Bethesda, Maryland Family Lawyers

Barton D. Moorstein
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Maryland Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolDistrict of Columbia and Maryland
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Afshin Pishevar
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law4th Circuit, Federal Circuit, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court and Washington, D.C.
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Regina DeMeo
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 621-0559 4550 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
For over 18 years, I have focused on helping families in the DC Area with family law issues, including prenups, separation agreements, divorce, custody, support, and property division. The past 10 years, I have also provided mediation and Collaborative Divorce services. Since 2009, I have guest lectured for Georgetown Univ. and GWU Law School, and I have appeared as a legal commentator on Sirius XM, ABC tv, MMCTV, and Good Morning America. I am regularly quoted in the media and recognized as a top lawyer in Superlawyers, Bethesda Magazine and The Washingtonian.
Heather Renee McCabe
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(301) 888-6945 6701 Democracy One Plaza Loop
#300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Heather McCabe is an accomplished litigator, mediator, and parenting coordinator. She enjoys working closely with clients to help them achieve their goals for both themselves and their children. She has taught both at Georgetown University Law School and American University's Washington College of Law. She exclusively practices in the area of family law (including divorce, separation, child support, domestic violence, and child custody).
Michael Barrett
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 3 Bethesda Metro Center
#700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I have been practicing family law and personal injury in the state of Maryland since 2003. I have helped many families deal with the heart ache of divorce and custodial issues related to divorce...helped clients deal with loss of income, transportation, and life activities due to being injured in a car crash. How may I help you?
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(301) 656-8850 7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
Stanford University
Anne (Jan) W. White, with over 30 years of legal experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and in Collaborative Law and to 2013 Super Lawyers. She attended Stanford Law School and is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was also an Angier B. Duke scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member. Ms. White’s diverse background prepared her to resolve complex divorce issues involving taxes, retirement benefits, trusts, businesses, and related financial...
Tracey Coates
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
Hamline University School of Law
Tracey Coates is Co-Chair of the firm's Family Law department and a member of its Litigation practice group. In working in the former capacity, she handles a variety of domestic relations matters, including pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification, enforcement of court orders and agreements, adoption, and guardianships. Her clients include all types of individuals and couples, in a wide range of family structures.
Tracey works hard to engage in background conversations with her clients to understand family dynamics and build rapport and trust. She goes into every case with a caring, but realistic approach with her...
Pallavi Kachoria
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Pallavi Kachoria is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Family Law practice groups. She has experience in a variety of litigation areas including general civil, commercial, and domestic litigation. Pallavi also has experience in transactional matters in working with business owners to draft documents and research complex legal issues.
Her passion for the law, the rules, and fairness helps her succeed as a litigator. In working with her clients, Pallavi embraces a practical and honest approach in dealing with their complex disputes. She works tirelessly to understand all facets of her cases and aims to develop a strong relationship...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(240) 507-1780 4800 Montgomery Lane
9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
American University Washington College of Law
I began practicing law in 1996. Since then, I have helped many clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia with their family law issues, including high-conflict divorces, custody cases involving special needs children, and premarital and postmarital agreements. I am an experienced litigator, but is also a trained Collaborative practitioner and trained mediator.

For the last twelve years I have also represented numerous students and families in education matters, including school discipline in public and private schools, and campus sexual assault, Title IX cases and academic misconduct cases at the college level.
Lloyd Malech
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(301) 913-9119 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Jessica Markham
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(240) 396-4373 7960 Old Georgetown Road #3B
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Miami School of Law
Jessica Markham practices all aspects of family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County and Washington D.C. courts and is also trained in Collaborative Law. Ms. Markham also handles guardianship matters and is frequently appointed by the Court as an attorney for Allegedly Disabled Adults and as Guardian of the Property. Ms. Markham has also been appointed by the court in Family Law matters as a Child Privilege attorney and a Best Interest Attorney (formerly Guardian Ad Litem).

Ms. Markham also has an active mediation practice, helping parties...
Michael Callahan
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(301) 907-4580 4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Michael F. Callahan practices family law, estate planning and elder law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Callahan is the partner in charge of the firm’s estate planning and elder law practice.
He received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1987, and is a member of the Georgetown Chapter of Order of the Coif. He has practiced law for over thirty years.
He has been named among the top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers
He lives with his wife, their children from time to time, and their cat in Arlington, Virginia.
Imad Soubra
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

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Michelle C. Thomas
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Maryland Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Glenn Cooper
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Glenn Cooper is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and senior partner in our Family Law practice. He frequently appears before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and before arbitration panels and professional disciplinary boards. No matter whether he is litigating a matter of a business or domestic nature, Glenn aggressively defends his clients’ positions and pursues their desired outcomes. The majority of Glenn Cooper's practice is devoted to complex business, financial, commercial and domestic litigation involving significant business issues.
A number of Glenn's cases have helped shape the current state of the law in...
Alan Solomon
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 913-5884 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
In practice in Maryland and Washington D.C. For 25 years. I have tried hundreds of cases and resolved many more. The most important thing a lawyer can do for you is to analyze the case and take steps to assure a positive outcome. A resolution without a trial is always preferable.
Jessica Ghaffari
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 986-7900 3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Jessica Markham specializes in family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She is trained as a Best Interest Attorney (formerly Guardian Ad Litem) and has been appointed by the Court as a Child Privilege Attorney. She has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Washington D.C. courts. In law school she served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office where she focused on prosecution of juvenile misdemeanor and felony crimes.
James J. Gross
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(301) 907-4585 4601 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Missouri - Columbia
Managing Partner and Co-founder of Thyden Gross and Callahan, a law firm in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Author of four books on divorce. Formerly tax counsel for Satellite Business Systems, communications attorney for the FCC, and chemical engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown. Highest ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers and Avvo.com.
Carlos Lastra
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 656-7606 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Miami School of Law
As Co-Chair of Paley Rothman’s Family Law practice and a member of its Litigation practice group, Carlos Lastra provides clients with diligent, thoughtful and effective representation, addressing both their immediate concerns and securing long-term solutions, in arguably the toughest times imaginable. Applying skills honed over a quarter of a century of recurrent civil and criminal trials before judges and juries in federal and state courtrooms in multiple jurisdictions, Carlos employs his rich trial experience to create a strategy custom-made to meet the client’s objectives, anticipate the opposing party’s tactics, and ultimately achieve his client’s goals.
Over the last 26 years, Carlos...
Emily L. Russell
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(301) 888-6945 6701 Democracy One Plaza Loop
#300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emily leads our firm’s litigation team, focusing on all aspects of divorce, custody and child support matters. Emily’s favorite place to be, when she’s working, is in the courtroom. She is a seasoned litigator who will tell you that there are few things in life better than a well-executed cross-examination. When she’s not in court, Emily is one of the nicest lawyers you will ever meet. Within the firm she is known for her ability to approach every case with a calm focus that puts her clients at ease. She has earned the well-deserved reputation among her colleagues for...
Rebecca Lippman
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(301) 365-1451 8408 Whitman Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Family and Divorce
Stanford University
Marshall Emery Yaap
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Marshall Yaap is a private practice family lawyer based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His practice primarily focuses on helping clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia resolve issues related to divorce, legal separation, alimony, child custody, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, property division, child support, and civil protection cases. Marshall’s practice also focuses on international family law issues. Marshall strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients while providing individual attention and guidance at all times.
Douglas Paul Cohn
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 986-8877 7910 Woodmont Ave #1400
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
I am a former Family Court magistrate and Judge in Vermont. I am a skilled mediator and trial attorney who can get results with strong advocacy and with compassion to meet the situation.
S. Micah Salb
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 656-6905 7979 Old Georgetown Rd
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Robert J. Sher
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(301) 986-4555 4824 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Lois Finkelstein
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(301) 907-4580 4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family and Divorce
Adrienne R. Corley
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 588-5406 7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Jennifer A. Anukem
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 500-0462 10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20817
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Probate
Raised in Baltimore Maryland, Ms. Anukem holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh (2007) and received her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School (2010). Ms. Anukem practices in the areas of business, estate planning, personal injury, and family law. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2014, Ms. Anukem was selected as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers magazine for her accomplishments in family law. In addition, she was selected...
Ms Mariatu Kargbo
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 907-7474 7720 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 215
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
West Virginia University College of Law
Sarah Hamid Mir
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney
(877) 432-5299 10411 Motor City Drive Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20817
Family
David Marquardt
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 603-3480 11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
My journey to becoming the owner and founder of Wayside Legal came out of an intense sense of justice and a desire to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I started Wayside Legal for you. Every day, the firm is devoted to serving clients and the community with enthusiasm and value. Your case isn’t just a legal event but a complete and total life transition, so I strive to be a concierge that can address any and all of the issues you may face.

I am a veteran attorney licensed in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, handling all...
Li Weng
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 804-8356 10741 Gloxinia Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Texas - Austin
Founding partner Li Weng works in Rockville Law Group LLC’s practice areas of estate planning, family law, and immigration. Li brings a background of over 6 years in estate planning, anticorruption, and trade matters, as well as transnational practice experience. Over several years, Li advised multinational companies undergoing internal and SEC investigations on potential violations by the companies’ subsidiaries of anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, she represented companies during ITC investigations of antidumping and countervailing duty matters. Most recently, Li was employed with the Rockville, MD firm of Altman and Associates, where she helped the...
Richard Lundin
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 875-9700 10 Post Office Road
Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Family and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Richard S. Lundin's dream of becoming a Washington D.C lawyer started far from the nation's capital, working part-time as a litigation assistant in Phoenix Arizona. It was at Arizona State that Rick graduated with a degree in finance, and later George Washington University where he earned his Juris Doctor. It was also during this time that he worked for federal judge, the Honorable Charles R. Richey, who left a strong impression on Rick's early legal career. It was 1994 when Rick was hired by James Nickelsporn, who later invited him to be his law partner, forming Nickelsporn &...
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 11 North Washington St.
Ste 230
Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Sandra Guzma- Salvado is a bi-lingual family law attorney, mediator, Best Interest Attorney for Children, and Parent Coordinator.

Sandra represents individuals in cases involving child custody, divorce, child support, and access in Maryland. She is often appointed to represent children in contested custody matters.

Legal disputes may be resolved through negotiation, litigation, mediation, or collaborative practice.

Sandra's focus has always been family law because it is what she finds most rewarding. It is an area of law where her patience, reflective listening skills, and ability to sympathize is helpful.
Ms. Stuart Muntzing Skok
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 296-4512 2275 Research Blvd.
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
West Virginia University College of Law
Stuart Skok is owner and principal of Stuart Skok Law, LLC, with offices in Montgomery and Frederick Counties. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Stuart has practiced matrimonial and family law for over 20 years, handling cases both in and out of litigation. She is certified in Collaborative Divorce and divorce mediation. She frequently lectures on family law and recently published her Handbook on Separation & Divorce, Fourth Edition, available on her website. Stuart has a particular interest in cases involving children with special needs, having a special needs child herself,...
LaSheena M. Williams
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 778-9950 17 West Jefferson Street
Suite 202
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Howard University School of Law
LaSheena Williams is currently an attorney practicing in Rockville, Maryland. She focuses on family law, estate planning, and personal injury litigation. She represents clients in trial courts, mediations, and hearings on matters relating to, among other things, emergency guardianship hearings, emergency child support hearings, and protective order proceedings. She previously worked as an attorney for a small law firm in Baltimore County, where she also managed the firm's online unbundled legal services practice. Prior to working in private practice, LaSheena worked with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Office, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, and Baltimore...
David Bach
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 738-7655 1401 Rockville Pike
Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Hamline University School of Law
I have 23 years experience representing parties in divorce, custody, child support, visitation, paternity, and guardianship matters. My goal is to plan for trial from the initial client meeting forward, while at the same time attempting to construct a reasonable settlement for my clients either directly with the other party or through mediation. I was certified as a Collaborative Practitioner March 2011. In addition to representing clients locally, Mr. Bach has extensive experience representing clients involved in international family disputes including divorce, child custody, division of property and family assets, as well as retirement benefits. He has successfully handled...
Alexander K Anderson
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 675-5672 200A Monroe Street, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
At the Law Firm of Alexander K. Anderson nothing is more important than delivering results for you. From the outset, the firm will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable and confident with the status of your case. We understand that communication is key. We begin by having a conversation about your goals and expected results and begin to build a strategic plan to obtain those goals. It’s a one-on-one, very personal approach. Our promise is not just about the personal attention that the firm will provide, but also the strategic plan to obtain your...
Pawnee A. Davis
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(844) 350-8343 17 W Jefferson St.
Suite 4
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am an award-winning attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. I am committed to serving my clients well through assertive, thoughtful advocacy. All cases are handled with care, and with a focus on getting results for the client. It is a team effort and I seek the best resolution for you.

Some results:
I obtained an award of 50% joint physical custody and decision making authority for a father--exactly what he wanted.

I litigated a motion and won a judgment for a mother that she is able to keep primary custody of her special needs daughter.

Through my contract writing, a cyber security...
Lynette A. Whitfield
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 869-8774 200A Monroe St
Suite 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Employment
The George Washington University Law School
Before starting her solo practice in Rockville, Maryland, Ms. Whitfield represented federal sector employees with a variety of labor and employment law issues. Since starting her practice in 2006, Ms. Whitfield has expanded her areas of practice to include Maryland unemployment and wage & hour cases, federal sector workers compensation, and domestic litigation.
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David Gardner
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(301) 378-8835 600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 308
Rockville, MD 20852
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Divorce is often a difficult and painful process, and it can be emotionally exhausting. If you are going through the divorce process and are wondering where you can turn to procure the help you need at such a time, look no further than Gardner Law Firm. A divorce lawyer in Rockville at this office has assisted numerous individuals who are dealing with complications and hardships comparable to yours and is prepared to take on your case and support you at this time. Attorney David Gardner received his Juris Doctorate from the American University, Washington College of Law and is a...
Shayan Modarres
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Washington, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(202) 780-9590 8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 800
Washington, MD 20024
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law and American University
Shayan Modarres is an experienced trial attorney, civil rights activist, and the founder and managing member of The Modarres Law Firm. With law offices in Florida and Maryland, The Modarres Law Firm focuses primarily on civil rights litigation. Over the course of his career as a civil rights attorney in Central Florida, Mr. Modarres has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases and successfully recovered large settlements for victims of police misconduct. Most notably, Mr. Modarres served as a member of the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Inspired by his work as a...
Hadrian Hatfield
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Potomac, MD Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 230-6575 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Suite 600
Potomac, MD 20854
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and International
Faculte de Droit, Nice, France, Vanderbilt University Law School and University of Central Arkansas
Hadrian N. Hatfield represents clients who want creative, informed, and thoughtful solutions to complex family law problems. His in-depth knowledge and extensive experience ranges from cases with high-stakes and strong emotions to interstate and international situations. Mr. Hatfield is fluent in French and has worked on international law issues at the U.S. Department of State. Local and overseas clients often consult him on international family law matters such as: •International Pre-Nuptial Agreements; •Divorce litigation in two countries at the same time; •Foreign located marital assets; •International alimony and child support issues; and •Custody and visitation rights in...
Mark Oakley
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(301) 424-8081 1803 Research Blvd., Suite 401
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Mark W. Oakley is an established litigation attorney concentrating on civil litigation, personal injury, construction law, and criminal and traffic defense. He also advises business clients, negotiates and drafts contracts, and handles a variety of litigation matters at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Mr. Oakley is trained and certified in the collaborative practice of law. Mr. Oakley is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1987), and the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 1984). He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.