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Paul C. Balassa is a Member and Manager of The Law Office of Paul C. Balassa, LLC.  His practice encompasses an array of individuals and business entities across the mid-Atlantic region. 

Before opening his own practice, Mr. Balassa served as Special Counsel for a national franchisor as well as Staff Attorney for a premier provider of comprehensive staffing solutions.  Paul is also a former Captain in the U.S. Army and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He and his family live in Severn, Maryland and he is an active member of Annapolis Lodge No. 89 A.F.&A.M.

Paul's areas of practice include:

- all stages of the contract life-cycle for individuals, small businesses, and franchisees;

- business counseling (e.g. choosing the right entity and managing it in an appropriate manner);

- commercial collections;

- business litigation (including disputes regarding non-compete agreements);

- alternative dispute resolution; and

- criminal defense.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Contracts: 30%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Allan P Hillman

    I endorse this lawyer.Paul is an outstanding young man, a careful, intelligent and efficient lawyer, an imaginative advocate,and a pleasure to work with. He is a particularly honorable man and I endorse him unreservedly.


    Allan Hillman Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Paul and I worked together on a landlord/tenant issue which was heavily dependent on Maryland code interpretation and contract enforcement. Paul was "switched on" from the very beginning. As soon as he agreed to take the case, I received almost daily phone calls, not just emails but actual phone calls, from Paul himself regarding the progress he had made on the case. Never once did I feel in the dark and I was certain that Paul understood the facts at issue, the case law, and the applicable statutes. His preparation paid off in court as he confidently articulated our position and why the court should ultimately side with our purpose. I happily endorse Paul Balassa in any area of law he chooses to practice. From my experience, his clients are lucky to have him on their side.


    James Driggs Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Paul C. Balas

2138 Priest Bridge Ct Ste 1
Crofton, MD, 21114-2463


DCActive 201007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Top ContributorAvvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Law Office of Paul C. Balassa, LLC2009 - Present
Special CounselATL International, Inc.2008 - 2009
Staff AttorneyTech USA, LLC2008 - 2009
Rule 16 Student Attorney - Community Development ClinicUniverstiy of Baltimore2006 - 2008
Law ClerkTech Usa, Inc.2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Shrink Wrapping ProfessionalsCounsel2010 - 2012
Fishburne Military School Board of VisitorsFounding Member2009 - 2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2014
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember2008 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dissolution of Business PartnershipFavorable without litigation
Colabucci et al. v. Cassidy et al.3-day Jury trial - Gave clients their day in court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Virginia Military InstituteEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7Participant - Bankruptcy Seminar2014
Maryland Civics and Law Academy: The Law and YouLaw and Justice2014
Representing Non-Profit OrganizationsParticipant - Non-Profit Seminar2012
Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategies for LawyersParticipant - Negotiation Seminar2008