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J.R. Francomano, Attorney at Law. Francomano & Francomano, P.A.

J.R. Francomano, Attorney at Law

Francomano & Francomano, P.A.
J.R. Francomano has a law practice in Towson (MD)
410-307-1100
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Lawyer has extensive experience representing clients in Business Law, Contracts, Criminal Defense, Litigation, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wills & Probate matters.
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101 E. Chesapeake Avenue Suite 200 Towson, MD 21286
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Practice Area
Business Law: Advertising, Antitrust Law, Domestic, Banking Law (Investment Crimes, Investment Funds Fraud), Business Formation (Bying & Selling Business, Corporations, Creation, Hedge Fund Formations, Joint Venture, LLC, LLP Formation & Disputes, Partnerships), Commercial, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Leasing, Communications & Media, Construction & Development, Contracts involving State & Minicipality, Controlled Substances Law, Corporate Finance & Taxation, Creditor's Rights, Customs Disputes, Debt Collection, Debt Settlement, Directors' & Officers' Liability, False Advertising, Federal Contracts, Federal Grants, Foreign Investments (Emerging Markets Capabilities), Franchising, Gaming Law, Government Construction Contracts, Institutional Investing, Interests, Internal Investigative Services, International Transactions (Imports & Exports Operations, International Arbitration, International Business Operations, International Law, International Trade Regulations), Licensing, Locating Funds, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Non-Profit Corporations, Professional Corporations, Public Offerings, Reorganizations & Restructuring, RICO Act, State & Minicipal Bonds, Trade Associations, Unfair Competition (False Designation of Origin), Venture Capital (Financial Markets Analysis)
Contracts: Commercial Contracts, Contract Disputes, Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation, Employment Contracts, Franchise Contracts, Government Contracts, Lending Agreements, Secured Transactions, UCC
Criminal Defense: Crimes Against Property (Arson, Burglary, Hot Checks, Larceny, Shoplifting, Theft, Vandalism), Crimes Involving Drugs, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Record Expungement, Driving Under Influence/DWI, Extradition, Federal Crime, Felonies, Felony Auto Accidents, Fraud & Financial Crimes (Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering, Racketeering, Securities Fraud), Grand Jury Proceeding, Gun Charges, Homicide, Inmate's Rights & Prison, Internet Offences & Computer Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Kidnapping; Forgery, Misdemeanors, Parole and Probation Violations, Police Brutality, Posession of Firearm, Prostitution, Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft, Search & Seizure, Sex Crimes, Solicitation & Pandering, Traffic & Moving Violations, White Collar Crime
Litigation: Appellate Practice, Business & Commercial Litigation (Engineering Litigation), Class Action, Conflicts of Law, General Civil Litigation (Expert & Witness Testimony, Fiduciary Abuse), Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct, Writs
Personal Injury: Brain Injury, Car Accidents (Experienced Aggressive Representation), Construction accidents, Defective Highway Design, Defective Products (Defective Electronics, Design Defects & Manufacturing Defects, Unsafe Drugs & Other Products), Fires, Food-borne illness, Fractures, Intentional Torts (Assault & Battery, Conversion, Dog Bites & Animal Attacks, False Imprisonment, Nuisance, Slander & Libel, Trespass), Mass Accidents (Air Crash, Bus, Train, Subway Accidents, Plant Explosions), Motorcycle Accidents, Slip & Fall, Dangerous Conditions, Toxic Torts (Asbestos Exposure, Infant Lead Poisoning, Pesticides, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure; Hazardous Waste, Toxic Mold), Wrongful Death
Professional Malpractice: Medical Malpractice (Prescription Drug Errors), Professional Malpractice - Other
Wills & Probate: Probate, Wills drafting
Fees
Free initial consultation: Yes, Dealing with criminal charges is a frightening experience. The legal system is complex and confusing and one should never face a criminal charge without an experienced criminal lawyer to protect their rights, and that is why we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Hourly Rates: Personal Injury Cases - NO RECOVERY NO FEE - If we do not win or settle your case, you do not pay for our legal services. That's our promise to you and your family. You need a lawyer who can get you the compensation you deserve.
Fixed-Price Services: Varies depending upon the complexity and the issues involved in each case.
Qualification & Experience
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland (MD) 1999
Court Admissions
Maryland Court of Appeals (1999)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2001)
United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2015)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
    Education

    Degree:J.D.
    School:Washington University
    State:MD
    Year:1998
    Honors: Intern Honor Roll of the St. Louis County Public Defenders Office - Master
    Accomplishments: Environmental Moot Court Competition - Quarterfinalist & Criminal Moot Court Competition - Semifinalist

    Degree:B.A.
    School:Washington College
    State:MD
    Year:1992
    Honors: Scholar Athlete 1991 & 1992
    Accomplishments: Member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and Three year member of the Varsity Baseball Team
    Experience
    Francomano & Francomano, P.A., 101 E. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 200, Towson, MD 21286 Partner December 2008 – Present Partner in a law firm specializing in civil and criminal litigation. My primary area of practice is Federal and State Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law. I am also the managing partner responsible for the bank accounts, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and the everyday operation of the law firm. State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore County, 401 Bosley Ave., Room 511, Towson, MD 21204 Assistant State’s Attorney April 2000 – December 2008 Chief of Felony Narcotics (May 2006 – December 2008) Chief of the unit overseeing four trial ASA, two paralegals, one law clerk and three secretaries. Responsible for the prosecution of all felony narcotics cases in Baltimore County. Chief of Gang Unit (January 2004 – May 2006) Chief of the unit overseeing one trial ASA, one paralegal and one secretary. Responsible for the vertical prosecution of known Gang members. Circuit Court Trial Team (December 2001 – January 2004) Responsible for the prosecution of all felony cases. Juvenile Division (November 2001 – December 2001) Responsible for the prosecution of juveniles charged with felonies and misdemeanors. District Court Trial Division (April 2000 – November 2001) Responsible for the preparation and prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the District Courts. Tully, Webster & Francomano Partner (December 2001 – 2008) Started small civil law firm that dealt primarily with bankruptcy, divorce, and contract law. State’s Attorney’s Office for Harford County, 20 W. Courtland St., Bel Air, MD 21014 Contract Assistant State’s Attorney (August 1999 – April 2000) Responsible for the preparation and prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the District Courts.
    Languages
    English
    Case Results
    ASE DISMISSED - November 11, 2015 The Officer charged our client with Driving While Suspended under 16-303 (c). J.R. knew that it was charged incorrectly and explained to the prosecutor that it should have been charged under section (h). The prosecutor tried to amend it to the (h) charge but J.R. wouldn't agree and the case was dismissed with prejudice. NOT GUITLY of DUI and 7 other charges - September 22, 2015 Client was charged with: Driving Under the Influence; Driving While Impaired; Speeding; Failing to Display License; Negligent Driving; Failing to Drive on Right Side of Roadway; Violating a License Restriction; Driving a Vehicle in Violation of License Restriction Under 21. J.R. took the case to trial, and after a blistering cross of the police officer, the Judge found his client not guilty of everything except negligent driving, where she received only 1 point and a nominal fine. Successful Defense of Protective Order - March 9, 2015 J.R. Francomano successfully defended his client in a Protective Order Hearing in Baltimore County District Court. It was alleged that his client had assaulted and threatened the person who filed the protective order (the petitioner). A Temporary Protective Order was granted in February of 2015. At the hearing J.R. cross examined the petitioner and she made several false statements, which J.R. pointed out to the Judge. After all of the testimony the Judge denied the petition for the Protective Order ruling that there was insufficient evidence of abuse. Once the Protective Order was dismissed the client was able to see his child that he hadn't seen in more than two weeks. Motion to Suppress DUI Granted - October 16, 2014 J.R. argued a motion to suppress the confession and arrest of his client in a DUI case in Baltimore County District Court in Essex. His client ran into a parked car and blew a .10 and confessed to the Police. The State tried to introduce this information into evidence, but J.R., who is well versed in the law of search and seizure, argued that all of that information that the State was trying to introduce was fruits of the poisonous tree. J.R. argued that the Police violated the law and the Judge agree with him and the motion was granted and the client was found Not Guilty.
    Territory of Practice

    Maryland

    Baltimore: Towson, Baldwin, Baltimore, Boring, Brooklandville, Butler, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Chase, Dundalk, Essex, Fork, Fort Howard, Glen Arm, Glyndon, Freeland, Gwynn Oak, Halethorpe, Hunt Valley, Hydes, Kingsville, Long Green, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland Line, Middle River, Monkton, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Windsor Mill, White Marsh, Upperco, Upper Falls, Stevenson, Sparrows Point, Sparks Glencoe, Rosedale, Riderwood, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Pikesville, Phoenix
    Baltimore City: Baltimore, Brooklyn
    Anne Arundel: Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Churchton, Crofton, Crownsville, Curtis Bay, Davidsonville, Deale, Edgewater, Fort George G Meade, Friendship, Galesville, Gambrills, Gibson Island, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Harmans, Harwood, Laurel, Linthicum Heights, Lothian, Mayo, Millersville, Odenton, Pasadena, Riva, Severn, Severna Park, Shady Side, Tracys Landing, West River
    Allegany: Barton, Corriganville, Cumberland, Eckhart Mines, Ellerslie, Flintstone, Frostburg, Little Orleans, Lonaconing, Luke, Midland, Midlothian, Mount Savage, Oldtown, Pinto, Rawlings, Spring Gap, Westernport
    Calvert: Barstow, Broomes Island, Chesapeake Beach, Dowell, Dunkirk, Huntingtown, Lusby, North Beach, Owings, Port Republic, Prince Frederick, Saint Leonard, Solomons, Sunderland
    Caroline: Bethlehem, Denton, Federalsburg, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Henderson, Hillsboro, Marydel, Preston, Ridgely, Templeville
    Carroll: Finksburg, Hampstead, Keymar, Lineboro, Manchester, Marriottsville, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Westminster
    Cecil: Cecilton, Charlestown, Chesapeake City, Childs, Colora, Conowingo, Earleville, Elk Mills, Elkton, Georgetown, North East, Perry Point, Perryville, Port Deposit, Rising Sun, Warwick
    Charles: Bel Alton, Benedict, Bryans Road, Bryantown, Cobb Island, Faulkner, Hughesville, Indian Head, Ironsides, Issue, La Plata, Marbury, Mount Victoria, Nanjemoy, Newburg, Pomfret, Port Tobacco, Rock Point, Waldorf, Welcome, White Plains
    Dorchester: Cambridge, Church Creek, Crapo, Crocheron, East New Market, Fishing Creek, Hurlock, Linkwood, Madison, Rhodesdale, Secretary, Taylors Island, Toddville, Vienna, Wingate, Woolford
    Frederick: Adamstown, Braddock Heights, Brunswick, Buckeystown, Burkittsville, Emmitsburg, Frederick, Ijamsville, Jefferson, Knoxville, Ladiesburg, Libertytown, Middletown, Monrovia, Mount Airy, Myersville, New Market, New Midway, Point Of Rocks, Rocky Ridge, Sabillasville, Thurmont, Tuscarora, Unionville, Walkersville, Woodsboro
    Garrett: Accident, Bittinger, Bloomington, Friendsville, Grantsville, Kitzmiller, Mc Henry, Oakland, Swanton
    Worcester: Berlin, Bishopville, Eden, Girdletree, Newark, Ocean City, Pocomoke City, Showell, Snow Hill, Stockton, Whaleyville
    Wicomico: Allen, Bivalve, Delmar, Fruitland, Hebron, Mardela Springs, Nanticoke, Parsonsburg, Pittsville, Powellville, Quantico, Salisbury, Sharptown, Tyaskin, Willards
    Washington: Big Pool, Boonsboro, Brownsville, Cascade, Cavetown, Chewsville, Clear Spring, Fairplay, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Maugansville, Rohrersville, Saint James, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, Williamsport
    Talbot: Bozman, Claiborne, Cordova, Easton, Mcdaniel, Neavitt, Newcomb, Oxford, Royal Oak, Saint Michaels, Sherwood, Tilghman, Trappe, Wittman, Wye Mills
    Somerset: Crisfield, Deal Island, Ewell, Manokin, Marion Station, Princess Anne, Rehobeth, Tylerton, Upper Fairmount, Westover
    Saint Marys: Abell, Avenue, Bushwood, California, Callaway, Chaptico, Charlotte Hall, Clements, Coltons Point, Compton, Dameron, Drayden, Great Mills, Helen, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Loveville, Mechanicsville, Morganza, Park Hall, Patuxent River, Piney Point, Ridge, Saint Inigoes, Saint Marys City, Scotland, Tall Timbers, Valley Lee
    Queen Annes: Barclay, Centreville, Chester, Chestertown, Church Hill, Crumpton, Grasonville, Ingleside, Price, Queen Anne, Queenstown, Stevensville, Sudlersville
    Prince Georges: Accokeek, Andrews Air Force Base, Aquasco, Beltsville, Bladensburg, Bowie, Brandywine, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheltenham, Clinton, College Park, District Heights, Fort Washington, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel, Mount Rainier, Oxon Hill, Riverdale, Southern Md Facility, Suitland, Temple Hills, Upper Marlboro
    Montgomery: Ashton, Barnesville, Beallsville, Bethesda, Boyds, Brinklow, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Derwood, Dickerson, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Kensington, Montgomery Village, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Spencerville, Suburb Maryland Fac, Takoma Park, Washington Grove
    Kent: Betterton, Chestertown, Galena, Kennedyville, Massey, Millington, Rock Hall, Still Pond, Worton
    Howard: Annapolis Junction, Clarksville, Columbia, Cooksville, Dayton, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Fulton, Glenelg, Glenwood, Highland, Jessup, Laurel, Lisbon, Savage, Simpsonville, West Friendship, Woodbine, Woodstock
    Harford: Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Abingdon, Bel Air, Belcamp, Benson, Churchville, Darlington, Edgewood, Fallston, Forest Hill, Gunpowder, Havre De Grace, Jarrettsville, Joppa, Perryman, Pylesville, Street, White Hall, Whiteford
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