James C. Praley practices in the areas of real estate, business and commercial law, representing clients in commercial litigation and a wide range of transactional matters, Mr. Praley received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice before all Maryland trial and Appellate courts, the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Praley has been the attorney for Anne Arundel County Board of Election Supervisors since 1985.
R. Saul McCormick maintains a practice that focuses primarily on civil law. He handles family law cases, personal injury, probating of estates, and preparation of wills and powers of attorney, along with a variety of small business matters. Mr. McCormick also has many years of experience representing individuals charged with misdemeanors, DUIs, and serious traffic offenses. Mr. McCormick is admitted to practice before all Maryland trial and appellate courts, as well as the District of Columbia Courts.
John H. Robinson, III concentrates his practice in criminal matters in both state and federal courts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1987 and was admitted into the Maryland Bar in 1988. He is admitted to practice in all Maryland courts, The United States District Court for the District of Maryland and The Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Robinson served as an Assistant State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County until 1995. Since that time he has defended clients in all matters from minor infractions to homicide in both trial and appellate courts. Mr. Robinson is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, Federal Bar Association and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. Mr. Robinson has previously taught classes for law enforcement as well as lecturing at numerous continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics including trial strategy and Fourth Amendment issues.
Bryan M. Hyre practices primarily in the areas of real estate, business and commercial law, representing clients in a broad range of transactional matters and litigation. Mr. Hyre also serves as the Vice-President of Northco Title Corporation, the firm's wholly-owned real estate title company.
Mr. Hyre received an undergraduate degree from the University of Baltimore, and also completed his legal education at the University of Baltimore School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Hyre served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael E. Loney in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.
Mr. Hyre joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. He is admitted to practice before all Maryland trial and appellate courts, the United States District Court, District of Maryland and the United States Bankruptcy Court. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Anne Arundel Bar Association.
Molly K. Decker is an Associate Attorney with Lessans, Praley & McCormick, P.A., concentrating her practice primarily in the areas of real estate and property law, general civil litigation, business, and commercial law. She works closely with the firm's wholly-owned real estate title company, Northco Title Corporation, handling all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Molly graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007 and the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2010, where she was a member, public relations and social chair of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, a member of the National Telecommunications Moot Court Team, as well as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Moot Court Board.
Upon graduation, Molly was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in December 2010. She worked as an Intern in the Narcotics Division of the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City before joining Lessans, Praley & McCormick, P.A. in February 2011. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Anne Arundel Bar Association, and Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
As an associate with our firm, Mr. Praley concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of general civil litigation, along with business, real estate, and commercial law. At the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, he was the captain of the school's mock trial team. After law school, Mr. Praley served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Davis-Loomis, Administrative Judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.
Adam McCormick joined our firm in 2015 following a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul G. Goetzke, Judge in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Mr. McCormick graduated from the University of Miami in 2010 with a degree in journalism and political science. After working as a writer and editor, Mr. McCormick decided to pursue a career in law. At the University of Baltimore School of Law, he served as a staff editor on the school's Law Review and graduated cum-laude. During law school he clerked for the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney and interned with the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City State's Attorney. Mr. McCormick focuses his practice on criminal, traffic, and general civil matters.