Meet the Partners

Our approach to practicing law is diligent and aggressive. We leave no stone unturned. We interview each and every witness and research the law on each and every case. We conduct discovery thoroughly, and carefully prepare for every case for trial. We also spend time explaining the options available to our clients. As your attorneys, it is our job to make sure you understand the law and how it affects your particular case. We will also discuss your goals with you. However you choose to proceed, we have the negotiation and litigation skills you need. Thomas and Franzoso offers free consultations as well as weekend and evening hours by appointment.



Mr. Thomas has over twenty years experience as a trial attorney, and has tried well over 750 cases in the areas of personal injury/auto accidents, family law, and criminal defense.

Mr. Thomas began his career litigating in the area of criminal defense.  He has tried well over 100 criminal cases to verdict.  Working with Mr. Thomas allows you the comfort of knowing that you go to court with a first rate criminal trial attorney with years of experience.  If you want a serious advocate for the criminal defendant, someone to provide calm, confident and aggressive representation, please call Mr. Thomas.

In the area of family law, Mr. Thomas has successfully represented spouses suing for divorce, parents resolving issues of child custody and visitation, and has on occasion been appointed as the attorney representing children in divorce cases.  He is compassionate and understands the issues parents and children face when a family goes through divorce.

As a former insurance defense attorney working for major insurance companies,  he understands the insurance companies' trial and settlement strategies. Furthermore, Mr. Thomas has tried hundreds of auto accident cases over the years. This experience allows him to understand both sides of a case and develop effective settlement and trial strategies.

Mr. Thomas offers free consultations.  Fees for domestic and criminal representation are explained and there is no fee for personal injury cases unless we recover damages for you. Before you make a final decision regarding representation, please call attorney James Thomas at (301) 262-0059 for your free consultation or e-mail him today at

Elizabeth Franzoso


Ms. Franzoso has a law practice which is focused on criminal defense and family law. She is dedicated to providing aggressive and diligent representation to clients facing charges and needing legal assistance in the State of Maryland. Ms. Franzoso has successfully defended clients in cases ranging from misdemeanor and traffic offenses to more serious felony charges, such as drug distribution, robbery, sex offense, and murder charges. She has won hundreds of trials at both the Circuit and District Court levels, before judges and juries, and has negotiated favorable settlements in many situations.  Ms. Franzoso also represents clients in appellate and post-conviction proceedings, and has had numerous successful results.

When charged with a criminal offense or facing a life-changing divorce or custody dispute, it is crucial to have effective, experienced, and strong representation. Please contact Elizabeth L. Franzoso for your free consultation today. She can be reached at (301)262-0059 or at