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Practice Areas

Family Law(100%); Divorce; Child Custody;
Alimony; Annulment; Cohabitation Agreements; Divorce Arbitration;
Divorce Mediation; Divorce Taxation; Domestic Partnerships; Domestic
Relations; Domestic Violence; Equitable Distribution; Family
Arbitration; Family Mediation; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; International
Family Law; Interstate Support; Legal Separation Agreements; Marital
Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital
Property Settlements; Matrimonial Law; Name Changes; No Fault Divorce;
Palimony; Post Divorce Modification; Postnuptial Agreements; Premarital
Agreements; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs); Restraining
Orders; Spousal Support; Uncontested Divorce

Admitted: 1973, Maryland; 1974, District of Columbia

Law School: Washington College of Law, J.D.

Member: Montgomery County and Maryland Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar.

Biography: Selected
by his peers to be included in the 2011 edition of "The Best Lawyers in
America". Featured in the May 2010 issue of Bethesda magazine and named
as one of the 25 top divorce attorneys who you want to represent you
when the stakes are high. Named, Top Divorce Attorney, Metropolitan
Area, Washingtonian Magazine, 1990—. Selected, Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007
and 2008. Selected to serve as a Member of the Montgomery County Bar
Leaders, 2008—. Chairman, Montgomery County Family Law Section,
1990-1991; Chairman, Montgomery County Subcommittee for the Task Force
on Spousal Abuse, 1981-1982. Chairman, Montgomery County Property &
Alimony Committee 1979-1980. Lecturer in all areas of Family Law for
Maryland State Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association,
Prince George's-Montgomery County Continuing Education Institute 1976—.
Governor's Appointee to Foster Care Review Board, 1984-1986. Member,
Governor's Committee on Inequities and Disparities of Divorce,
1991-1993. Member, Montgomery County, Judicial Section Committee,
1984-1987, 2005-2007. Fellow: Montgomery County Bar Leaders.

Born: Bronx, New York, 1947

Cases: Altman
v. Altman,282 Md. 483; 386 A.2d 766 1978; Glading v. Furman,282 Md.
200; 383 A.2d 398 1978; Halle v. Halle, 25 Md. App. 350; 333 A.2d 360
1975; Birdsall v. Birdsall, 23 Md. App. 502; 327 A.2d 910 1974; Jordan
v. Jordan,50 Md. App. 437; 439 A.2d 26 1982; Guarino v. Guarino, 112 Md.
App. 1; 684 A.2d 23 1996; Karmand v. Karmand, 145 Md. App. 317; 802
A.2d 1106 2002.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Divorce: 20%
  3. Child Support: 15%
  4. Child Custody: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact info

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA

111 Rockville Pike
Suite 975
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCInactive 197407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Named every year since 2005Super Lawyers2013
Nominated yearly since 2009"The Best Lawyers in America"2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
top divorce attorney who you want when the stakes are high.Bethesda Magazine2010
Best Divorce Lawyers in Washington since 1995Washingtonian Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrodsky, Greenblatt & Renehan, Chtd1973 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar, Property & Alimony CommitteeChairman1991 - 1993
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law SectionChairman1988 - 1989
Montgomery County, Task Force on Spousal Abuse SubcommitteeMember1980 - 1981
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Birdsall v BirdsallLargest percentage award of alimony to my client.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Update each year for the past 20 yearsFamily Law Update2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Syracuse UniversityBroadcastingBS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law UpdateFamily Law Update2012
Family Law UpdateFamily Law Update2011
Family Law UpdateFamily Law Update2010