Who We Are

East Coast Legal Group, P.C.

We are dedicated to providing the DC area with high quality, affordable legal help. Family, criminal, immigration, tax and business law. Additionally, we understand how these areas of laws intersect, ensuring you get the best outcome when faced with a variety of legal issues.

Our law firm practices in Maryland and Washington D.C. If you need a lawyer, give us a call- your first phone consultation will be free. We want to ensure that everyone can afford a good attorney. We offer low retainers and flexible payment plans.

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Why Hire East Coast Legal Group, P.C.?

We are dedicated to providing the DC area with high quality, affordable legal help.


We believe that lawyers should not be in the business of sales.  Too often, we’ve seen people who have signed up for a lawsuit without a clear understanding of the finances involved.  This causes confusion and dissatisfaction - two feelings that we never want our clients to experience.  We make sure that all financial issues are clearly understood before we move forward with any representation.


Legal action - whether it's a simple contract or a full-blown lawsuit - always involves some element of risk.  At ECLG before we agree to representation, we make sure that you understand all the benefits and risks involved in our proposed course of action.  Our goal is to give you the tools necessary to make an informed decision for yourself. This includes an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your case; the chances you will prevail; and what the costs and risks will be if you proceed.


At ECLG are goal is to practice what we call, “smart lawyering.”  This means we strive to creatively outwit the opposition.  We are always prepared to go into action. We find the best way to attack a problem.  We never give up until we develop the best strategies for our clients.


The biggest complaint we hear from our clients is that, “my other lawyer never called me back” or “I had no idea what was going on in my case.”  At ECLG we listen attentively, treat you with respect and are responsive to your needs.  It is important that you are informed as to the status of your case.  We return calls within a reasonable time frame.  We are diligently working for you.


What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Mary guided me through a very challenging and emotionally trying divorce. She is honest, clear, and strategic. She also made herself very accessible to my concerns about the whole legal process. She is a strong lawyer who always has your back!

  • Mary Paloger is a professional trial attorney. As president of our homeowner’s association I entrusted her to protect our interests and she exceeded all of my expectations. We are very pleased with our civil litigation results and would highly recommend Mary Paloger to represent your best interests.

  • Mary Paloger is a great attorney. Her firm helped me through my very nasty divorce. They were extremely professional. I wouldn’t hire anyone else. If you want a great family law attorney, hire this firm as your divorce lawyer. Highly recommended!

Areas of practice

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Immigration law

Comprehensive Immigration Court Defense including: Asylum, cancellation of removal.  Additionally, we provide forms-based immigration support with I 130, I 485 family petitions to EB1-EB5 business and professional applications.

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Criminal Defense

Extensive experience in complex criminal matters including violent crimes, gun crimes, DUI, DWI, and sex crimes.

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Family law

When it to comes to experienced family counsel ECLG has you covered from divorce to CPS defense, we have many years of experience under our belt.  Contested custody and military issues are also common family law matters handled by our attorneys.  Trust your family and estate matters to ECLG.

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Our Team

  • Mary Paloger, Esq.

    With over twenty years’ experience as a litigator Mary Paloger brings to East Coast Legal Group her expertise in family, criminal and immigration matters. 

  • Charlet Herr, CPC

    Charlet is the administrative manager of East Coast Legal Group, working in our Washington DC Metropolitan Area office. 

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