Practice Areas

John Patrick Kudel, PA personalized service

John Patrick Kudel, P.A. emphasizes the representation of individuals charged with all criminaltraffic and juvenile  crimes in the State Courts of Maryland. Mr. Kudel has been practicing law in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1980 and has more than 36 years of litigation experience in the criminal and civil courts of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Bankruptcy Court, including:


The firm represents individuals who are charged with either misdemeanors or felonies in the State Courts of Maryland. Mr. Kudel has represented individuals charged with crimes including ArsonBurglary, RobberyMurderAssaultBatteryDrug Possession and  Possession with the Intent to  Distribute, Animal AbuseChild Abuse, Sex Offenses, DUI and DWIAuto Manslaughter, Welfare Fraud, Prescription FraudReckless  EndangermentManslaughter, Assault on InmatesRapeKidnappingCarjackingStalking and HarassmentMisuse of TelephoneMisuse of internet/computerWeapons OffensesDestruction of PropertyTrespassTheft Offenses, Alcoholic Beverage ViolationsDisturbing the Peace and  Disorderly ConductIndecent ExposureChild Pornography and Prostitution.

DUI & Serious Traffic Law3

The Firm represents clients in all traffic matters including drunk driving (DWI or DUI), and other serious traffic-related offenses such as driving after license revocation or license suspensionreckless drivingnegligent driving, hit and run, etc. The Firm works vigorously to protect each individual’s driving record and also appears before the Motor Vehicle Administration on behalf of clients charged with these types of offenses.

Juvenile Law

The Firm provides services to juveniles facing juvenile delinquency charges in the State of Maryland, as well as juveniles facing expulsion from school.

Personal Injury

The Firm provides legal representation for individuals injured in motor vehicle accidentsslip and fall incidents, dog bites, and all other types of injury, whether accidental or intentional.

Medical Malpractice

Common types of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or warn, incorrect cancer diagnosis, negligent emergency room care, improper care in obstetrics (pregnancy, labor and delivery), and other dangerous failures on the part of medical care providers.

Commercial Litigation

Including business and corporate matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. The firm represents businesses in a variety of matters, from the drafting of contracts and corporate filings, to solving problems and disputes through arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

Domestic Relations

The Firm provides services in all aspects of domestic relations, including divorce, child custody, support, property distribution and pension issues.

Wills and Estates

Services provided include the creation of Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives for Health Care Purposes.

Wrongful Death

Services provided to survivors of an individual whose death resulted from the wrongful act of another person, such as negligence (careless driving), intentional attack or assault, vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter or murder. Wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit against the party or parties who caused the death, filed on behalf of the family members of the deceased who have lost the company and support of their relative.