Meet Annapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Gill A. Cochran
Need a criminal defense lawyer? Call me in Annapolis or Ellicott City at any time
So you’ve been charged with a crime and you’re starting to panic: Am I going to go to jail? Am I going to prison? Do I need a lawyer? Can I afford a lawyer? Which lawyer do I pick?
My name is Gill A. Cochran (but please – call me Drew), the founder of Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law in Annapolis. For the last 22 years, I’ve worked as a criminal defense attorney in Anne Arundel, Allegany, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s on the Western Shore, and Kent, Caroline, Cecil, Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties on the Eastern Shore, helping people just like you fight for their freedom.
I know you’re scared. I know you’re anxious. I know you’re angry, and frustrated, and overwhelmed by what’s happening to you. That’s what I’m here: to help you get through it all, one day at a time, and to advise you about your rights and your options for fighting criminal charges. So take a deep breath, pick up your phone and call me. We’ll get through this together; I’ve got your back.
A little bit about me
Picking the right attorney can be tough – especially if you’ve never worked with one before, and you feel like your chances of staying on the outside of the prison bars are slipping away. You want to make sure you pick the right guy for the job. So here’s what you should know about me.
I graduated from Curry College with a B.A., earned my law degree (a juris doctor, or J.D.) from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1997 and passed the Maryland Bar Exam the next year (1998). I’ve always practiced in Annapolis, but I opened up shop on my own in 2012. I was selected by my peers as a “Leading Attorney” by What’s Up Annapolis Magazine in 2011, have been named to Super Lawyers since 2019, and I’m a member of a number of legal organizations and associations, such as:
I’m licensed to practice anywhere in Maryland, but I’m also licensed in federal courts: U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. That’s a big deal, because federal charges are serious charges; a conviction will stay on your record for the rest of your life unless you receive a Presidential pardon. I point this out because I want you to know that no matter how big or small of a case you have, or where it’s being tried, you can trust me to help you through it.
It’s not all about work, though. I have a soft spot for golden retrievers. My dog is, hands-down, the best exercise motivator in the world. He wakes me up every day at 6:30 so we can go for a run together. I’m a Ravens fan and I play fantasy football, and my kids play soccer and hockey. So if you want to talk stats or compare cardio programs to get your mind off of things for a little bit, I can do that, too.