J. Eric Gibson

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Meet Annapolis Criminal Defense Attorney J. Eric Gibson

A wholistic approach to protecting clients in Maryland

You’re probably not going to need an attorney all that often. When you do, don’t you want one who can handle anything you throw at him?

My name is Eric Gibson, and I’ve been helping people in need for the last 21 years. Whether you’re facing a criminal charge or need help modifying a child custody order, you deserve an attorney who has the skills, resources and experience to create a path forward. I’ve taken hundreds of cases to trial, and that’s important because it proves I will never force you to accept a plea or settle for less than you deserve.

I have represented police officers and their families throughout Maryland, as well as civilians. I have worked as an appointed attorney with the District Court Commissioners’ Office, and am currently a Hearing Officer with the Department of Justice, where I render opinions on claims that have been denied. I also work with the Office of Justice Assistance, which helps local criminal justice systems run more smoothly.

Why? Because I believe that the best way to protect my clients is to the protect the system itself. The justice systems, both civil and criminal, are where everyone is supposed to get a fair shake. I want to make sure the people who come to me for help have the best possible chance at justice – no matter what they’re up against. It is my philosophy that clients need to be engaged in that process, and in their own futures, at every step. It’s why I communicate with clients constantly: I want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your path forward.

When I’m not in the office, you might find me out on the water or taking my motorcycle for a ride. You might also find me traveling or camping with my extraordinary wife of 25 years and our children.

Attorney J Eric Gibson

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Child Support Orders
  • Estate Planning

Education

  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1996
  • BS, Political Science, University of South Carolina, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals for Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Prior Work Experience

  • Akman and Associates, P.C., Associate, 2016 – 2019
  • Haskell and Zimmerman, Of Counsel, 2014 – 2016
  • Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A., Associate, 2006 – 2014

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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
5.0
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
5.0
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

Drew Cochran is an outstanding defense attorney. Seasoned, savvy, and smart, he knows the law and understands how to apply it to get the maximum benefit for his client. He keeps his eye on the big picture—getting the best results possible—while attending to the smallest details to ensure success. He is accessible, responsive, and user-friendly, while communicating clearly with the client. And with a fair, single-fee, cost structure for his services, he is also cost-effective and economical, and doesn’t “keep the hourly-rate meter running” for the time he invests in the case. If you’re looking for a super-effective attorney who can get results even against the odds, Drew Cochran should be your choice. Sign me VHC for Very Happy Client

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
5.0
2017-11-16T15:00:24+00:00

~ Client

Drew Cochran is an outstanding defense attorney. Seasoned, savvy, and smart, he knows the law and understands how to apply it to get the maximum benefit for his client. He keeps his eye on the big picture—getting the best results possible—while attending to the smallest details to ensure success. He is accessible, responsive, and user-friendly, while communicating clearly with the client. And with a fair, single-fee, cost structure for his services, he is also cost-effective and economical, and doesn’t “keep the hourly-rate meter running” for the time he invests in the case. If you’re looking for a super-effective attorney who can get results even against the odds, Drew Cochran should be your choice. Sign me VHC for Very Happy Client

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
5.0
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

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
5.0
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. 

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
5.0
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.
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