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Craig Michael Kadish

also known as Craig M. Kadish, Esq., Craig Kadish

About me

At Maryland law firm Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC, Craig Kadish focuses his practice on criminal defense and offers extensive experience in protecting people who have been accused of drunk driving, drug crimes, theft, assault, parole violations and other minor offenses. He is  a respected attorney in the defense of more serious charges, such as white collar crimes, fraud, murder, sex offenses and federal crimes. Mr. Kadish provides criminal defense in the greater Baltimore area, Western Maryland, The Eastern Shore of Maryland and throughout the state. 

Mr. Kadish understands that the weeks following a criminal charge are often confusing and stressful for people and their families, and that they may not know how to protect their rights. He takes pride in handling each case personally, with meticulous attention to detail in creating a defense aimed at achieving the best possible results in court. Additionally, Mr. Kadish treats each client with compassion and empathy during this difficult time.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University, Mr. Kadish earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland.

Mr. Kadish's track record and commitment to outstanding legal ethics have given him numerous leadership opportunities. When he is not representing clients, he works as an instructor at the Maryland State Police Academy, teaching constitutional law and courtroom procedure and protocol. Furthermore, he rewrote the training manual on courtroom protocol for the Maryland State Police. Mr. Kadish frequently lectures on criminal law matters at various continuing legal education seminars and serves as a mock trial judge at the University of Baltimore School of Law.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 20%
    27 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    27 years
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    27 years
  4. Sex Crime: 20%
    27 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    27 years



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  • Keith Ferrier

    I highly recommend Craig Kadish. Craig is a skillful attorney and is obsessed with making sure every one of his clients gets the best representation possible.


    Keith Ferrier Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Glen Edward Frost

    As a tax attorney, my clients are frequently faced with many different issues. If they are facing criminal charges, it is necessary for them to have a good criminal defense attorney. Craig is a zealous advocate for his clients. His relationships and reputation among the Maryland Bar, in addition to his courtroom demeanor, make him one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State.


    Glen Frost Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Craig M. Kadish & Associates Main Office

401 E. Pratt Street
Suite 2332
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC Eastern Shore Office

108 Broadway
Centreville, MD, 21617

Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC Wicomico County Office

620 Naylor Mill Rd
Salisbury, MD, 21801

Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC Worcester County Office

170 Captain Quarters Road
Ocean City, MD, 21842

Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC Baltimore County Office

907 York Rd
Towson, MD, 21204



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Nation’s Top One Percent Criminal Defense AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professor of Law and Criminal JusticeMaryland State Police Academy2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1990 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember1990 - Present
Baltimore City Bar AssociationJudicial Nominating Commission2000 - 2012
Maryland State Bar Association, Planning CommitteeMember1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2012 RAPE AT THE BEACH – NOT GUILTYAfter the State presented three days of witness testimony, and after each witness had been expertly cross-examined by Mr. Kadish, the Judge dismissed the entire case, finding the Defendant not guilty of all counts.
Charges thrown out in narcotics caseFollowing intense pressure by Mr. Kadish, all charges were thrown out.
Murder Charges DismissedIn 2008, after trial had begun, the father chose to plead guilty to a lesser offense of child abuse resulting in death, in exchange for dismissal of the murder charges.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland State Police Training Manual Courtroom Procedure and ProtocolMaryland State Police Training Manual2011
Maryland State Police Training ManualMaryland State Police Lesson Plan and Training Regimen2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
George Washington UniversityPsychology, English Literature, PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Baltimore School of LawMock Trial Judge2014
Continuing Legal Education ClassesCriminal Law for Non-Criminal Attorneys2009
Maryland State Bar AssociationThe Reasonable Fee Seminar2000