hunting, waterskiing/wakeboarding, golfing and cheering on the Ravens and O’s!

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Alcarese Law, LLC
1301 York Road
Suite 200
Lutherville, MD, 21093


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Posted by Christine | May 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Contested Adoption Completed!!
Mr Alcarese handled my contested adoption matter. He was on top of issues before I could even think to ask. He promptly answered my calls and kept me informed by cc:ing me on emails. His office was prepared and made sure every I was dotted and every t was crossed. He is very knowledgeable in the area of adoption law and now, thanks to him, we have a beautiful daughter. Family law is such a scary place to need a lawyer but boy am I glad we had this one. Highly highly recommend!
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Alcarese Law, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Family Law Associate
  • Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Eccleston & Wolf, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Loyola College
  • BBA
  • 2004


  • Baltimore County Sitting Judges Campaign Committee
  • District Coordinator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Baltimore City Sitting Judges Campaign Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Institute for Family Law Associates - Certificate of Attendance
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016
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  • BCBA Advocate
  • Civility as the Core of Professionalism
  • 2016
  • BCBA Advocate
  • Attorneys' Fees in Family Law Cases
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Essentials of Maryland Practice
  • Adoption, Guardianship & Change of Name
  • 2019
  • Civics & Law Academy
  • Law in a Cyber Age
  • 2017
  • Harford County Custody Evaluation Training
  • Custody Evaluator Training
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. We share several mutual clients, all of whom speak very highly of Bill."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Lawyer. I refer all of my clients with Family Law needs to Bill."
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Lutherville Family Lawyer William Francis Alcarese Jr.
William Francis Alcarese Jr.
Family Attorney
Lutherville, MD
Licensed for 12 years