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Meet Annapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Gill A. Cochran

Experience and resources on your side, when you’re facing criminal charges in Maryland

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, founder Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law in Annapolis, and I’m here to tell you this: take a deep breath, pick up your phone and call me. For the last 18 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. 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 with 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, and I’m a member of a number of legal organizations and associations, such as:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association

I’m also licensed in federal court. 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, 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.

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The types of cases I handle

I meant it when I said I take all types of cases. From traffic violations to misdemeanors to federal felony charges, I have the chops to handle your case. There aren’t many criminal defense cases in Maryland I won’t handle, but most of my clients are people seeking help with:

I don’t shy away from the tough cases; if anything, I thrive on them. I tackle any challenge presented to me with the same grit and determination I’ve had my whole life. If you need an Annapolis criminal defense lawyer who knows his stuff, and who doesn’t back down for a fight, it’s time to give me a call.

Why you want me on your side

Look – there are a lot of Annapolis criminal defense attorneys out there, and you deserve to know what it is that sets me apart from the rest of them. My philosophy is built around the “Three As:”

  • Availability: You call me, you get me. My phone doesn’t get turned off. You can call, text or email me at any time on any day or night, and I’ll be there. If I’m in court or with another client, though, I’ll get back to you ASAP, or ask my staff to call you back to get more information. There will always be someone to answer your questions, and 99% of the time, that someone is me.
  • Accessibility: What good is finding the best possible Annapolis criminal defense lawyer if you can’t access him because of the cost, right? Don’t worry about fees and costs. We’re going to talk about it face to face, and we’re going to come up with a solution that fits with what you need.
  • Approachability: Hiring a lawyer is scary enough without feeling like you’re being pushed around by some stuffed shirt who thinks he’s better than you. I know your charges are serious, and I know that your future might be on the line – but I also know there’s more to you than what you’re accused of doing. I want you to feel completely comfortable with me when you’re in my office or we’re together in court. You don’t ever have to be afraid to call me or to tell me what you need, or what you’re frightened of.

At the end of the day, you deserve to work with an Annapolis criminal defense attorney who sees you for you, and who will always tell you the truth. I’ve been successful because I work hard and with integrity, because I respect my clients and their needs, and because I’m not afraid to throw down (legally, of course) when it matters most.

The right Annapolis criminal defense lawyer for you

When you’re charged with a crime in Maryland, time is not on your side. You want an attorney who’s going to listen to your story and fight for your rights – and I know I’m the right person to do just that. To find out more about my services, or to schedule a consultation at my law office, Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, please call 410-777-8103 or fill out this contact form. When you need an Annapolis criminal defense lawyer on your side, all you need to remember is this: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

Client

I want to thank you for your representation of [our] case. You did a wonderful job in bringing the truth to the jury. You were magnificent in the court room. You gave us our day in court. Thank You.

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:54:27+00:00

~ Client

I want to thank you for your representation of [our] case. You did a wonderful job in bringing the truth to the jury. You were magnificent in the court room. You gave us our day in court. Thank You.

Client

We wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did to help [our child] through this difficult phase of his life. The additional time that you spent and your effort to take a personal interest in his welfare and progress was certainly far beyond what one would expect. We are most grateful and pleased with your professional services but let's hope we don't have to rely on them in the future.

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:53:57+00:00

~ Client

We wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did to help [our child] through this difficult phase of his life. The additional time that you spent and your effort to take a personal interest in his welfare and progress was certainly far beyond what one would expect. We are most grateful and pleased with your professional services but let's hope we don't have to rely on them in the future.

Client

Thank you for guiding me through this process. You were efficient and results oriented but also understanding of my bigger picture. I appreciate your patience in listening to my concerns. However, at the end of the day, results matter and you provided the best results for a very serious matter. I would recommend you to anyone facing a district court matter.

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:53:19+00:00

~ Client

Thank you for guiding me through this process. You were efficient and results oriented but also understanding of my bigger picture. I appreciate your patience in listening to my concerns. However, at the end of the day, results matter and you provided the best results for a very serious matter. I would recommend you to anyone facing a district court matter.

Client

This is a lawyer that cares about who you are and helping you through the situation. Dealing with such life impacting challenge can be overwhelming, yet Mr. Cochran treats you like family and takes his time to understand your case as well as how it is impacting you. He provides exceptional law support based upon his years of experience and knowledge. Mr. Cochran is someone that you want on your side.

Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2017-03-24T14:01:06+00:00

Client

This is a lawyer that cares about who you are and helping you through the situation. Dealing with such life impacting challenge can be overwhelming, yet Mr. Cochran treats you like family and takes his time to understand your case as well as how it is impacting you. He provides exceptional law support based upon his years of experience and knowledge. Mr. Cochran is someone that you want on your side.

Client

The best lawyer I ever had or dealt with. Very easy to communicate and always able to speak to you without having you wait for days for an answer. Every time he has said something he will take care of that day he actually has done it and took care of it. 

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-02T18:41:06+00:00

~ Client

The best lawyer I ever had or dealt with. Very easy to communicate and always able to speak to you without having you wait for days for an answer. Every time he has said something he will take care of that day he actually has done it and took care of it. 
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