Blackford & Flohr, LLC

Full-Service Law Firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Blackford & Flohr, LLC

513 Benfield Road
Suite 103

Severna Park, Maryland 21146

Phone(410) 647-6677
Fax (410) 647-8007

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Law Firm Overview

Blackford & Flohr, LLC is a multi-faceted law firm based in Severna Park, Maryland providing clients throughout the surrounding areas of Maryland and Washington, DC with a wide range of legal services.
The firm prides itself in being able to draw from their extensive experience in a variety of legal fields in order to provide their clients with unique, innovative strategies and out-of-the-box solutions to even the toughest problems.

The attorneys at Blackford & Flohr have a great deal of experience in various areas of the law, with an emphasis on criminal defense and civil litigation matters. The firm also handles matters of wills and trusts and education/school law. No matter what the case may be, the firm believes the basics are always the same: all the relevant facts must be thoroughly investigated to get the clearest picture possible of the case. By doing this, all the available options are exposed and the most effective strategy can be determined.

Whether you are facing criminal charges, have been the victim of an injury, or anything in between, the attorneys at Blackford & Flohr are here to help. Their experience and knowledge in several key fields of the law enables them to view from several different angles in order to determine the best possible solution.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Disorderly Conduct; Malicious Destruction; Lower-Level Drug Charges; Kidnapping; Handgun Possession; Serious Drug Offenses; Contract Disputes; Bid Protest and Bid Withdrawals; Powers of Attorney; Health Care Proxy & Advance Directives; First-Degree Robbery; Second-Degree Robbery; Stealing By Confining or Putting in Fear; Assault with Intent to Rob; Carjacking; Aggravated Robbery; Armed Robbery; Felonious Taking; Felony Robbery; Robbery Defense; Small Business Litigation & Support; Homeowner Disputes; School Law; Stop Collection Calls; Wage Garnishments; Repossessions; Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Living Wills; Revocable Trusts; Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; Charitable Trusts; Credit Shelter Trusts; Special Needs Trusts; Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT); Retitling; Family Limited Partnerships (FLP); Fiduciary Services; Guardianships; Nursing Home Planning; Health Care – Medicaid Advice; Lead Poisoning; Misdiagnosis; Emergency Room Mistake.

Areas of Law Description

Blackford & Flohr, LLC offers legal representation in the following areas of practice:

- Criminal Defense

If you are being investigated or arrested of an officer for a crime in Maryland, you need a criminal defense lawyer who has many years of experience representing clients charged with criminal charges. Our lawyers have successfully provided defense for our clients in the investigation stage and helped avoid charges made against them.

- Family Law

One of the most traumatic events of your marriage life is going through a divorce. Filing for an absolute or limited divorce is a serious matter. You will likely face issues concerning your children, pets and valuable property. Our lawyers are here to help you and your family through this difficult legal process and make your case as comfortable and quick as possible.

- Construction Law & Homeowner Disputes

The construction industry is renowned for the number and variety of disputes that arise in the normal course of the construction business, and many issues should be represented by construction lawyers. Our construction attorney is well versed on private and government and Maryland contractual matters.

- Wills & Trusts

If you or a loved one dies without a written will, families are left in a difficult and highly confusing field. Our attorneys are prepared to help you ensure your family is protected from dangers both outside the family as well as within. We also assist your family and the personal representative of the estate through the difficult probate process and legal issues that will arise.

- Personal Injury, Wrongful Death & Negligence

When you or a loved one has received a personal injury or been killed by someone else’s negligence, then you deserve to be compensated or made whole. Unluckily, our attorneys cannot repair the personal injury done to our clients, but our personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain monetary compensation from the negligent parties.

- Bankruptcy

Our lawyers are experienced and familiar with the dispute resolution process both in and out of court. Whether performing pre-dispute negotiations, mediation, arbitration or full-fledged litigation, our firm provides a business lawyer who is focused on your individual goals and objectives.


William Paul Blackford Mr. William Paul Blackford
Business and Industry, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Christopher Flohr Mr. Christopher Flohr
Criminal Law, Litigation


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

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 How Criminal Justice Reform Is Changing the Political Landscape

The government’s approach to criminal justice has changed dramatically in recent history. In 1994, President Bill Clinton led the charge in an effort to be “tough on crime” by passing the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.” There were many facets to the bill, but elements like the three strikes provision and increased incarceration led to overcrowding in jails.

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