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David Raymond Mahood

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        I love what I do in the areas of divorce, custody, division of marital assets and the protection of your rights thoughout this entire process.  Why would anyone love this kind of work when most divorcing litigants are motivated by bitterness, hate, revenge, jealousy, and other really bad emotions?  Good question.  The answer is simple.  I love helping my clients, empowering them to develop good emotions and a proper atitude because having a proper attitude helps my clients get the BEST results in their cases.


        My feelings of personal satisfaction and contentment in this work comes from seeing my clients behave better, speak better, and handle themselves better as we work together for their legal good.  I like the quality of goodness, in myself and in my clients, and guess what?  So do judges.


        It brings me great satisfaction to KNOW I am helping my clients develop the facts and arguments which give them the greatest legal protection.  This reduces the stress my clients feel and confidence in what we are accomplishing.


        I understand the desire for revenge and the tit-for-tat attitudes which probably had a lot to do with causing the divorce or the break-up in the first place.  I get it.  I really do.  But we are beyond that now.  Once you become my client, I do everything in my power to calm my clients down, to give them reasons to see light at the end of the tunnel, and behave with respect, because this will inspire the judge to make decisions in their favor.


        You have to trust me on this, because if you let your heart control you and force you to do mean things to the other party during litigation, the judge will hurt you in court.  So just trust me on this point, I do KNOW what I am talking about.


        And you do want to win, right?  You do want to persuade the court to make decisions that favor you, right?  Then follow my advice, allow me to calm you down, and let me guide you through the morass of bad emotions and let's do this the right way so the judge will like you, respect you, and desire to give you what you request.


        Obviously, no attorney wins every case.  But I promise you that if you follow my advice, you will have a really great shot at getting what you want.  No guarantees, but certainly you will be strengthened to present your best case, with the best arguments and the best facts we can find.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 35%
  3. Family: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
  5. Other: 5%
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Hourly ($240-290/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Mahood. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Mark William Oakley

    Mr. Mahood's knowledgeable and insightful answers on avvo is a credit to both his own demonstrated expertise and to the legal community at large. He always demonstrates both a complete grasp of the subject area as well as a sincere compassion for the people to whom he is providing answers. I endorse Mr. Mahood without reservation to any client in need of legal advice and representation.


    Mark Oakley Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

David Mahood, Attorney

PO Box 472
Owings Mills, MD, 21117


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/PresidentDavid Mahood, Attorney at Law2001 - Present
Court ClerkSan Diego Superior Court2000 - 2000
Mutual Funds AgentPrimerica1995 - 1996
Life Insurance AgentPrimerica1994 - 1998
Real Estate BrokerMahood Real Estate1993 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2001 - Present
Law Review at Thomas Jefferson School Of LawLiterary Editor1999 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - DavisEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A