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About Crighton A. Chase

Annapolis attorney Crighton A. Chase is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal/traffic defense, family law and civil litigation.

Whether it is representing a defendant in a criminal case or a person going through a family-law related matter, Mr. Chase instills confidence in his clients by carefully listening to their concerns, helping them set realistic expectations and goals and by guiding them through the judicial system. Mr. Chase is a tenacious litigator who is committed to helping his clients successfully navigate whatever legal situation they are facing.

Following his admission to the bar in 2003, Mr. Chase clerked for two highly respected judges on both the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. In 2005, Mr. Chase was appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, where he went on to handle cases ranging from serious traffic to first degree murder.

Mr. Chase joined the Annapolis law firm Hillman, Brown & Darrow in 2011, bringing his invaluable experience and trial skills to bear for his private clients.

With his background as a prosecutor, Mr. Chase handles criminal and litigation cases from a unique perspective. Extensive courtroom experience sharpened his litigation skills and gave him a deep understanding of the judicial process. Based on this, Mr. Chase is able to anticipate the needs of his clients and stay one step ahead in dynamic situations.

Mr. Chase earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2003. He was an Associate Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review. He had several internships and clerkships:

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Joseph Manck, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, 2004-2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Deborah S. Eyler, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2003-2004
  • Intern, United States Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office, Baltimore, Maryland 2002-2003

Each year, Mr. Chase volunteers for events in the local and national Bar Associations that educate students and citizens on legal issues and how decisions in the courtroom can impact their lives. He also volunteers for the Court of Appeals New Attorney Mentoring Program.

Practice Areas

Criminal & Traffic
Civil Litigation
Family & Divorce

Bar Admissions

2003 Maryland Bar
2013 U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


University of Virginia, B.A., 1995
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2003

Professional Associations

Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association