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Geralyn Lawrence

Child custody Attorney at Upper Marlboro, MD

4.6   7 reviews

also known as The Law Office of Geralyn R. Lawrence, LLC

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 32 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Geralyn

Learn Geralyn’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    50%
    Child Custody & Child Support Modifications of Child Custody Parenting Agreements Contempts

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Uncontested divorce; Highly contested divorce; Limited Divorce; Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

  3. Family
    25%
    Divorce, Custody, Modifications of Custody, Child Support, Contempt; Enforcement; Protective Orders; Marital Settlement Agreements

You deserve expert legal advice from a committed attorney with a proven track record.  Get help with separation, divorce, custody, child support, contempt and protective order matters in Maryland and the District of  Columbia. I have experience with highly contentious custody, divorce and asset distribution cases as well as quick, amicable and uncontested matters.  My primary goal is client satisfaction. I remain accessible and obtain results!

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Licensed in District of Columbia and Maryland

 

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Location

Law Office of Geralyn R. Lawrence
9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 301/ conferences and mail
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774
Law Office of Geralyn R. Lawrence
3261 Old Washington Road
Hamilton Center II, Suite 2020/ conferences only
Waldorf, MD, 20602
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ms.Lawrence worked diligently to see my case through to the end and got me additional time with my daughter despite an aggressive campaign by my daughter's mother. She was able to uncover many nefarious actions taken by my daughter's mother and negotiate a reasonable child support amount. Ms.Lawrence is down to earth, knowledgeable in all the areas that mattered to me, caring, and responsive. One more proud father gets to spend more quality time with his precious daughter thanks to Ms.Lawrence.
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Posted by Ed | March 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best Lawyer in the DMV!!!
I've known and worked with Ms. Geralyn Lawrence for the last almost 15 years as she's consulted on several cases that I've had to deal with. She's represented us in a family case in DC that was eventually dismissed by the court. She has always provided excellent advice on other legal matters, and she's pointed me towards several highly competent referrals when she couldn't do the work herself or it was in an area that she isn't well versed in. I've never met anyone who works harder, is more committed, and is more ethical than Ms. Lawrence. She cares about her clients and will do what it takes until the case won or settled. She's highly competent, extremely intelligent, personable, driven, and highly recommended!!!
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Posted by Akilah M. | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Ms. Lawrence represented me in a legal matter. She was swift and the case was dropped before my scheduled court date. She is professional, smart, and honest. I will always recommend Ms. Lawrence for any legal matter.
Posted by DONEI | September 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
She’s is spectacular, reasonable and straight to the point. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with family issues. God speed, Ms. Geralyn Lawrence
Response from Geralyn Lawrence September 6, 2018
Thank you! I appreciate your support!
Posted by Thomas | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Geralyn R. Lawrence.....Champion litigator!
I retained Geralyn, and was so satisfied with her services that I continue to promote her to family members and friends who need legal assistance. She's a very savvy and competent lawyer...
Response from Geralyn Lawrence July 12, 2018
Thank you for your assessment!
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mrs. Anonymous
I consult with Attorney Lawrence with foreseeing a divorce. Because of our marital assets, Attorney Lawrence was professional and was very knowledgeable about the legal aspects and what would be more profitable for me. Her legal advice allowed me to make better logical decisions.
Response from Geralyn Lawrence July 6, 2018
Thank you for your feedback.
Posted by Alyssa | May 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She created more issues
Lawrence was my attorney in a child visitation modification in 2021. The opposing party and I went through ADR. During mediation, Lawrence’s legal opinion was for me to willingly sign the drafted agreement, even though I was clearly being blackmailed. Lawrence stated that I should so that I could spend more time with my child before moving overseas. This draft included a loophole that has allowed the father to withhold the child from me. I had to take father back to court with another attorney after two missed visits with the child. I lost, even with a lawyer, because I signed that agreement. Her legal advice has cost me thousands of dollars and time I’ll never recover with my daughter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Geralyn R. Lawrence
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • Temple University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • N/A
  • University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics
  • N/A

Associations

  • J. Franklin Bourne Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
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Publications

  • PGCBA NewsJournal, April 2022
  • Objection! Hearsay! Sustained? Overruled? That is the Question.
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding Your Rights About Child Custody and Visitation
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • Preparing for Divorce
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • Preparing for Child Support
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • Domestic Violence 20 Year Anniversary Event - Panel
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Geralyn
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lawrence has a long and solid reputation as a practicing attorney in the District of Columbia. She is client first and will get positive results. She is a lawyers lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ms. Lawrence for many years. She has an impeccable reputation throughout the Prince George’s, Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery County legal communities. She fights tirelessly for her clients but still has the patience to listen and talk through the issues of any case. She’s a certified mediator and excellent communicator. You’re in good hands with her. I cannot recommend her services enough."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lawrence has decades of experience and a proven track record of excellence. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Geralyn Lawrence. She is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney."
Criminal defense
Upper Marlboro Child custody Lawyer Geralyn Lawrence
Geralyn Lawrence
Child custody Attorney
Upper Marlboro, MD
Licensed for 32 years