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Michael Wilson McGraw

Michael Wilson McGraw

Attorney at Cochran & Chhabra, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

PHILOSOPHY

My experience as a former felony prosecutor in two (2) jurisdictions has shown me what can happen if you hire the wrong lawyer. By keeping a limited caseload, I can forge a truly personal relationship with each client, thereby strengthening the attorney-client relationship. I firmly believe that the most effective defense can only be effectuated when there is a strong foundation of trust between attorney and client. I do everything in my power to earn that trust.

A limited caseload also allows me to be aggressive, not merely encourage my client to take the first plea offer and resolve the case quickly. I have the time and resources to visit the crime scene, locate witnesses, work with defense investigators, zealously litigate pretrial motions, and prepare each case as if it were going to trial. With this strategy, the client has an improved bargaining position with the prosecution, as well as a better chance of winning at trial.

I know the stress and uncertainty that comes with facing criminal charges. I believe that every client deserves an attorney who they can pick up the phone and call anytime they have questions or concerns throughout the case, as well as an attorney who will fight hard to get them the best possible outcome. That is what I'm here to do. My motto is that clients should be treated more like friends and family, not just case files.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    20 Minute Free Consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1657721
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 0606130212
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4th Circuit
ID Number: 013579
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D.C. Circuit
ID Number: 17971
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Cochran & Chhabra, LLC
- Current
Associate
DeCaro Doran Siciliano Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP
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Assistant State's Attorney, Circuit Court Division
Office of the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County
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Senior Associate
Brennan, McKenna, Manzi, Shay, Chartered
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Assistant State's Attorney, Major Crimes Unit, Felony Trial Team
Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County
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Associate
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
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Assistant Public Defender
State of Maryland Office of the Public Defender
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Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (2005) | Litigation
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Salisbury University
B.S. (2001) | Management Information Systems and Business Management
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Awards
Top 100 Criminal Defense
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
National Trial Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Citation (Distinguished Service)
Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County
Maryland State Flag (Honorary)
Secretary of State (Maryland)
Official Citation (Dedicated & Exemplary Service)
Maryland General Assembly
Outstanding and Dedicated Service
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
Current
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Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Current
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Prince George's County Bar Association
Current
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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Current
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Maryland Association for Justice
Current
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Counsel of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Current
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Court of Appeals of Maryland - Character Committee
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Office of the State's Attorney Parole and Probation Training Manual
Michael W. McGraw
Search and Seizure (and Statements Too!)
Michael W. McGraw
Speaking Engagements
Winning Disorderly Conduct Cases, Training: Winning Disorderly Conduct Cases, Hyattsville, Maryland
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Litigating Motions to Suppress Statements, Searches & Seizures, Training: Litigating Motions to Suppress Statements, Searches & Seizures, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County
Prosecuting Cases in the District Court, Mock Trial: Prosecuting Cases in the District Court, Annapolis, Maryland
Office of the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County
Handling Violation of Probation Hearings, Office of the State's Attorney Parole and Probation Training, Annapolis, Maryland
Office of the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County
Certifications
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training
Anne Arundel County Police Department
Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Reconstruction
Maryland Crash Reconstruction Committee
Advanced Crash Investigation
Maryland Crash Reconstruction Committee
Crash Reconstruction
Maryland Crash Reconstruction Committee
DUI Homicide/Auto Manslaughter Training
Maryland State's Attorneys Association
At Scene Crash Investigation
Maryland Crash Reconstruction Committee
Websites & Blogs
Website
Attorney Profile
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Police are building a case against me for multiple counts of credit card fraud and theft.
A: I too agree with my colleagues. Anytime you have admitted anything to the police you have given them an advantage making it all the more important to obtain competent counsel immediately.
Q. Can I get this ticket if my car has no front bumper on??
A: Absolutely. Mr. Oakley has summed up the law with regard to vehicle safety quite well.
Q. How do I get an auto finance company to comply with requests from a GAP insurance company to settle an accident claim?
A: You should speak with an attorney. The auto finance company may be having some internal issues that you do not know about. Additionally, because you're paying on a vehicle that is totaled, the finance company is causing you to incur economic damages which you may be able to recover.
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Contact & Map
Cochran & Chhabra, LLC
116-B Cathedral Street
Annapolis , MD 21401
Toll-Free: (888) 268-5515
Telephone: (410) 268-5515
Cell: (301) 807-0895
Fax: (855) 822-0962
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: I am always available to assist you.