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About Us

James L. “Lee” Britt

James is a former prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer. He began his career in the criminal justice system in 2005 by working as a District Court Commissioner in Baltimore City while attending the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduating and being admitted to the bar, James clerked for the Honorable Donald C. Davis of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County and was later appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney.

During his tenure at the State’s Attorney’s Office, James was assigned to the assigned to both the District and Circuit Court units and acted as a liaison to the Maryland State Police Gang unit where he prosecuted such crimes as illicit possession of firearms, felony drug offenses, and other violent offenses. James later served as Safe Streets prosecutor and liaison to the Salisbury Police Department’s Safe Streets unit.

Rachel “Beth”Britt

Rachel is a 2009 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She began her legal career as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County.  After finishing her clerkship, she began work as a litigator with the Office of the Public Defender.  After spending three years as a public defender, Rachel began her own practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense and family law.

  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Women’s Bar Association
  • Wicomico County Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law

The Burden of Proof Lies Squarely on the Prosecution! Let Us Help You!

It’s important to know that a criminal charge is not a conviction. You have constitutional rights and are innocent until proven guilty. In other words, you don’t have to prove your innocence. The State has to prove your guilt. Britt Criminal Defense holds the prosecution to this standard and demands that they prove every element of any case beyond a reasonable doubt. Our job is to identify weaknesses or “poke holes” in the prosecutor’s case. We can then use those weaknesses as leverage to negotiate with the prosecutor or prepare for trial.