Jennie O'Hara

Associate Attorney

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jennie compressedJENNIE F. O'HARA

Jennie F. O'Hara has been a valued associate attorney at the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates LLC. since 2020.

Born and raised in New York, Jennie attended school in Florida and even turned. During law school, she was an Executive Editor for the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal. She also was the vice president of student volunteers with the Trial Advocacy Association.

Jennie's focus and practice have been on the criminal side, dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves. She is a Florida State University graduate, where she majored in criminology and criminal justice. After that, Jennie went on to gain her J.D. at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

While in law school Jenny clerked at the firm under the tutelage of James Crawford Esq. , gaining unique experience working on various criminal matters.  Jennie has always had a passion for defending others in their time of need.

 Jennie believes that you cannot make a substantive change without first experiencing the reality and practice of criminal law. She understands that each of her clients is going through some of the most trying times of their lives, and they should all be given a fair and equitable opportunity to defend their case without fear of bias or external factors.

Education

  • Florida State University, B.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, with a double major in Psychology
  • J.D. from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

Admission

Maryland

Membership

American Bar Association

Publication

  • 23, Me, and the Police: The Fourth Amendment Implications of Familial DNA Searching, 30 GEO. MASON U. CIV. RTS. L.J. 177 (2020)

Practice Areas

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Background

BS in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Richmond; Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Extensive experience handling family law, criminal defense, and juvenile criminal cases for Marylanders from all backgrounds.
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Favorite Win

I helped a young dad reunite with his daughter after the mother levied untrue allegations against him in a horrendous attempt to cut him out of the child’s life.
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Best Known For

Always telling her clients exactly what they can expect — and then working non-stop to make that happen.

Colleagues

Dawn Kus 2020-Staff-HR Manager

Dawn Kus

Human Resources & Office Manager

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