Michael W. McGraw

Annapolis, MD
Areas of Practice:
Criminal Law
Personal Injury
Administrative Law

Cochran & Chhabra attorney Mike McGraw is a former Assistant State’s Attorney who prosecuted major felony cases in both Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County. Mr. McGraw has over 17 years of experience trying civil and criminal cases throughout the State of Maryland. He has tried over 150 criminal and civil jury trials to verdict. Additionally, Mr. McGraw frequently appears before the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings representing professional licensees, foster parents, and caretakers accused of wrongdoing by state and local agencies.

Prior to joining Cochran & Chhabra, Mr. McGraw worked in the insurance defense industry where he represented Fortune 500 companies, insurance carriers, and private individuals. His insurance defense practice focused on auto torts, premises liability, intentional torts, insurance coverage, and the investigation of fraudulent insurance claims. Mr. McGraw continues to apply his knowledge of the insurance industry to helping people injured by the negligence of others.

Mr. McGraw is often called upon to handle unique cases involving government officials and witnesses. He has also served as lead counsel in cases being heard in smaller jurisdictions due to his trial experience. For example, he recently obtained an outright acquittal for a veteran facing four (4) life sentences in a conservative jurisdiction with a very high conviction rate.

Mr. McGraw is the father of an autistic child and is adept at serving clients with special needs as well as addiction and emotional issues.

Additional Contact Information:
Angela Rainey


Criminal Law

  • Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter/Hit & Run
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Nuisance Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses

Collateral & Post-Sentencing

  • Peace & Protective Orders
  • Probation Violations
  • Sentencing Reconsiderations
  • Post-Convictions
  • Coram Nobis
  • Habeas Corpus
  • 8-505/8-507 Commitments
  • Witness Representation

Personal Injury & Litigation

  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Strikes
  • Premises Liability
  • Replevin/Detinue

Collision Reconstruction Education & Certificates

  • At Scene (Level I) Crash Investigation, October 2016 (80 hrs.)
  • Advanced (Level II) Crash Investigation, April 2017 (80 hrs.)
  • Crash Reconstruction (Level III), June 2017 (80 hrs.)
  • DUI Homicide/Auto Manslaughter Training, September 2017 (8 hrs.)
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training, January 2018 (40 hrs.)
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Reconstruction, April 2018 (40 hrs.)

Administrative Law

  • Maryland State Department of Transportation (MVA)
  • Maryland Department of Social Services
  • Maryland Board of Physicians
  • Maryland Board of Nursing
  • Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
  • Maryland State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Maryland State Police
  • Maryland Department of Human Services
  • Suspension and Expulsion Hearings – High School & College
  • Public Safety Matters – Federal, State & Local

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Maryland, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2020
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2010
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2020

Associations & Committees

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland for the 4th Appellate Circuit – Character Committee
  • Administrative Law Council – Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce

Awards & Citations

  • Super Lawyers Honoree – 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating 2021-2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2016
  • Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County Distinguished Service Citation – 2012
  • Secretary of State, Maryland State Flag Honorary Recipient – 2012
  • Maryland General Assembly, Dedicated & Exemplary Service Citation – 2012
  • Office of the Public Defender, Outstanding & Dedicated Service Award – 2010

Judicial Clerkship

  • Graydon S. McKee, III, Chief Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit


  • Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
    Bachelor of Science, 2001
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    Juris Doctor, 2005
Free Initial Consultations | Available 24/7 | Se Habla Español
Phone: 410.268.5515 Toll Free: 888.268.5515