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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Nation’s Top One Percent Criminal Defense Attorneys||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Professor of Law and Criminal Justice||Maryland State Police Academy||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||1990 - Present|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Baltimore City Bar Association||Judicial Nominating Commission||2000 - 2012|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Planning Committee||Member||1996 - 2000|
|2012 RAPE AT THE BEACH – NOT GUILTY||After 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 case||Following intense pressure by Mr. Kadish, all charges were thrown out.|
|Murder Charges Dismissed||In 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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|Maryland State Police Training Manual Courtroom Procedure and Protocol||Maryland State Police Training Manual||2011|
|Maryland State Police Training Manual||Maryland State Police Lesson Plan and Training Regimen||2011|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|George Washington University||Psychology, English Literature, Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Mock Trial Judge||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education Classes||Criminal Law for Non-Criminal Attorneys||2009|
|Maryland State Bar Association||The Reasonable Fee Seminar||2000|