The First Name In Maryland Law

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John C. M. Angelos

  • Principal Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Defense


I am an experienced litigator providing representation for businesses, individuals and families. As a trial attorney for thirty-one years, I have successfully represented clients in orthopedic and pharmaceutical product recalls, wrongful death claims, medical negligence, auto and motorcycle serious injuries, estate litigation and select criminal cases. My cases take me to District and Circuit Courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia and throughout Federal Courts across the country.

My business practice includes serving as corporate counsel for several private small and mid-sized commercial companies in the Baltimore region. These clients include Advertising, Marketing, Construction, Medical and Pharmacy executives and their respective interests. My office prepares and negotiates contracts with principals, vendors and third-parties, we customize employment agreements with non-compete clauses, provide advice on internet business law, cyber liability and general insurance coverage, and advise on transactional and buy-sell agreements. I also prepare and review commercial leasing contracts and will represent select individuals in private residential real estate transactions.

My office partners with seasoned trial attorneys here in Maryland and also with several local and national firms to provide individuals and businesses the highest level of professional guidance and representation.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • New York, 1999
  • United States Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1991

Past Positions

  • Law Office Of Peter G. Angelos, P.C., 1995 to 2012
  • Office of The Public Defender, Baltimore City, Felony Trial Division Staff attorney, 1994 to 1995
  • Office of The Public Defender, Baltimore City, Felony Narcotics Division – Senior Attorney, 1991 to 1994
  • Office of The Public Defender, Baltimore City, District Court Division – Attorney, 1990 to 1991


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    • B.A. - 1987
  • Wake Forest University, 1983

Pro Bono Work

  • Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council Coach 2015-present
  • Lead Speaker, End Distracted Driving Campaign, Maryland Chapter 2012-present
  • Mays Chapel Elementary PTO, Liaison 2017-2019
  • GBMC Hospital/Gilchrist Center, Towson, MD. Holly Ball Committee. 2016-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Baltimore Station, 2013-2016
  • Bradley A. Miller Children’s Fund, Board Member, 2010-2015
  • Lawyer’s Campaign Against Hunger, Partnership member, 2010-present
  • Volunteer Maryland Red Cross Donor Program, 2005-present
  • University of Baltimore, Moot Court Judge, November 2012
  • Chair, Saint Paul’s School Angel Committee, 2011-2014
  • United Way Campaign Coordinator Angelos Law Office 1996-2004
  • Volunteer, Baltimore City Bar, Children Residing in Homeless Shelters, 2000-2003
  • Judge, University of Baltimore ABA Negotiation Competition, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Discussion on Occupational Epidemiology and Physician Expert Witness, May 2000
  • University of Baltimore, Corporate Sponsorship Committee, Bow Tie Ball, 2000
  • H. Mebane Turner Service Award, 1995 and 1999
  • Panelist, University of Baltimore Client Counseling Competition, 1998
  • ATLA 1997 Certificate of Achievement
  • Lecturer at University of Baltimore, AM Law Presentation, “Remedying Defects: Contemporary Issues in Maryland Product Liability Law” 1997
  • Maryland Food Committee Network Captain, 1996
  • United Way of Central Maryland Campaign Coordinator, 1996
  • Chairman, University of Baltimore Law School Class of 1990 Reunion, 1995
  • Panelist, UMBC Career Development & Placement Preview, 1995
  • Lecturer, UB Law Graduates at Work Project, 1993
  • Lecturer, UB Law Specialties in the Nineties Program, 1993
  • Instructor, Train attorneys for Criminal Defense Pro-Bono Program, 1992
  • Instructor, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. Pro Se Divorce, 1991

Professional Affiliations 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Baltimore County Bar (2020-present)
  • Maryland Association of Justice Legislative Leader (2019-present)
  • University of Baltimore Fannie Angelos Scholar Committee, Member (2014-present)
  • National Moot Court Competition, Judge, Maryland Region (2018)
  • Maryland Association of Justice Public Relations Committee (2016-2018)
  • Maryland State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition (2015-2018)
  • Leadership Maryland, Graduate, Class of 2010
  • Official Attorney for the Baltimore Bayhawks Lacrosse Franchise (2007-2008)
  • University of Baltimore Law Students Mentor (1993-2009)
  • University of Baltimore, Alumni Association Board of Governors (1998-2005)
  • Univ. of Md. Baltimore County Alumni Association Board of Directors (1996-2002)
  • University of Baltimore Law Liaison Committee (1994-2000)
  • Baltimore City Bar Association Judiciary Committee (1993-2001)
  • Baltimore City Bar Association Legislation Committee (1992-1998)
  • Attorney Grievance Commission Inquiry Panel (1994-1997)
  • MSBA High School Moot Court Competition, Baltimore City Region
  • Attorney Coach for the Gilman Upper School (2017-2020)