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My practice of family law is distinguished by my unique understanding and compassion for my clients and the issues they face as they wade through the stressful and often unpredictable process of dissolving a marriage. Raised by divorced parents in two different households, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to both the emotional underpinnings as well as the logistical realities of separation, divorce and custody disputes. I listen to my clients, understands their perspectives and help them anticipate issues and identify both their short- and long-term goals. I work closely with her clients to help them develop practical, creative and cost-effective strategies for attaining those goals.

Knowledgeable, responsive and energetic, I have extensive experience handling all family law issues that arise, from negotiation and drafting of separation agreements, through litigating contested divorce and custody cases. I practice across Maryland and handles complex custody and access disputes, sophisticated property distribution and business valuation issues, alimony and child support matters, post-judgment modification and enforcement cases, domestic violence matters, adoptions, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and appellate advocacy.     

I understand that no two cases are the same; there are no successful cookie-cutter approaches in life or in family law. I take my obligation seriously as both an attorney and a counselor at law, and takes time to ensure my clients understand their options. I am at my best when guiding my clients through the daily issues of their cases, and when counseling clients as they make important decisions that will have a long-term impact on their and their children's lives. Although adept at representing clients in mediation and negotiation, when the need arises I am also a successful litigator. I have been recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star (2012-present).

I believe that lawyers have an obligation to serve their community beyond the practice of law. I am an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and I'm routinely appointed to leadership positions. Most recently, I have served as co-chair of the New Practitioner’s Section and co-chair of the Association’s annual Special Olympics project, the Inspiration Walk. Currently, I serve as co-chair of the Family Law Section and co-chair of the Leadership Development Committee. I have been recognized for my service, receiving several awards from the Bar Association. I also organize many of Stein Sperling’s charitable pursuits, including regular volunteer efforts at Manna Food Bank and firm-wide holiday Toys for Tots collections. I also serve the community by presenting educational programs regarding separation, divorce and custody around Montgomery County. 
I grew up locally; in my spare time, I enjoy sports, cooking and travelling with my husband.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Family: 30%
  4. Adoption: 5%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%

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Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

25 West Middle Lane
Rockville, MD, 20850


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2017
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2016
Bar LeaderMontgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation2015
Section Chair of the YearBar Association of Montgomery County2015
VIP List: Very Important Professionals, Successful by 40The Daily Record2015
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Bar LeaderMontgomery County Bar Foundation2014
Section Chair of the YearBar Association of Montgomery County2014
Rising StarDC Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarDC Super Lawyers2013
Bar LeaderMontgomery County Bar Foundation2013
Committee Chair of the YearBar Association of Montgomery County2013
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2012
President's Citation for Outstanding ServiceMontgomery County Bar Foundation2012
Bar LeaderMontgomery County Bar Foundation2012
Section Chair of the YearBar Association of Montgomery County2011
Bar LeaderMontgomery County Bar Foundation2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, PC2008 - Present
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ann N. Sundt (Retired)Montgomery County Circuit Court2006 - 2008
InternFinex House Battered Women's Shelter2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Family Justice CenterBoard Member2016 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationFamily and Juvenile Law Section Council2016 - Present
Montgomery County, Maryland American Inn of CourtBarrister2015 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyLeadership Development Academy Committee Member2011 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyStrategic Planning Committee Member2010 - Present
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County Chapter)Member2008 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law SectionCo-Chair2013 - 2015
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyExecutive Committee Member2013 - 2015
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyLeadership Development Academy Committee Co-Chair2012 - 2015
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar FoundationBoard Member, ex-officio New Practitioner Section Co-Chair2012 - 2013
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law SectionSocial Co-Chair2011 - 2012
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar FoundationCapital Campaign Committee, Special Events Co-Chair2011 - 2013
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County Chapter)Museletter Co-Editor2011 - 2015
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyInspiration Walk for Montgomery Co. Special Olympics Co-Chair2011 - 2013
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyExecutive Committee Member2010 - 2012
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyNew Practitioners Section Co-Chair2010 - 2012
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyCo-Chair of New Practitioner Section2010 - 2012
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law SectionPrograms Co-Chair2010 - 2011
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law SectionSocial Co-Chair2009 - 2010
Bar Association of Montgomery County, New Practitioners SectionChamber Chats Coordinator2008 - 2009
American Inns of Court, Montgomery County, MD ChapterAssociate2007 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Bethesda BeatCustody Beyond Divorce: What You Need to Know2016
Stein Sperling Client AlertSummer Travel Tips for Divorced Parents2015
Montgomery County Medical Society NewsletterHow do separation, divorce and custody cases work in Maryland2014
Montgomery County Medical Society newsletterLegal Considerations for Physicians Planning to Remarry2013
Montgomery County Medical Society newsletterCasey Weinberg Florance publishes “Custody Disputes in Maryland”2013
Montgomery County Medical Society newsletterSpecial Considerations for Divorcing Physicians2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Johns Hopkins UniversityWriting SeminarsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family & Education SeminarSeparation and Divorce: What Do I Need to Know?2016
CLERita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training2016
Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law TraningRita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Traning2015
Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland CLE seminarThe Monetary Award: Practice Tips and Avoiding Pitfalls2015
The Bar Association of Montgomery CountyRita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training2014
The Montgomery County Commission for WomenThe Montgomery County Commission for Women seminar will feature Casey Florance2013
Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS)Physicians Are People Too: Addressing Your Professional and Personal Legal Needs2013
Montgomery County Commission for WomenWhen a Marriage Ends: Financial, Property and Practical Issues Both Wife and Husband Must Consider2012
Legal Seminar, Montgomery County Commission for WomenCustody and Divorce2010