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
  • 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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury or other tort claims only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Solo Attorney and Knight-in-Shining Armor
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.
- Current
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
Columbia University
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Coxswain, Men's Heavyweight Crew/Rowing Team; Undergraduate Dormitory Council
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
- Current
Montgomery Bar Association
- Current
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
Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C. - Official
Legal Answers
537 Questions Answered

Q. I received a speeding ticket. I pleaded not guilty. I received my court date and the date is listed from a year prior.
A: The hearing date, or the date of the traffic offense on the ticket itself? Either way, I believe the court will allow an amendment of the date for clerical error and it *won't* get tossed out.
Q. Daughter in Pennsylvania. Can Grandmother and step father take granddaughter?
A: Sounds like a mess! Under Pennsylvania law, grandparents do have standing to seek custody of grandchildren. A stepfather who actively cared for the child could also have standing to seek custody under recently amended Pennsylvania law as well. At this point, a judge is involved and will make determinations based on the best interests of the child -- and may even appoint a guardian ad litem and/or separate counsel for the child to make sure the child's needs are being communicated and respected. YOU can also contact CPS and offer yourselves up as a resource if needed. No one is "taking" the child at this point. A judge will determine where and with whom the child should reside. Best of luck to everyone involved.
Q. Can an organization release a current employee because they want to hire the previous one instead?
A: Yes, unless you had some written employment contract which promises you employment for a particular length of time. My guess is that there is no such contract, and so your employer can terminate you "at will." You would, however, be eligible for unemployment compensation, and you can apply for that online through the Department of Labor and Industry. If you haven't already, I suggest you do so today. Best of luck to you.
Q. PA, DUI Question
A: And your question is? Do your best and deal with things if you can't get the classes completed by February 9th . . . but do everything you can to complete them, and document your conversation with probation (like emails instead of, or in addition to phone calls, etc.). You can also reach out to the Assistant District Attorney and ask for additional time to complete the classes, and I imagine you'll be given the extra time if your request is reasonable. Best of luck to you.
Q. married 29 yrs. will I receive half of my husband ‘s pension if I file for divorce or
A: You'll likely receive some of your husband's pension, yes. How much? It depends on how else the court may distribute the marital assets. But half of his pension is probably a good starting point. Best of luck to you. If you'd like to discuss your case in further detail, feel free to contact me offsite.
Q. Actually my husband told me to post the question given our lawyer had been the judge.
A: It seems like you're responding here to an answer given by another attorney previously here on Justia - but what was the original question? Regardless, you're going to be hard-pressed to have any attorney here on Justia "second guess" your existing attorney who knows your case, all of the factual details, etc. Without knowing *anything* about your case, the best I can suggest is that you request an office meeting with your present attorney if you're not satisfied with his representation and talk about it with him. That's the first step whenever there's a disagreement or other problem, right? Best of luck to you.
Q. I was charged with #1-Int Poss Contr Subst By Per Not Reg #2-Marijuana, small Amt, personal use
A: Probably not any, but -- at least on the law books -- the maximum incarceration time for a small amount of marijuana is one year. It also depends on the jurisdiction. Philadelphia? No time. One of the more rural counties in the middle of the state? Those charges might be taken more seriously. In any event, the most serious charge you're facing is the first one - which is usually possession of some drug *other than* marijuana. If you're talking about prescription pills or narcotics like heroin/fentanyl, you may get smacked. Get yourself an attorney. Best of luck to you.
Q. PA State Trooper gave me a ticket then told me to "plead not guilty". What does this mean?
A: They could. It could also mean that the trooper will agree to drop it down to a lesser charge -- like a lesser number of miles per hour over the speed limit. That could mean less (or no) points on your driver's license, and/or a lesser fine. I think it's a good idea. You'll have to send in the entire amount due for *this* ticket, but will get a refund in the mail if the ticket is pitched entirely or if the fines are less. Best of luck to you.
Q. My brother has been living with me for 9 months but my mom still has custody. How can I gain legal custody of him?
A: File a petition for child custody of him. Under some recent law changes, you now have standing "in loco parentis" to make such a filing with the court. Best of luck to you.
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25 W. Airy St., Suite 300
Norristown, PA 19401
Fax: (215) 525-4364