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Focused on helping people in family transitions resolve issues in as respectful and non-destructive a manner as possible.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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Dornbrand Law LLC

4824 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD, 20814-6183


DCActive 198007/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Rating since 1995Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer Designation-since 2008Super Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers - multiple yearsBest Lawyers in America2015
Listed as one of the top local divorce attorneysWashingtonian Magazine2015
Listed as one of top local divorce lawyersBethesda Magazine2013
Listed as one of top local divorce lawyersBethesda Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalDornbrand Law LLC2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Collaborative Dispute Resolution ProfessionalsBrd of Directors, Chair Public Outreach 2014,Membership 2015-162007 - Present
DC Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember and Presenter1991 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersDC Fellow and Past President DC Chapter1990 - Present
District of Columbia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalLiberalizing Marriage and Divorce2016
Family Law QuarterlyExecutive Compensation Update2007
Family Law QuarterlyExecutive Compensation: A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Certain SEC and IRS Mandated Disclosure, Family Law Quarterly2006
American Bar Association Family AdvocateTaxation Issues Affecting the Older Divorce Client,1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Yale UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rita Rosencrantz TrainingLitigating Child Custody2010
District of Columbia Bar and George Washington National Law Center Continuing Legal Education ProgramMarital Property: What Is It and How Does the Court Divide It?N/A
Bar Association of Montgomery County LectureSelf-Represented Litigants in Family Law CasesN/A
Bar Association of Montgomery County LectureRepresenting High Net Worth Divorce ClientsN/A
Bar Association of Montgomery County LectureUsing Visuals in Opening StatementsN/A
American Bar Association, Section of Family Law LectureExecutive CompensationN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Maryland Chapter) LectureHidden and Undisclosed Assets in the Domestic Relations Cases: Ethics and Malpractice IssuesN/A