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About Me


Separation, divorce and family conflict create crisis situations in nearly every family. I
am a mediator, collaborative attorney and experienced litigator. Working with families of all configurations, I will listen to your hopes and concerns to gain a better understanding of how best to assist you.   I will provide you with the legal advice, advocacy and guidance necessary to assist you
regardless of the process you select, and I will keep you informed every step of the way.



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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 45%
    17 years, 150 cases
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    17 years, 120 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    17 years, 15 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Charles Timothy Dillon

    I've known Attorney Margaret Oliver for many years. She is truly an inspiration to know and work with. She sets the standard by which other attorneys should be measured. I highly recommend her to everyone needing serious, yet compassionate, representation.


    Charles Dillon Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jennifer S Fairfax

    Meg is a great family law collaborative attorney. She understands complex legal issues and is creative in problem solving. I recommend Meg to any person seeking a caring attorney who can help them find resolution. Meg is a strong advocate and I often refer separating clients to her for representation.


    Jennifer Fairfax Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Margaret H. Oliver, LLC

6851 Oak Hall Lane.
Suite. 202
Columbia, MD, 21045



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Heuisler Honor SocietyHeuisler Honor Society1997
Magna cum LaudeUniversity of Baltimore1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMargaret H. Oliver, LLC2010 - Present
Minister of MusicSt. Mary's Episcopal Church1992 - Present
MemberHodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.2001 - 2010
Assistant State's Attorney - Head of Juvenile DivisionOffice of the State Attorney - Baltimore County, Maryland1998 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Howard County Women's Bar AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Inc.President2008 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2008 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Maryland State Women's Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mercado v. MercadoAgreement reached with the use of the collaborative team.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Women's JournalWhat's Yours Is Mine and What's Mine Is Mine2010
Women's JournalThe Ripple Effect: Collaborative vs. Court2009
Women's JournalPOAs, Medical Directives and Wills, Oh My!2009
The Maryland SentinelCollaborative Law: It's a Different Approach2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Boston UniversityMusic EducationTeaching Certification1981
Eastman School of Music - University of RochesterMusicMaster of Music - Vocal Performance1978
College of WoosterMusicBachelor of Music1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Collaborative TrainingTeam Approach in Collaborative Divorce2011
Second SaturdaySeparation and Divorce2010