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Josephia Elease G Rouse

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.2   19 reviews

also known as Divorce With A Plan, Josephia Rouse Esq.

  • 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 Josephia

Learn Josephia’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, Waldorf, Temple Hill, Woodmore, University Park, Accokeek, West Laurel, Howard County and Montgomery County.

    10 years, 25 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, Howard County, Wheaton, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Montgomery County.

    10 years, 50 cases

  3. Family
    25%
    Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, Waldorf, Temple Hill, Woodmore, University Park, Accokeek, West Laurel, Howard County and Montgomery County.

    10 years, 100 cases

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Location

Divorce With A Plan
100 Park Ave
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Tyree | March 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
"I had the privilege of working with Josephia Rouse during my divorce proceedings, and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Josephia's expertise, professionalism, and dedication to my case were truly exceptional. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, Josephia provided invaluable guidance and support every step of the way. Josephia's knowledge of family law and her strategic approach to handling complex legal matters ensured that my rights and interests were always protected. She listened attentively to my concerns, communicated clearly and effectively, and always kept me informed about the progress of my case. What sets Josephia apart is her genuine compassion and empathy towards her clients. Going through a divorce is never easy, but Josephia's reassuring presence and unwavering support made the process more manageable. She was always available to address my questions and alleviate any concerns I had, which provided me with much-needed peace of mind during a challenging time. Thanks to Josephia's expertise and dedication, I was able to navigate through the divorce process with confidence and achieve a favorable outcome. I am immensely grateful for her professionalism, integrity, and tireless advocacy on my behalf. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Josephia Rouse to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer."
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Posted by Michael | December 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Michael McKeever
This review has been way over due. Josephia Rouse helped me tremendously with my divorce on January 18, 2022. After my consultation with her I knew i was in good hands. She was very responsive and very professional as well and expediate. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing assistance. Her law firm made me feel at ease. So again, thank you Team Rouse
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 year battle over
Whether it was a lie from my ex or a trick from her attorney my attorney was consistently on it. We were prepared for court every time. I paid for a lot of my ex’s none sense but it was worth it when I got primary custody.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helpful
I paid for great service. It was a long road, but we were prepared and the other side wasn’t. That made the difference!
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend based on personal experience.
I would highly recommend Josephia Please G Rouse as a divorce lawyer. She is very nice, professional and understand. She took time to sit be me 1:1 to listen and address my concerns. I truly felt that I was for once being heard. She response to my calls in a timely manner (mostly right away) and addressed my concerns. I would 100% recommend Ms. Rouse if you life in the DMV around, she knows what she is doing and her plan actually works ;-) Joy
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Posted by Caroline | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Attorney Rouse handled by Divorce case. She fought hard to get me my desired results including Custody of my Children. I was very impressed with her node of delivery in Court which at face value was calm but very sharp and precise. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Lawang | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Josephia Rouse represented me in a child custody case. She was very patient and understanding throughout the case. I will highly recommend her as your attorney any day. Thanks Ms. Rouse.
Posted by Monique | July 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was very thorough and gave me great child custody advice
I needed to figure out my next best steps dealing with my child's father. She went through the steps and what I could expect from the courts. We were able to settle things outside of court and that saved me sooo much money.
Posted by Lisa mccourry | June 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I love this attorney. I was lost and I where to turn. She was kind and what I loved the most is she was excellent in knowing the law and applying it to your case. She is amazing in the court room. If you want someone to fight for you, she is the lady!
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick Response
She was very knowledgeable and welcomed any questions that I had. When you are in a pinch and need great legal advice you want the best and that's exactly what I was given. She gave her absolute best and I appreciate it.
Posted by L Gibson | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prenuptial Agreement Assistance
I hired attorney Rouse to help me through my pre-nup with my fiancé and her attorney. She did a great job of making sure my primary interests were protected while also helping me make compromises to keep everyone happy.
Posted by Matt | March 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So glad I called!!
I called Josephia about a personal document matter and was met with a super quick response along with an array of options to accurately resolve the issue. I truly enjoyed our conversation! I could tell that she totally understood my situation. I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend her services and I definitely would want her on "MY" side in any situation! :)
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Posted by James Jones, Esq. | March 3, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable on veterans affairs
Rouse is a wonderful attorney. She has great insight on veterans laws and rights, due to her long affiliation with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I've witnessed her legal savvy on such matters first hand. As a fellow member of the legal community, I confidently encourage anyone to contact Rouse for legal services.
Posted by Ian | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consultation
Josephia was very polite and well prepared. She explained all of my options and helped me to decide what the best course of action was.
Posted by Madeline | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consulting A
Attorney Rouse help though my legal maze. I have saved thousands with the excellent advice from this attorney. Would recommend her for future projects.
Posted by Sukena | July 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
UNHAPPY CLIENT
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER DO NOT USE THIS FIRM THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT MONEY …THEY DONT COMMUNICATE WITH YOU ONLY WHEN ITS TIME TO BILL …CHARGING PEOPLE FOR ALL TYPES THINGS..HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER
One should always be VERY selective when searching for a Lawyer and hopefully this review will help you if you’re considering the services of The Law Offices of Josephia Rouse. Be prepared to be nickeled and dimed for literally everything, regardless of any set fee you’ve already paid. I retained Josephia Rouse and paid a set fee to assist me. One would think that paying a set fee would cover things like administrative actions (scanning, uploading, emailing, etc) in addition to actually representing me in court, which she either didn’t show up for or a rep from her firm showed up late and unprepared for. Every time I turned around I was invoiced for scans, emails (even ones I didn’t initiate), calls…for example, $60 for scanning/printing/uploading…$35 for an email I sent her with information she should have already been aware of and notified me about…the list goes on. No one from her office ever returns a phone call unless you rapid fire call dozens of times to get someone’s attention. One time I called nearly 20 times in a few hours because, regardless of me telling the firms answering service it was serious emergency. I still didn’t hear from anyone until a day or 2 later..and I was charged fees for it. Also, be sure to keep a copy of any documents you sign when you engage this firm. If not you run the risk of them being deleted or hidden from you and requests to obtain copies will go unanswered but charged for. I wasn’t getting my money’s worth, nor was I getting properly represented and was forced to end my relationship with her firm and find better, more competent representation that actually cared about who they represented…someone that wasn’t entirely money motivated. Long story short, if you’re looking to go broke in order to have legal representation regarding your case, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for a competent, engaging firm/Attorney that has your best interest in mind, I highly suggest you continue your search. You will not find it at The Law Offices of Josephia Rouse. Keep looking!
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Posted by Jermaine | December 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible
I must share my current experience with Ms. Rouse. I highly recommend anyone facing family litigation (Divorce & Custody) not to choose Ms. Rouse. Incorrect information was stated to the courts without my knowledge causing me to have pay for attorney’s fees of the plaintiff due to Ms. Rouse negligence. To make matters worse she abandoned me during hearing yesterday before court concluded. We are currently scheduled for trial on Monday and I have repeatedly called and emailed her urging to discuss the upcoming trial for preparations as well provide list of witnesses. Again no response I Urge anyone seeking assistance regarding Custody or Divorce stay far away from Ms. Rouse.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Triffling
Terrible. Started paperwork in August 9months later could not find the paperwork that was signed and never filed. Constantly late with filing paperwork. Unreliable and will call quickly for money without following through on processing and filing. When processing done no complete details potentially puts you in jeopardy of losing your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Independent Contractor
  • Women's Law Center Of Maryland
  • 2015 - Present
  • Independent Contractor
  • Community Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of James L. Rouse
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legal Administrative Specialist
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2009 - 2013
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Education

  • Charlotte School, of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • South University
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody
  • settled
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Tenant stayed in home
  • Third Party Debt Buyer Defense
  • Statute of Limitation expired and case was dismissed.
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Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • MSBA, Veterans and Military Section
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Presenter's Award - Child Custody and Support
  • Clarence Blount Day Care Center
  • 2017
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Ten SAT score in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Lee Central High School
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Practice Management
  • Attracting Clients for Millenials
  • 2018
  • Clarence Blount Day Care Center Presentation
  • Child Custody, Child Support and Mediation
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (50)
Endorse Josephia
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josephia is a kind and caring attorney who cares about her clients well-being. Her team takes great care of their clients. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Rouse. She is an extremely competent attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a wonderful asset to the legal community as well as her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josephia Elease G Rouse is a careful, considerate, compassionate and fearless lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Josephia Rouse. She is a dedicated, passionate and talented attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josephia goes the extra mile for her clients. Very hard working and knowledgeable. I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Rouse is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
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