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Cary B. Hall

Cary B. Hall

Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Divorce...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

My practice focuses on civil, criminal and family law litigation with over 20 years of tested experience throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have successfully tried civil and criminal jury trials, contested family law hearings, administrative proceedings and appeals. My passion is assisting individuals and small businesses with their legal issues.

Many moons ago, I earned an Ivy League degree in philosophy from Columbia University, and then my law degree from the University of Miami. While in law school, I was involved in graduate student government and was a contributing author and editor of the University of Miami Business Law Journal.

I began my legal career as a judicial law clerk in Towson, Maryland, and first established my own law practice there at the age of 26. I moved to Pennsylvania in 2000, and revived my solo practice after working for a few years with local law firms. These early efforts were rewarded by being named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star” in 2005 and 2006 by the publishers of Philadelphia magazine. Since then, and based upon my law firm experiences, I have found that I can best serve my clients one-on-one as a solo attorney.

I also serve as an arbitrator in civil court cases, and have been court-appointed as defense counsel in state criminal prosecutions. In addition to my solo law practice, I additionally serve as a Special Assistant Public Defender in Magisterial District Courts throughout Montgomery County. I’m a contributing author (and have even been editor-in-chief) to the Montgomery Bar Association’s Civil Practice Manual, the definitive legal manual for practicing law in Montgomery County.

Currently, I am privileged to be a trusted advisor and knight-in-shining-armor to satisfied clients throughout the country. I pride myself on providing personalized and affordable legal service to my clients and I even return phone calls, something that doesn’t always happen with larger law firms.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury or other tort claims only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Solo Attorney and Knight-in-Shining Armor
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
- Current
Attorney
Law Firms in Towson, MD and King of Prussia, PA
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Judicial Law Clerk
Baltimore County Circuit Court
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Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence R. Daniels
Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Research Techniques
Activities: Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Business Law Journal
Columbia University
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Coxswain, Men's Heavyweight Crew/Rowing Team; Undergraduate Dormitory Council
Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Star
Law and Politics/Philadelphia magazine
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Star
Law and Politics/Philadelphia magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 85747
Member
- Current
Montgomery Bar Association
- Current
Publications
Speaking Engagements
How to Conduct a Successful Client Intake Interview, Montgomery Bar Association
Montgomery Bar Association
Speaker/instructor concerning initial client interviews in criminal defense cases.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C. - Official
Legal Answers
585 Questions Answered

Q. Can I file to get my restitution payment back?
A: If you've already pleaded guilty, then no. If you want to contest your guilty plea, there are few appellate grounds to do so and those must be filed within 30 days -- but then you'll be headed for a trial if you will on appeal. And perhaps you get a harsher penalty or sentence if you lose at a new trial. My guess, however, is that you still want to keep the benefit of the plea deal but not pay restitution now, and that's not going to happen. I often tell my clients in situations such like yours that part of the plea deal is to pay money in restitution. If you don't want to do that, then don't take the plea and go to trial. Most decide to take the plea anyway, and I'll bet that's what you did too. If not, talk to your attorney ASAP. Best of luck to you.
Q. Hi, my husband has been paying child support with no court order
A: She's blowing smoke, and cannot seek "back support."
Q. Does a rule 600 waiver affect the 180 day rule?
A: Yes. And presuming that you're referring to speedy trial rights when you say "the 180 day rule."
Q. will my fanice go to jail?
A: No idea -- but his probation agent would know. I suggest he contact that agent to discuss the intentions of the probation office. Best of luck to him.
Q. Will filing gender discrimination with EEOC help or damage potential lawsuit?
A: It's my understanding that filing with the EEOC is a *prerequisite* to filing a later lawsuit, so better get it done if you want to preserve your rights to file in federal court! Best of luck to you.
Q. When our son has no job and has been served a summons for debt collection, what does he have to do?
A: First, he must first be officially served with the lawsuit. If this "service of process" is not satisfactorily obtained, then NOTHING happens: the court cannot enter a judgment against him without proper notice of the lawsuit. Some folks successfully dodge adverse judgments by ducking service of the lawsuit from the beginning. Best of luck to him.
Q. After a sentence is handed to an inmate and trial is over. Can a sentence be modified again
A: A motion for modification on various grounds can be filed within 10 days of the sentencing. Of course, a successful appeal can also result in a new sentence as well.
Q. I drove the wrong way up a one way street to do fixes on my car and was fined and ticketed. What can I do?
A: You can plead "not guilty" and then go in and explain your situation to the judge -- maybe he or she will cut you a break. Best of luck to you.
Q. 4 duis in 8 months. All occurred prior to the 1st being sentenced.
A: Due to a law change a few years back, his 3rd and 4th DUIs will *not* be considered 1st offenses. Your husband needs to hire a good criminal defense attorney, and now. He's in trouble, and DUIs have escalating penalties the more you rack up with mandatory minimum sentences. Best of luck to him -- he's gonna need it.
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Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
25 W. Airy St., Suite 300
Norristown, PA 19401
USA
Telephone: (267) 663-9995
Fax: (215) 525-4364