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David Means McFadden

Criminal defense Attorney at Westminster, MD

5.0   111 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 2 years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

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Founding attorney David M. McFadden, Esquire, is well-versed in criminal law and the criminal justice process. Prior to opening the McFadden Law Offices, Mr. McFadden was an intern at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, a mediator at the Attorney General’s Office, and a law clerk working in private practice for two years. Mr. McFadden attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense, Maryland Association for Justice, Carroll County Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association and American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Mr. McFadden is also a Lawyer of Distinction in Criminal Defense, was named Avvo’s Client’s Choice in Criminal Defense for 2016, and recently completed a three-day DWI Detection Seminar. His five-star client reviews and testimonials show that former patrons of the McFadden Law Offices strongly recommend Mr. McFadden as a compassionate and attentive advocate.

Our Experience

People who face criminal charges, have family law matters or have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Westminster, Maryland, often require a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. At McFadden Law Offices, we are passionate about serving our clients and ensuring their rights are upheld throughout the legal process. We have handled criminal trials both at the District Court level and Circuit Court level for everything from a simple traffic ticket, to DUI, to firearms and drugs, to possession with the intent to distribute, to burglary, and theft in Carroll County, Baltimore County (Essex, Towson and Catonsville), Howard County, Harford County, Frederick County and Baltimore City. Our team of professionals has the experience necessary to bring optimal results for clients in Carroll County and the Baltimore metro area.

 

During a free initial consultation, we listen to the details surrounding each case and help clients explore their legal options. The ultimate goal is to have our clients acquitted of the charges or found Not Guilty, and we will take a case to trial, but we also are able to work out plea deals if the facts so dictate, and look for alternatives to incarceration or minimize the incarceration through a comprehensive mitigation argument. We understand the long-term ramifications that a criminal record can have our clients and the effect it can have on their family, relationships, significant others, children, and job just to name a few. We are knowledgeable, diligent, well-prepared, and determined to represent you to achieve the best results.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 5 ...

Location

The McFadden Law Offices, LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tom | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable , hard working and dedicated to his clients
I hired mr Mcfadden to represent me in a civil paternity suit and knowing it would be an uphill battle he was up for the challenge and went above and beyond to help get the matter resolved and proved himself to be a very hard working and knowledgeable attorney who is dedicated to his clients and made sure I was always informed of any change in anything and worked with me to have the matter resolved . I would highly recommend him to take care of any legal need and would most certainly use his services again for any legal proceeding.
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Posted by Cheyenne | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, very helpful!
Dave has represented me twice now and every time I've been extremely pleased with the outcomes. He's very helpful and willing to do whatever it takes for his clients! I would definitely recommend him and continue to use him for any other needs I may have! Very very satisfied
Posted by Joe | January 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Dave was excellent in his representation. He never overestimated what the outcome could be, but I was always confident he was doing everything possible. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Tamesha | November 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mr. McFadden is a well rounded experienced professional lawyer, who went above and beyond in my case. I was facing 10 yrs for a felony and was sentence to 45 days, Mr. McFadden was the warrior i needed in my corner. I’m forever grateful to him. In the event of needing an attorney or referral for one, I highly recommend Mr. McFadden
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Posted by Simbarashe | November 10, 2023
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A true professional
A good man through and through, David McFadden is a professional, an expert in his field, a man of his word, and above all else a good man. Working with David was a pleasure, he delivered on his promise with my case, he was very precise in letting me know exactly what I needed to do and delivered with ease. I would recommend having Mr. McFadden on your side if you ever find yourself in a situation. His experience speaks for itself and his confidence shows in the field. A true professional.
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Posted by Nate | November 6, 2023
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Positive Results
David McFadden performs magic. To tell you the truth, I really didn't see David do a whole lot for me concerning my case. However, it was the "Unseen" moments/ behind the scene/ when no one is looking, is when David formulated a magic potion (between him and the opposing attorney), which sprang forth the most favorable result for my case. I don't know what David did, and really don't care. All I know is he produces positive RESULTS for his client(s). That's the whole crux of the matter.
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Posted by FAST EDDIE | September 26, 2023
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BEST EVER!!!
Seriously, McFadden is a beast. In my experience, lawyers can be very difficult to deal with. With Dave, it felt like I was dealing with a coworker, or even a friend. I'm still in shock at how effortlessly he got me such a great outcome. I would recommend him to ANYONE!!! I do hope that I don't need a lawyer ever again... but if I do, he's my guy!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2023
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THE ONLY LAWYER YOU NEED
I was telling My Friend that I found myself in a serious situation I knew nothing about and it cost Me a Good Job Opportunity. He told Me “Be easy I got you. Call My Man and he’ll take care of you” he was talkin about Dave. I called told him the details answered a few of his questions and he was on it. Next thing I know I do what he tells Me to do and things start turning around and not even 60 Days later I’m back to My Regular Life. Care Free and steady Working all because Dave went and Took care of Business like he said he would. Me personally Im using Him for Everything
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Posted by John | June 14, 2023
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Highly Recommend Dave and his team
Dave is an excellent Lawyer. He gets to know his clients and is genuinely concerned for their legal situation and needs. He and his legal team got me the best outcome possible for my legal matters. I highly recommend the McFadden law group for your legal needs.
Posted by Jacob | May 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. McFadden fights for you!
David McFadden is by far the best lawyer I have personally dealt with, very professional well educated and an all around good human being. He will fight for the very best outcome for your future and leave no stone unturned in trying to achieve that goal. Absolutely astonishing at his profession and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney!
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Posted by Caroline | May 3, 2023
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Thank you
Mr McFadden accepted me as a client for dui charges, and not only defended me, but he took time to listen and understand my circumstances and he explained the entire process. He is much more than a lawyer, he cares about his clients and wants to help with the legal process but also he cares about the person and their future. I would absolutely recommend him and I am very thankful to have had such great representation.
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Posted by Dennis | April 18, 2023
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Everything he said that was going to happen did!
I'm am blessed to have found dave. I had felony charges that he got completely expunged from my record. Did his job professionally, and with complete confidence. Wouldn't hesitate to call him again if I ever need a divoted lawyer by my side.
Posted by Tywanna Hamilton | March 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Very professional, attentive, experienced attorney. David, made the legal experience easy for our family and kept us informed the entire time. He worked a miracle for our family member case. He made us feel at ease through his patience and understanding with our situation. He was knowledgeable, informative and responsive to our questions. He exceeded our expectations as an attorney. I would recommend David to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Chris | March 12, 2023
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Best attorney in the area
David is an excellent attorney, he is very knowledgeable treats every case like its a major case with your life depending on it and will get you the best outcome possible. I would recommend David to all my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2023
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Mother
Dave McFadden saved my son's life!! He was originally hired to handle a messy divorce and custody dispute. The case quickly turned into a fight for my son's life and freedom. My son was wrongfully accused of horrible crimes that would, if found guilty, have caused him not only to spend years in jail, but be labeled for life causing irreparable damage. Dave and Judy worked tirelessly on his case for months. I was in constant contact with them and any question or fear I expressed was always met with knowledge, compassion, and understanding. The truth came out and my son was found innocent of all charges and that is because of Dave McFadden. I not only believe he is one of the best lawyers out there, but I also now consider both him and Judy family. I will forever be grateful and will recommend them to everyone I know!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2023
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He's the best
Dave knows his job and treated me more of a friend than a client. I highly reccommend him to get the job done.
Posted by Heather | March 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
You need no one else
Dave McFaddin. truly is the only lawyer you will ever need his dedication his eye for detail not only his words of encouragement to the client. He is the entire package you cannot go wrong with Mr. McFadden. If you use another lawyer, you are a fool he is the lawyer to use.
Posted by Crystal | January 16, 2023
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Peace of Mind
Mr. McFadden assisted my 17-year-old with a provisional license ticket. Our initial consultation was free, and Mr. McFadden gave me enough background information on himself (and had a reasonable fee) to make the decision to hire him easy. Upon hiring, he spoke with both me and my son explaining the process, best and worst outcomes, his opinion based on the evidence, and how to prepare for court. He did his homework, had case law, was on time, and was professionally prepared to defend on the day of court. I might also add that he had a good rapport with district attorneys, law enforcement, and prosecutors. in the Carroll County Court, which we saw while waiting for court to start. Luckily, law enforcement didn't show up for court and the case was thrown out, but the support of knowing we had an upstanding and knowledgeable attorney with us, gave me peace of mind. I have no doubt that Mr. McFadden would have received a positive outcome had the court case stood. Very glad to have had Mr. McFadden as our attorney and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Adam | November 15, 2022
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5 stars
Best option on the entire east coast if you ask me!!! Wonderful to work with and of course the outcome he got for me was way better then I could’ve ever imagined!!! Highly recommended!!!
Posted by Alvan | October 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Prompt, very effective in keeping me apprised of the best outcome to expect.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • The McFadden Law Offices, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Grant M. Murchison & Associates, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Baltimore
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Distribution of Drug Charges Dismissed
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Covington Who's Who
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney in Carroll County and surrounding areas, Mr. McFadden is your man. He truly cares about his clients and the community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McFadden is an excellent attorney. I knew Mr. McFadden from law school. He is a great advocate for his clients and is an excellent litigator. I highly recommend and endorse Mr. McFadden."
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Westminster Criminal defense Lawyer David Means McFadden
David Means McFadden
Criminal defense Attorney
Westminster, MD
Licensed for 11 years
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