James E. Farmer

Managing Partner

Location: Waldorf, Maryland

Phone: 301-965-0630

Fax: 301-843-8464

Email: jefarmer@farmer-law.com

James E Farmer

Mr. Farmer received a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his undergraduate program, he studied abroad at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Mr. Farmer graduated law school a semester early and, as part of his legal education, excelled in the Comparative Law program at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

He has also completed a comprehensive training course in mediation training and earned a mediation certificate. In 2014, he was named to Maryland’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, and he was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012 through 2014. In 2013, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) honored Mr. Farmer as a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney under the age of 40. He was selected to the 2014 and 2015 “Maryland Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers Magazine, which comes as a result of an intensive selection process requiring third-party validation of accomplishments and trial results.

He has also headlined “Southern Maryland Women’s Magazine.” The Charles County Bar Association honored Mr. Farmer in December 2013 with an award for his service to the legal community, recognizing his “Exemplification of the Values of Personal Integrity, Competence and Civility.” The award was based on his legal work and specifically his pro-bono volunteer work with multiple organizations, to include the Family Recovery Court Program.

Magazine Cover The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40


Crime Watch
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Client Champion 2018

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense
Drug Crimes, DUI/DWI, and Traffic violations
Personal Injury
Murder***, Major Felonies

***Mr. Farmer is the only private criminal attorney in Maryland to defend multiple cases of Murder involving a Death from Drug/Opioid Overdose by Alleged Drug Dealer, and one of only a very limited few in the entire United States.


  • Aberdeen University School of Law, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D.
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Study Abroad
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    • Political Science
    • Honors: Dean’s List

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys: Washington, D.C. Metro Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2014, as published in the Washington Post Magazine
  • Recognized in the Worldwide Registry’s 2014-2015 Edition for excelling in the practice of car accident, criminal defense and DWI/DUI law
  • Completed comprehensive training course of Mediation Training pursuant to MD Rule 17-106
  • Awarded Mediation Certificate
  • National Trial Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, 2014 – 2018
  • Headlined in Southern Maryland Women’s Magazine
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys — Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney under the age of 40
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012 – 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Baltimore Magazine, Top Attorneys -Rising Stars in Maryland, 2017
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Criminal Lawyers Under 40 , 2018
  • Avvo.com Client’s Choice Award, 2016 – 2018
  • Avvo.com – 10.0 Out of 10.0 , 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Client Champion, Platinum , 2018
    National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers, Top 10 Lawyer Under the age of 40 , 2013
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Maryland, 2016