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Valeria N. Tomlin

Family Attorney at Largo, MD

5.0   99 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2011

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011. See details

About Valeria

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FAMILY IS FIRST! WE CARE ABOUT EXCELLENT RESULTS IN AND OUT OF COURT. LAY A PROPER FOUNDATION NOW!

Family Law is personal, emotional and unlike many other areas of law. You have probably noticed that I do not have a picture of me in a suit or the traditional attire one expects to see. It is important that my clients see me, feel comfortable and understand they can share. No judgment. Coming into a stranger's office and revealing your private hurts and challeges is difficult.  I believe it is important to meet my clients where they are which enables me to represent them zealously and professionally.  Your attorney is handicapped if you are unable to share the truth.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
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Location

Tomlin Law Office LLC
9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 391
Largo, MD, 20774

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by MFT | September 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Settlement
Thanks again to The Tomlin Law Office for their expert service. The whole experience was so much easier on me because of Ms Tomlin. I’d HIGHLY recommend Ms Tomlin to any of one whom is seeking a satisfied Divorce Settlement.
Response from Valeria Tomlin February 1, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write and encourage me. Take care and be well.
Posted by Maria | September 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I couldn't be more pleased with the results of my case. Ms. Tomlin was extremely knowledgeable, responsive, respectful, and committed during the entire process. If you're looking for a divorce attorney who knows the law, and has your best interest in mind, hire Valeria Tomlin.
Response from Valeria Tomlin September 14, 2017
Thank you so much. It was my pleasure. Be well and keep me posted on the children's progress.
Posted by Terence Lewis | June 7, 2024
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Director, Finance and Managemt Operations Department of the Treasury
Ms. Tomlin was absolutely excellent! She and her staff were consistently passionate about their work and gave ample legal advice and suggestions . They treated as if I was their only client and worked together like an well oiled machine. Ms. Tomlin is a very engaging attorney and very easy to relate to. I highly recommend her!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2024
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Extraordinary lawyer! Attorney Tomlin is the best! Especially for high conflict cases
Thank you so much! I thank GOD for you! You did an excellent job every time you represented me! Yesterday was nothing short of amazing!!! Even the judge was impressed! God is so amazing! Although we dont know what the outcome will be, you represented my case as if that was your son on the line! You think extremely fast on your feet. That closing was everything! I love you! Thank you so much!
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Posted by Leticia | May 8, 2024
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A Game Changer
Working with Attorney Valeria Tomlin during my divorce was a game-changer. Communication skills were top-notch, always keeping me informed and providing clear explanations of legal jargon and of the overall divorce process. They were empathetic and understanding throughout the emotional process, which made a significant difference. Not only were they highly knowledgeable in family law, but they also demonstrated exceptional negotiation and organization skills, resulting in a favorable outcome for me. I highly recommend Attorney Valeria Tomlin for anyone going through a divorce; her and her staff truly went above and beyond.
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Posted by TWG | March 2, 2024
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One Heaven of An Attorney!!
My ex-wife and I were cohabitating while divorcing. The home environment had become wrought with tension and toxicity. Attorney Tomlin understood that my main objective was to maintain custody of my minor child and she provided me with very specific and sound advice on how to avoid actions and/or interactions that might compromise my ability preserve my parental rights to the fullest extent possible. Attorney Tomlin gave me a crash course on the common mistakes made, in high-conflict divorces, that prevent men from getting the custody arrangements that they deserve. Though all initial indications seemed to point toward litigation, Attorney Tomlin was able to settle custody and property disputes without going to trial and I could not have been happier with the outcome. Attorney Tomlin has been an indispensable counselor to me during my very difficult divorce. I trust her counsel and am very grateful to have Valeria Tomlin and her team behind me. She is one heaven of a lawyer!
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Posted by Crystal | February 27, 2024
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Client
Working with Ms. Tomlin and her team has been one of the best experiences I’ve had with a firm. Her depth of knowledge and professionalism are exceptional. I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the entire team, and they truly reflect Ms. Tomlin’s excellence. I’m immensely grateful for everything she’s done for me and my family. Not hiring Tomlin would be a disservice to yourself. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future and will gladly recommend her services to others in need.
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Posted by Dale | February 14, 2024
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Attorney Tomlin is the Truth!!!!
I would have given Attorney Tomlin 10 stars if I could. I was referred to Attorney Tomlin by a friend where Attorney Tomlin was the opposing counsel. He was so impressed with the way she handled the case for his ex-wife he referred her to me instead of his lawyer. My case was very emotional for me because I was being falsely accused by my son's mother and was facing a permanate order of protection from my son (and I'm the custodial parent.) Attorney Tomlin took my case on short notice, quickly came up to speed, crafted a succinct and honest defense and represented me with dignity and honor. After a day trial the case was dismissed. I was very impressed with Attorney Tomlin"s court acumen. She handled the judge and opposing counsel very effectively. She a star!!!! Additionally, Attorney Tomlin"s office was always very responsive and had knowledge of me and my case. Attorney Tomlin herself answered my calls when she was available and returned all my calls in a very timely fashion when she was not available. I highly recommend Attorney Tomlin, she knows what she doing!!!!
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Posted by Erica | February 8, 2024
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Absolute Divorce Case
Attorney Tomlin came highly recommended via a referral to handle my divorce case. Attorney Tomlin listens to what you want and executes, accordingly. She is very knowledgeable, witty, and down to earth. She'll tell you her recommendations, gather the necessary evidence, and come out with a victory in the end. She has an awesome team that works cohesively to ensure you are fully updated in a timely manner on all matters of your case. I would definitely recommend Attorney Tomlin and team to anyone that needs an awesome lawyer and wants to win. She is worth every penny spent, hence you get what you pay for.
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Posted by Aisha | January 24, 2024
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Satisfied Client
I was referred to attorney Tomlin by a friend whose brother wife had used her services before. This was the best thing that I could have done. I contacted the attorney and told her my issues that I was having with going through a divorce and fighting over Martial property. Attorney Tomlin then told me my options and put my mind at easy in our initial conversation, and that if I hire her then she and her team would work to do everything that they could to get me what was mines and she did just that. She also told me once I hire her not to worry any more and to leave everything in her hands. She took all the anxiety and stress away from me. Over the months of going through my divorce attorney Tomlin was very responsive and Communicated very efficiently if there was something that I didn’t understand, she had no problem in explaining and giving her advice. I am very pleased with my outcome and I would recommend this attorney 1 million times .
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Posted by Tiffany | January 18, 2024
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Professional and Authentic
Attorney Tomlin is not only about her business but yours as well. She asks pertinent questions, listens to your concerns and advises you appropriately. She is accessible and has responsive. She explains how things work and ensures that her clients are clear on what they will receive. She is experienced and well versed in her work. I highly recommend her if you have to retain counsel. I am pleased with how our case was handled in addition to the wisdom and guidance that was given. I had a favorable outcome that was beneficial to the child and I am appreciative of that.
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Posted by Dorian | January 11, 2024
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Excellent Outcome!
I reached out and acquired Attorney Tomlin’s services Summer 2023. Attorney Tomlin handled my custody and child support case with grace, and was impartial in making sure that I got what I requested within reason. She was patient, and attentive in working with me on all aspects of my case. As of January 2024 my case came to a settlement with her guidance. I would highly recommend Attorney Tomlin to friends and family. Thank you Attorney Tomlin!
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Posted by Amadou | January 1, 2024
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Custody/child support agreement
I am fortunate enough to be represented by Attorney Valeria Tomlin and her team as I can expect a passionate commitment to my cause. I felt totally confident because she LISTEN. I was dealing with an expert, super intelligent and knowledgeable, very confident. She drafted a Custody/Child support agreement that benefit my cause. And I am thankful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2023
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Best lawyer out there!
Valeria was amazing throughout my entire case. She looks out for you and your best interests. I would not have made it through the process without her support and advice.
Response from Valeria Tomlin December 17, 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience. It was my pleasure.
Posted by Tiffany | November 16, 2023
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Caring lawyer and legal advocate
I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Tomlin in a custody, divorce and child support case, and I'm immensely grateful for the outstanding representation provided. Attorney Tomlin stands out as a true advocate, demonstrating a profound understanding of family law from the start. What sets Attorney Tomlin apart is their unwavering dedication to achieving the best outcome. Their meticulous approach and attention to detail ensured a strong case, instilling confidence in their ability to navigate the legal complexities. Attorney Tomlin showcased strategic prowess in the courtroom, coupled with empathy in emotionally charged situations, making the process smoother. Thanks to Attorney Tomlin, I achieved the desired outcome in my case. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Tomlin to anyone seeking a family law attorney who combines legal expertise with genuine care for their clients' well-being.
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Posted by Autumn | October 23, 2023
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The best of the best!
Md. Valeria Tomlin has exceeded my expectations tremendously. From the very beginning she was confident, thoroughly reviewing every aspect of my case to come in at the best angle according to case law. The best of the best! She put her all into my proceeding despite the workload she has, due to her being THAT good. After months of hardship she made it all worth it after reuniting my son and I after a wrongful separation. If you’re looking for someone dedicated, and willing to put the time and effort in, all while encouraging you personally Ms. Valeria is worth every penny of your dollar. Thank you Ms. Tomlin!
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Posted by Evelyn | October 19, 2023
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Divorce Case
My attorney did an excellent job and I would highly recommend her. She not only cares for the case but your personal health!
Posted by Sharon | October 18, 2023
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Thankful ❤️
Attorney Tomlin and her team were always attentive to me throughout my journey to independence! She is definitely the attorney you need to represent you in a time of need.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2023
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Best Family Lawyer
Ms. Tomlin and her staff has been a pleasure to work since day one when I had set up the consultation. I was referred to Ms. Tomlin from a couple of other people that had knew she was a amazing lawyer that produce great results. I was having a hard time finding a good family lawyer and lost cases due to choosing the wrong lawyer. When I had my consultation with her she immediately guided me in the right direction and she was not worried about the outcome of my divorce case because she said “I should’ve been came to her, but I have her now and she will take care of everything for me”. Working with her staff was the best experience I had with lawyers they stayed on top of my files 24/7 and even reminded me when I didn’t complete a task. I felt at peace knowing they was handling all my documents in a timely manner. They are very organized and Ms. Tomlin always showed up to all my court date cases without me reminding her. I was able to save lawyer fees by just dealing with the staff. Ms. Tomlin was heaven sent because everything I asked for with custody I received in settlement and didn’t have to take it trial. She was able to negotiate and win the things I requested for. I saved lawyer fees since my case didn’t have to go to trial and she help me save more lawyer fees by having the other party lawyer write up additional paperwork. She really had me and my kids best interest. I really did wish I had her before I started my divorce case because I lost so much money and lost my child support case but once I started working with Ms. Tomlin everything was resolved and a very smooth peaceful process. I still can’t believe it’s really over with she made it feel so easy. Thank you so much Ms. Tomlin. I now have primary custody for my kids and the other party wanted joint. She is the best MD Family Lawyer and really helps with keeping down lawyer fees as much as possible. She really cares about her clients.
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Posted by Kristi | September 27, 2023
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Best Attorney!
Attorney Tomlin and her team were a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. I recommend her to anyone needing her services!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011.

Indefinite Suspension issued in MD, 2011
updated on 01/11/2017

Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Valeria's comment: “My suspension was unrelated to the practice of law and precipitated by another attorney NOT a client. I exercised poor judgment on one occasion and for that I was sanctioned. At NO point did I ever jeopardize my legal clients. As a result I have taken full responsibility for my actions. In October 2011 I agreed to a thirty day suspension and used that time to reflect. I now take two, 30-day admin periods each year to regroup and recharge to better serve my clients. I resumed in November 2011.”

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tomlin Law Offices, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • McCollum and Associates, LLC
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Babarinsa vs Walker
  • Defendant was awarded shared custody.
  • Bloxson v. Bloxson
  • Shared physical and legal custody

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Prince George's County Women's Bar Association
  • Former President
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10% in Maryland
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Statisfation
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Tomlin is very professional, polite, and also well-versed in family law. She is prompt with all business matters and is personable. I would be honored to have the opportunity to work with Ms. Tomlin again."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Valeria is caring and responsive and very knowledgeable about her subject area. Other attorneys I know have complimented her work and I do as well. I do not practice in the same area so I have relied upon her when I have questions about family law matters. She has always been helpful to me in providing the correct advice regarding her areas of expertise. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to her because I know the commitment she has to her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Good with Judges and opposing counsels. Good at getting the right results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tomlin is well-skilled in her chosen avocation of law. She is a quick, analytical thinker who is very professional, respected by peers and dedicated to service of her clients as well as the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Tomlin is a very skilled attorney. She is very dedicated and detailed in her approach to handling her cases. She is always professional and a strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Valeria Tomlin is very skilled trial lawyer with excellent negotiation skills as well. I find her to be prepared, knowledgeable and professional; even in highly contentious cases. Hiring Ms. Tomlin is an excellent decision for anyone going through a divorce or child custody matter. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ms. Tomlin's commitment to her clients. She is a strong advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure and challenge to work with Ms. Tomlin. I found her to be an extremely knowledgeable attorney, I certainly learn a few things from her. She was friendly and amiable at negotiations and settlement, and very aggressive in litigation. She is all you can hope for in an attorney, particularly in a family law matter. I proudly endorse her and recommend her, as I have done several times in the past."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"From one attorney to another, Valeria Tomlin is a ROCK STAR. She has a great personality and is very easy to work with. I have served as opposing counsel on cases and co counsel on others. The practice of law is challenging. So it is always helpful to work with someone who puts her clients' interests first to obtain the best result possible. I would recommend Attorney Tomlin strongly if you want exceptional and zealous representation. Moreover, Attorney Tomlin is regarded highly among her colleagues and known to work well with others."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred my clients and other persons to Valeria Tomlin regarding domestic matters because she provides excellent and effective legal representation. I have had those same referrals, refer Ms. Tomlin to others, because of their own satisfaction, which many of those referred also have experienced. If you need aggressive, passionate representation, Attorney Tomlin does not waiver."
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