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Legal Defense Plan Coverage Includes:

  • Representation at internal departmental interrogations

  • Representation at departmental suspension hearings

  • Representation at departmental disciplinary hearing boards

  • Representation in grievance hearings where counsel is requested and approved by SLEOLA

  • Representation on complaints for injunctive relief for members denied rights afforded to them under the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights

  • Representation at safety review board hearings

  • Representation in District and Circuit Courts for violations that occurred while on-duty

  • Representation on appeals to the Circuit Court from departmental disciplinary hearings board proceedings resulting in termination of employment of the member

  • Unlimited legal advice and guidance on all issues above

John J. Doud



410-268-6600 ext(3449)

Annapolis, Maryland Office
125 West Street, Fourth Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-268-6600
Fax: 410-269-8409

A Bit About Me

John J. Doud is a partner of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A. Mr. Doud focuses his practice on criminal defense, plaintiff’s personal injury and general civil litigation.

With a decade of experience, Mr. Doud handles criminal matters involving felony and misdemeanor offenses at the trial and appellate levels, as well as juvenile delinquency matters, in all State and Federal courts in Maryland. He represents clients during all stages of the offense, from intake through arraignment, to preliminary hearings and trials. Mr. Doud also handles plaintiff’s personal injury cases, providing comprehensive fact-collection and strong negotiating skills, as well as knowledge of the process by which liability insurance claims are managed by the insurer. Mr. Doud is a union representative for police and law enforcement organizations in Maryland, handling their administrative, civil and criminal matters.


  • American Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association

    • President, Board of Directors

  • Anne Arundel County Local Pro Bono Committee 


  • Whats Up? Annapolis Magazine Leading Lawyer in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law 2016-2019

  • Super Lawyers – 2012-2013, 2016-2021

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