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Philip T. Cronan

  • Principal


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Foreclosures
  • Personal Injury
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Philip Cronan is a founding principal in the firm of Hollis, Cronan & Fronk, P.A. He provides legal counseling and services to individuals, families and business entities. Mr. Cronan has focused his law practice in family law, including divorce, custody and child support, criminal defense in both circuit and district courts, minor and serious traffic cases, including DUI/DWI, Administrative Hearings at the MVA and at the Department of Social Services, juvenile cases and general civil litigation.

Prior to beginning a solo practice in 2004, Mr. Cronan was an Assistant State's Attorney for Caroline County, where he handled matters ranging from serious traffic cases, including DUI/DWI, to felony and violent drug crimes. Mr. Cronan has extensive litigation experience trying numerous cases in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland and has argued and briefed cases before the Court of Special Appeals.

Philip Cronan was born in Astoria, New York and relocated to Maryland in 1984. He has resided on the Eastern Shore since 1997.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 2001
  • College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland
    • M.A. - 1996
    • Major: Early Childhood Education
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1994
    • Major: Public Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2001

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Caroline County Bar Association
  • Talbot County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Past Chair/Member, Solo/Small Firm Section, Maryland State Bar Association

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Channel Marker, Inc.
  • Member, Rotary International
  • Former member of Talbot County Republican Central Committee (elected position)

Past Positions

  • Hollis, Cronan & Coale, LLP, Partner, 2008 - 2011
  • Law Offices of Philip T. Cronan, Member, 2004 - 2008
  • Assistant State’s Attorney for Caroline County, Maryland, 2003 - 2004
  • Honorable William S. Horne, Judge, Circuit Court for Talbot County, Maryland, 2001 - 2002