Mark Sobel

Criminal Department Manager & Senior Litigator

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             MARK E. SOBEL, Esq. 


Mark Sobel 2020-Criminal-Criminal Department Manager and Senior LitigatorMark E. Sobel is the manager & senior litigator in the criminal department at the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC. 

Mark began his career in a small law firm practicing litigation in New York City and the surrounding area. After several years of navigating the New York courthouses, Mark and his family relocated to Baltimore to begin working at the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC. Mark started as an associate at JC Law focusing on criminal defense work. He quickly worked his way up to his current title of a senior litigator and criminal department manager.

Mark has spent nearly every day over the past decade in the courtroom representing clients in their time of need. He enjoys a stellar reputation with the prosecutors and judges in virtually every courthouse in the State of Maryland, and the federal courts. 

Mark has found his niche in trying felony sex offenses and other matters in the Circuit Court.  He diligently and aggressively guides his clients through the state & federal court systems on some of the most severe criminal charges.

Whether you are charged with a traffic offense in the District Court or a serious sexual offense in the Circuit Court or Federal Courts, Mark has the knowledge and grit to vigorously argue your case before a judge or jury.

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Touro College, B.S., 2006

State of Maryland: 2015
United States District Court for Maryland: 2016
United States District Court for New Jersey: 2010
State of New York: 2010 (currently inactive)
State of New Jersey: 2009 (currently inactive)

Juvenile Justice System and Recent Legislative Changes, Trial Reporter (Maryland Association for Justice), Summer 2019.

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BS in Accounting from Touro College; Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. Spent six years in civil litigation before arriving at James Crawford Law to practice criminal defense and civil litigation for Marylanders.

Favorite Win

I successfully negotiated my client’s three felony charges down to misdemeanors – but more importantly, I helped get my client the help they needed to get their life back on track instead of overly punitive prison sentences.
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Best Known For

Caring for his clients and stopping at nothing to succeed in court so they can get back to their normal lives. He hopes every client will never need him or another lawyer ever again.


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Dawn Kus

Human Resources & Office Manager

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Client Reviews

"I am very satisfied with Law office of James Crawford. I worked with Mr. Mark Sobel and he is very kind and knowledgeable. Mark and the office team made everything very smooth and kept me informed all the time. Mark and the office team were available whenever I had questions. I really appreciate their efforts for my case and I knew that my case will be resolved by having this experienced team beside of me. Thank you all."


"Mark Sobel was very helpful with my case. He was communicative, knowledgeable, and well versed with my case. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I highly recommend James Crawford, Jr & Associates! Hopefully I'll never need another lawyer again, but if I do, I'm calling them first."


"James Crawford and Mark Sobel are the best lawyers. James explained me situation in details and Mark walk me through the whole process. I was so impressed by his intelligence in my complicated case. I definitely recommended Mr. Sobel and the James E Crawford office in General to anyone who needs a qualified and experienced lawyer."


"Mr Sobel is a excellent lawyer I hired him for 3 cases and I received perfect satisfaction from him. I was not disappointed at all. I would refer his services to anyone. He is very intelligent informative and straight forward. The receptionist are very polite and fast workers. Overall they get a 10 rating from me"


"Mark Sobel is my go-to lawyer in this firm. Very good communication skills and know what's he doing in a [hearing]. He got my dui case pushed to unsupervised probation.. Gooo Mark.."


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