Joseph L. Kroart III


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.

A lifelong Marylander, Mr. Kroart lives in northern Baltimore County with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending free time with his family in Ocean City and on Assateague Island.

Practice Areas:

  • Business 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

Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar 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