Perry L. Paylor Esq.

Perry Paylor, Esq.

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Perry Paylor, a dedicated public servant, with two decades of legal experience in Prince George’s County, brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to justice to his role as Deputy State’s Attorney. Rooted in the values learned through Maryland’s public school system, youth sports, and faith community, Perry exemplifies dedication and integrity in every aspect of his career.

Perry completed his undergraduate studies at Hampton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Before his current role, Perry spent 14 years honing his skills in private law practice, gaining invaluable experience that would prepare him for the challenges of public service. In 2019, he transitioned to the State’s Attorney Office in Prince George’s County, taking on the role of Chief of the Guns and Drugs Unit. His efforts there have been pivotal in shaping the unit’s strategic approach to combating crime.

As Deputy State’s Attorney, Perry now manages a significant caseload and budget, overseeing up to 1,000 cases annually and directing a $19 million budget. His leadership extends across multiple units within the office, including the Guns & Drugs Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Post Trial Unit, and Grand Jury Screening, all of which benefit from his strategic vision and unyielding pursuit of justice.


Perry’s profound impact on the community and unwavering commitment to public service make him a key asset to the State’s Attorney Office and an influential figure in Prince George’s County.

Paylor has been an Adjunct Professor at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD. He is a member of several bar associations including the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association.

A family note... coverage of Tonja Paylor's 2020 kidney donation to Perry.

A family note… coverage of Tonja Paylor’s 2020 kidney donation.

Proven Community Leader

  • National Bar Association
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • National Black Prosecutors Association
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • National Hampton Alumni Association
  • Kingdom Fellowship AME Church


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