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Eric Schaffer

A native of Maryland, Eric attended Bucknell University graduating with a B.A. in 1987. Following some time off to attend military training at Fort Benning, Georgia he attended Dickinson School of Law at Penn State, graduating with a juris doctordegree in 1991. After passing the bar exam he was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 1991 and has been practicing law in Maryland ever since.

From 1991-1994 Eric was employed as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Maryland. While there he handled numerous misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile cases in the Circuit and District courts of Frederick and Washington counties. In late 1994 he was hired by the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor he handed all felony cases in Circuit Court.

Initially he was a member of the felony trial team specializing in white-collar and property crimes. After that assignment he became part of the two-attorney homicide/violent crime unit. For almost three years Eric was responsible for handling homicides and major violent crimes in Frederick County. He was successful in getting a murder conviction in every homicide case he handled. Eric finished up his career with the prosecutor’s office as Chief Narcotics prosecutor for Frederick County. He was responsible for overseeing all drug prosecutions in Frederick County. He was also legal advisor to the Frederick County Narcotics Task Force.

Since 1999 Eric has been in private practice with the firm he co-founded. For his clients he has successfully handled a large variety of courtroom work, including criminal defense, divorce and custody, automobile accidents, personal injury and other civil litigation.

A former infantry officer in the United States Army and Maryland National Guard, Eric is also a past elected member of the State Republican Central Committee. He is currently a member of the Frederick County Bar Association, The Frederick County Defense Bar Association and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association.

Eric lives in Frederick County with his wife and two children.

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