Advocates You Can Trust for Over Three Decades

Proven Excellence in Federal Criminal Defense


  • 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
  • Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
  • Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
  • Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Voted 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

When an individual is facing Federal criminal charges of any kind, the case immediately takes on a higher level of complexity than a State case typically would.  

Not only are Federal penalties typically much harsher than State penalties, the federal government typically only prosecutes, only strong cases.  As a result, the conviction rate in Federal court far exceeds that of any State prosecutor’s office.   

Due to the seriousness of these types of charges, it is absolutely essential that you retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney from the moment you become a target for investigation — even before charges are filed. 

Anticipating and attempting to manage our clients’ situations and their responses thereto, as a result of a Federal investigation, gives out clients their best chance at avoiding severe and potentially lifelong consequences. 

If you or a loved one are  facing a federal investigation or Federal criminal charges, you need Craig M. Kadish & associates, LLC, an award-winning Federal criminal defense firm to guide and protect you the through the complex landscape of Federal law. 

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

In over 30 years of practice, Mr. Kadish and his team have been involved in cases that span Federal courts throughout the United States. These matters have included domestic and international Federal drug conspiracies, Federal child pornography charges, Federal weapons charges, Federal witness tampering/intimidation charges, Federal Medicare and insurance fraud, etc. 

A single Federal case can involve the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), among other agencies, and the team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has the knowledge, experience, and reputation to successfully defend against the substantial resources of the Federal government. 

Because even sentencing in Federal cases is extremely complex as a result of the three volume United States Sentencing Guidelines Manual, you need a Federal criminal defense attorney with experience in constitutional rights, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal trial procedures, and a working knowledge of the United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG). 


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I get arrested?

When you get arrested, the very first thing you should do is call an experienced, aggressive, highly skilled defense attorney. You don't want to call just any lawyer because some lawyers don't do criminal work. Some lawyers do criminal work, some of the time.

We do criminal work all of the time. So call us. Get us on the case immediately. Even if you're only being investigated for a crime and haven't been charged yet there is still time for us to help. Often we can keep you from being charged in the first place. 

What should I say during an interrogation?

During an interrogation, your best play is always to say nothing. It doesn't matter what the police promise you, it doesn't matter what anyone promises you, keep your mouth closed and call your lawyer immediately. We're here to help. 

Am I going to jail?

Whether or not someone goes to jail is going to depend upon a number of factors. What are the charges against you? What's your criminal history like? Is it a high profile case that's going to put pressure on the prosecutor to go against you in a very aggressive fashion? And most importantly, what is your criminal defense attorney like?

Are they experienced? Aggressive? Skillful? We are all those things. So make sure that when your freedom and your life are on the line that you contact us. 

Will my boss find out I've been arrested?

Whether or not an employer finds out about your arrest is oftentimes up to you. However if you have a job that requires a security clearance or you're working with children or you're driving a vehicle, you will oftentimes have to tell your employer. It varies on a case by case basis.

Call me and we can talk about whether or not your employer needs to know about your charges. 

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

There really is no set fee for a criminal defense attorney.

The fee is generally based on a number of factors; the criminal history of the defendant, the nature and the extent of the charges which you're facing,  the skill level of the attorney doing the defense work, their experience their expertise, as well as the high or low profile nature of the case (Is it in all the newspapers? Is it on television? Or is it a case that's flying under the radar?).

Anyone that gives you quote for a fee over the telephone is probably not the right lawyer for you. So call us! Schedule an appointment. We'll give you a FREE consultation and then we'll set a fair fee based upon all of those factors and what fits in your budget.


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