James D. Cardea
Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
Address: 1211 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Membership: American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Bar Association of Baltimore City; Heuisler Honor Society; Maryland State Bar Association; Maryland Association for Justice; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Prince George’s County Bar
University: Western Maryland College, B.A., Communications, 1989, University of Baltimore, J.D, cum laude, 1995
Admitted: 1995, Maryland; 1996, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Biography: "My goal is to provide our clients with the finest legal representation. I believe that positive results are obtained through a combination of hard work, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm. I strive to apply these principles to every case that I handle." James Cardea is a partner with Schochor, Federico and Staton. Mr. Cardea has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized by The Global Directory of Who's Who and The Who's Who in American Law. Mr. Cardea is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Cardea is known as a quiet, courteous gentleman. But senior partner Jon Schochor is known for saying that once engaged in a trial or negotiation, Mr. Cardea is a tenacious, aggressive and extremely effective advocate for his clients. In 2009, Mr. Cardea was recognized by the American Biographical Institute as the Man of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to Law. Mr. Cardea was also selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 issues of Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine and in a special advertising section in the January 2010 issue of Baltimore Magazine. Only 5% of the attorneys in the State of Maryland are named Super Lawyers. Additional Awards & Appointments: American Society for Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland (2013); Litigation Counsel of America (2012); American Board of Trial Advocates (2011-Present); The American Trial Lawyers Association™, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland (2008-2012); Best Lawyers in America™ (2011); Martindale-Hubbell™ – AV Rating (2013); Maryland Super Lawyers™, Top 100 Super Lawyers for Maryland (2012); Maryland Super Lawyers™ (2010, 2011); The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ (2008, 2009, 2010); The American Biographical Association Man of the Year in Law™ (2009); Who’s Who in American Law™ (2004, 2007, 2008); Global Directory of Who’s Who™ (2003); Heuisler Honor Society, University of Baltimore (1995); American Jurisprudence Award in Domestic Relations (1994); American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (1992); American Board of Trial Advocates (2011); America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 5 Percent™ (2011).