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Shelly Maynard Ingram

Shelly Maynard Ingram

also known as Shelly M. Maynard, Shelly M. Ingram

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Mediation

About Me

As an Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Professional, Shelly M. Ingram has represented Maryland divorce and family law clients since 2004. Shelly litigates cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, modifications, marital property, domestic violence, and an array of post-judgment issues. In many contested cases, litigation is the only option. Ms. Ingram is experienced in dealing with the emotional and financial complexities of separation, divorce, alimony, child custody and child support. 


In 2005, Ms. Ingram completed mediation training as prescribed by the Maryland Rules of Procedure and additional alternative dispute resolution training with the District Court of Maryland. Since then, Ms. Ingram has completed an additional 40 additional hours of mediation training focused on child access and marital property disputes. As an alternative to litigation, mediation can provide clients with an opportunity to be creative and resolve disputes in a uniquely tailored and cost-effective way.  In 2012, Ms. Ingram was collaboratively trained. As an alternative to traditional litigtion or mediation, Ms. Ingram is excited to offer collaborative law services to her family law clients.


A life long resident of Maryland, Ms. Ingram is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 1997) and the University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 2004).  The first in her family to obtain a graduate degree, Ms. Ingram earned her law degree at night while working full-time as a Law Clerk for the Sex Offense Division of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office. After graduating from law school, Ms. Ingram had the honor to serve as Judicial Clerk to Judge Steven I. Platt of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. 


Ms. Ingram is a Member of Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Bar Association of Howard County and the American Bar Association. As a child of divorce and a person who has been divorced herself, Ms. Ingram understands the uncertainty and frustrations of child custody and divorce. 

The Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, LLC was founded in 2012. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Mediation: 10%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael August Mastracci

    Having had the experience of handling a few collaborative family law cases with Ms. Ingram on the other side, my initial impressions have been more than confirmed.I have always found Shelly to be of high integrity with great people skills and legal knowledge as well as reasonable, compassionate and client-centered. Shelly is always solution oriented. She knows how to advocate for her clients while maintaining control of and preserving the collaborative process. One thing I also like is that she is very organized and focused on maintaining a collaborative path while keeping the case moving along in a timly fashion.


    Michael Mastracci Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Amanda Lynn Vann

    I have worked with Shelly at the pro bono clinic and can attest to her ability to advocate for her clients in a zealous manner. Shelly takes the time needed to educate her clients through difficult matters. I highly recommend her.


    Amanda Vann Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram

8160 Maple Lawn Boulevard
Suite 200
Fulton, MD, 20759



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Family LawMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Rising Star - Family LawMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Certificate of CompletionThe Mediation Center - 20 Hour Parenting and Child Access Training2012
Certificate of CompletionThe Mediation Center - 20 Hour Property and Financial Issues Training2012
Certificate of Completion - Collaborative LawAdministrative Office of the Courts - Department of Family Administration2012
Certificate of Completion - Child Counsel TrainingAdministrative Office of the Courts - Department of Family Administration2012
Certificate of Completion - Child Counsel TrainingAdministrative Office of the Courts - Department of Family Administration2007
Certificate of Completion - Basic 40 Hour TrainingMediation Matters2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative ProfessionalLaw Office of Shelly M. Ingram, LLC2012 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyMontgomery County Bar Association Pro Bono Program2010 - Present
AttorneyMeiselman & Helfant, LLC2006 - 2012
Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Steven I. PlattPrince George's County Circuit Court2004 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Office Of Adele L. Abrams, PC2004 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Howard County Collaborative Professionals, IncMember and Co-Chair Communications Committee2013 - Present
The Honorable James Macgill American Inn of CourtMember2013 - Present
Maryland Association for Justice, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Maryland Program for Mediator ExcellenceMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram - BlogHow to Find a Family Law Attorney?2014
Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, LLC - BlogWhen Should I Contact a Divorce Attorney?2014
Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, LLC - BlogCollaborative: a holistic approach to Conscious Uncoupling2014
Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, LLC - BlogWho gets dog custody in divorce?2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD2004
University of Maryland, College ParkEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Howard County Parent Education ProgramSeparation and Divorce Process and Strategies2013
Howard County Collaborative Professionals Membership MeetingCollaborative Roadmap - A Guide to Successful Resolutions2013
Family Law Assistance ProgramFamily Law (Divorce, Custody, Child Support)2013
What You Must Know About DivorceLegal Aspects-Separation and Divorce2011