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Lois R Finkelstein

Lois R Finkelstein

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    29 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    29 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    29 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    29 years
  5. Alimony: 10%
    29 years



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • James J Gross

    Lois typically handles large, difficult, complex divorce cases. She cares deeply for her clients. She is very attentive to the many financial and emotional details of their cases. That's why her legal services are in high demand.


    James Gross Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth P Barnhart

    I have worked with Lois for four years. She is smart, caring and a great negotiator. She is extremely knowlegeable about the local family law environment, particularly in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Her work is consistently recognized as outstanding by her clients and by her peers. She is someone that I regularly turn to for advice, and I trust her judgment implicitly. I recommend her to you without reservation.


    Kenneth Barnhart Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


DCActive 198907/18/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Inclusion in the 2009/2010 edition of registryStrathmore's Who'sWho2009
Top Washington D.C. LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Top Maryland LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Top Washington D.C. LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Top Maryland LawyersSuper Lawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalFreer, McGarry, Bodansky & Rubin1994 - 1997
AssociateLaw Offices of Anne Garfinkle1990 - 1994
AssociateNewman & Holtzinger1984 - 1986
Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhea BurrowUnited States Department of Labor1982 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ABA Family Law Section's Military CommitteeVolunteer Lawyer, Operation Stand-By2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Advisory Panel2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2006 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2004 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2003 - Present
Collaborative Law AssociationMember2002 - Present
District of Columbia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
The Retirement Catch-Up Guide, Ellen Hoffman, author"Make the Most of Your Home Equity", quoted by the author as an attorney who specializes in family law2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLaw- Research Editor of the Law ReviewJD - Juris Doctor1982
George Washington UniversityRehabilitation Counselor EducationMA - Masters in Education1975
University of Connecticut--cum laude graduateRehabilitationBS - Bachelor of Science1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Maryland Commission for WomenDiscussion of legal analysis and strategies in custody matters, child support and separation and divorce2007
Pro Se Plus Divorce ClinicFamily Law, presention to lawyers and pro se litigantsN/A