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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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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
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Foreclosure Defense
Juvenile Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury or other tort claims only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Solo Attorney and Knight-in-Shining Armor
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
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Law Firms in Towson, MD and King of Prussia, PA
Judicial Law Clerk
Baltimore County Circuit Court
Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence R. Daniels
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Research Techniques
Activities: Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Business Law Journal
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Columbia University
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Coxswain, Men's Heavyweight Crew/Rowing Team; Undergraduate Dormitory Council
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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
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Montgomery Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Escheat? Gesundheit. But For States, It's Nothing To Sneeze At: Delaware v. New York, 113 S.Ct. 1550 (1993)
University of Miami Business Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Ralston Live (online talk show), Perkasie, PA
Ralston Live -
Online talk show - discussing "trash talking" on social media and expunging/sealing criminal records
Electronic Recording in the District Courts, Norristown, PA
Montgomery Bar Association
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
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C. - Official
Legal Answers
806 Questions Answered
Q. Does a emergency custody order need to be signed by a judge
A: Yes, a judge's signature (whether actual or electronic) is necessary. You should be able to get it directly from the Court or the other party's attorney. And you should demand to see it.

Best of luck to you.
Q. I have not seen my 4 year old son in 8 weeks.
A: The police won't enforce a *court* custody order, much less your say-so over who is supposed to have physical custody of your son. Cops aren't in the business of using kids as a rope in a game of tug-of-war between warring parents, and they'll refer you to the court once they make sure everyone's safe.

Biological father's name on the birth certificate is presumptive evidence that he's the father, and any attack on that would have to occur in the courts.

It sounds like you're going to need to file an emergency custody complaint in your county's Court of Common Pleas to get any relief here. If you're having trouble finding an attorney in Lackawanna County, contact that county's bar association's lawyer referral service at 570-969-9600.

Best of luck to you.
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Q. Ex's new gf has a DUI & open drug possession/paraphernalia charges. Can I modify custody to protect daughter?
A: You can file a petition to modify the terms of your custody order *anytime,* and the court will assess any change in circumstances as it relates to the best interests of your daughter. A past DUI on Dad's new girlfriend's record may have little relevance to custody proceedings, esp. if it's not recent and/or she's never driving your daughter -- but could be very relevance if new girlfriend is doing any transportation of your daughter. Drug charges may be of much more interest to a court, however, esp. if narcotics or opiates.

Belligerent chaos/fighting around your daughter is never good, and certainly not if distracting from safe driving -- and active drinking of alcohol in the car isn't good either. New girlfriend badmouthing you around your daughter is a no-go as well. Sounds like filing a petition to nip all of this troubling behavior in the bud might not be a bad idea. Best of luck to you. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
25 W. Airy St., Suite 300
Norristown, PA 19401
Telephone: (267) 663-9995
Fax: (215) 525-4364