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4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    30 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    30 years
  3. Prenuptials: 10%
    30 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    30 years
  5. Alimony: 10%
    30 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathryn Sharkey Mcdonough

    Lois is an extremely talented, hardworking and well respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Lois to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    Kathryn Mcdonough Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Thomas Maurice Degonia II

    I endorse this lawyer. An accomplished advocate and superb negotiator, Lois is a consummate professional. She is acutely aware of her clients' needs. Her tenacity and attention to detail ensures lasting solutions to difficult legal problems.


    Thomas Degonia White collar crime Attorney
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DCActive 198907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Inclusion in the 2009/2010 edition of registryStrathmore's Who'sWho2009
Top Washington D.C. LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Top Maryland LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Top Washington D.C. LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Top Maryland LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalFreer, McGarry, Bodansky & Rubin1994 - 1997
AssociateLaw Offices of Anne Garfinkle1990 - 1994
AssociateNewman & Holtzinger1984 - 1986
Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhea BurrowUnited States Department of Labor1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABA Family Law Section's Military CommitteeVolunteer Lawyer, Operation Stand-By2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Advisory Panel2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2006 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2004 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2003 - Present
Collaborative Law AssociationMember2002 - Present
District of Columbia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Retirement Catch-Up Guide, Ellen Hoffman, author"Make the Most of Your Home Equity", quoted by the author as an attorney who specializes in family law2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
George Washington UniversityRehabilitation Counselor EducationMA - Masters in Education1975
University of ConnecticutRehabilitationBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Maryland Commission for WomenDiscussion of legal analysis and strategies in custody matters, child support and separation and divorce2007
Pro Se Plus Divorce ClinicFamily Law, presention to lawyers and pro se litigantsN/A