WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU! Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney's in Southern Maryland
We have been winning cases for clients for more than 30 years. Our lawyers are known and respected as aggressive advocates who know the law and get results.At the Lawfirm of James F. Farmer, P.A., we have been winning cases for clients for more than 30 years. Our lawyers are known and respected as aggressive advocates who know the law and get results. Our personal injury lawyers have won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for injured people. Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients who were facing charges ranging from speeding to murder. Our family law attorneys help individuals with issues ranging from adoption to child support and custody to military divorce. Our Our Social Security Disability and workers' comp lawyers battle with government bureaucracies on behalf of the injured and disabled. The late James F. Farmer began the law firm in 1978 after practicing in Prince George's County with Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. He built the firm in Waldorf, Maryland, using sheer aggression, tenacity, and hard work, turning the firm into one that had the reputation as the hardest fighting firm in the history of Southern Maryland. Mr. Farmer, the father, was known as a "bulldog" who never took no for an answer. James E. Farmer has continued in that tradition. The Law Office of James E. Farmer, P.A. is renowned throughout Maryland for its unique combination of being a feared car accident and personal injury firm, but also highly respected for its representation of DUI/traffic clients to major felony criminal defense acumen. Insurance companies know and respect James E. Farmer, Senior Associate Alison Mason Heurich, and its talented associates. Mr. Farmer, the Managing Partner, after growing up as a part of the law firm, has nearly a decade of experience as a trial lawyer, starting with an internship under Daniel J. White, Esquire, in the Circuit Court for St. Mary's County, Maryland, in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he excelled while studying abroad in the United Kingdom, in a comparative law program at University of Aberdeen School of Law in Scotland. His intensive legal studies enabled him to graduate from law school at the University of Baltimore a semester earlier than most of his law school colleagues. Mr. Farmer passed the Bar on his first attempt, and did so with flying colors. After graduating, he immediately continued working at Farmer & Pyles, P.A., but at this point as an Associate Attorney and apprentice under his father. Mr. Farmer gained unique, unprecedented experience in the first years of his practice. Before reaching the age of 30, Mr. Farmer had worked on serious criminal cases such as Attempted Murder, Felony Gun Charges, Armed Robbery, and Drug Distribution and Drug Trafficking charges. Additionally, he handled serious injury and car accident cases to include serious Spinal Injuries (i.e. herniated discs, fractured vertebra, etc), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and many other injuries requiring advanced medical treatment (i.e. spinal fusion surgeries, plate and rod fixations, laminectomies, etc.). Before his 30th birthday, James E. Farmer had achieved more awards and accolades than most attorneys have had in their entire careers. He was named to the Super Lawyer Magazine "Rising Stars" numerous times, recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers numerous times, named to Maryland's Outstanding Young Lawyers, honored by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) as a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney under the age of 40 (at the age of 29), and The Washington Post Magazine honored Mr. Farmer by naming him among Washington, D.C., Metro Area's Outstanding Young Lawyers, Top Attorneys, for work as a Personal Injury Plaintiff lawyer. His success in the law practice extended into the community -- at age 29, Mr. Farmer headlined in Southern Maryland Woman Magazine as the "most eligible bachelor" in Southern Maryland. On a more humble note, the Charles County Bar Association honored Mr. Farmer with an award for his service to the legal community, recognizing his "Exemplification of the Values of Personal Integrity, Competence and Civility," for his legal work and specifically pro bono volunteer work with multiple organizations, to include the Family Recovery Court Program. Mr. Farmer has achieved many personal successes for clients in settlements and jury verdicts. Recently, in November 2015, Carrie Howell's jury award in Prince George's County, Maryland. The firm remains one of the most talented and diverse group of attorneys in the history of southern Maryland. Attorney Alison Heurich, Esq is an aggressive and talented personal injury lawyer, with accolades to include National Trial Lawyer's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers", Top 40 Under 40, Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015 & 2016, and "10 Best" Female Personal Injury Attorney Award. She has handled a wide array of complex personal injury cases such as car accidents, slip & falls, and premises liability cases, and has received millions of dollars for her clients. Michael Klopfer, Esquire, an aggressive litigator who was born and raised in Charles County, has successfully handled many cases from start to finish. He has been the primary attorney on cases ranging from car accidents to complex real estate to serious criminal. His success has resulted in his induction into Rising Stars in 2015 and 2016. He is tremendously effective in court for personal injury cases and other civil and criminal matters. Melvin L. Allen, Jr., Esquire, has quickly become a feared criminal defense attorney and personal injury attorney throughout Southern Maryland. He joined our firm after working as a Prosecutor in Prince George's County for five years. Having extensive criminal experience, he has now handled numerous personal injury cases and has achieved successful results at trial. He worked alongside the late James F. Farmer in the successful defense of a client accused of rape and other related charges. The attorneys at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, P.A., strive to represent clients with the same aggressiveness, vigor, and detail that the founder of this firm did some 38 years ago. The results speak for themselves. As we have done since the inception of this firm, and as we will continue to do: We fight for you, and we win.
3475 Leonardtown Road
Waldorf MD 20601
The late James F. Farmer created the firm in 1979 and, before his passing in August 2016, was one of Southern Maryland's most prominent figures and an infamous attorney in both the personal injury and criminal context. He became the first attorney in Charles County to handle both million dollar injury cases and the most serious criminal cases such as homicides, rapes, and armed robberies. His son, James E. Farmer, now holds the title as the only attorney in the county to handle both of these significant types of cases.
Mr. Farmer was a highly decorated member of the United States Air Force, from where he retired after 20 years in honorable service. During his nearly 40 years of practicing law, he was a President of the Charles County Bar Association, served on the State Board of Trustees for the Public Defender's Office, and was a highly respected and feared attorney throughout the state of Maryland. He was a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, was named to the Top 100 Criminal Attorneys in Maryland by the American Institute of Law, an entity which also honored him as one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in overall Client Satisfaction. He received his undergraduate degree and law degree while on the G.I. Bill, working himself through his education.
Some of Mr. Farmer's most proud accomplishments were totally unrelated to his stellar practice of law. He won numerous conservation awards, to include being twice honored as Conservationist of the Year for Maryland, national runner-up of the prestigious Budweiser Outdoorsman of the Year Award in 2001, past President of the Capital Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, former Chairman of Maryland Quail Unlimited, and former Chairman of the MD Legislative Sporting Caucus. His efforts raised millions of dollars for these, and other, conservation groups. He was a member of the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame, the #1 Recruiter in the year of 1975 for the Air National Guard. He created a bird hunting ranch in Vale, Oregon - The Flying Double F Ranch - which is now run by his son, James E. Farmer, and is nationally renowned as one of the best wild bird hunts in North & South America.
His law legacy continues on through the Law Office of James E. Farmer, P.A. His impact in the community cannot be understated.