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My practice concentrates on family law related issues.  I have and office in Montgomery County and Frederick County.  I have extensive litigation experience and have been trained in collaborative law and mediation.  I also am frequently appointed by the Courts to represent children, as a best interest attorney.  Feel free to contact me if you need assistance with your separation, divorce or family law issues.


Languages spoken: English, Norwegian

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    27 years
  2. Family: 50%
    27 years



Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Lisa S Trail

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Gwen for years and have been the opposing counsel in cases with her. She has always acted with professionalism. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of family law. She fights hard for her clients and receives favorable outcomes for them.


    Lisa Trail Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Herbert Ira Ellis

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Haspel & McLeod, PC

77 S Washington St Ste 200
Rockville, MD, 20850-2331

Haspel & McLeod, PC

141 W. Patrick Street, Suite 102
Frederick, MD, 21701



DCActive 198911/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent AttorneyBar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers2011
Preeminent AttorneyBar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers2010
Maryland Super Lawyer-Family LawBaltimore Magazine2009
Maryland Super Lawyer-Family LawBaltimore Magazine2008
Top Family Law AttorneyWashingtonian Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHaspel & McLeod, P.C.2002 - Present
PartnerHaspel & Meiselman, Chartered1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Frederick County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
St Mary's College of MarylandEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar at the Women's CommissionDivorce and Family Law2008
Family Law SeminarDivorce and Family Law2006