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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
  • 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
590 Questions Answered

Q. Why is child support Based on one parent
A: It's not. In calculating child support, a court/Domestic Relations looks at the incomes (or earning capacities) of both parents and than "runs the numbers." It may be, however, that one parent is determined to have zero income/earning capacity for any number of reasons, in which case it does appear that only the other parent's work situation is being considered.
Q. What kind of trouble will I be in for not providing the non custodial parent with childcare receipts?
A: If you can provide proof at any court hearing, my gut feeling is that there will be no penalty against you. If, however, you can't provide proof of payment for child care, a court may reduce your child support award accordingly. But if you can provide such proof to your ex *before* the hearing, then do that ASAP. Best of luck to you.
Q. In PA, can a non-custodial parent seek partial custody post divorce?
A: Absolutely yes.
Q. Can someone parent who through a tantrum at court hearing signs away their parental get any custody after that episode
A: Honestly, kind of hard to understand your question! When you say "signing away their parental rights," you could mean two things: (1) at a termination of parental rights hearing (in Orphans' Court), a parent literally does sign away parental rights, or (2) at a custody hearing (in Family Court), a parent agrees to give up or limit custodial or visitation rights. To determine which one you're talking about, I suggest you sit down with an experienced family law attorney to go over everything. That's the only way you're going to get all of the answers you seek. Best of luck to you.
Q. If my ex husband has been working a lot of overtime can I take him back to court?
A: When you say "take him back to court," do you mean to increase any alimony award he may be paying right now, or to increase a child support payment? If the former, likely not - although perhaps, if the alimony award/agreement allows for modification. You'll need to have a family law attorney review all the paperwork on that issue to give you a more definitive answer. If the latter, and your "child" is now an adult, your ex-husband no longer has any obligation to pay child support or college expenses -- unless you two signed a written agreement saying otherwise ,and that agreement was incorporated into your divorce decree. Again, if there is such a written agreement, sit down with a family law attorney to go over such things -- that attorney will need to review anything and everything that is in writing. Best of luck to you.
Q. Can I file to get my restitution payment back?
A: If you've already pleaded guilty, then no. If you want to contest your guilty plea, there are few appellate grounds to do so and those must be filed within 30 days -- but then you'll be headed for a trial if you will on appeal. And perhaps you get a harsher penalty or sentence if you lose at a new trial. My guess, however, is that you still want to keep the benefit of the plea deal but not pay restitution now, and that's not going to happen. I often tell my clients in situations such like yours that part of the plea deal is to pay money in restitution. If you don't want to do that, then don't take the plea and go to trial. Most decide to take the plea anyway, and I'll bet that's what you did too. If not, talk to your attorney ASAP. Best of luck to you.
Q. Hi, my husband has been paying child support with no court order
A: She's blowing smoke, and cannot seek "back support."
Q. Does a rule 600 waiver affect the 180 day rule?
A: Yes. And presuming that you're referring to speedy trial rights when you say "the 180 day rule."
Q. will my fanice go to jail?
A: No idea -- but his probation agent would know. I suggest he contact that agent to discuss the intentions of the probation office. Best of luck to him.
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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