At the Law Offices of Thomas and Cawood, our approach to the practice of law is both thorough and practical. Your case will be handled by James Thomas or Elizabeth Cawood, both veteran trial lawyers, who bring years of litigation experience with them to the courtroom. You need not worry that you will have to communicate with anyone other than Mr. Thomas or Ms. Cawood regarding your case, or that your case will be handed off to an inexperienced associate as in some of the larger firms.


Our approach to practicing law is diligent and aggressive. We leave no stone unturned. We interview each and every witness and research the law on each and every case. We conduct discovery and carefully prepare for every case for the possibility of trial. We also spend time explaining the options available to our clients. As your attorneys, it is our job to make sure you understand the consequences of the decisions you make. We will also discuss your goals with you. Some clients wish to quickly resolve their criminal case by seeking the best possible plea agreement. Others want to go to trial and seek an acquittal. In either situation, we have the negotiation and litigation skills you need. Thomas and Cawood offer free consultations as well as weekend and evening hours by appointment.

We take a similar aggressive approach to auto accident and personal injury claims. In the beginning, we thoroughly investigate your auto accident case on your behalf. We identify insurance resources available for your claim. Once we take on a case, we prepare each and every auto accident case from the beginning, as if it is going to trial. This insures our clients will receive the very best offer, should they decide to settle their case before trial. Whether through settlement or trial, let our experience and expertise deliver the outstanding results you deserve.

We have a longstanding commitment to client communication and contact our clients on a regular basis to keep them informed and up to date regarding the progress of their cases. When we take your auto accident/personal injury case, there is never a fee charged unless we collect. Whether you hire us for a criminal, traffic, auto accident/personal injury, family law, or estate planning matter, we will represent you with confidence, skill and expertise.

The Law Offices of Thomas and Cawood provide legal advice and representation for clients in Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County,

Howard County, Frederick County, Baltimore County, Cecil County, Harford County, as well as the Southern Maryland Counties and Washington, D.C.

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