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At Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law, LLC, I focus on mediation, collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution, settlement negotiations, prenuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements and related matters in D.C. and Maryland.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    40 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Abraham C Blitzer

    I have known Ms. Luxenberg for over twenty years. I know her to a person and attorney of great skill and compassion


    Abraham Blitzer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Deborah Luxenberg for two decades; in my first encounter, we were opposing counsel and in the years since we have worked together on numerous cases, she has mediated and arbitrated cases for my clients, and we have done bar presentations together. I hold her in the highest regard for competence in her field, for service to her profession, for her impeccable ethical standards, and for her quality as a caring human being.


    Jane Edmisten Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law, LLC

7217 Central Avenue
Takoma Park, MD, 20814-2548

Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law, LLC

1025 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20036



DCActive 197505/24/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MD, 2013


    Reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Deborah’s comment: “This disciplinary action – my first in 38 years in practice – arose from a trust and estate matter mishandled by a former partner. I was only tangentially involved. Steps have been taken to ensure that the problem does not reoccur. I continue to limit my practice to family law.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized 2008 - 2014Best Lawyers in America2014
Washington, DC, Metro Area Super Lawyers 1997 - 2014Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
RecognizedBest Law Firms2013
Recognized - Top Attorneys In Washington, D.C.Washington Post Magazine2013
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America "2013 Edition"2013
Recognized 1995-2013Washingtonian Magazine's Top Divorce Lawyers list2013
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
RecognizedBaltimore Sun "Best Lawyers Edition"2012
RecognizedThe Washington Post "Best Lawyers Edition"2012
RecognizedThe Washington Post Magazine, Best District of Columbia Attorneys2012
Charles Horsky AwardCouncil for Court Excellence2009
Quality of LifeBar Association of the District of Columbia2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLuxenberg Mediation & Family Law, LLC2015 - Present
Founding PartnerLuxenberg & Johnson, PC1994 - 2015
Founding PartnerLaw Offices Of Deborah Luxenberg1975 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (District of Columbia chapter)SecretaryN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (District of Columbia chapter)Vice PresidentN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (District of Columbia chapter)Past PresidentN/A
Bar Association of the District of Columbia and its FoundationN/AN/A
Simon E. Sobeloff SocietyMemberN/A
International Association of Jewish JuristsMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMemberN/A
Washington Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery County (Maryland) Women’s Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Women’s Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery County (Maryland) Bar Association and its Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Council for Court ExcellenceBoard of DirectorsN/A
Maryland Bar and its Family Law SectionMemberN/A
DC Bar and its Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association and its Family Law Section and ABAFellowN/A
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaPresidentN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Case Western Reserve UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education Seminar“What They Don’t Teach You in Law School”N/A
Continuing Legal Education Seminar“Custody and Visitation”N/A