I have been practicing family law for over 30 years, and have helped over 3,000 people through this often difficult process. I handle all aspects of separation and divorce, including mediation, negotiations and litigation of simple and complex cases. I work on child custody, visitation and child support cases, divorces involving significant marital assets and division of property and pensions, alimony, and even pet visitation. My approach is to work hard to solve your problems, but not necessarily to "punish" the other side. I want you to finish the process knowing that the outcome was "fair" and you dealt with things "honorably".
My hourly rates are at the high end for Frederick County, because of my experience and reputation. However, my experience and knowledge of the law allows me to identify and skip the "garbage". Our office is also high automated and efficient, so that our final bill is ususally much lower than the other attorney's, even though he charges less per hour than I do.
By the way, my "suspension" in D.C. means that I stopped taking cases there 30 years ago - perhaps a better word would be that I withdrew from practice there.... I had no disciplinary actions taken that would have resulted in a "suspension".
Licensed since 1973
Hourly ($325-375/hour), Retainer (Always)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Baltimore Super Lawyers||2011|
|Beverly Groner Award for Professional Excellence||Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Baltimore Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Baltimore Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Baltimore Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Baltimore Super Lawyers||2007|
|Director of Special Projects||Congressman Gilbert Gude||1972 - 1977|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member/Lecturer||2002 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||1996 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section||Chair||1995 - 1995|
|American Bar Association||Member||1971 - Present|
|Corbett v Mulligan||Court of Special Appeals ruled in favor of client's request to require blood tests. Decision is pending in the Court of Appeals (Maryland's Supreme Court).|
|Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts||Training Manual for Attorneys Serving as the Best Interest Attorney for Children in Divorce Cases||2010|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|American University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Maryland Judicial Institute, Continuing Ed for Lawers||Many topics relating to Family Law||N/A|