James N. Papirmeister

James N. Papirmeister
8630 Fenton St Suite 320
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3800

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Rated AV Preeminent for 26 years by Martindale-Hubbell, James Papirmeister has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in the state and federal courts of Maryland and DC over 35 years. He has recently been interviewed on CNN & local news outlets for his successful lawsuits against police & officials for civil rights abuses. His clients are from diverse backgrounds, including tradesmen, contractors, doctors, lawyers, Ph.D’s, police officers, athletes & musicians. He has been recognized as a Maryland & DC “Super Lawyer”, and in “Best Lawyers” editions of U.S. News & World Reports, Baltimore Magazine & Washingtonian. The Washington Post declared him to be “among criminal defense lawyers who are widely respected for their work.” He was dubbed “The Minute Man” in one news article after his successful string of jury trial victories within minutes, in Homicide cases, when he was a prosecutor early in his career. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Criminal Law & Practice Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Assoc.


Criminal Defense, DUI, & Civil Rights


2023 Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers; MD & DC Super Lawyers; “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review; Vice-Chair of Criminal Law & Practice Section Council of Maryland State Bar Assoc.