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Heidi Kohler Hotz

Family Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.9   43 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
    Maryland - MD 10 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Heidi

Learn Heidi’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    75%
    My Practice includes Divorce/Separation, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modifications, Name Changes. Call today and I will help you gain most equitable results for you and your family.

  2. Wills and living wills
    25%
    I help families prepare for the future. I advise clients on the best estate plan for their individual and family needs. I advise and draft on wills, trusts, living wills, and power of attorney documents. Call today to discuss

DEDICATED. TRUSTWORTHY. AFFORDABLE.

Heidi represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, property distribution and modifications. Heidi is a tireless advocate, helping clients reach amicable and equitable agreements whenever possible, and a vigilant proponent, ensuring clients’ rights are protected during contested litigation and court proceedings. Heidi is compassionate, caring, and committed to delivering the best results possible.

Recognizing the service gap left when lower and middle income families, workers and individuals cannot afford high-priced legal counsel, Heidi and her husband John decided to open their own practice to address these needs.

Heidi’s dedication, attention to detail, honesty and commitment to justice drive the diligence with which she handles a case.

BAR ADMISSIONS:
-Maryland Court of Appeals
-District of Columbia

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:
-Maryland State Bar Association
-Maryland Association for Justice
-Montgomery County Bar Association
-Howard County Bar Association

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 1 ...

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Location

H&H LawWorks, LLC
1 Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20850

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  43 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Adele | February 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Professional
Hedi gave me huge peace of mind helping me go through my recent divorce. She was extremely responsive to my questions and always kept me informed throughout the entire process. I never had to worry about anything.
Posted by Lashawn | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer
Mrs. Heidi has represented me with the case of my granddaughter, Mrs. Heidi also represented my daughter with her case.. Mrs. Heidi takes her time and listen to everything you saying and take everything into consideration, Mrs. Heidi stays in contact with you on everything that she’s doing…. I definitely recommend her to anyone and she’s affordable but most of all Mrs. Heidi IS THE BEST lawyer I have ever came across!!
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Posted by Terry Dunn | November 27, 2023
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Our mutual divorce laywer
Heidi represented me during my mutual divorce. She was very informative and prompt during the process, and I felt well taken care of.
Posted by Josh | November 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Heidi is the best !
Heidi is an incredible lawyer - I have worked with her multiple times and I can say with confidence I wouldn’t want to ever work with anyone else . Heidi is a true professional - she always responds to questions I have in a timely manner and always makes me feel like she is truly invested in my case. I highly recommend Heidi to anyone that is looking for a quality, dedicated and compassionate lawyer.
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Posted by Elaha | September 19, 2023
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honest, dedicated, prompt and professional family lawyer
Attorney Heidi Hotz was referred to me by an attorney in another area. From day one she was honest, attentive, caring and knowledgeable. She directed me in the right direction without wasting any time, and very promptly informed me of the developments that followed. She was caring and knowledgeable because of which my case moved forward very quickly and has closed without any issues. I am forever indebted to Attorney Heidi Hotz for giving me peace of mind throughout my divorce process and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kevin | April 4, 2023
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A Life Saver
Heidi has been a blessing in my life. She is super kind, sweet and smart on her feet. I was unable to function when my divorce started. I felt that my life was crumbling but once Heidi took my case I had little to no worries during this whole ordeal. I would recommend her time and time again since she made this all feel effortless on my end. Thank you Heidi and your team for assisting me in a time in need. Hope you all have a blessed life!
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2023
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Great Lawyer!
I highly recommend Ms. Hotz as an attorney, especially for custody cases. I was being denied access to my child and hadn't seen or heard from them in several months. I filed for custody and tried representing myself. It did not go well and I do not recommend it. As a single father and African American, I had to fight tooth and nail to even get in front of a judge, and even then it felt like I was the one on trial. I was asking for equal rights and 50/50 custody of my child, and with the help of Ms. Hotz I was able to achieve that. I now have equal time with my child as the other parent does and am now required to be involved in all decision-making. Ms. Hotz was very professional, punctual, and organized, and spoke with confidence and intelligence. She took on my case last minute and worked with me financially. She was willing to travel and represent me in a different county. Ms. Hotz was able to gather everything she needed in minimal time and was fully prepared for trial. She had a strategy, and a plan, and her knowledge of the law is impressive. Ms. Hotz was able to answer and explain any questions I had. She was readily available by phone or text which was very convenient. Many times I would be unsure how to handle a situation and she would be a text message away and advise me on what to do. Again, I highly recommend you hire Ms. Hotz if you are dealing with any type of family law situation.
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Posted by Heather | January 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification
Heidi is an amazing attorney to work hard and support your needs. Heidi is easy to understand, honest, she is ALWAYS going above and beyond, knowledgeable, professional yet VERY kind, and she NEVER took advantaged of you financially. I was going though one of the most difficult times of my life and Heidi put my anxiety at ease. If you are looking for the best attorney around please reach out to her. You will be incredibly pleased. I will always use Heidi for any future legal situations if they arise.
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Posted by Angela | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Heidi made all the difference
I hired Heidi Hotz as my divorce attorney. I had met with 2 other attorneys before I went with H&H law. She made me feel seen and like she cared about my side of the case, not just a client to bill. I would 100% recommend her to anyone. If I ever need legal advice/services again, I will be contacting Heidi. Thank you again
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A great attorney and person to work with!
Heidi worked with me for my divorce case. Personally, she is warm and kind but no nonsense. Professionally she is knowledgeable, skilled and clear-minded. She took up on my case when it was in a standstill. She took decisive actions and persistently pushed things forward. She is strategic in her approaches and articulate in her advice. My case would not have concluded without her steady hands and clear mind. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jonathan | October 6, 2022
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Exceptional Representation
I worked with Ms. Hotz over the course of three months on my divorce. From the very first interaction, she was clear in her guidance and responsive to my questions and requests. I could not have had better representation during what was an extremely painful process. So often the legal process makes a bad situation worse. However, Ms. Hotz made the situation as painless as possible and I gained peace of mind through her work.
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Posted by Sara | August 28, 2022
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The best divorce attorney I could have ever asked for!!!
Heidi. Is. Amazing. Heidi was different from the start--her integrity shone immediately in our consultation. She wasn't trying to make a quick buck, but gave thoughtful and deliberate consideration to my case to see if she was able to be the best representative for me, both in her expertise and bandwidth. I believe this allowed her to "give it her all" to my case, which resulted in a great marital settlement for me. She offered suggestions and recommendations for the best next steps of my case, and honored my choice in how to proceed. This set the tone for a collaborative relationship, where my thoughts and opinions were considered every step of the way. She did not needlessly assert her authority, which felt very supportive and respectful to my wishes. She was very sensitive to my financial situation, and even generous enough to offer tailored services that would best accommodate my budget. She is extremely knowledgeable, highly competent, and a fierce yet compassionate advocate. She is also very empathetic and emotionally attuned to the difficulties that the process entails on a psychological level. Most importantly, she is great at communicating and VERY responsive. She prioritizes your case even if it's "small", and allots her time very wisely so that she is available for you every step of the way. Heidi is also personally driven to complete your case with the best outcome for you, and her dedication is much appreciated as I had previously worked with attorneys who had terminated before reaching a settlement for my case. Further, Heidi respects your time and does everything on her part to expedite and move the case along. I know this appears to be baseline, but I had other experiences where I, as the client, had to be on top of ensuring that the case was moving forward. Heidi is also well-informed, trained, and sensitive to domestic violence and trauma, which was a plus for me. Once again, despite "specializing in domestic violence", I've encountered attorneys who are not knowledgeable about the ins and outs of how that plays out in the divorce proceedings. My case is now complete and I've successfully divorced with Heidi's help. She supported and advocated for me to get the best outcome I was hoping for, and I am eternally grateful. What makes Heidi a superb attorney is that she is a good person at her core, and the integrity she brings to her line of work makes her incredibly effective, assertive, and yields the best results for you and your case. 11/10 recommend! Thank you, Heidi! You were truly a saving grace and a great source of relief in my life this season.
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Posted by Thomas | June 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Heidi was very helpful and completely wonderful!
Heidi was exceptionally easy to work with. She listened intently to my problems, throughly answered all my questions, helped me explore options to resolve my issue, and was a firm negotiator on my behalf. As a result of her skill and expertise, my issue was resolved to my satisfaction at a very reasonable price.
Posted by Amber | May 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Heidi Hotz
I needed to navigate a family court matter and I am so grateful to have found Heidi Hotz. She kept in contact with me through the process and gave me her honest and expert take on the matter to help me make the most informed decision to resolve the matter. I also felt her pricing and billing were fair and that she was careful and conscious with the time she worked on my case. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Yolanda | March 30, 2022
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Very professional and provides excellent service
Heidi was amazing. When problems came up, she represented me well and afterwards, kept me up to speed. She knew what was best for me and my family. She responded promptly to everything I asked, even during after work hours. I needed that support and was grateful.
Posted by Shawn | January 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
Heidi helped me with a custody and visitation case regarding my child, and she was simply wonderful. Heidi has been very professional and efficient throughout the case, and made sure she was gentle yet firm with my ex (who was pro se). I would strongly recommend working with Heidi for child custody issues. Thank you so much Heidi!
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Posted by Carlos | January 25, 2022
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Custody Case
Made the best decision of my life to hire Heidi as my attorney in a difficult custody case where I was being portrayed as a monster with blatant lies and serious false allegations against me with the only purpose to make me loose custody of my child. Heidi was able to overturn the case to a point where the other side had to negotiate a settlement agreement with shared custody.
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Posted by Adriana | January 23, 2022
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Amazing Above and Beyond
Heidi picked up my case after I had made a big mistake trying to go through my divorce with no representation. She went above and beyond to get my legal issues fixed and got me what I was entitled to after years of marriage. She was always very responsive and organized. She was great explaining to me when I did not understand legal terms. I am thankful that I was referred to Heidi from a friend who had also used her. I am very happy with the outcome and greatful for all Heidi did for me.
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Posted by Tony | December 27, 2021
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Divorce by Trial
I hired Heidi based on the reviews. I was in a bad spot, I had fired my first attorney after a year and it was late in the process. Although the discovery period had ended and a Pendente Lite order issued, she accepted my case. After numerous attempts to settle, motions, a deposition, and many letters, my case went to trial. Throughout the divorce process Heidi was responsive, well prepared, and organized. She was fair and reasonable about fees and controlling costs. Even a judge pointed this out as “refreshing” during a motion for sanctions and attorney’s fees we filed against the other party and won. In a case as complex and contentious as mine, she had the wonderful ability to recall hundreds of emails, text messages and financial records that I had provided. Her knowledge of family law and Maryland rules was exceptional. In any divorce case, emotions run high. Fortunately, Heidi did not get caught up in the fray and brought a calming mindset to the whole process. Should I ever think about getting married again, I’m calling Heidi for the prenup!
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Posted by George | June 10, 2021
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Heidi Hotz Review
A consummate professional that provided outstanding advice, counsel, and timely assistance throughout. Highly recommend having Heidi in your corner.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner / Attorney
  • H&H LawWorks, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clinical Law Program
  • University Of Maryland School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Maryland, University College
  • BA
  • 2006

Associations

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hoopa Valley Tribal Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition and Appreciation for support of free legal clinic
  • The Montgomery County, Maryland Community Action Agency
  • 2015
  • Recognition and Appreciation for support of free legal clinic
  • The Montgomery County, Maryland Community Action Agency
  • 2014
  • Public Service Award
  • University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Bench to Bar Panel Discussion - Cross Examinations-CLE
  • 2021
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Effective Deposition Practice Series - Depositions that Work: Advanced Strategies-CLE
  • 2021
  • MSBA
  • Family Law CLE
  • 2020
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Child Visitation Issues during Covid-CLE
  • 2020
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Family Practice Update-CLE
  • 2020
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Hot Tips in Family Law: What NOT to Do!-CLE
  • 2020
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Premarital Agreements – Drafting and Negotiating from the Family Law and Estate Planning Perspective-CLE
  • 2020
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Having Fun with Taxes! Annual Family Law Symposium-CLE
  • 2020
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Oh MY What has the Legislation done now! The New Child Support Guidelines. CLE
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Heidi
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is a knowledgeable and skilled family lawyer. She is a strong advocate who zealously represents her clients' interest. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgable, professional, dedicated, and a great credit to the legal community. I would highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I found Heidi Hotz to be knowledgeable in her practice area and to be very caring about her client. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heidi is extremely knowledgeable and poised in family law matters. Compassionate counsel, detail oriented, and highly proficient in family law matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is an outstanding lawyer, both in pretrial negotiations and as an advocate during trial. She delivers legal services efficiently, giving excellent value for your hard-earned money."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Heidi Hotz. Heidi truly cares about her clients and doing what is best for them. She is sensitive to the incredible stresses litigation can impose on her clients, as well as the expense associated with attorney representation. Heidi truly believes that everyone deserves access to justice, and works tirelessly to achieve results that are in her clients' best interests."
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