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196 Duke of Gloucester
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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Krause & Ferris | Attorneys at Law

Firm Overview

Originally formed in 1983, Krause & Ferris, a general partnership for the practice of law located in Annapolis, Maryland, provides a wide range of legal services on a regional and national basis.  The firm's primary focus is in Maryland, principally in the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore regions, although Lynn Krause, one of the partners, is also admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., and William Ferris, another partner, has handled military and federal cases throughout the United States.

The firm represents clients locally, regionally and nationally in many areas of the law:

  • Real Estate Law, including real estate sales and purchase transactions
  • Banking, Business and Commercial Law, representing banks and local business
  • Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, adoption, marital property issues, alimony
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment and Employment Discrimination Suits
  • Wills and Estates
  • Military Law, administrative hearings and courts-martial
  • Admiralty Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Tax Disputes
  • Education Law
  • Tort cases
  • Zoning Matters
  • Real Property Tax Appeals

The attorneys at Krause & Ferris have a diverse range of business and professional experiences. Both partners have served in active duty in the United States Navy and on the staff of the United States Naval Academy. 

Lynn Krause, a graduate of the University of Southern California and Georgetown law school, is a former President of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Bar Association, current Chairman and past Chairman and current Vice Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, a former member and Vice Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Cable TV Advisory Panel and a Board Member of The Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore.

William Ferris, a graduate of the Naval Academy and holder of J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degrees from the University of Baltimore, is a former member of the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities, a former adjunct professor at both the University of Baltimore School of Law and Anne Arundel Community College, a former member and President of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, a former Hearing Officer for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, and a former Deputy Zoning Hearing Examiner for Anne Arundel County.

Nevin Young, a graduate of St. John's College and George Washington University Law School, came to Krause & Ferris in 2006. He seamlessly eased into the office routine and took on a wide range of legal matters, including child custody, divorce, real estate litigation, torts and criminal defense. He assists both partners with their cases and also handles his own clients.

We focus on representing our clients in the areas of real estate law, construction law, commercial and banking law, family law, military law, including military discipline and divorce, and appellate law.

We also represent lenders, buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your options with you, in any of these areas.

Dedicated to Annapolis

Our staff and attorneys enjoy meaningful roots in Annapolis, the US Naval Academy and Anne Arundel County. Attorney Lynn Krause was in the US Navy and stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy while attending law school and William Ferris graduated from USNA and taught there. Associate attorney Nevin Young graduated from St. John's College. All dedicated several years to active military service.

The firm's office is located in Annapolis' scenic historic district on Duke of Gloucester Street, just a few steps from the State House, the US Naval Academy, St. John's College and the city dock.

Please call 410-263-0220 for an appointment.

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