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Joseph L. Kroart III



Phone: 410-986-0880
Fax: 410-986-0881

Joseph L. Kroart III joined Adelberg, Rudow in 2018 as an associate in the Business and Corporate Practice.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kroart spent several years running his family’s multi-store retail operation in Ocean City, Maryland and southern Delaware. As a result, he possesses a rare combination of practical business experience along with formalized legal and business training.

Mr. Kroart graduated in 2014 with a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He also holds a M.A. in organizational sociology from the University of Maryland College Park. Mr. Kroart completed his undergraduate work at Villanova University with a double major in history and sociology. And yes, he enjoys rooting for his alma mater’s basketball team.

Mr. Kroart is a lifelong Marylander.  An Eagle Scout himself, Mr. Kroart co-founded Troop 1485, the first Scouts BSA Troop for girls in the northern Baltimore County area, and he serves as Troop Committee Chair.  Aside from Scouting, he enjoys spending free time with his wife and daughters in Ocean City and on Assateague Island.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Group
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Group
  • Healthcare Practice Group

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland Bar, 2015

Judicial Clerkships:

  • The Honorable Kevin F. Arthur, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
  • The Honorable Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., Circuit Court for Baltimore County


  • J.D., University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 2014
  • M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, 2014
  • M.A., University of Maryland College Park, Sociology, 1997
  • B.A., Villanova University, History and Sociology, 1993


  • 2021 Maryland Rising Stars, Baltimore Magazine
  • 2020 Maryland Rising Stars, Baltimore Magazine

Joseph L. Kroart, III

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Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Troop Committee Chair, Scouts BSA Troop 1485
  • Member of Board of Directors, The Joseph E. Machin IV Memorial Scholarship
  • Member, The Sparks Hereford Alumni Association


  • “What’s on First?”: Organizing the Casebook and Molding the Mind” (with Donald G. Gifford, Brian J. Jones and Cheryl Cortemeglia), Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 44, 2012

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