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"When we first entered the law firm, we decided this was the actual place we needed to be, because [everyone at the firm was] very welcoming, and they made us feel very comfortable and very relaxed."

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Experienced Trial Attorneys

Our legal team includes attorneys Ivan J. Bates, Tony Garcia and Mary Lloyd. Together, we have 35 years of experience handling complex matters.

We are former prosecutors who understand the court system from both sides. We are skilled appellate attorneys who leverage our knowledge of the judicial system to ensure that our clients can gain a victory from defeat.


Baltimore Criminal Appeal Lawyers

Annapolis Appellate Attorneys

Our Maryland legal team provides post-conviction relief as well as appellate representation for criminal convictions. At Bates & Garcia, P.C., our lawyers understand that an appeal may represent your last shot at victory. We devote the necessary time, talent and resources to ensure that your one shot is the best shot.

Our legal team possesses sophisticated appellate experience. Attorney Ivan J. Bates has argued appellate matters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in Maryland's state and trial courts. Attorney Mary Lloyd has worked on numerous appellate matters, and she has written winning briefs for state, federal and appellate courts. Attorney Tony Garcia has more than 10 years of experience as a former assistant state's attorney. He understands trial procedures and how they can affect an appeal.

Our Baltimore criminal appeal attorneys take a team approach. We work together to ensure that each client benefits from our vast experience and knowledge. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Thorough Representation

As skilled appellate lawyers, we understand the complex criminal appeal process. We go through each trial record thoroughly. We know that an argument can be won due to the most obscure facts. We take time to research the facts to find the right argument.

Our appellate representation includes post-conviction relief for criminal convictions as well as writs of error coram nobis. We will evaluate your situation from every angle to help you find victory after suffering defeat.

Free Consultations

Our Maryland legal team is available to discuss your complex matter at 410-814-4600 or toll free at 410-814-4600. For your convenience, we also accept e-mails.

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Bates & Garcia, P.C.
201 North Charles Street, Suite 1900
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Bates & Garcia, P.C., provides comprehensive representation throughout Maryland, including Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Prince George's County and Montgomery County, as well as the communities of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Annapolis, Essex, Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Towson, Glen Burnie, Randallstown, Woodlawn, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Joppatowne, Westminster, Sykesville, Bowie and Rockville.