GRC50977-Staples, II Esquire, Edwin HTed Staples is the Managing Member of Staples Law Group, LLC.

Mr. Staples has over 25 years of litigation experience throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Staples began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Karwacki, Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals. He is one of the few attorneys who actually has had a case in every jurisdiction of the State; from Ocean City to Garrett County and every stop in between.

Mr. Staples focuses his practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense, as well as personal injury litigation. He has handled nearly every type of case from major felonies to simple speeding tickets. In the area of personal injury work, he has achieved million dollar awards for clients; as well as defending cases worth millions of dollars.

While Mr. Staples is no stranger to the courtroom, he also understands that there are cases that need to be resolved without the expense of a trial. Whether it is through Arbitration, Mediation or just good old fashioned common sense, he knows how to get the best results for his clients.

Mr. Staples has been a guest lecturer on both civil and criminal law at numerous seminars throughout Maryland during his career. He has also mentored numerous younger attorneys, helping them grow their practice areas and improve their careers.

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Bar Admittance:

Maryland (1990)
District of Columbia (1992)
United State District Courts for Maryland and the District of Columbia (1993)

Education:

University of Baltimore Law School, J.D. 1990
University of Virginia, B.A. 1980

Professional Associations:

Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Calvert County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Prince George’s County Bar Association
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
Maryland Defense Council, Inc.

Civic Involvement:

Anne Arundel County Bar Association

  • President (2005 – 2006)
  • Board of Trustees (1999 – 2010)

Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation

  • President (2007 – 2008)
  • Board Member (2005 – 2010)

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Board of Governors (2006 – 2008)
  • Executive Committee Member (2007 – 2008)
  • Co-Chair of Program Committee (2006 – 2011)
  • Long Range Planning Committee (2007 – 2012)
  • Judicial Appointments Committee (2008 – present, Co-Chair 2009 – 2013)

Maryland Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
National Conference of Bar Presidents, Fellow
Calvert County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2006 – 2008)
The Chrysalis House, Board of Directors and General Counsel (2014 – present)
Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, Founding Board Member
University of Virginia Alumni Association, Maryland Chapter
The Calverton School, Board of Trustees (2009 – 2015) and General Counsel (2009 – present)
Anne Arundel County Judicial Nominating Commission (2003 – 2007) and (2015 – present)

Honors/Awards:

Maryland Top 100 Lawyers 2016
Maryland Super Lawyers: 2012 – present