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|MD||Inactive - Retired||2003||06/09/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Lead Counsel Rated||Lead Counsel Review Board||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Induction - History Honor Society||Phi Alpha Theta||1998|
|Induction - Liberal Arts Honor Society||Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society||1995|
|Managing Partner||Scharff Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Roberts Law Group||2009 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Maryland Office of the Public Defender||2003 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|North Carolina vs. P.C.||Not Guilty|
|Maryland v. R.A.||Not Guilty|
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|Attorney at Law Magazine||You've Been Arrested For DWI, Now What?||2014|
|Scharff Blog||Scharff Blog||2013|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Jury Trial Work||N/A||2012|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Trial Practice||Litigation||2012|
|National Criminal Defense College||Litigation||Criminal Defense||2012|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Criminal Defense||Jury Trial Advocacy||2012|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Criminal Law||Juris Doctorate||2001|
|University of North Carolina, Greensboro||History||Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Howard Community College||Secondary Education||Associates||1995|
|Faith & Work||Balancing Religious faith and the Workplace||2012|
Posted by anonymous
To summarize – here are reasons you should hire Jesse Scharff without delay:
1. Jesse and Reba communicate well. This also goes for all the personnel in his office. Jesse and the Scharff Law firm do their best to answer your questions within 24 hours and they keep you informed through the whole process.
2. Jesse will not bullshit or sugarcoat you. He will be straightforward and let you know his thoughts and opinions about your case.
3. Jesse knows the Judges, the DA’s and all the people important in your case. He has the ability to spot weaknesses in the prosecution and the officers.
a. He will give you information to review – so you can review if you would like. In my case, I reviewed everything. I researched a ton and none of that mattered, because Jesse had it handled.
b. Jesse will also give you the standard information for you to do prior to your court case.
c. Do what he says. I finished all the classes, pre-work and community service before my first court case in preparation for the worst scenario.
Here are my reasons and why I say the above:
I hired Jesse for a DWI charge. He was a recommendation from a friend, whom in her case had a different attorney she fired, in order to hire Jesse. The Sunday morning after my arrest on Saturday, I called Jesse’s number, about an hour later, he called me and we spoke for about an hour. In this initial conversation, I was impressed; not only by what he had to say, but also because of his demeanor and the steps he took to outline what I should do next. Every time I met with Jesse, he was organized and on track.
Here is where Jesse’s experience and patience seals the deal. When the DA was arguing my case, she went after everything, my demeanor, and my character and she presented a few incorrect facts and made broad and unclear assumptions. Jesse leaned over to me and said, “All she is proving is that you were intoxicated” and that’s what she did. After about an hour and thirty minutes, the DA only proved that I was intoxicated and could did not prove that I was driving or that I was complicit in any illegal activity. Jesse got up and spoke for about three minutes to refute the evidence and said “Your Honor, we have no evidence my client was in the car, and much less driving.”
My case was dismissed and all charges dropped. My arrest and record were expunged and I have my life back.
The Scharff Law Firm is exactly what it is supposed to be. It’s not super fancy, glamorous or in a pretentious high rise building. It’s perfect for an honest, hardworking firm. Jesse speaks to you as his friend & ally - always showing up to court to walk you through the process. Jesse and the Scharff Law firm charge a fair and honest fee and the charge is worth every single penny! Jesse sits down with you each time to give you instructions and his game plan. Follow all of his (and his firms’) instructions. I refer everyone to Jesse and would not hesitate to use him again. I could not have asked for a better person to advocate on my behalf. I trust Jesse and the Scharff law firm and I thank them for all their efforts.
Posted by anonymous
I ran into Jesse's profile on this website as I was searching for an attorney to aid my mother in a domestic violence case. As soon as I saw his profile, I called my mom to to ask her to schedule a consultation with him. Although most of the existing reviews concerned speeding/dwi/traffic charges, I received enough insight about his character that made me want to recommend him to her for the Domestic Violence Protection Order case. When both of us went to talk to him for the first time, we were amazed by how well he was able to understand our story and my mother decided to hire him. He both showed empathy, compassion, and dedication to protect her. Throughout the following weeks Jesse always stayed on top of our case, explained to us the possible outcomes and supported our decisions. During the court trial, we were extremely nervous but it helped to see Jesse sitting on the side with a calm facial expression. As he sat with my mother in front of the judge, he did his best to calm her nerves and to remind her that he was there for her. Above all else it was beneficial to her to have someone fight for her to both defend her story and depict to the judge all the violence she had to endure over many years. Jesse prepared effective questions and a very strong closing argument for the trial. The judge granted my mother the protection order and ever since, we have been grateful to Jesse for agreeing to take on our case, representing us, and doing his best to protect us. Jesse, thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous
After going through an initial consultation with a different attorney, I was worried my criminal history would follow me for ages. Jesse Scharff eased my mind about that very quickly. Jesse was aggressive and adamant, finding the best outcome with my case. He was able to get my charges and speeding ticket dismissed earlier than expected. I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Jesse was beyond helpful throughout the entire process, making sure there was full transparency between us. I would recommend Jesse and Scharff Law Firm to anyone facing legal trouble.
Rashad Hauter, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jesse Scharff is an attorney who views the practice of law as a higher calling to serve others. When interacting with clients, Jesse is a dedicated counselor and advisor who always shows a genuine interest in each client’s case. When building a defense for his clients, Jesse is a gifted legal thinker whose innovative methods of analyzing the law and constructing legal arguments always amaze me. As a zealous advocate, Jesse persuasively and passionately asserts his client’s positions in the courtroom. I am honored to have had the opportunity to learn from Jesse. It was a pleasure working with Jesse, and I look forward to working with him again.
Steven Saad, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Schaeff has a unique reputation in the legal community. He is well respected for being both highly capable and highly personable. These traits rarely accompany the same attorney. In the years that I've worked with Mr. Scharff, he has been the consummate advocate for citizens' rights. Passionate and hard working. He gets the job done.