Spring Gap, Maryland Family Lawyers

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...
Dontrice Hamilton
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 503-1690 1 Church Street
Suite 910
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
2002 and 2003 - Nominated for Who's Who Among American Law Students

2012 - Recipient of the Pro Bono Award from Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc.

2014 - Recipient of the President's Citation for Outstanding Pro Bono Service from the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation

Attorney Dontrice P. Hamilton graduated from The George Washington University National Law Center. As a law student, she interned at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. After graduation, she was a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable William B. Spellbring, Jr. at the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Her practice focuses on family law,...
Ms. Jessica L Russell Esq.
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Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
153 West Patrick Street
Suite D
Frederick, MD 21701
Family, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jessica Russell was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, and is now committed to providing excellent legal services to her community. In 2010, Ms. Russell interned at the Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore City's Juvenile Justice Division. From 2011- 2013, Ms. Russell competed for her school's Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, taking third place in the 2012 International Competition for Mediation Advocacy in Toronto. While in law school, Ms. Russell served on the executive board of the Law Students for Reproductive Justice, University of Maryland Chapter and was active in the International Law Society. Prior to...
Ms. Kate S. McDonough
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 592-1295 10111 Colesville Road, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Family, Collections, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University
I am proud of the many successful outcomes I have obtained for my clients, both in litigating contested matters in the courtroom, as well as in negotiating favorable settlements for them. I am committed to representing my clients’ interests in the most ethical, professional, results-driven, and cost-effective manner possible.

My legal career for the past 11 years has been focused primarily in the area of family law. The other two areas in which I practice are (1) probate and contested estate and trust matters, and (2) collections, judgment enforcement, and civil litigation.

My family law practice covers the full range of divorce,...
Elizabeth Pugliese
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 408-5393 200A Monroe St., Ste. 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
A law firm for every day people. The belief of my practice is simple: I represent those who need an attorney but think they can't afford one. I believe in standing up for those who think no one will stand up for them. I give voice to the voiceless. Sometimes things happen. You need an attorney. You think you can't afford one. You can afford Elizabeth Pugliese, Esq.
Dawn Renee Gould
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Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 270-3165 P.O. Box 3073
Frederick, MD 21705
Family and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
Ms. Gould was a prosecutor for the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 10 years prosecuting child support cases from the establishment phase to the enforcement phase. She was also the Legal Liaison for the State’s Attorney’s Office Child Support Division with the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program and the Frederick County Workforce Services, both of which assisted individuals in breaking barriers to obtaining employment.

Ms. Gould also has a background in drafting legislation as she was a policy analyst for the State Legislature, Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services.

Ms. Gould is a Member of the Maryland State Bar...
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...
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
Richard Lundin
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Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 875-9700 104 North Court Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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 &...
Mr. Paul A. Capriolo
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(410) 871-3091 196 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America
Paul Capriolo has been practicing law for over 30 years. He resides in Carroll County Maryland and practices primarily in his home County of Carroll and also in the neighboring Counties of Howard and Baltimore. In addition to being a lawyer, Paul is a Family Law mediator and conducts both private mediation and Court ordered mediation in his role as a mediator appointed by the Judges of the Circuit Court for Carroll County Maryland. In 2014, Paul Capriolo merged his practice with Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee and we now provide more comprehensive services for the benefit of our clients.
Ashley Wilburn
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Hagerstown, MD Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(240) 513-4680 28 West Washington St
3rd Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Family, Collections and Estate Planning
Western New England College
Ashley Wilburn was born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland and is a North Hagerstown High School alumnus. Ashley’s current practice emphasizes family law, including divorce, alimony, marital property distribution, child custody, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial (separation) agreements, enforcement and post-divorce matters, step-parent and private party adoptions, and child welfare. Her practice also includes estate planning, wills and trust, probate and estate administration, and commercial, contract and civil litigation. Ashley is also court-appointed to represent children in contested custody cases, and she has recently become a certified mediator. She looks forward to expanding her practice to...
Mark Oakley
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 31 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...
Lisa Trail
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Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 583-0233 5100 Buckeystown Pike
Suite 250
Frederick, MD 21704
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lisa Trail is an attorney and the founder of Maryland Strategic Divorce Consulting, LLC. Ms. Trail has over 19 years of experience as an attorney in Maryland, the last decade of which was spent focusing on family law. Lisa Trail approaches her cases in a caring and methodical manner, focusing on the specific needs of her clients. She pays attention to the details that can change the outcome of her client’s case. Ms. Trail’s personalized approach, together with her practical knowledge and expertise in family law provides clients with the help they need. After years...
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...
Darcy Shoop
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 340-7950 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850
Family
George Mason University School of Law
After many years of practicing family law, and having seen the emotional and financial damage that litigation can cause, I have chosen to focus my practice on healthier ways of resolving disputes such as Collaborative Law, mediation, negotiation, and settlement advocacy. While I represent individual clients, I also assist couples as a neutral mediator. I believe that by focusing on constructive settlement solutions, separating couples are much more likely to make mutually beneficial decisions while preserving valuable financial resources. Whether through Collaborative Law, mediation, or standard negotiation, I help my client stay focused on future goals rather...
Christy McFaul Saunders
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(443) 289-9235 231 E. Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Christy McFaul Saunders, a 1988 Graduate of the University of Maryland, began her career as a judicial law clerk in Baltimore and by 1990 was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Carroll County, serving the county for the next five years. In her role as ADA for Carroll County she tried a variety of cases to include DUI, child abuse, and homicide.

From 1995-1996, Christy served as the District Court Division Supervisor for Frederick County and was a member of the homicide team. In 1996, she joined Hickman, Ulsch & Honiker and quickly rose to partner in 1997 creating Ulsch, McFaul Saunders and...
Mr. J. Edgie Russell
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Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 695-2977 153 West Patrick Street
Suite D
Frederick, MD 21701
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
I have have lived and practiced in Frederick Maryland for over thirty years. Family Law is the primary focus of my practice. I have tried cases in the Circuit Court and District Court, as well as arguing cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals.I am a Court appointed mediator for divorce and custody cases and I am trained in Collaborative Law.
Christina Marlow
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 871-4490 One Court Place
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Marlow Law, LLC is a client-centered law firm, and prides itself on client satisfaction. Our mission is to provide our clients with prompt and effective legal representation, handling client needs with integrity, honesty, and diligence. We understand that the circumstances surrounding your need for an attorney can be stressful. Let Marlow Law, LLC serve as your dependable, personable, and compassionate advocate.

Contact us today to schedule your free, 30 minute initial consultation.

Christina Marlow graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from McDaniel College in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. Ms. Marlow...
Bruce Edward Avery
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(301) 762-7644 51 Monroe Street
Suite 701
Rockville, MD 20850-2421
Family
University of Louisville
Brian Barkley
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Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(301) 627-1231 8 West Third Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
The National Law Center, George Washington University J.D., with Honors
University of Maryland, BA Major in Government & Politics, Minor in Psychology
Civic, Professional, Foundation and Corporate Affiliations:

Delegate to Democratic National Convention
Campaign Manager for Rep. Michael D. Barnes
Rockville Chamber of Commerce – Past President
National Capital Chapter of MS Society - Board of Trustees, and Past Chair
Shady Grove Hospital Fund Campaign - Major Gift Chair
Montgomery County Bar Association –Chair Judicial Selections; Member of Ethics, Fee Arbitration and Legislation Committees
Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce - Vice President
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce - Liquor Control Evaluation
Rockville Alternative Community Service Commission
Montgomery County Volunteer MS Committee -...
Keith Havens
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Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 696-0110 220 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
At Havens & Associates, LLC, our clients come first. Every client is treated with personalized attention and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of the premier legal firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Havens & Associates, LLC is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client. Havens & Associates, LLC represent clients in all state and federal courts located in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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...
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...
Meredith Hill
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(240) 638-2897 8403 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Meredith, a native of Montgomery County, Maryland, has been providing quality legal representation since 2011. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate andBusiness Law. She understands that a client's unique legal case, can often be emotional and complex. Meredith enjoys educating her clients and walking them through the legal process. She zealously advocates for her clients both in and outside of the courtroom.

Meredith first began her legal career as a Public Defender for the Marion County Public Defender Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later moved back home to Maryland and became an...
Lonny Bramzon
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 699-7699 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1002
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Bramzon is truly a counselor at law. Upon the gravest of circumstances, individuals have been seeking the counsel, help, and defense of Lonny Bramzon for years. He is a master of negotiations. He has a remarkable ability to communicate and connect with clients and adversaries alike. His understanding of the psychology of government agents and attorneys is bar none. He has been able to save the lives and liberty of countless individuals when the circumstances appeared hopeless. Despair does not exist in Lonny’s vocabulary. His ability to speak to a jury and eloquently present his legal issues to...
Barton D. Moorstein
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 279-2200 111 Rockville Pike
#400
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Ross Albers
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(443) 821-0035 15 E Main Street
Suite 225
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers is a criminal defense attorney, DUI attorney, juvenile delinquency attorney, personal injury attorney, traffic ticket attorney, divorce attorney, child custody attorney, and general practice and litigation attorney in Carroll County, Maryland. He litigates cases in the circuit, district and federal courts of Maryland. Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He earned a concentration in criminal practice and was an editor on the Law Review. While attending law school, Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers worked for Travelers Insurance as an insurance adjuster. He...
Zionne Akpan
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 358-6563 401 East Jefferson Street
Suite 208
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Collections, Divorce and Juvenile
Boston University
Attorney Akpan has been in practice for 19 years, and there is no substitute for experience. At the Law Offices of Zionne Akpan, we put our knowledge and experience to work for you. When you trust your legal needs to us, you will have experienced, aggressive, and professional advocates on your side. We give each client the personal and individualized attention they deserve, and we are experienced at resolving the most serious and complicated legal problems. We ensure that our clients understand the legal process and provide them with the information they need to make informed...
Anthony A. Fatemi
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(888) 519-2801 18310 Montgomery Village Ave
#410
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr Timothy Conlon
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Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 865-1101 19 North Court Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Temple University and The George Washington University Law School
Timothy T. Conlon, Esquire is the lead attorney at the Custody Place. Tim is from Reading Pennsylvania originally and is a married father of three. He obtained his undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington DC. Tim also took a year of Undergraduate studies at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. His Juris Doctorate of Laws was obtained at Temple University Law School in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (with honors) in 1995. After Law School, Tim worked in Anchorage Alaska on family law, native rights and interstate child abduction cases. He completed study (with honors) in...
Nicholas C. Minshew
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(240) 386-8705 401 North Washington Street
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
The attorneys at Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP are devoted exclusively to the practice of Family Law, including uncontested and contested divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony and spousal support, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, division of property, domestic violence, child support enforcement and modification, paternity, and adoptions. We are strong advocates for families in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and committed to delivering the highest professional and ethical standards to the practice of family law. The law firm provides high-quality, aggressive, and innovative legal representation to defend our client's legal rights and protect their interests, both personally and financially. Client service...
Sajjid M. Rauf
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 321-9901 199 E Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Immigration
University of Richmond School of Law
I am the managing attorney at Actio Law, and am licensed to practice law in Maryland, and pending admission to the District of Columbia Bar. Throughout my career, I have focused on protecting the rights of consumers and ordinary people. Whether through the practice of immigration and consumer debt law, or helping to keep corporate financial giants in compliance with consumer protection regulations, my primary concern has always been protecting the rights of the individuals who need it most. I understand that as times are changing, so too are the needs of clients. You...
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.
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.
Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee
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Westminster, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 871-1700 196 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
I have recently joined with Paul Capriolo to better serve my clients in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support, Criminal and DUI Defense, Wills and Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and Personal Injury cases. I have over 15 years of experience and Paul has over 30 years of experience in the above listed areas of the law.
Emily L. Russell
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(443) 812-1435 199 E Montgomery Ave
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
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...
Donna Kathleen Rismiller
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(301) 340-1616 51 Monroe St
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Donna K. Rismiller is the founder of Rismiller Law Group, LLC and is an accomplished litigator and collaborative resolution professional. Focusing her practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, she assists her clients with complex financial resolutions, significant custody decisions, as well as highly emotionally-charged disputes, often involving the challenging dynamics of abuse and control.

Donna Rismiller has been recognized for her high achievement and legal aptitude by several publications including the Maryland Daily Record, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and The Washington Post Magazine. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial...
Michael Callahan
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Attorney with 32 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.
Jason Morton
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Hagerstown, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 739-3600 82 West Washington Street, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jason Morton is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1994. Jason served as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Washington County before practicing with Strite and Schildt, P.A. He was an adjunct professor of Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics at Kaplan University. He joined our firm in 2011. Jason’s practice emphasizes Family Law but he also handles cases that involve landlord/tenant issues, business disputes, collection matters, administrative law and business and transactional matters. He has served on the...
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
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