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Maryland Lawyer Raymond F. Anthracite

Raymond F. Anthracite is a Maryland lawyer focused exclusively on criminal defense and related areas of the law. Mr. Anthracite has kept hundreds of clients out of jail in Maryland over the course of his career, including many in seemingly impossible situations. A graduate of the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Anthracite began representing clients in 2005.

Mr. Anthracite has a reputation for aggressively defending his clients, and for using his broad knowledge of persuasion and case law to win favorable verdicts at trial in a wide variety of cases.

Bringing both legal and scientific experience to the courtroom, Mr. Anthracite is always prepared to handle an expert witness or a chemical test. Before going on to law school, he earned an award from NASA for an experimental proposal, and performed experiments at the Center for Superconductivity Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, eventually earning a B.S. in Physics. Mr. Anthracite also has extensive training in mathematics and computer science, which he has previously used to prove the innocence of a client.

Mr. Anthracite has also given talks on legal matters at nonprofit conferences pro bono, and has successfully completed the National Trial Advocacy College.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2006
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Science, Physics, 2003


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association (MCDAA)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
    Criminal Law & Practice Section
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (BAMC)
    Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Federal Practice Sections
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association (PGCBA)