Law Offices of John N. Sharifi, LLC

Maryland Criminal Defense
Trials and Appeals

About Mr. Sharifi

Mr. Sharifi received his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and an LL.M from The George Washington University Law Center.  He began his career as a trial attorney with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and started his own practice in 2005.  He has been recognized by Thomson-Reuters® and The National Trial Lawyers™ as a top criminal defense attorney in Maryland every year since 2010.

Mr. Sharifi is also an adjunct professor of law, teaching Evidence.  Evidence is the law that governs the admissibility of proof in criminal and civil trials and other proceedings.  In 2013 and 2016, Mr. Sharifi was voted Adjunct Professor of the Year.  He has also written articles on issues related to criminal law and procedure, and has been published in Georgetown Law's American Criminal Law Review, Akron Law Review, and The American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

As a law student, Mr. Sharifi founded the Innocence Project at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  He remains actively involved in the Project and in pursuit of its ideals.  He has also worked with students participating in the Project, as well as recent law school graduates, on behalf of criminal defendants.  Two such cases are:

State of Maryland v. Mauricio
State of Maryland v. Dominguez

Both cases resulted in complete acquittals.

Mr. Sharifi represents individuals in state and federal court, as well as juvenile court.  He is admitted
to practice in all Maryland state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland,
and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.