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Justin Wage Esworthy

Estate planning Attorney at Parkton, MD

5.0   55 reviews

also known as Justin W. Esworthy, Justin Esworthy

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
    Maryland - MD 14 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Trusts, Wills, Advance Directive/Living Wills , Power of Attorney, Estate Administration, Probate

    10 years

  2. Business
    20%

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    17 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    17 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%

    13 years

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    17 years

Justin W. Esworthy is the founding owner of Esworthy Law, LLC. Justin has 15+ years of litigation experience, having tried thousands of cases throughout the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia. Justin has litigated and won cases at state district and circuit courts, appellate courts, administrative courts, and federal courts throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Justin has delivered favorable results for his civil and criminal clients through both pre-suit representation as well as trial victories.


Prior to law school, Justin studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained his B.B.A from Hofstra University. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and then began his law career in the courtroom as an Assistant Public Defender representing clients on charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies that carried possible life sentences. Justin also worked on a federal grant involving post-conviction DNA testing, for The Innocence Project, a foundation that attempts to free the wrongly convicted.
Justin was previously in private practice in Baltimore focusing on criminal, civil, and family law litigation matters, and was senior litigation counsel for a national insurance company specializing in the entertainment and hospitality industries. He was a founding partner of Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy LLC law firm in 2014, where he spent over 8 years focusing on criminal, civil, administrative and business law.


In addition to handling criminal, civil, administrative and business law matters, Justin is using his knowledge and experience to include Estate Planning to his practice. Justin guides his clients and their families through the estate planning process to protect their wealth and legacy for future generations while also minimizing court intervention upon a loved ones passing.
Justin is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.


In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Justin its AV Peer-Review Rating, the highest rating available. In addition, he has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense and a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40 in the State of Maryland by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation.


Justin's practice areas include:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI and Traffic Offenses
  • White Collar Defense
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Living Will / Advanced Directive
  • Power of Attorney
  • Estate Planning
  • General Business
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Business Litigation
  • Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Litigation
  • Risk Management
  • Premises Liability
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Location

Esworthy Law, LLC
17010 York Road
Suite 201
Parkton, MD, 21120
Esworthy Law, LLC
215 Washington Ave.
Towson, MD, 21204
Esworthy Law, LLC
54 Scott Adam Road
Cockeysville, MD, 21030
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic tickets
Justin helped me with my traffic tickets that I got during my visit to Maryland. His office was so professional and communicated well with me. He explained to me the exact process and the expectations. I really enjoyed working with him and I would recommend him without hesitations.
Posted by Seth | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin Stayed Invested
I hit a bump in the road of life and Justin worked with me to get everything resolved. It took a few years from beginning to end and Justin was always fully invested in getting everything completely resolved. I could have just been another client to him but what he did for me was life changing and will forever be appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Justin
Justin is absolutely fantastic. I was cited with a traffic citation and paid it prior to seeking his assistance. I later received a notice from the MVA that I was facing a one year suspension as a result of paying my citation. Justin and his team worked quickly to request a hearing on my behalf. At the hearing, Justin was successful in arguing for a reprimand and completely avoided a suspension of my license. I highly recommend Justin to everyone who needs legal assistance.
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Posted by Sungdo | August 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Traffic citation
He understood my problems, and helped me the best way to solve the problem.
Posted by Donald | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As Advertised
Justin did exactly what I hired him to do, keep a ticket of my record, points of my license, and no fine. Bit expensive, but I'll take it.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI charge in Maryland, I live in PA
I was charged with a DUI in the state of Maryland but I live in Pennsylvania. Justin is licensed in both and was able to navigate the different systems expertly. I did everything he asked, and he was able to get me a PBJ and keep all proceedings and probation in Maryland. I am able to keep my PA license and continue to work. Justin will ask you to complete courses and/or treatment before your court date, but it is worth it. He knows what he's doing and was able to get me a great result. I would especially recommend him to anyone who has a DUI/DWI charge outside of your home state.
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST attorney you will find
Justin Esworthy represented me in 2 cases. One being an offense in Pennsylvania that had a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days, and a probation violation in Maryland. Of course there are no guarantees with what will happen on the day of court, but he came through with what he said he could do. He both got me the smallest possible sentence in PA and handled the MD case in a single court visit that resulted in my probation being finished with a sentence being less than 1% of what the maximum sentence could had been. He is professional, intelligent, attentive, and an absolute force to be reckoned with in the justice system. Not to mention his assistant, Kristen, will be there to help you any step of the way while he is busy. If you need a defense attorney, look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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Great Lawyer
I was facing a large speeding ticket offense and Justin was able to get the result of Not Guilty. Can’t complain with that! Great service, very professional.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tyrone
If you ever need a criminal attorney Attorney Justin Esworthy is your man. I was facing some very serious charges and jail time. Attorney Esworthy was very professional and a man of is word. He explained the things that I needed to do to make us successful. He fought for every charge as if he was the person being charged. Then after the case was over he made sure he explained everything before we left the courthouse. I will always refer Attorney Esworthy to others who may need a criminal attorney. Thank God for him.
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Posted by Gillver | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Worth it!!!
I'm about a year and change late, but I can't lie, Justin's service was excellent! Within 2 months of one another, back to back officers were monitoring the area around my neighborhood for speeders and nabbed me (although I doubt I was actually speeding). If I remember correctly my tickets were around $170 each with points to be assessed. During the first trial I challenged the ticket myself and went to court arguing based on articles I read online (never believe a word of those things); needless to say I lost but the Judge saw fit to put me on PBJ (although I had a near spotless record) which meant that I couldn't get another ticket at all for 3 years or else points would be assessed. During the second trial I contacted several firms, all of which were kind of pricey admittedly, but I decided to go with Justin's. Justin told me to this would be an easy win and told me to go to work on my trial day. By 10:43am on the day of my trial I received an e-mail saying that the PBJ was wiped, the ticket was dismissed, no points would be assessed, and I was good to go. I'd undoubtedly recommend Justin without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
I had the honor of having Justim represent me in a serious DUI case where I was facing a significant amount of time because of my prior history which consisted of several DUI's. Justin was very thorough in his presentation to the judge and straightforward with me as his client. It was because of his knowledge and courtroom savvy that I was able to walk out of the courtroom with my family and no jail time . I received 3 yrs probation which I thought was very good considering the amount of DUI's that I had on my record prior to that charge. I would strongly recommend Justim to represent anyone for any serious charges that you may be facing .
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Posted by James | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
First time that we have ever needed a lawyer and the experience was great. Justin and his legal assistant Kristen were available any time we had questions and consistently provided us updates on the case. Aside from the communication being prompt, Justin was also able to resolve the case quickly and with no penalties after driving without a license for 3 years.
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Posted by Colin | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear communication and peace of mind.
I hired Mr. Esworthy to represent me for a recent minor traffic citation because I wanted to preserve my points free record. I primarily communicated with his excellent legal assistant Kristen due to my own limited availability for phone conversations. At no point during the process did I ever feel out of the loop, there was always a constant flow of clear communication. I'm pleased with my verdict and the peace of mind that Justin and his team afforded me. If I or someone I knew ever needed legal counsel in the future I would have no hesitation in recommending Justin.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I was going 80 in a 50 construction zone. I got 2 tickets at once. But, thanks to Justin for taking care of this case. He was able to justify that I am not guilty. I did not get any points. Definitely would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Florita | June 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A five star lawyer
We hired Mr. Esworthy to represent my son for a traffic citation. His office called back promptly. Kristen, legal assistant is very efficient. Mr. Esworthy is professional and knowledgeable. He made us feel at ease. He was able to resolve my son's case with a not guilty outcome. If you need a lawyer I highly recommend Justin Esworthy!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Definitely Recommend
I recently hired Justin to handle a failure to appear traffic warrant and few outstanding traffic violations. I am so happy that I decided to choose his law office. His office and Legal Assistant Kristen Martin, we very informative. I was kept abreast with regular updates. Justin was able to have all the charges dismissed. I will definitely recommend him as he is a brilliant lawyer. Thank you very much Justin!
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Posted by Loi | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Put your mind at ease when Justin Esworthy has your back.
I mainly only talked to his Legal Assistant, Kristen Martin, via email but very reliable and efficient on which course to take. My first time reaching out to lawyers and seeking counsel on my own, but Kristen Martin and Justin Esworthy put my worries at rest and pursuit the best course of action on the citation compared to others that I had talked to. They will instill you with confidences that you are taking the steps most needed.
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Posted by DeAndre | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very reliable lawyer to count on, I highly recommend
Mr. Esworthy is very informative and articulate in the legal practice. Not only did he represent me once for a "Hit and Run" charge and for a "DUI/DWI" he ensured both outcomes led to a PBJ. His legal assistant Kristen Martin kept contact with me throughout the entire process. Mr. Esworthy did not waste his time with both of my cases. He told me exactly what I needed to do and provided a very accurate outlook on my case. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to put this behind me for good!!!
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Posted by Alexis | October 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Case 5points
I cannot stress how outstanding Mr. Estworthy really is. We had a conversation over the phone regarding the matter. I mentioned how detriment points on the license are to my career. He made me feel comfortable and confident. The outcome was great. I didn't even have to show up to court. Kristen, his paralegal kept me updated and informed. Answered all of my concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, friendly and professional
I used Mr. Esworthy for a traffic matter needing a court appearance. His paralegal, Kristen, kept in constant contact. Justin called me (after 5, showing his client dedication) to touch base. The day of court he was great. A very compassionate, down to earth lawyer who I highly recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Esworthy Law, LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC
  • 2014 - 2022
  • Staff Counsel (Litigation)
  • Indemnity Insurance Corporation, RRG
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Innocence Project
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Virginia Office of the Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2010
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ghameshlouy v. Commonwealth 689 S.E.2d 698
  • Supreme Court of Virginia reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals dismissing Ghameshlouy's appeal and remanded case.
  • Lacey v. Commonwealth 54 Va. App. 32
  • Reversed the statutory burglary conviction and dismissed the indictment, thereby overturning a 13 year sentence.

Associations

  • Hunt Valley Business Forum
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hereford Zone Business Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (16)
Endorse Justin
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a trusted friend and even more trusted attorney. When I have a legal question... I phone Justin first!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Esworthy demonstrates the best parts of our profession--exacting knowledge and application of law and deep and abiding interest in his clients. Indeed, one does not encounter these combined traits in an attorney too often. Clearly, billable hours and profit margins are not why Justin entered the noble profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Justin is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin Esworthy, Esq. is an absolutely incredible well-respected trial attorney that I have had a pleasure to know both personally and professionally. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin does a tremendous job for his clients. He is a very skilled trial attorney."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His insightful answers to AVVO questions demonstrate his breadth of knowledge and his commitment to his clients. He is an asset to the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough and thorough litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is an experienced, trustworthy and well-respected attorney in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virigina."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Justin is well-respected and highly skilled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best trial lawyers around!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mr. Esworthy as good trial attorney that I would trust."
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