My practice of family law is distinguished by my unique understanding and compassion... more
My practice of family law is distinguished by my unique understanding and compassion for my clients and the issues they face as they wade through the stressful and often unpredictable process of dissolving a marriage. Raised by divorced parents in two different households, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to both the emotional underpinnings as well as the logistical realities of separation, d... view profile
I've been in private practice for 15+ years. After completing a judicial clerkship... more
I've been in private practice for 15+ years. After completing a judicial clerkship in 1995, I opened my own law office in Rockville, MD. Since then, I've enjoyed practicing law in small firms but I always return to the flexibilty of my own practice, where I may choose to take a case and help a client I couldn't help if I was practicing at a bigger law firm. I represent clients throughout Maryl... view profile
Ms. Badalian has practiced family law as a litigator at Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein &... more
Ms. Badalian has practiced family law as a litigator at Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet since 2005. She handles a range of family law matters and is certified as a Best Interest Attorney for minors. Fluent in Armenian, Ms. Badalian is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.
Maria Patterson has been litigating for 17 years. She has tried over 100 jury trials... more
Maria Patterson has been litigating for 17 years. She has tried over 100 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Currently, she is accepting clients in all areas but concentrates in criminal defense, domestic violence, and personal injury. In 2014, she was nominated as a "Super Lawyer" and as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. She was also nominated as one of the 10 B... view profile
Sandra Guzman Salvado is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland. She has... more
Sandra Guzman Salvado is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland. She has always focused her practice in the area of domestic law including divorce, child custody and child support. She has experience representing children in contested child custody matters. Sandra first became familiar with Maryland family law at the Baltimore City office of the Legal Aid Bureau in the Domesti... view profile
Dawn Merino is an experienced family law / divorce attorney. She has practiced... more
Dawn Merino is an experienced family law / divorce attorney. She has practiced family law exclusively for 22 years. She is skilled at identifying your particular issues and employing the correct strategies for your case. Attorney Dawn Merino can assist her clients in separating the emotional aspects of the case from the legal realities of the case. She is compassionate but focused. She is ... view profile
Nelson A. Garcia, Partner, a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars,... more
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 La... view profile
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