The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association (MCDAA) was formed to promote the study and research of criminal defense law, advance the knowledge of the law, promote the fair administration of criminal justice, maintain the independence of criminal defense attorneys, and to provide a forum for the administration of criminal justice.
The MCDAA is a professional organization for criminal defense lawyers in the State of Marylandwhose top concern is the protection of individual rights and the improvement of criminal law and its practice and procedures. The MCDAA consists of practicing attroneys and associated professionals in the public and private practice throughout the state. The MCDAA is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
Members in the MCDAA get access to membership resources such as seminars, CLEs, and networking events. Members also get to use the association's platform to speak on legislation regarding criminal defense and its practice.
The Fred Bennett Zealous Advocacy Award is an award that is handed out annually to a member of MCDAA and is based on Fred Bennett's dedication to the criminal defense practice.
The benefits of membership in the MCDAA include:
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Maryland which includes both MCDAA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the MCDAA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for MCDAA Past Presidents and MCDAA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the MCDAA.
Use this directory to find a Maryland criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.