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 Nelson A. Garcia, Partner, a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars, practices in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, custody, and domestic violence. He also has substantial experience in appellate brief writing and argument before the District of Columbia and Maryland Courts of Appeal. Formerly with Robert A. Ades & Associates where he practiced in all areas of Family Law, Mr. Garcia has extensive litigation experience. He graduated from Florida State University in 1979, where he earned a B.A., English and Business Co-Major, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1983 from Boston College Law School. He is a former Commissioner for the Montgomery County Maryland Commission for Women. Mr. Garcia lectures frequently on divorce and separation, domestic violence and other Family Law Matters and is a frequent talk-show participant on radio and television in these areas. He speaks fluent Spanish.

Law Associations

  • Maryland State Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • Montgomery County Bar

  • Prince George’s County Bar

  • Maryland Hispanic Bar

  • Maryland Association for Justice

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 90%
    16 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 10%
    16 years



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. He has shown himself to be very thorough and competent.


    John Thyden Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Michael F Callahan

    Nelson is a talented hard-working lawyer. He connects with clients and is a tireless advocate. He is a skilled, experience trial lawyer. Nelson's ability to properly assess cases and prepare cases for trial consistently results in success - persuasive presentations and positive outcomes for our clients. It has been a pleasure to work with him and to watch him work.


    Michael Callahan Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

4601 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


DCActive 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThyden Gross & Callahan, LLP2004 - Present
CommissionerMontgomery County ND Commission for Women2007 - 2008
LawyerRobert A. Ades and Associates2000 - 2004
AttorneyAdvanced Resource Technologies Inc1998 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Hispanic Bar AssociationTreasurer/Secretary2004 - 2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
The Daily Record (Maryland)Family Law2014
Maryland Divorce LegalTeen sues Parents for College Money2014
Maryland Divorce Legal CrierMaryland Lowers Proof Required in Domestic Violence Cases2014
Maryland Divorce Legal CrierNew Law Allows Court to Transfer Marital Home2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Florida State UniversityBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CNN Situation Room with Wolf BlitzerDivorce2014
TV News BroadcastFamily Law Forum2012
TV news broadcastNo fault divorce in Federal Law2012
Channel 9 News TV ConferenceChristy Brinkley Child Custody Dispute2008