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John Robert Discavage

Criminal defense Attorney at Frederick, MD

5.0   14 reviews

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The  Law Office of John R. Discavage, PA offers top quality representation to those in need of a Personal Inury Lawyer, Criminal Defense Lawyer or DUI / DWI Traffic Lawyer.  We handle cases for those injured by someone else's negligence, and we those who have been charged with a criminal, DUI or traffic related offense in Frederick, Maryland and surrounding areas. We also handle expungements, MVA hearings, protective orders, peace orders and select family law matters.  Our attorneys and staff are committed to providing you with the support you need when you contact us to discuss your case.  
As a former prosecutor (Assistant State's Attorney), John Discavage understands how important it is to fight for you.  Whether it is fighting to receive just compensation for your injuries or to fighting to defend you and your freedom, the attorneys and staff in our office are always dedicated to achieving the best possible result in your case.   

Call the firm if you have sustained a personal injury from a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall injury or any other injury related case, or if you are in need of a quality criminal defense or DUI DWI defense lawyer to protect you, your family and your future.  We offer a FREE initial consultation, reasonable rates and payment plans for most cases.  

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Licensed for 21 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/20/2022

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The Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A.
151 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD, 21701


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Posted by Jaime | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Choice You Can Make!
Attorney John Discavage is a caring, compassionate, dedicated, and highly skilled attorney that I was fortunate to have represent me in my case. Not only does he have a passion for practicing law, including every individual case he represents, he cares about his client as a person extending concern and kindness throughout an otherwise grueling process. Given his respected reputation in the community, he is definitely someone you want on your side. He was available by phone/email and prompt to respond to my queries when I needed answers. Above all, he is a gentleman who genuinely takes pride in providing the best possible outcome for his clients. I not only found an excellent attorney, I found a great friend as well. I highly recommend him and his entire firm that clearly mimics his character. ~Client
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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Great Attorney
I have a prior record & was recently charged with 2nd degree assault. We researched several law firms & decided to retain Mr. Discavage. He is an exceptional attorney & kept my wife and I at ease until the court date. He explained our options & obtained a very favorable outcome for me. We definitely recommend him & you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2016
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Extremely Talented Attorney
From my first phone call with Mr. Discavage, it was clear that I had found the right representation for my case. His knowledge of the local legal system, as well as his general mannerisms, instantly put my mind at ease and calmed my fears. At every step, he was there to reassure me that he had my best interests at heart, and therefore would guide me in making the best decision that would result in the most favorable outcome. He is a credit to his profession and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel. With great confidence, skill, knowledge, and reasoning, he successfully handled my case and I was given the best possible outcome...a dismissal! I can't thank Mr. Discavage enough for everything he did for me while he was handling my case.
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Posted by Melissa | July 13, 2015
Exceptional Attorney
Posted by Josh | August 24, 2014
Best experience I could hope for!!
John is amazing!! Let me jut start with that. He was very informative, answered and question I has politely and was very knowledgeable. He allowed me peace of mind when I couldn't stop stressing by always answering his phone and texting me at all hours when I was stressing out. He's a great lawyer, better person, and now...a friend. I wouldn't go to or recommend ANYONE else. He's the real deal. Oh, did I mention he got my charges dropped :).
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Posted by Emily | June 26, 2014
I highly reccomend John Discavage. He was very knowledgeable of the process and made sure I understood every thing that was happening and could potenially happen and different options on what could happen in court. I always felt like I was in very good hands. My outcome was even better than expected!!
Posted by Jessica | October 26, 2013
Mr. Discavage did a life changing outcome for me at court. I could not of asked for or wanted a better attorney that has as much knowledge and confidence within his client and himself. Not only did Mr. Discavage do incredible work for my case, he also helped me through the process emotionally for me being that I was very nervous. I have had many lawyers throughout the years and no one compares to who he is and what he can do. I would recommend him to everyone and I take pride and give faith that he will make every move he could make to get the best outcome in your case. I could not thank him enough and I am more than proud to say that he was my lawyer. I give him 100 stars!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Andy | July 10, 2013
Great Lawyer!
John has done an outstanding job of representing me in my civil case. He advised me all the things I needed to do before my court date, which ended up helping a lot. With his help we got the best we could get for my situation when we went to court. He is very knowledgeable in the field of law and worked hard to safeguard my interests. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2013
John Discavage is the right choice
John Discavage will do everything possible to get the best outcome for each client. He knows the prosecution well and keeps a cool level head at all times and knows when the right times are to press hard or back down. I am very thankful to John for the second chance he was able to obtain for me.
Posted by Denise | April 19, 2013
John Discave - the Ultimate Attorney!
My disenchantment with the legal process ended with John Discavage. Naively, I believed all attorney's were as professional and ethical. This came back to haunt me in the form of Felony charge while going through a divorce. Without the expertise of John Discavage, I'd be sitting in prison. He took my case late from an incompetent attorney and restored my faith in a justice system that failed me. Most importantly, he guided me through an overwhelming process with patience and kindness. He acted as the ultimate advocate. Additionally, his retainer was as reasonable as his rate and repayment terms were great!
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2012
John is a very compassionate and caring lawyer
Throughout the legal process, John Discavage was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and caring. His passionate and compassionate representation made me feel that I had the best representation I could. John took the time to get to know me and understand my situation. Best of all, he was able to put into words what I could not when in court. I highly recommend John Dissavage. He is an awesome lawyer and person. Thank you John!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2012
superb professionalism
I needed help getting my record expunged. Mr.Discavage accomplished this perfectly, in very little time, keeping me up to date throughout the process. I highly recommend Mr.Discavage for any legal issues you face.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2011
Knowledgeable and Thoughtful
Very difficult case with my son (drug related) and handled each of us with respect and compassion.
Posted by Jennifer | April 14, 2010
I've used this lawyer for a personal injury case AND a divorce. He was professional, knowledgeable AND honest. His office staff was friendly and courtious and easy to get ahold of. I would highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of John R. Discavage, PA
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office For Frederick County
  • 2001 - 2004


  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Dayton
  • BA & BS
  • 1996


  • Frederick Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member/Former President
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Estate planning
Child custody