John R. Lilly II is an attorney in private practice, with offices in Columbia and Annapolis, Maryland. He has been practicing law for over 25 years and has extensive trial experience. Mr. Lilly has successfully represented multiple men and women in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. He primarily practices in the area of criminal and motor vehicle law defense.
Mr. Lilly served as a Maryland Assistant State’s Attorney from 1992 to 1998. He prosecuted numerous felonies and misdemeanors during that time – including serious motor vehicle offenses (DWI/DUI, Driving While Suspended, etc.) – and developed a particular expertise with respect to narcotics crimes. Prior to his service as an Assistant State's Attorney, John was a Law Clerk to the Honorable David Gray Ross of Maryland's Seventh Judicial Circuit.
From 1998 to 2001, John was a Maryland Assistant Attorney General. Assigned to the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division, he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of state criminal environmental offenses. He also drafted legislation and testified before the Maryland House of Delegates to strengthen Maryland's Water Pollution Statute.
Since 2001, John has been on the defense side of the aisle. He takes great pride in providing highly personalized and effective legal representation. With thorough preparation, hard work and meticulous attention to detail, John consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients.
In addition to his criminal law practice, John also practices in the area of family law and is a certified mediator. He frequently drafts separation agreements based on the terms agreed upon by the parties in the mediation process, avoiding the high financial and emotional costs of litigation.
John also represents individuals who have been injured in accidents of all kinds, seeking and achieving full compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. John understands that helping his clients obtain all of the medical care they need is the key to maximum personal injury awards – and, where possible, a full recovery.
Mr. Lilly served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1995 to 2015. A qualified Information Dominance Warfare Officer, he was mobilized for two years after September 11, 2001. John offers substantial discounts to active duty and reserve military members, veterans, and their families.
Mr. Lilly received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore (UB) School of Law in 1991. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at UB from 1999 to 2000. John received a B.A. degree from George Washington University in 1987.
John is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Howard County Bar Association. He is a past chairman of the Oakland Mills Village Board in Columbia.
In his spare time, John enjoys the outdoors and coaching youth soccer. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 75 in Columbia.