Terms of Use and Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting www.premierdefensegroup.com. We take our ethical and professional responsibilities seriously. We hope that our website serves as a valuable resource to you in planning your defense, but also want to safeguard you from misusing this information.

The information on this website is maintained by and on behalf of Attorney Tom Pavlinic, owner of Premier Defense Group. Attorney Tom Pavlinic is solely responsible for the content on this website.


Please note that the information on our website is being presented for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice – it is not. Under no circumstance should you make any legal decision based upon our website without first directly consulting us, or another qualified attorney.

The use of this information does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The attorney-client relationship is finalized when a formal retainer agreement is executed. See our privacy policy to learn about confidentiality.


As of December 13, 2016, Maryland Rule 19-307.4. COMMUNICATION OF FIELDS OF PRACTICE (7.4) no longer prohibits the use of terminology such as “specialist” or “specializing” by attorneys or law practices to describe the limitation of or scope of their legal work. No board or agency has certified Tom as a specialist nor the Group as specialists. It is instead a means of communicating that the focus of Tom and the Group as a whole has been limited to sex crimes defense. This does not mean that Tom or the Group is necessarily more qualified than any other lawyer or law practice.


All case results discussed on this website are actual results from Premier Defense Group cases. Our cases are not discussed on this website without the approval of the client(s) involved in the case. We feel that the discussing of these successful outcomes on our website is especially important because many of them cannot be found on external websites, perhaps because not-guilty verdicts in sex crimes cases are not as desirable to news media as guilty verdicts.

Please note that each case is unique, and although we strive to achieve the most desirable outcome possible, no lawyer can guarantee a successful result for any given case. While Tom and his local Group attorneys together have an impressive track record of success, not all of their cases have yielded a desirable outcome and have resulted in guilty verdicts.


All testimonials on this website are from actual previous clients of Premier Defense Group. Due to the sensitive nature of being a client of a law practice that focuses only on sex crimes cases, our clients are often understandably reluctant to write reviews on mainstream websites. Therefore, the majority of the reviews for our law practice are found on our website where anonymity can be granted to the extent desired.


Our headquarters is located in Annapolis, Maryland:

Premier Defense Group
Attorney Thomas A. Pavlinic, Owner
1906 Towne Centre Blvd Suite 265
Annapolis, MD 21401
Email: info@premierdefensegroup.com
Phone: 800-993-0632 (24/7)
Fax: 410-266-9710


Because Attorney Tom Pavlinic can be admitted pro hac vice in any jurisdiction in the United States, he has, while working in conjunction with local Group attorneys who reside nationwide, undertaken cases in the following states: (alphabetical order) Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (23 counties), Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania (12 counties), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (13 cities/counties), West Virginia and Wisconsin. Our local Group attorneys work as co-counsel with Tom – Tom is always the lead attorney who represents clients throughout their cases.