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Our Experience

People who face criminal charges, have family law matters or have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Westminster, Maryland, often require a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. At McFadden Law Offices, we are passionate about serving our clients and ensuring their rights are upheld throughout the legal process. We have handled criminal trials both at the District Court level and Circuit Court level for everything from a simple traffic ticket, to DUI, to firearms and drugs, to possession with the intent to distribute, to burglary, and theft in Carroll County, Baltimore County (Essex, Towson and Catonsville), Howard County, Harford County, Frederick County and Baltimore City. Our team of professionals has the experience necessary to bring optimal results for clients in Carroll County and the Baltimore metro area.

During a free initial consultation, we listen to the details surrounding each case and help clients explore their legal options. The ultimate goal is to have our clients acquitted of the charges or found Not Guilty, and we will take a case to trial, but we also are able to work out plea deals if the facts so dictate, and look for alternatives to incarceration or minimize the incarceration through a comprehensive mitigation argument. We understand the long-term ramifications that a criminal record can have our clients and the effect it can have on their family, relationships, significant others, children, and job just to name a few. We are knowledgeable, diligent, well-prepared, and determined to represent you to achieve the best results.

About Us

Founding attorney David M. McFadden, Esquire, is well-versed in criminal law and the criminal justice process. Prior to opening the McFadden Law Offices, Mr. McFadden was an intern at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, a mediator at the Attorney General’s Office, and a law clerk working in private practice for two years. Mr. McFadden attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense, Maryland Association for Justice, Carroll County Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association and American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Mr. McFadden is also a Lawyer of Distinction in Criminal Defense, was named Avvo’s Client’s Choice in Criminal Defense for 2016, and recently completed a three-day DWI Detection Seminar. His five-star client reviews and testimonials show that former patrons of the McFadden Law Offices strongly recommend Mr. McFadden as a compassionate and attentive advocate.

Sara E. Rigdon joined the firm in 2015 as a Law Clerk, and upon passing the Maryland State Bar, was made an Associate with the firm. Ms. Rigdon attended the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she was a writing fellow and a student attorney who provided pro bono legal services to low-income clients. She is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Maryland Association for Justice. She is a tremendous asset to the firm and handles DUI/DWI cases, traffic matters, assaults, thefts, and drug possession cases, and peace and protective orders. Ms. Rigdon also zealously represents clients in divorce, custody, and child support matters.


  • I was very happy with how easy it was to get in touch with Dave.  He also explained everything to me as my case progressed.


  • Dave is approachable, nonjudgmental, not intimidating and very knowledgeable.

    C. O'Neill

  • I’d recommend you because you did a great job keeping me out of jail and you were able to get me the best deal possible.  Dave did very well in responding to my legal needs and I don’t believe it could have been any better.

    D. Butler