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Lorrianne Jeanette Rice

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bowie, MD

4.8   16 reviews

also known as L. Jeanette Rice, Jeanette Rice

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lorrianne

Learn Lorrianne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    29 years, 400 cases

  2. Family

    29 years, 400 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    29 years, 100 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    29 years, 400 cases

  5. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    29 years, 10 cases

Areas of Practice
Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support etc)
Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11 and 13)

Bar Admissions
Maryland, 1995
U.S. District Court District of Maryland
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland and District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland – J.D. – 1995
Law Journal: Maryland Journal of Law & Trade, 1993 – 1995
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada – B.A.
Honors: With Honors
Major: History

Representative Cases
Archdiocese v. Moersen, 389 MD 630 (Maryland Court of Appeals 2007)

Hope Lee Thomas v. Prince George's County Public Schools (Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit 2012)

Hope LEE–THOMAS, Plaintiff–Appellee, v. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Defendant–Appellant. - See more at: #
Hope LEE–THOMAS, Plaintiff–Appellee, v. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Defendant–Appellant. - See more at: #

Professional Associations and Memberships
Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Committee, 2003 – Present
American Bar Association, 2003 – Present

Prince George's County Bar Assn.

Anne Arundel County Bar Assn.

James Cawood Inns of Court

Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow

Speaking Engagements

Prince George's County Bar Association Family Law Seminar CLE

Community Legal Aid CLE

MSBA Solo and Small Firm CLE

Prince George's County Self Represented Litigant's Class



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Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
14300 Gallant Fox Lane
Suite 218
Bowie, MD, 20715

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4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Daniel | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney who will fight for you
I met Ms. Rice when my divorce/custody case was in tatters. My previous attorney had mismanaged my case and accrued excessive fees. My visitation with my kids had been reduced, child support was beyond state guidelines, and I was stuck with other financial obligations. I was drowning financially and emotionally. It was as if my attorney was representing my ex's interests. Ms. Rice took up my case, set up an affordable payment plan and thoroughly reviewed my case. She immediately gave me advice on how I could manage the ridiculous financial obligations without jeopardizing my case and her strategies worked. She tried my case for 3 full days in addition to other court appearances, reviewed voluminous materials, for half the cost of my previous attorney. During trial, she was fearless and unrelenting in presenting evidence and witnesses to support my case. So much so that my ex-wife who had set herself up for alimony and attorney fees ended up badly exposed that she received none. In addition, she won me a substantial amount for a monetary award AND my visitation was more than doubled. Had I used Ms. Rice from the beginning of my case, I would have saved thousands of dollars in attorney fees and support orders and secured a better custody arrangement. I would highly recommend you hire Ms. Rice if you are ever in a similar situation. You can be sure that she will fight for you.
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Posted by Kelly | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Knowledgeable, Professional, & Affordable!
A colleague from work referred me to Ms.Rice because of her positive experience with the attorney for her divorce and custody agreements and I would be needing her for the same. I was very pleased with her services and found that she was extremely patient in walking me through the process. She gave me several scenarios of what to expect and responded to my questions and concerns via email, cell phone, and in person. She has a strong network of professional, legal, and family resources in the county that benefited us in our case. Her confidence comes from years of experience and that was apparent to me when we went to court. I really appreciated the payment schedule that was arranged which makes it manageable and therefore affordable. Her firm uses a web-based software for keeping track of documents, billing, and conversations, which makes it easy to find everything you need online. That saves on losing documents or having to carry them around with you or worrying about anyone else seeing it. I like that she was direct and didn't waste time. Her advice based on her knowledge and experience, was very accurate. She not only was easy to talk to, she was reassuring with the expectations we had agreed about. She helped me and I have recommended her to other friends that were seeking divorce or had child support/custody issues.
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Posted by Chidinma | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Attorney Rice
Attorney Rice is excellent. She goes beyond the professional call of duty, by being accessible after hours via her cell phone and emails. We have even communicated on the weekend! All just so her clients feel carried along and never alone. You can't get better service than that. She also has been very considerate of my financial situation, giving me discounts and working on my case even when I owe her. Wow! What more is one seeking for in an attorney but someone compassionate, yet professional. She's the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Put your mind at ease
I highly recommend Attorney Rice. She is professional, attentive and very responsive. She made a difficult situation easier to deal with. I would certainly hire her again!
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
My professional experience w/ Ms. L. Jeanette Rice Esq.
I have retained Ms. Rice as my Lawyer for a very difficult and unusual divorce. As of this review date, we have not yet concluded the proceedings. Ms. Rice is highly effective, providing excellent guidance and counsel for me. Her legal documents are well written. She is amazingly skilled and very proficient in and around the courtroom. I would recommended her to any potential client that could be in a similar situation as myself.
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Posted by Alfonso | March 18, 2015
Review for L. Jeanette Rice
Ms. Rice served as our family bankruptcy attorney. She took the time to clearly explain the differences between the filings and shepherded us through a very complex process. She was thorough and as we could see once e were in court, she was well recognized as an dependable expert and was respected by officers of the court. She made the process seem effortless and stood up for us when there were questions-challenges from court officials. She has he type of energy necessary to see the case through and she appears to be highly regarded among her legal peers. She took time to follow up and in our one on one sessions she was prepared to give us the answers we needed to make an informed decision. I highly recommend her as an attorney and would not hesitate to engage her in other areas where she has expertise. My wife and I are very satisfied with her service and impressed with her knowledge.
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Posted by JoAnn | March 15, 2015
she knows her stuff
Mrs. Rice is a wonderful person as well as an amazing attorney. She is always prepared and takes each case personal. I enjoyed my time with her and she made a difficult time easier.
Posted by Charles | October 10, 2014
A Competent Attorney - L. Jeanett Rice, Esq.
We are grateful for the outstanding services (Chapter 11 Bankruptcy) that we’ve gotten from Attorney L. Jeanette Rice over the years; actually, still on-going services is more appropriate. Prior to seeking Attorney Rice’s services, we worked with an Attorney on the same subject matter that left us very disappointed. After parting ways, our curiosity and skepticism was on full alert on avoiding such encounter. So, we embarked on detailed research on Attorneys with specialty in Bankruptcy in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Thereafter, we elected Attorney Rice’ services; primarily on her experience and educational backgrounds. What sets Attorney Rice apart from others is her competencies – a bankruptcy lawyer, and also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)…witty and astute! Law and Finance, very logical, we concluded. She is accessible; and her response time to our inquiries is nothing but impressive. Her fees was reasonable and affordable for us. I will always wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking service in her specialty.
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Posted by Susan | October 7, 2014
Great Lawyer
We have nothing but good things to say so far about our experience with Mrs. Rice. She always kept us informed, returned our calls/emails very quickly. I would recommend her to my family, friends and anyone looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2014
Mrs. Rice handled my divorce in a timely and professional manner. She was very informative and transparent during the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2014
Competent and Reliable
L. Jeanette Rice is a competent, hardworking and intelligent attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile to put her clients in a win-win situation. She is very experience in both divorce and bankruptcy cases. I hired her for my divorce case and she was outstanding and articulate. I wouldn’t have asked for a better attorney than her. I will highly recommend L. Jeanette Rice to any potential client.
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Posted by Carolyn | October 6, 2014
Jeanette Rice - Always there for you.
In 2012 my husband and I did not know where to turn. We had been struggling for quite a while with our finances and trying to meet our monthly obligations. In addition we were taking care of our son who had mental issues and sustained brain injury from an accident. We were getting calls from bill collectors and notices to appear in court for credit cards. Seeking help we called Anne Arundel Country to help us obtain legal advice. They referred us to Jeanette Rice. After speaking and meeting with her and hearing our options and her display of compassion for our situation, we decided to hire Jeanette Rice. She walked us through the entire process. My mentally disabled son died during this process, and we had to redo our documents. Jeanette was right there with us, holding our hand and leading us once again through the process. She told us the truth at all times and she did not hold anything back about what to expect. My husband and I were at our wits end, mentally distraught and emotional, but Jeanette Rice was very patient with us and helped us get to the end of the process. We are so thankful that we were referred to Jeanette Rice. Even today if we have any questions we just sent her an e-mail or phone her and she quickly responds. We are very grateful to Jeanette Rice for everything she did for us. We would wholeheartedly recommend Jeanette Rice to anyone who is seeking a competent and compassionate lawyer. She was a life saver for us.
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Posted by James | September 13, 2013
Jeanette Rice did a excellent job representing me. She will give you 100 percent . I am please with my outcome.I went from payin
Jeanette Rice did a excellent job representing me. I went from paying 585 child support to 0 . I don't have to support my daughters mom with child support anymore.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2013
L. Jeanette Rice - Excellent Attorney
Ms. Rice was very helpful - prompt and responsive in an instance where immediate help was needed for a case that was headed to court 4 days after our first meeting. With Ms. Rice's help we were able to avoid going to court at all, which was our desired result. My husband and I were impressed and will recommend the practice to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2012
Very trustworthy and compassionate
I met with Mrs. Rice in 2012 for a bankruptcy matter. She explained everything to me very thoroughly and made certain I understood the process. All of my questions were answered very promptly and she really made me feel at ease with the entire process. After meeting with Mrs. Rice, I knew what the next step was, and what to expect. I was finally able to sleep again. I cannot thank her enough for the kindness she showed me and her professionalism during a very emotional time in my life. I would highly recommend Mrs. Rice and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awful Service
Ms. Rice represented me in a family law matter. She was not only ill-prepared for a hearing, she did not file documents on time. She did not take the time to fully apprise herself with the facts of my case. She does not communicate well, and you will hardly ever be able to get her on the phone. If you are dealing with a matter and want someone who is personable, attentive, and will work hard to give you the best legal advice while advocating for you, Jeanette Rice is not the attorney you should choose.
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Response from Lorrianne Rice June 2, 2016
I want every client to be satisfied with my services, however, I am unable to please clients with unrealistic expectations.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Walsh, Becker, Moody & Rice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jeanette Rice
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Frank B. Haskell
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Intern
  • Maryland Attorney General's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Univeristy of Windsor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lee-Thomas v. Prince George's Cnty. Pub. Sch., 25 A.D. Cases 1193, 666 F.3d 244 (4th Cir., 2012)
  • Court ruled employee right the right to sue
  • Selenou-Tema v. Kamga (Maryland Court of Special Appeals)
  • Court ruled in favor of client
  • Archdiocese v. Moersen, 925 A. 2d 659 - Md: Court of Appeals 2007
  • Court Ruled in favor of Client - Moersen
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  • James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland Legal Services
  • Volunteer
  • 2004 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Committee Chair for Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Mentoring Progam
  • Maryland Professsionalism Center
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo Summit 2017
  • Running a Lean Law Firm
  • 2017
  • November Presentation
  • Attorney Advertising
  • 2017
  • November Program
  • Ethical Issues in the Trial of the Police Officers for the Death of Freddie Gray
  • 2016
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Highly Contested Custody Cases
  • 2014
  • Self Represented Litigants Clinic
  • Self Representation in Family Law Cases
  • 2013
  • New Attorneys
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
Endorse Lorrianne
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rice is one of the best attorneys I have ever faced. A highly skilled trial attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced, hard-working attorney. She has demonstrated her knowledge and commitment to her clients by her insightful answers to questions posted on AVVO. She is an asset to the community."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Rice is an experienced attorney who fights hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a hard working professional dedicated to getting the best results for her clients."
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Bowie Divorce and separation Lawyer Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bowie, MD
Licensed for 28 years
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