If you need successful and effective representation in trial or on appeal, call Cary Hansel.When choosing appellate counsel, look for a lawyer who regularly and successfully handles appeals.We focus on the art of courtroom advocacy. These skills transfer successfully to any type of case.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Maryland Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Maryland Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Maryland Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Maryland Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Maryland Super Lawyers||2013|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||Maryland Association for Justice||2011|
|Rising Star||Maryland Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Maryland Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Maryland Super Lawyers||2009|
|President's Award||Maryland Trial Lawyer's Association||2007|
|Wall of Heros||Maryland ACLU||N/A|
|Founder||Hansel Law, PC||2015 - Present|
|Shareholder||Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA||1999 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Maryland Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Prince George's County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Maryland ACLU||Board Member||N/A|
|American Inns of Court, Marlborough Inn||Past President||N/A|
|Maryland Attorney General’s Task Force on Electronic Weapons||Appointed Member||N/A|
|Cole v. State Farm Mutual Ins. Co., 359 Md. 298; 753 A.2d 533 (2000)||Victory for Mr. Hansel's client|
|Wells, et al. v. Chevy Chase Bank, et al., 363 Md. 232; 768 A.2d 620 (2001) (amicus curie)||Victory for Mr. Hansel's client|
|Moore v. Norouzi, 371 Md. 154; 807 A.2d 632 (2002) (amicus curie)||Victory for Mr. Hansel's client|
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|Maryland Trial Reporter||Appeallate Watch||N/A|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Washington and Lee University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Mr. Hansel offered testimony quoted in the Commission's final report||Legislative Testimony||N/A|
|Monthly Meeting||Recent Civil Rights Cases in Maryland||N/A|
|Meeting of Incoming Students||The Advantages of a Large Suburban Law Firm||N/A|
|Joint Meeting||Police Misconduct and Civil Rights in Maryland||N/A|
|Hearings on the Equal Access to Justice Act||Invited Testimony||N/A|
|Hearing on a bill to require video taping of confessions in police custody||Invited Testimony||N/A|
|Conference||Recent Developments in Appeallate Law||N/A|
Posted by Dean
Cary Hansel is the hardest fighting, get to the bottom of case attorney I've had pleasure of being represented by. My wife was shot and killed in our own home by a police officer standing on the sidewalk. Within a few days I was sitting across from Cary who assured me he would find out what happened in the death of my wife. Throughout the case it didn't matter what government agency stood in way who applied pressure to keep the truth under wraps, he didn't care it was full steam ahead. Prior to hiring Cary I actually had a lawyer tell me he might be able to win the case but didn't want to go up against the police and all the things that come with it. My point being Cary's only concern was the truth !! What and how it happened and goverment malfeasance was not going to stand in the way of that when it came to getting closure for our family. Ive never met a attorney more genuinely concerned about the TRUTH and getting it out than Cary Hansel.
I would not hesitate to have him in my corner for anything going forward. He is a Honerabe and trustworthy man in a profession not always granted those attributes. I felt truly blessed to have him and his team Fighting for us during the most difficult time in my family's life.
Posted by anonymous
I cannot thank Cary Hansel enough for helping a friend in need with legal advice and guidance, and swift actions that may have saved my friends life when things went wrong inside the jail. Cary knows the law and understands the importance of time sensitive information and finding the correct help for whatever the situation. Because my friend is in another state, I could not hire him as an attorney, but I would highly recommend Cary and his team. Thank you for everything you did to help!
Posted by Keith Longtin
In 1999, I was facing murder charges for the rape and murder of my then wife, Donna. The police had no physical evidence against me in this case. They only harbored twisted stories and suspicions that they had assumed and imagined. I went into the police station an innocent husband, reporting my missing wife, but was not allowed to leave the police station for another 8 months. Since I was recently separated from my wife, I was the number one suspect in the minds of the police. They held me in interrogation for 38 hours, depriving me of food and sleep. They hounded me about the crime, telling me what they believed had happened to my wife. They shoved horrifically, graphic crime scene photos of my own wife into my face. They coerced a confession out of me by making repeat what they considered the scenario of the circumstances surrounding the violent attack. I was at a desperate place in my life, staring a murder charge straight in the face, facing the possibility of prison as my future. I was only released based on DNA that was conclusive that another person had raped and murdered my wife. Even after the police were informed of the DNA of the other man, who had raped another 8 women in as many months, I still sat in jail for yet another three months. After 8 months of being jailed for a crime I did not commit, missing my wife’s funeral, losing all my personal possessions due to eviction while I sat in jail, I was finally released. But, to what?
I hired Carey J. Hansel, III, to represent me in a civil lawsuit against the police department and Prince George County, MD, to get vindication for false imprisonment and violating my constitutional and civil rights during this ordeal. Carey never gave up on me. He pressed through every opposition that rose up against me. He held my future and my life in his hands and never let me down. Carey let me freely express my faith and belief to him that God would reveal the truth about this entire matter and I would be set me free. Carey never backed off this case and supporting me because of fear or not understanding my faith in God. He never judged me for my faith and my belief that God would exonerate me. A strangers at our first meeting, Carey represented me and stood up for me with unwavering commitment and dedication, to the point that I now consider him a life-long friend and trusted companion. Carey maintained a high level of veracity and pursued this case as if he was representing a member of his own family. He fought for me at great lengths. Carey stayed true to his integrity and fought side by side with me through three appeals, spanning nearly 11 years, and winning the largest civil lawsuit award in the history of Maryland. Because of this case, new pattern and practice laws have also been implemented to protect people during interrogation, including the use of cameras in interrogation rooms now.
Annie Hirsch, Birth injury Attorney
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I have had the honor and privilege of working with Mr. Hansel over the years as both co-counsel and as opposing counsel. He is knowledgeable, skilled and a tireless advocate for his clients. I happily recommend Mr. Hansel to any client looking for representation. I endorse this attorney.