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Jennifer Bland Lester

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   7 reviews

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Experienced in negotiating and drafting Marital Settlement Agreements and litigation involving custody, child support, alimony, division of marital debt and assets. Every family is unique, with over a decade of experience we can help you.

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Represents both mothers and fathers in court to determine initial custody orders as well as seeking modifications of existing orders. A track record of success, contact our office for a consultation as a first step to protecting your child.

  3. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Recently Maryland has made it easier for couples to divorce if they have reached an agreement that resolves all issues of alimony, custody, child support, and division of debt and assets. We provide affordable options for uncontested divorces.

Licensed for 17 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 07/12/2022

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

Contact Jennifer

Jennifer Bland Lester
17 W. Jefferson Street
Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Reviews

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Posted by Darrin | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just cannot say enough good things about Jennifer
I hired Jennifer in 2013 as my legal representation in my divorce proceedings. She's organized, efficient, professional, concise and a masterful negotiator. She wrote our separation/divorce agreement that I consider a literary legal work of art. Whenever I encounter someone embarking on divorce proceedings, I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer in my recommendations and encourage people to consult with her every chance I can. If I need legal representation of any kind, not just any continuing divorce proceedings, I'll consult with Jennifer first every time.
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Posted by Tom | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got exactly what I wanted, professional expertise
After 2 initial consultations with other attorneys that didn't go so well, I had real concerns about finding an attorney to represent and guide me through a divorce. After a recommendation from a friend, I called Jennifer. We met, went over the details and she helped me map out a plan. During the process I always felt like Jennifer was available to answer questions, and she always kept me informed about what was happening and how things were going. Jennifer's experience and professional expertise was always on display as she provided sound advice and technical guidance. With my divorce finalized now, when I look back it seems the hardest thing for me was finding the right attorney. Jennifer Lester was the right attorney for me in my situation, and I would highly recommend her services. Thank you Jennifer.
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Posted by Archer | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A highly skilled and compassionate lawyer
Jennifer, in my opinion, your representation was both highly skilled and compassionate which is a wonderful combination in a lawyer. I will definitely send you referrals and best wishes in all of your future endeavors.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family
Attorney Lester is awesome she has helped me numerous times regarding my child support and other family matters. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a experience Family law Attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2015
Priceless family law and divorce attorney!
Jennifer was a recommendation from an acquaintance who she also represented. I needed an attorney for an emergency custody hearing. With less than a 12 hour notice, I called Jennifer and she didn't hesitate. Jennifer worked through the night to make sure she was prepared to represent me the next day in court. I am happy to report, my custody case was won! So, it was no hesitation on my part, choosing her to handle my divorce case as well. I can't say enough about her professionalism. Jennifer was very attentive and thorough with both cases and kept me well informed. Jennifer comes HIGHLY recommended! You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2013
GREAT FAMILY ATTORNEY!!!
Jennifer handled my custody and child support case. She was very knowledgable and took diliegent care of my case...even thinking of resources that were beyond "common sense"...she dug deep into the case. These ideas led to a successful case. I am thankful for her ongoing help as well.
Posted by Andy | August 17, 2009
Zoning Representation Second To None
Counselor Lester represented my wife and I before the Baltimore City Zoning Board. We were against a proposed height variance in an adjacent dwelling. Counselor Lester's research of the city zoning ordinance and well prepared case work and testimony before the board resulted in a favorable disposition of the appeal. Her background in urban planning coupled with her law degree make Counselor Lester the "go to" attorney in town for these types of cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jennifer Lester
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA - Master of Community Planning
  • 1998
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Mary Moore Public Interest Law Grant
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2003

Publications

  • University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law
  • Stutchin v. Town of Huntington: The Constitutionality of Regulating Pier Lengths
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because not only is she compassionate and diligent, but all of the clients I have referred to her, have thanked me for the wonderful experience they had with such a skilled attorney. I am grateful that Jennifer is a fellow colleague of the Maryland Bar."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is an exceptional family lawyer whose knowledge of the law and empathy for her clients is unsurpassed.I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Lester. She is a strategic and aggressive advocate for her clients."
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