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Mandeep Singh Chhabra

Personal injury Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   133 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Mandeep

Learn Mandeep’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Vigorous defense of individuals charged with crimes from petty theft to murder, drug addiction and sexual assaults throughout Maryland.

    24 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Defense of all types of driving impaired/under the influence including auto manslaughter, serious injuries and boating cases. Certified in field sobriety testing and well versed in the chemical breath/blood test. Also handle the administrative sanctions at the motor vehicles level.

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    30%
    Resolved multi-million dollar cases related to automobile accidents, slip and fall, traumatic injury and accidental death for injured parties and their families.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Represent individuals charged with serious and minor traffic offenses throughout Maryland.

    24 years, 500 cases

MANDEEP CHHABRA HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO MEETING HIS CLIENTS' GOALS. BEING AVAILABLE 24/7 IS KEY.

Mandeep S. Chhabra is the managing member of Cochran and Chhabra, LLC.  He practices DUI/DWI defense, criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury law in the State of Maryland. Mr. Chhabra’s interest in law dates to his freshman year in high school. He decided then that practicing as a civil litigator and criminal defense attorney would be his future. He believes growing up as a minority in Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology allow him to better understand many of the underlying issues his clients endure. The sincere empathy Mr. Chhabra feels for his clients fosters a strong attorney-client relationship, which he finds to be a very rewarding and enriching experience.

Mr. Chhabra volunteers his time for charitable legal work, which includes helping those with little or no means to pay for a private attorney; being actively involved in community activities promoting justice for citizens through various non-profit organizations; and by working closely with younger clients in adverse situations.

He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2013 and prior to that was selected as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a widely used guide of the nation’s top legal talent.  Mr. Chhabra also received the awards for Leading Lawyer from What’s Up Magazine; the Readers Choice Award from the Capital Newspaper; and the Top 40 Under 40 award from the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has been recognized by the nations top lawyer search forum, AVVO, as a Client’s Choice Award recipient having a score of 10 out of 10 for best client and peer reviews.  He has been deemed as a “Top Attorney” in the fields of DUI, Traffic, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Litigation. 

His peers have rated him through Martindale Hubble as  AV Preeminent®. It is the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. 

Mr. Chhabra’s writings include, “Nuts & Bolts: The DUI/DWI Case,” Trial Reporter – Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers Organization, 2011, which is a basic summary of issues that can occur in a Maryland DUI/DWI case.  The article includes trial tactics and tips, as well.  He collaborated with his business partner and long time mentor, Gill Cochran, on this matter. He is active in the legal community and regularly speaks at and attends national conferences to further his legal education. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice; the Anne Arundel Bar Association; the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the American Bar Association; National College for DUI Defense; and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Mr. Chhabra received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University. He graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. In addition to his native language English, he speaks Punjabi, Hindi and is proficient in Spanish. Mr. Chhabra is married to Dr. Hanita Sawhney Chhabra, a renowned Psychiatrist, and they live in Annapolis, Maryland with their two daughters and beloved polish lowland sheepdog. He enjoys running and spends his spare time training for a variety of races and running events.

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Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI Charge
I thought I would be smart and interview several prominent attorneys. Most of the attorneys spent the time telling me how good they were. Mandeep spent the time telling me what I could expect and the outcome he was certain he could get for me. I received the best outcome I could realistically expect. The one he told me he would fight for. His knowledge of the principals and system put me in the best position. I would recommend Mandeep Chhabra and his firm to anyone and every one with supreme confidence in doing so.
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Posted by Melissa | February 27, 2018
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Fantastic!
Mandeep was an amazing attorney! He contacted me less than 24 hours after my DWI. This was my first experience with the law and he made me feel at ease.
Posted by Tim | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Defense
Mr. Chhabra was absolutely the best money I never wanted to spend. From the moment I received my DUI charges I was having daily panic attacks about how this was going to effect my life and what the steps were that I needed to complete. I spent days looking and reviewing lawyers, sending email inquiries that some I never received replies to. A friend of mine recommended Mr. Chhabra's law firm after a previous incident he had with his wife. I requested an interview with Mr. Chhabra and instantly received a phone call, and after explaining my situation Mr. Chhabra stated that he was busy but he could make time to meet with me. Upon meeting with Mr. Chhabra he instantly took away all of my anxiety and made me feel relaxed as if everything would turn out fine. After that first meeting Mr. Chhabra led me in the right direction to have everything taken care of and what I could do to make a favorable outcome in the long run. If there is one thing that I was a little unfavorable of was it seemed like there was not a lot of communication besides when it close to court, however I do realize that Mr. Chhabra is an extremely busy lawyer who has more clients than me, and because of the calmness I felt with our first meeting it did not put me in an uneasy spot. Mr. Chhabra has a certain presence about him that gives an easy and relaxing feeling to believe that in the long run, no matter the outcome of court, everything will be fine. When it came to court, Mr. Chhabra drove from Annapolis to Cambridge, MD to represent me in court himself and had everything taken care of prior to even coming to court. While I am not proud of the situation I am very happy to have met Mr. Chhabra and to have had him represent me. While I plan on never using Mr. Chhabra again, I would absolutely refer him to anyone who needs a lawyer who will do everything for his client to get the best outcome.
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Posted by Michael Perkins | August 15, 2020
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A friend in one of the darkest hours of my life
Mandeep did everything that he said he would! He fought to get me the best outcome that I could get!! All of his staff was helpful and professional and kept all my needs met throughout my entire ordeal!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Mr. Chhabra met my expectations and then some. He kept a DUI off my record so I don't have to worry about having any convictions on my record. He is quick to respond to clients, even when it is after hours or weekends. Lastly, he is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation in the Annapolis area. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
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Amazing attorney!
Mandeep listened carefully to all the complications that directly affected my case and made the whole process so smooth and easy! Thank you doesn't seem like enough to express my sincere gratitude. Best possible outcome. Mandeep is magic!
Posted by Tyler Frame | May 22, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation
I contacted Mr. Chhabra, for a free consultation he responded to me, immediately, assured me that I did the right thing and eased my anxiety and agreed to represent me if something happened. Would recommend Tim to anybody.
Posted by Alexandra | January 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mandeep is amazing and caring. Even after the initial case he represented me in 2020 is closed and dismissed, he still helps and gives me professional advice to this day.
Posted by Ray | December 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
I hired Mandeep after being hit head on in a car accident. This was actually the second time we hired him & we knew he would get the best results. After going round & round with the insurance companies myself, hiring Mandeep was the best decision I made. I was hurt pretty badly and ended up needing surgery. Covid delayed the process of getting in with doctors, the surgery and the physical therapy needed. Mandeep was able to get the best possible settlement, even after the delay. A special shout out to Carly, his legal assistant, for keeping us informed and doing all the leg work required, to keep this case moving along. I would definitely recommend this firm, they help make painful situations much easier to deal with.
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Posted by Paul | October 25, 2022
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Mandeep is highly recommended
Mandeep underpromised and overdelivered on my case (the results) but more importantly, his relationship building and customer service during the process was bar none. On a human level, he took the time to really understand me and know where I was. He also provided excellent customer service with a rapid response to my many questions. And as you can appreciate, during this stressful time, you need someone in your corner that can provide calm in this time of need. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Amanda Johnson | September 18, 2022
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BEST CREDIT HACKER
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Posted by Chelsea | December 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
I would definitely recommend Mandeep as your attorney. He met all my expectations. He calmed me of the situation I was dealing with, and reassured me that everything would work out in my favor. He is honest, very knowledgeable, reliable, kind, and consistent with communication. Definitely one of the best in town!!
Posted by Brent | December 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Guy, Great Attorney
Mandeep was incredible during a very stressful time. He was very calm and patient and explained things clearly. Mandeep is a tenacious attorney and he got the results I wanted. I can't thank him enough and I would recommend him to anybody.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I contacted Mandeep when I learned of the charges that had been filed against me and he was immediately available to speak on the phone and then in person the following day. Throughout the entire process, he was knowledgeable, extremely reachable and prompt whenever I had concerns or questions regarding my case. Thanks to Mandeep's expertise, I was found not guilty on all charges brought against me. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a defense attorney.
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Posted by Jordan | November 19, 2021
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Could not be happier
Mr. Chhabra was able to clear all 21 citations and 3 bench warrants that I had in the state of Maryland. Could not be more pleased with his work or the results. Hiring him was the best decision I made.
Posted by Megan | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
He is the best!
I was referred to Mandeep Chhabra and was so glad that I was! From the beginning he was empathetic, yet straight forward and honest about expectations. It is obvious that he is respected by the judges and maintains a good reputation but still fights for you to the best of his ability.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Mr. Chhabra was a joy to work with during this whole process. After I received the speeding ticket he took care of everything from that point forward. After the court case was over he sent me an email indicating what the results were and that was it! Mr. Chhabra makes dealing with speeding tickets so much easier and I strongly recommend to anyone to use him if they find themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by P. | November 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Mandeep got me the best possible outcome and I am incredibly grateful to him. Mandeep was originally recommended to me by another attorney as the best possible man for the job and this was exactly right. I am exceedingly lucky to have been directed to Mandeep Chhabra. He was a hard worker and was attentive to my case and my needs. He was professional, patient, and adept at the legal nuances and workings. He displayed confidence and mastery at his trade. It was easy to communicate with him and his office, and he did a great job breaking down the process. He was thorough and explained everything I needed to know and everything I needed to do. I followed everything Mandeep told me to do and it set me up for success. I truly could not have asked for a better outcome, I cannot stress that enough. A huge thanks to Mandeep and his office.
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Posted by [email protected] | October 22, 2021
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amazing attorney
I had a complicated matter and this attorney resolved it very quickly and efficiently definitely will use his firm again.
Posted by Md | October 21, 2021
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Attorney at law
Best of the best lawyer in town.... He is very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable person. Punctual on his duty...
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Cochran and Chhabra, LLC
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Boston University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997

Associations

  • State of Maryland - Anne Arundel County - Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated - 20 years
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • What's Up Annapolis?
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Rated - Highest Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • What's Up Annapolis?
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney
  • The Capital Reader's Choice Award
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Leading Attorney
  • What's Up Magazine (Annapolis)
  • 2012
  • Leading Attorney
  • What's Up Magazine (Annapolis)
  • 2011
  • Leading Attorney
  • What's Up Magazine (Annapolis)
  • 2010
  • Leading Attorney
  • What's Up Magazine (Annapolis)
  • 2009
  • Best Attorney
  • The Capital Reader's Choice Award
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Workshop 2013 DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course
  • DUI/DWI
  • 2013
  • 2010 Criminal Law Seminar
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Mandeep
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was an ASA, if I saw Mr. Chhabra was on the other side, I gave my file another once over. Mr. Chhabra is an extremely hardworking advocate for his clients (who were always extremely well mitigated thanks to him). He is diligent and highly competent. I endorse him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mandeep is a hard-working and honest lawyer. He makes sure he knows the details of all his cases and it shows. He also runs a practice with fantastic lawyers. I highly endorse Mandeep."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mandeep is one of the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Mandeep is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mandeep for years. He is always pleasant; always prepared and does an excellent job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mandeep is an excellent defense attorney - respected by the courts and his peers. Highly qualified."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mandeep for over 10 years. He is among the finest lawyers in our community. In addition to his excellent legal abilities, he is an ethical and compassionate person who always puts the interests of his clients first. I give Mandeep my highest endorsement for any person who wants the highest quality legal representation possible in dealing with their personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Mandeep and worked with him on multiple cases over the past six years. I've seen first hand how competent he is and his dedication and skill are unmatched. I've also appreciate his ability to communicate with juries and he easily wins them over. I find him to be a very dependable and trustworthy attorney and friend. Mandeep can always be counted on by both clients and other attorneys. He continually strives to be at the forefront of his practice areas and to provide top quality representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mandeep is a stellar member of the bar. Every client that I have referred to Mandeep raves about his handling of their legal issue and the results obtained. Mandeep consistently provides the finest in legal representation. You can't go wrong with him on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mandeep is a sharp no nonsense attorney who is a pleasure to send client to."
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