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Carey Law Office: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Estate Planning Services

Skilled representation in Bowie, Crofton, Gambrills and the surrounding areas

Joseph Carey started his law firm in Bowie as a solo practitioner almost four decades ago because he has always known that this is what he wanted to do. While the firm has grown a bit in size since then to accommodate the needs of our clients, our commitment to personal attention, professional service, and skilled representation has never wavered. It has been our great honor to do what we love every single day, defending thousands of Maryland residents facing real challenges. It isn’t always easy, but it is always rewarding.

Who is Joseph Carey?

I am a father, a husband, a lawyer, and a proud owner of two spoiled black labs. I founded my firm right after I passed the Bar in 1981. I’m a Prince George’s County native, did all my schooling at UM College Park, and raised my family here along with my extraordinary wife, Nancy.

I’ve won awards for my work and served in leadership roles in the legal and local community. I invite you to read my bio to learn more about me. If you want to see what my clients have to say, take a look at these client testimonials.

Our guiding philosophy when it comes to practicing law

Joseph Carey became a lawyer to help people – not cases, not criminals, not victims: people. That has been our firm’s mission for close to 40 years. We help people who are facing some of the toughest challenges of their lives, who are often at the lowest point in their lives, and who aren’t sure what the future may hold. We offer them honest, straight-forward advice about how to move forward, and work to get them the help they need outside of our doors too. Why?

Because your story matters. What happens when you are in our office, at the doctor’s, or in front of a jury – all of that matters. All of that is personal to us.

We have purposely kept our practice small and intimate because we believe that when you are in trouble, you deserve a consistent advocate – someone who is unwavering, and who is there for you from start to finish. That’s what you get when you work with Carey Law Office: a team of professionals who not only have the skills, resources, and experience to handle any legal issue, but who also know your name, your goals, and what is important to you. We take a wholistic approach to practicing the law, where our work in one area of legal practice guides the others. This allows us to look at your case from multiple perspectives and address any concerns you might have – even if they’re unrelated to the reason you came to us in the first place.

Our legal team’s ultimate goal for criminal defense representation is to help the court understand the underlying cause of your behavior so you can get the help you need. In doing this, it is our hope that you will only ever need our criminal defense services once. We do our best for you so that you can make the most of your second chance.

We feel similarly about our personal injury clients, as well. While we will always strive to protect your best interests if you are hurt again, we aim to resolve your case quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to wait to get the medical help you need. If that takes going to trial, then to trial we go – but you may find that insurance companies are more likely to start with a higher, more just settlement offer because they know we won’t back down. This creates more options for you.

When the time comes for you to plan your estate or handle the estate of a loved one, Carey Law Office will be there to guide you, protecting your family or your business.

“I want to make an appointment; what do I do?”

The firm maintains two office locations – one in Bowie and one in Crofton. You can call 301-464-2500 or you can fill out this contact form, and the office manager will call you back to set up an appointment.

Our Bowie office is located at 14300 Gallant Fox Ln, Suite 223. We’re right off Rte. 197 (Laurel Bowie Rd). We’re located in the office park behind the McDonald’s. If you end up at Sun Trust bank, you’ve gone just a bit too far.

Our Crofton office is located at 1500 Defense Highway. (The maps say that’s Gambrills, but we’re in the triangle, so it’s Crofton.) Technically, we’re right in front of the Crofton Swim & Tennis Club, between Jolie Place and Tana Lane.

If you are a current client who has questions about your case, and you are unable to reach us for some reason, rest assured: you can access everything about your case including your court dates, correspondence, and all relevant documents and records by using the Client Portal from the convenience and privacy of your own home. You’ll find everything related to your case right there, all securely encrypted to protect your information. You can also use the Client Portal to send a message our team outside of business hours.

How can Carey Law Office help you today?

Carey Law Office was founded in Bowie in 1981, and recently opened up another office location in Crofton, so we will always be nearby when you need us the most. To schedule your consultation or to speak with our team about your case, please call 301-464-2500 or fill out this contact form.

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Testimonials

Susan M.

"I was very pleased with the help I got. Even though I was scared, had never been in trouble before, and had a lot of questions, everyone was as nice and sweet as they could be – I loved everybody. Mr. Carey is a classy, intelligent man, and he and [his staff] make a great team. I always keep their number in my phone and their card in my wallet, and if I ever need a lawyer, that’s who I’ll call."

Susan M.

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Susan M.

"I was very pleased with the help I got. Even though I was scared, had never been in trouble before, and had a lot of questions, everyone was as nice and sweet as they could be – I loved everybody. Mr. Carey is a classy, intelligent man, and he and [his staff] make a great team. I always keep their number in my phone and their card in my wallet, and if I ever need a lawyer, that’s who I’ll call."

Jonathan V.

"It was a great experience, [Mr. Carey] did a really good job. I was recommended through a friend, and I was very happy – he was a lot better than my last lawyer."

Jonathan V.

Carey Law Office, LLC
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2018-10-15T00:32:28+00:00

Jonathan V.

"It was a great experience, [Mr. Carey] did a really good job. I was recommended through a friend, and I was very happy – he was a lot better than my last lawyer."

Monica B.

"We were very pleased – the case had a nice outcome. [Mr. Carey] was professional, courteous, and on time. He was so easy to talk to, concerned, and caring – it was an enjoyable experience for what we had to go through. I also really appreciated how he was so easy to contact, and [the staff] really put me at ease."

Monica B.

Carey Law Office, LLC
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2018-10-15T00:33:09+00:00

Monica B.

"We were very pleased – the case had a nice outcome. [Mr. Carey] was professional, courteous, and on time. He was so easy to talk to, concerned, and caring – it was an enjoyable experience for what we had to go through. I also really appreciated how he was so easy to contact, and [the staff] really put me at ease."

Robbie L.

"I have to say thank you with all my heart. Mr. Carey is a wonderful lawyer."

Robbie L.

Carey Law Office, LLC
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2018-10-15T00:34:19+00:00

Robbie L.

"I have to say thank you with all my heart. Mr. Carey is a wonderful lawyer."

Larry M.

"My experience at Carey Law Office was nothing but success and I truly value all the great work he and his team did."

Larry M.

Carey Law Office, LLC
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2018-10-15T00:35:32+00:00

Larry M.

"My experience at Carey Law Office was nothing but success and I truly value all the great work he and his team did."

Godfrey E.

"[This is a] very, very, very professional office. [Everyone is] very attentive to clients’ problems, working diligently to communicate with [their] clients."

Godfrey E.

Carey Law Office, LLC
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2018-10-15T00:36:34+00:00

Godfrey E.

"[This is a] very, very, very professional office. [Everyone is] very attentive to clients’ problems, working diligently to communicate with [their] clients."
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