About Our Attorneys

Choose an attorney in Westminster, MD, that understands your circumstances. Our lawyers provide diligent and experienced representation to clients from Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Frederick Counties.


Founding attorney David M. McFadden, Esquire, is well-versed in criminal law, family law, and personal injury resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Before opening the McFadden Law Offices, Mr. McFadden was an intern at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, a mediator at the Attorney General’s Office, and a law clerk working in private practice for two years. Mr. McFadden attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of a broad array of associations, including:

The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National College of DUI Defense
Maryland Association for Justice
Carroll County Bar Association
Baltimore County Bar Association
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Mr. McFadden is also a Lawyer of Distinction in Criminal Defense, was named Avvo Client’s Choice in Criminal Defense for 2016 and 2017, and recently completed a three-day DWI Detection Seminar. His five-star client reviews and testimonials show that former patrons of the McFadden Law Offices strongly recommend Mr. McFadden as a compassionate and attentive advocate.


Sara E. Powel joined the firm in 2015 as a law clerk, and upon passing the Maryland State Bar, was made an associate attorney with the firm. Ms. Powel attended the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she was a writing fellow and a student attorney who provided pro bono legal services to low-income clients.

She is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Maryland Association for Justice. Ms. Powel primarily handles DUI/DWI cases, traffic matters, criminal cases, and peace and protective orders. Ms. Powel also zealously represents clients in divorce, custody, and child support matters.

Contact our attorneys today for representation in the areas of criminal and DUI/traffic defense, family law, peace and protective orders, and motor vehicle accidents. We proudly represent clients in Carroll County, Maryland, and surrounding communities.