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Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia

Family Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Pam, Ahluwalia

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 23 years
    California - CA 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Paramjit

Learn Paramjit’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
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    Divorce; Family Law; Alimony; Child Custody and Visitation; Child Support; Equitable Distribution; Postmarital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Domestic Violence; Premarital Agreements.

    33 years

 

Practice Areas

Divorce; Family Law; Alimony; Child Custody and Visitation; Child Support; Equitable Distribution; Postmarital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Domestic Violence; Premarital Agreements.

 

Education and Experience

Admitted: 1995, Supreme Court of England and Wales; 2000, Maryland, California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Law School: The College of Law, London, J.D.

Member: Montgomery County and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations; Maryland Bar Association, Inc.; State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section).

Languages: English and Punjabi

 

Pam Ahluwalia has extensive experience of complex matrimonial disputes. Her practice has encompassed representing clients on a wide range of matrimonial disputes, including custody/visitation; child support and alimony; divorce grounds; spousal and child abuse; pre-nuptial agreements; and financial arrangements on separation and divorce.

Born in India, and educated in the United Kingdom, Pam brings with her knowledge of the culture of the Indian subcontinent and is fluent in the Punjabi language.

Pam received her Bachelors of Arts (graduating with Honors) in 1986 from the University of East Anglia, UK. She graduated from the College of Law in England in 1991 and was admitted as an attorney to the English courts in 1995.

Pam has been licensed to practice law in Maryland since 2000 and is also admitted to the State Bar of California and in the United Kingdom.

 

Throughout her legal career, Pam has been actively involved in managing and providing voluntary assistance with Family Law Legal Advice Clinics and Hotlines, dealing with spousal and child abuse, divorce and financial arrangements. She served for five years as a member of the managing committee of a nationwide voluntary legal advice network, campaigning on change of legislation to afford abused non- married partners greater property rights in domestic abuse situations. She contributed to handbooks written for legal professionals and litigants in person dealing with domestic disputes and published articles in the area of family law. Pam also trained social workers and educational professionals on the impact of family law legislation.

 

Location

Law Firm of Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP
401 N. Washington Street
Suite 500
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2023
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Great Attorney
Pam Ahluwalia is an excellent attorney. She was very straightforward and told me what to expect each step of the way. Nothing is "sugar-coated" which I liked about her. I found her to be articulate, knowledgeable, and effective. She responded to my questions in a timely manner. I highly recommend her.
Posted by B V | December 12, 2022
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The Best Family Lawyer
Pam is an outstanding attorney and highly experienced in family law. She is extremely strategic, detail oriented and presents a realistic view of the case. She ensured that I understood all aspects of the legal process and was well prepared for all hearings. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a positive mediation outcome and an uncontested divorce, thus avoiding a time consuming and expensive trial. I highly recommend Pam and will always go back to her for matters of family law.
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Posted by Steve | November 15, 2022
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A Lawyer Who Gets Winning Results and Understands Emotions
We all know there are many components involved in a divorce. Specifically, finances, emotions, and communication are atop the list. Pam was certainly an expert in ALL of the above areas! My divorce was a bit complicated and certainly full of emotion and in every step of the process, Pam always took the time to explain why I should, can't, or must make a particular move. Sometimes I let certain actions get to me and at no matter what time of day/night, Pam made sure I understood the legal process and calmed my emotions...and that's truly important in an attorney. Most of all, Pam was an amazing "team leader" and kept me going even through an unexpected 3-day trial. Bottom line, I won my case because of Pam Ahluwalia!
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Posted by Yvonne | October 18, 2022
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The Best!
I had the good fortune to have Pam Ahluwalia represent me during several very tough times in my life and she truly did an amazing job. He attention to detail and professionalism while at the same time always with kindness and compassion gave me the confidence to continue. To have someone who truly has your back during deliberations of alimony and any family law disputes is certainly priceless. I would highly recommend Pam for legal representation to any one of my family and friends in the Montgomery and Frederick Counties without reservations. I feel blessed to have had her in my corner every step of the way!
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Posted by KM | June 30, 2022
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Highly recommend
I can't recommend Pam enough. I had retained an attorney and while he was pleasant, I didn't feel like he cared about my situation. Some friends told me I shouldn't expect him to; that is just how it is. But I reached out to Pam and immediately felt like she was invested in my case and switched to her. She was supportive, knowledgeable, pushed me when needed but always made sure I was comfortable, and extremely responsive. She is fantastic.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 18, 2022
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Choose the BEST
Going through a divorce and child custody battle has been hard, but having a great lawyer like Mrs. Aluwalia has made the journey endurable. She checked all of the boxes that I looked for in retaining a lawyer and I don't regret for one moment such an important decision. Communication: Pam explained each step so that I could always make an informed decision but more importantly she listened to me. Having someone in my corner with a vast knowledge of the law who can communicate that in court was priceless!! Client Care: She has always gone above and beyond with her tenacity, availability, and perseverance through every twist and turn. Choosing a lawyer is one of the most serious decisions to be made so do what I did and choose the best!
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Posted by SD | April 10, 2022
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Excellent Outstanding Lawyer
Pam is an experienced litigator who focuses on a client's case with thorough analysis and careful consideration of potential outcomes. She was excellent at developing my case with detail, followed the rule of the law and carefully researched case studies to identify the best course of action. She did not over promise and yet delivered results that were above what I had expected. She is very prompt, efficient and thorough in whatever she does. Overall, she is an ethical, knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who always keeps the best interest of her client in mind. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication of your time!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2022
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Extremely knowledgeable and experienced
Pam is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and sensitive to her clients needs. She helped me understand and navigate the complicated legal process and provided all of the information and options to help me make the right decisions for me and my family to get the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Pam.
Posted by Lauren | January 9, 2020
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Trusted, professional and
Pam was professional and knowledgeable from the very beginning. Offering sound advance while maintaining as a calm in my personal storm. She answered my questions thoroughly, laid out my options every step of the way clearly and concisely; also maintaining kindness and sensitivity throughout the process. Each of my emails was responded to in a timely manner. Paperwork was filed promptly, email communication to all parties was clear and to the point. Overall, I really felt Pam held my interests at heart and I was allowed to make the decisions needed with the trusted guidance she provided.
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Posted by Dalia | January 28, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Paramjit (Pam) is the most committed, responsible, thorough, responsive, knowledgeable and professional lawyer. Pam gives you a very direct advice and realistic view of your case. No sugar coating. She was by my side for the last past year. I went through a high conflict divorce (including custody). So many times I felt lost and she cared about me, my child and our circumstances. There were times when I needed her advice during late evening hours or weekends or holidays and she was always prompt to respond. Going through a custody battle (of a minor child) could be very emotional and difficult to see the situation clear at times, I am so thankful of her being so supportive and understanding by my side every step of the way. I was absolutely impressed and happy with her work during the preparation for the trail and her work during the hearings and the trial. The result of my case was way more than I was hoping for and I say a huge thank you to Pam. I definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Dawn | August 3, 2018
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Great Experience
Pam was completely engaged from our first consultation meeting until the very end, offering great legal advice and developing a strategy to handle my divorce in a way that would result in a separation agreement that would align with my greatest interests. Pam was always extremely responsive to all my phone calls and emails and was always willing to explain anything I did not understand. She is an expert in family law and can lead you through the processes of child custody and the division of assets confident that you will end up with a fair settlement. I strongly recommend Pam as a family law lawyer. She helped me through a very difficult time and got results very quickly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
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Highly recommended!
A friend recommended Pam when my husband of many years unexpectedly asked for a divorce. She was by my side from our first consultation until the day my divorce was finalized. She was extremely knowledgeable, efficient and supportive. She presented my legal options in a straightforward manner and anticipated challenges that we might encounter. When she developed the settlement agreement, she was incredibly thorough, including many items that had not occurred to me. She listened carefully to my concerns throughout all the proceedings, but did not try to act as a therapist, remaining focused on how she could help me as my attorney. She used time efficiently so that I wasn’t charged more than was necessary, but was always available promptly when I needed her. The whole process was completed in four months. Largely due to her actions and guidance, I received a favorable settlement with a minimum of acrimony, and am in a good position to move forward. I can’t recommend Pam highly enough. Her skillful, efficient, and considerate approach made the entire divorce process much less stressful and more successful than it might have been. Without her as my lawyer, I would not have my current financial security and I am thankful for her every day.
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Posted by Dawn | February 22, 2018
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Great Attorney
Pam did a wonderful job guiding me through the not so fun divorce process. She was always willing to slow down and take into account I am not an attorney and explain the legal mumbo jumbo.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
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A great lawyer
I was very happy with how my case was handled and the outcome of it. For me it was nice to know that whenever I sent a email she would responed back promptly, even on the weekends. Plus she even gave me her cell phone if I need to reach her. I felt 100% confident in her services and would highly recommend her again.
Posted by KD | March 17, 2016
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When DIY isn't Working
After representing myself for months in what I thought would be a straight forward modification case, I quickly found myself in over my head. The nuances of the law can be tricky. I was frustrated but wouldn't give up, not when my children would be impacted negatively. Then I found Pam, and immediately she took over my case with professionalism and smarts. She untangled the legal web and patiently explained the law and next steps. The anxiety of handling this case alone was gone and we focused on making my case. We were finally victorious and I can't thank Pam enough. I can't imagine Ever using another attorney again. Thanks Pam!
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Posted by A.J. | March 9, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer!
Paramjit (Pam) came highly recommended by another lawyer and after working with her I can certainly understand why. When me and my wife decided to separate we wanted it to be amicable and did not want to end up in litigation, while keeping costs to a minimum. Pam was very cognizant of this through out the process of drafting our separation agreement. She was very thorough and took the time to explain things when I did not fully understand. Her knowledge of Maryland family law and how it related to my situation was impressive. Knowing I had a very competent lawyer working for me took a lot of stress out of an otherwise very stressful situation. I cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend Pam to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Denise | February 19, 2016
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First-Rate Lawyer
I was on the verge of losing my home when Pam took my case. At our first meeting, I gained an immediate appreciation for her. She had a keen ear for listening and was respectful of my situation. As my case moved forward, I benefited greatly from Pam's abilities and ethical standards before the court and others- which clearly give her an advantage in doing her job. Some of her job performance characteristics that ensured me keeping my home are as follows: -Respectful of the court -Thoroughly thoughtful of the case before her -A no-nonsense, realistic, legal strategist -Prepared and confident in her knowledge and position of the case -Able to discern motives and tactics of the opposition -An attentive, critical thinker -An expert negotiator -A calm, personable person I am forever grateful to Pam and I highly recommend her to anyone needing expert counsel in Family Law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2016
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Excellent representation
Pam did an excellent job of representing my interests in a divorce. She was flexible, proactive and kept me on task during a difficult time. I would highly recommend Pam for family matters.
Posted by Ashley | February 15, 2016
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Pam K Ahluwalia
Pam is excellent and very efficient in her work. I had a case that was resolved with her assistance. She is very good at communicating and has the respect of her peers. I would highly recommend her and use her and use her services again if necessary!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2015
Legal support done well
I had the good fortune to have Pam Ahluwalia represent me in one of the toughest times of my life, and she truly did an amazing job. Her attention to detail, excellent work ethic and ease at taking on each challenge makes her in my opinion one of the best and a master at her trade. To have someone who truly has your back during divorce proceedings is priceless. I watched Pam go against the defendant's attorney, who by the way was not even half as prepared and who didn't appear to have the stamina for the task at hand. I realized that being an attorney is not all glitz and glamour, and a lot can be lost if the attorney cannot pay attention to all the mundane tasks that are inevitable. Anyone who gets on Pam's schedule will be in good hands.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • The Law Firm of Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The McKeon Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein Lastra & Bouquet, Chartered
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Fisher Meredith
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Goodman Ray
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • College of Law of England and Wales, Chester
  • Professional Degree in Law
  • 1991
  • University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Bachelors of Arts (graduating with Honors)
  • 1986

Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association Mentor-Mentee Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member (inactive)
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Punjabi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Law Info.com
  • 2022
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Publications

  • Bethesda Magazine
  • 'Ask the Attorney' Profile
  • 2013
  • Family Law Handbook
  • Domestic Violence
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference of Social Workers
  • Domestic Violence
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Pam and I recently resolved an extremely complicated custody and divorce matter. She was a delight to work with - she is thoughtful, detail-oriented, collaborative and professional, all while being a formidable opponent and advocate for her client. I hope to have the chance to work with her again in the future!"

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Rockville Family Lawyer Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia
Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia
Family Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 23 years