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Vance R Redmond

Child custody Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Vance

Learn Vance’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

    29 years, 100 cases

  2. Alimony

  3. Divorce and separation
    Includes related issues such as: alimony, draftig andnegotiation of marital settlement agreements, equitable distribution of maritalproperty, monetary awards, visitation and post-judgment litigation.

    30 years, 100 cases

Bethesda, MD based family lawyer for 20+ 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 Maryland and in Virginia and Washington, D.C. on a pro hac vice basis. Although I take other types of cases, the bulk of my practice is divorce-related and includes litigation and mediation related to issues including, but not limited to: alimony, child support, contempt, custody, equitable distribution, division of retirement assets, modification and other post-judgment litigation.  I also handle civil litigation arising from other practice areas including guardianship and personal injury. I live in Arlington, VA with my wife and three children.






Bethesda Office
7201 Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 440
Bethesda, MD, 20814

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Posted by SEYITBEK | February 14, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
awesome specialist
I was so lucky to have met Vance through this website. He gave much ton of free consultation during my free consultation. I had used another lawyer before but I can tell that Vance is of higher caliber and is more interested in helping me.
Posted by Daniel | October 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Within a short time of taking over the case, he turned around for my good, working diligently and with effective strategy in getting a decision that was mostly in my favor. Thank you Attorney Vance.
Posted by C.K | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Redmond agreed to represent me in my case with less than two weeks to prepare for the trial. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand, gave possible outcomes, and was always very responsive when I had questions. The case was dismissed in my favor.
Posted by Mary | November 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very experienced attorney
I did a consultation. Very knowledgeable about MD law and solid recommendations. Confident and professional.
Posted by Alex | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Mr. Redmond was a huge help with my custody trial and with his help I came out with many judgments in my favor. Because of Mr. Redmond's talent I was able to get joint custody even after having signed an unfavorable divorce agreement due to being manipulated into signing it. He was able to leverage my evidence and defend me very well during my trial. I am extremely grateful for Vance taking my case and working with me. I will definitely recommend Vance to anyone that is in need of his services.
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Posted by Denise | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
give the extra mile and takes appropriate time to review the case!
I had a unique situation of a 5 day merits trial coming up in less than 5 weeks when my attorney (not Mr. Redmond) decided to quit on me. I have emailed, spoke, or interviewed over 30 attorneys in the past few weeks. I can honestly say Mr. Redmond stood out head and shoulders above the crowd. He was the attorney that cared! He stayed with me and kept checking in on me about the case and if I had found a lawyer. Due to governing rules of attorneys in Maryland, Mr. Redmond was very responsible in making sure that he didn't take on more cases than he could handle. When my history case docket is printed, it is at least 75 pages long and is very complex. Mr Redmond dove into my case to see if he could adequately represent me without overcommitting himself. This made unusual circumstances surrounding the retainer agreement. The point is Mr. Redmond had to do some outside-the-box-creative work to accomplish getting paid for his work (rightfully so) and yet not committing to the full case blindly. I hired him and he took the time to review my case. His fees were very reasonable! I appreciate how he took the due diligence for his current clients and my potential new case. He is respectful, compassionate, and quick to respond. Due to how litigious my family law matter is, I have seen and had to work with many lawyers over time (opposing party has hired prestigious and many lawyers). Therefore, I can say without hesitation, Mr. Redmond is one of the best. I highly recommend Mr. Redmond!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Three contempt and modification of child custody
I just wanna say thank you so much Mr. Vance, even though we have our ups and downs but he was very professional. He layout and told me what to Expect. He save me for disaster. . He save me from Losing my son, and save me from going to prison. Outstanding performance done by Mr . Vance Redmond .Mr. Vance always have the best interest of his client. He listen to his client .He is very caring . This is one of the most tough and stressful case I have ever been, Mr. Van handle this case with passion and Caring . I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking for child custody attorney this is one of the best attorney I ever had. I am so grateful to have you on my team and full with joy . I can’t stop thank you Mr. Redmond .Thank you so much you have, you giving me my peace of mind Mercia W.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Effective, and Efficient
I sought ought Mr. Redmond after being referred to him by a family member that hired him for their divorce. I had just recently separated from my husband and had absolutely no idea what to do or where to start, but immediately after our 1st meeting I knew I was in good hands. I informed Vance of my wishes and he proceeded with those interests in mind, never pushy or aggressive. As is the case with a lot of divorces, the process veered off our intended course but Vance remained patient and professional and worked with me to ensure my wishes would still be achieved. In the end, things went smoothly and I attribute that to him.
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Posted by Patrick | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Redmond came highly recommended and lived up to it for my son and I. I had a hard case to deal with which my sons mother left the state. We tracked her down and served her. I was able to get immediate visitation after not seeing him for months and at the end I left with joint legal custody and some good perks that are very helpful to my particular case. I am very pleased with my outcome and highly recommend Mr. Redmond to anyone.
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Posted by Jay | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Going through a divorce is difficult enough. Having an Attorney that is supportive and trustworthy is very important.
Vance Redmond provided me the highest caliber, personalized counsel and advice from the time I separated from my spouse through my final divorce. He patiently listened to my story, advised me of all the possible options and outcomes, devised a strategy, and ultimately obtained a most favorable settlement for me in my case. He was a calming influence in those very stressful times when things were seemingly spinning out of my control. Vance Redmond is a lawyer I would wholeheartedly recommend without reservation. He is knowledgeable, responsive and trustworthy to highest degree in his family law field.
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Posted by Michael | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended...
Vance is a no non-sense, straight to the point type of attorney. He was very upfront with me on my child custody case. He thoroughly explained all the possible options (good or bad) that we could face in my case. He was very proactive the entire way so that we could get ahead of things, in case, we were caught off guard by any loopholes. In court, his demeanor is all business which gave me a sense of confidence and gratitude that he was on my side. I was able to get all the custody arrangements/modifications that I requested and a bogus child support order thrown out by the judge. If you're looking for an attorney that puts the Armour shield on for you, Vance is a great choice...
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Posted by Estela Marie | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer that cares about your case and how he can win the case for you!!
Before I hired Mr. Vance Redmond, I was with an attorney who was giving me the worst advice/guidance and as a result, it was hurting my case. Worst of all, the first attorney I hired only cared about getting paid; she did not care about my case as I was just another client. I reviewed many lawyers online and found Mr. Vance Redmond, who received great reviews - It is definitely true what they say about him! Mr. Vance Redmond was honest from the start. He informed me that my case was difficult, but he will try his best to ensure that I have a chance to win my case. He also gave me options and reasoning behind each strategic move he proposes. As he assured me that the choices are mine to make, the reasoning behind each strategic move is important as it helped me decide the best action to take. In addition, he communicates effectively. He responds back right away to all my calls, voice mails, and emails. It’s definitely reassuring that you would get an answer during emergencies and he is with you every step of the way. Most importantly, he is a lawyer that cares about your case! His main focus was not the money, but how can he win the case for you! I definitely appreciate his hard work and effort. It really made a difference in ways that I can never thank him enough for. Vance Redmond gave me a voice in a way the court system would hear me. At the end, I have custody of my son, which is priceless!
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Posted by Nicole | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Through Difficult Times
Vance was the second attorney I had to hire. My first one didn't get the results I was looking for and the costs seemed like it was never ending. I was stressed, worried and ten million other emotions I am sure plenty of others are familiar with. This ended up being an out of state case, since we were both relocating and had planned on it. My initial conversation with Vance gave me a glimmer of hope. He was direct, up front and answered any questions I had. The follow up was quick and I was never left lingering in line with a number. The objective was to keep in mind the best interest of a minor, and through the entire process we stuck to it. This was my first time being in court, my nerves were shot, but once Vance got up to represent me I knew I made the best decision in this entire process. He knows what he's doing, and I needed someone that wasn't passive, wasn't reserved, I needed a firm direct voice and I got it with Vance. I would never wish this process on anyone, it's a pain, and when all parties just can't seem to get on the same page it feels like an impossible mission. I didn't think I would see the light at the end of the tunnel, I was scared, worried about my little one and what would be his fate in all of this, but no matter what I was feeling, I always knew I could reach out to Vance and ask anything I felt uncertain about. Vance will continue to remind you through your process that you can go to him with any questions, and will ask you if there is anything unclear he needs to explain further. If you want someone direct, professional and honest you will get that with Vance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Services from Vance Redmond
Vance was very professional during the entire process of the divorce proceedings for me. He explained thoroughly the issues, consequences and the process of obtaining an absolute divorce in the state of MD. He helped during the mediation process and served as a knowledgeable resource during this process. Most of my goals in this process were met and I would definitely recommend him to others seeking his services.
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Posted by John | March 2, 2015
More time with son and better financial agreement for Dad!
I hired Vance to help with visitation and financial issues between me and my ex regarding my 11 year old son. I, mistakenly, did not hire an attorney when we divorced 6 years ago and got into a very one-sided agreement where I was not getting a fair deal. (If only I had hired Vance then!) When overnight visitations were supposed to start at age 10, my ex refused the change and insisted I take her to court. Around that time, my income also decreased by 75%. It was an ugly case with my ex falsely accusing me of everything from drug abuse to pornography addiction, doing and saying anything she could think of to keep me from having the time I deserved with my son. She also tried to say that I owed her an astronomical sum of money based on various erroneous clauses in our original child support agreement. Vance was always very upfront, honest, and realistic about exactly how he thought a judge would rule on the case, if it went to trial. He gave me some good feedback that were wake-up calls that I needed to know/hear to ensure we were on the right track throughout the process. His goal was always to avoid trial, keep my costs low, and settle out of court on on both fronts. Unfortunately, my ex and her lawyer did not have that same goal and we ended up in trial for the financial piece, going through 2 days of trial, then settling anyway. When it came down to it, everything turned out exactly how Vance predicted it would and I "won". I came out of the situation with a MUCH better child support agreement (a Flat amount that includes everything; no CPI increase, no more nickle-and-diming me for various expenses each month, etc) and was able to remove most of the horrible financial clauses I signed up for in the original agreement. I agreed to pay my ex a much smaller sum of money and wiped the slate clean. Best of all, though, I finally got my overnight visitation - every other weekends, vacation time, and holidays with my son. Vance stood by me the entire time and really fought for my rights - even when there were times I just wanted to give up out of sheer exhaustion of the ordeal. He was almost as angry as I was, at times, with my ex's behavior, her lies in court and accusations against me. Not only did he help with the court/legal proceedings but always provided advice on how to respond/react when my ex was ranting over email or causing other problems. He's phenomenal in court and has a no-nonsense, succinct, to-the-point approach the the Maryland Masters/Judges really seemed to appreciate - especially when compared to my ex's overly-detailed, disorganized, and verbose attorney. A month later, even though the case and the books are closed, Vance has still been willing to help and provide advice with some issues that have come up related to visitation and child support. I believe that is a testament to the commitment he has to his clients. I'd highly recommend Vance Redmond as an attorney for a child support and/or visitation/custody case.
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Posted by Anne | January 28, 2015
Very satisfied with my case
From the beginning of this divorce, Vance had a thorough understanding of divorce law in MD and was able to successfully help me through this very trying process of divorce. He was accurate as to the process, and the outcome. He is level headed and represented me with confidence and professionalism. Thank you Vance
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2013
Knowledgeable, Professional and Straightforward
While I certainly hope that I do not require Mr. Redmond's services in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to retain his legal assistance again should the need arise. He was informative, responsive and what I most appreciated, he will not beat around the bush. He is straightforward while maintaining a professional demeanor. Unfortunately I was under a time constraint. While he acted immediately and drew up the necessary paper work he did not fail to explain any potential scenarios that could arise which would delay the divorce from being granted. Two other attorneys I interviewed guaranteed my deadline will be met with no hesitation, I knew this was a promise that could not be 100%. Mr. Redmond knew this as well thus prepared me of potential situations that could occur. My questions were always answered clearly and I never felt like I did not know what was going on with my case. I am positive he went above and beyond to help me meet my deadline. He is experienced and knows divorce law, and I could easily tell from my hearing that he has earned the respect he deserves as a lawyer for divorce and family law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
Direct, Clear, Professional , Respectful, Knowledgable, Responsive ....... Council of Choice
I received more information from Vance in a free consultation than previous attorneys. He looked up my case and informed me of the divorce process and asked questions that helped guide me on how to move forward before I hired him. Vance was always responsive to my emails even late nights and weekends. He was non emotional, clear in his communication and stayed focussed on the facts and not the drama. Compared to my previous council I felt secure and confident that Vance had my best interest in mind. I have worked with other attorneys involving my husbands previous wife , they were not as informative as Vance. It has been a hard road for me and it is not over. If needed in the future Vance will be my first choice as council.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2013
Great Attorney!!!
A friend gave me Vance's contact information and I am so thankful he did. I retained Vance during a critical time in my case after having a really bad experience with my first attorney. Vance handled my custody agreement, contempt order and my divorce. He made himself readily available and worked quickly and smoothly to transition the case from my previous lawyer to him. He was informative and responded quickly to requests for information and assistance. I was reassured many times during endless stressful situations by Vance's quick e-mail responses. This was the most stressful and awful time of my life and I was lucky to have a lawyer who I could depend on. I made sure he knew what I wanted and he made sure to advocate accordingly for me. Vance always did a great job of listening and helped navigate me through the mess of the court system. He is a true professional and always speaks and dresses accordingly. He was aggressive and persistent when we needed to be and patient and calm when needed. Vance did a great job of working with me to provide me as much information as I requested and keeping me informed about everything . He listens and was also respectful of my time and money and that is rare to find in the sea of attorneys. Vance helped me stay involved without losing anything. He brought justice to me and my family and there is nothing more I can ask for.
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Posted by Abel | April 8, 2013
Exceeded my expectations and went well above what I have experienced with previous lawyers...
I would give Vance Redmond the highest recommendation without reservation. One of the first things Vance told me was, "you just worry about being a good doctor, and I'll handle your legal issues." True to his word, he instilled confidence in me. He was amazingly responsive and did everything he said he would do in a timely and thorough manner. He took charge of my case, invested the appropriate amount of time obtaining the relevant facts, and then he figured out the optimal approach and executed the plan. I could not have been more pleased. I would say that the most important thing I got out of our professional interactions is peace of mind that my legal issues would be handled as well as could be (and that is priceless!). I have worked closely with well over a dozen lawyers in the past, and I would easily put him at the top of the list!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Vance R. Redmond
  • 2010 - Present
  • Litigation Partner
  • Liles Parker, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Paradiso, Dack, Taub & Sinay
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Delaney & Associates
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Vance R. Redmond
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Judicial Intern
  • Court of Special Appeals for Maryland
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jennifer Nathanson v. Michael Adams
  • At the conclusion of a one day trial, the Judge awarded my client increased child support including private shool costs, 50% of all marital retirement assets and attorney fees
  • Ira Ungar v. Carolyn Fanaroff
  • Judge awarded sole legal and physical custody to my client. At subsequent financial hearing, Master denied spouse's request for alimony and attorney fees. Parties ultimately resolved all issues by agreement.
  • James Mompoint v. Michelle B. Carey
  • Judge awarded sole legal custody plus attorney fees for my client
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2009
  • Montgomery County, MD Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 1997 - 2011
  • American Inns of Court
  • Alumnus
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Special Operations Warrior Fund
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Montgomery County Commission for Women
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Montgomery County Women's Commission
  • Divorce, A Legal Seminar Parts 1&2
  • 2010
  • Montgomery County Women's Commission
  • Divorce, A Legal Seminar Parts 1&2
  • 2008
  • Montgomery County Women's Commission
  • Divorce, A Legal Seminar Parts 1&2
  • 2007
  • Montgomery County Women's Commission
  • Divorce, A Legal Seminar Parts 1&2
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Vance
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vance is an outstanding attorney. He works hard for his clients and is a skilled tactician. Vance is an excellent communicator and cares for his clients. He is responsive and has excellent relationships in the Maryland and D.C. legal communities that allow him to manage disputes effectively and efficiently. I strongly endorse Vance as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Vance. I have worked with him on two highly contested domestic relations cases. In both cases he was excellent. He is a very knowledgeable, vigorous and thorough advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer.Although I do not know Mr. Redmond personally, in answers to questions on this site, I have had the opportunity to review many written by him by and his advice is always very sound and well reasoned."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Redmond's insightful answers to legal questions give potential clients good reason to obtain his legal services, and his experience in working with clients inspires confidence in his ability to help with difficult legal issues."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had a custody trial with Vance Redmond. He was courteous, prepared and an aggressive advocate for his client’s interests. I recommend Vance Redmond."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I get a request for a family law/divorce referral, Vance Redmond is always at the top of my short list. He is extremely knowledgeable on the various domestic issues and is able to provide sound advice in sensitive situations. I strongly endorse Vance as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work with Vance in the resolution of a property settlement agreement between our clients, who were divorcing. I found Vance to be a very knowledgeable attorney and a gentleman. He brought a pragmatic approach to the resolution of the matter that ultimately benefited both clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Vance Redmond when he was assigned by the Court as the child's attorney in a case I had. Vance was very professional, responsive and courteous to all the parties and counsel. He did a thorough job of investigation and listened carefully to everyone's positions. I am pleased to endorse Vance Redmond as an attorney."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Vance Redmond on several cases over the years. He is a talented attorney, identifying various options for responding to an issue and recommending the most effective approach to be taken in litigation. Mr. Redmond is a skilled litigator and is very comfortable arguing complex cases to a judge or a jury. He is sensitive to client concerns and works to complete projects in a cost-effective fashion. Finally, he is well-respected by other attorneys in the community. I highly recommend Mr. Redmond."
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