Jacob H. Dorfman

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Jacob H. Dorfman, Esq.

Francis updated 2Jacob Dorfman is an associate attorney at the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC.

Jacob has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the team, full of energy and a desire to get the job done.  He graduated with both a Bachelor’s degree, as well as an MBA, from Binghamton University.  Jacob also completed a graduate fellowship, studying Talmudic Law at the Rabinowitz Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. He earned his J.D., with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law.

Jacob was born and raised in New York, but moved to Maryland after being offered a full scholarship to attend law school at the University of Maryland. He wasted no time planting roots here in Maryland, clerking after graduation for the Honorable Robert Taylor, Jr. of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City before joining the firm.


Jacob interned for the Honorable Paul E. Alpert, retired from the Court of Special Appeals, and for the Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard, now retired from the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In addition, Jacob has experience in private practice, clerking for the Law Offices of Isaac Klein and the Law Offices of Kerri Cohen while in law school. Further, he has government experience clerking for the Office of the Maryland Attorney General. Perhaps most notable, however, is Jacob’s experience in mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Jacob has mediated employment discrimination and District Court cases with the Mediation Clinic, earning his certificates from the District Court for Maryland and from the University of Maryland in mediation and ADR, respectively. With all of Jacob’s experience, he is well trained and ready to fight for his clients.


  • Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and Science, B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, and Law  
  • Binghamton University, School of Management, MBA, with concentrations in Marketing and Leadership Consulting  
  • Machon Yaakov, the Rabinowitz Institute, Graduate Fellowship in Talmudic Law  
  • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution 


Memberships & Leadership Positions 

  • Bar Association for Baltimore City, Young Lawyer’s Division 
  • Co-Chair of the CLE Subcommittee 
  • Member at Large of the Executive Counsel 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Maryland State Bar Association 

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BA in English from Towson University; Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Extensive experience in criminal defense, family law, evidence discovery, and court litigation.

Favorite Win

I made sure that my client’s children would remain in the state of Maryland by court order despite the opposing party up and leaving the state with them before trial. I also got a false peace order rejected in court for my client whose security clearance was put at risk.
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Best Known For

Truly caring about his clients and fighting for them to win in and out of the courtroom. He’s a lawyer who solves problems, taking whatever steps are necessary to find the best and most efficient course of resolution.

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"Sara McCabe, Aaron Goodwin, and the rest of the staff were fantastic. Absolute professionals, making it easy and smooth to get divorced which is always a sticky situation. I'm truly grateful I stumbled into their office!"


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