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Stuart H Grozbean

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   80 reviews

Licensed for 47 years

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About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Handle complex divorce, custody and child support related issues.

    47 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%

  3. Commercial real estate
    15%
    Handle complex civil and corporate litigation.

    47 years, 500 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Handled the leading case on domestic violence in Maryland thru the Maryland Court of Appeals. Represent both men and women.

    47 years, 200 cases

Mr. Grozbean was named to "Who's Who in America" in 1998- 2017. He is now a life member of "Who's Who", a prestigious national recognition of outstanding professionals in the United States. He is also the developer of the child support guidelines program in Maryland. His program is widely used by Judges, Magistrates and Lawyers in  Maryland.

 

He was also named Super Lawyer as one of the top 5 percent of lawyers in Maryland.

 

Mr. Grozbean has been interviewed and quoted in the Washington Post, USA Today and  on the various television and news channels. In 2003, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives appointed Mr. Grozbean as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council.

 

He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, Maryland Court of Appeals, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for Maryland, U.S. District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; American Bar Association, and Maryland State Bar Association; former instructor and lecturer of Law at the University of Maryland and U.S. government in training personnel in legal matters.

 

Mr. Grozbean's clients have included representation of corporations on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as other nationally recognized corporations in major contract negotiations, litigation and discrimination defense. He has successfully handled large and complex domestic matters, including prenuptial agreements, custody, property, pension and business rights. Mr. Grozbean has been contacted by numerous lawyers and political leaders around the country for advice and consultation on these and other issues requiring detailed analysis on legal issues and quoted in numerous publications. He has traveled for trial and civil corporate practice to Texas, Arizona, Florida, Canada, South Pacific and Africa. Mr. Grozbean is President and CEO Support Analysis Software, Inc., (SASI) a leader in development of Legal Software receiving the prestigious Editor's Award.

 

 

 

Licensed for 47 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1977
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 11/30/2015

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

Contact Stuart

Belli, Weil & Grozbean, PC
111 Rockville Pike
Suite 1180
Rockville, MD, 20850-5134
Stuart H Grozbean
502 Washington Ave.
8th Floor
Towson, MD, 21204
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Reviews

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Posted by Claudia | July 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Stuart represented me in a recent case and did an outstanding job. He is knowledgeable, well prepared, and his staff was always courteous and available to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend Stuart Grozbean to anyone in need of legal representation. He's simply the best!
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2010
Best Divorce Lawyer in Maryland!
I highly recommend Attorney Grozbean. I hired him in 2009 for my divorce.He is on top of his game and without him I would have really had a lousy deal. Not only did my husband agree to settle the divorce out of court, his lawyer told him that he did not want to go to court with Attorney Grozbean. His lawyer said Attorney Grozbean would "nail his balls to the wall" if we went to court. I am able to go to school full time all paid for thanks to Atty.Grozbeans' help with my settlement agreement. I plan on hiring him for my next divorce! He's worth every penny!
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Competent, & Patient
Stuart and his team are thoroughly versed in the process of divorce in Maryland. I initially thought at first I could handle the process and paperwork myself. I quickly realized that I had neither the time nor the knowledge. Stuart walked me through the process and made things understandable and manageable. They were always available to answer my questions, explain things again, and provided solid advice when issues arose.
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Posted by Bob | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and caring
Stuart has been the most responsive, caring, and professional lawyer I've worked with to date! I've had many experiences with lawyers, and most if not all had been unpleasant. The most important qualities that you want in your lawyer is responsiveness and caring for your unique case as opposed to concerns with their billing. Stuart responded promptly to inquiries, or at least would let me know when he would if not immediate. He advised me and guided me with clear explanation through the process of writing a complex (international) post nuptial agreement. He cared about the outcome. Thank you Stu!
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Posted by Jane | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge of Law & Knowledge of People
Stu is responsive, confident and respected in the industry. He quickly analyzed my custody case and through his talented and unmatched negotiating skills, cleverly crafted a solution to reach a desired outcome for me. I wish I had known about him during my divorce. Stu not only knows the law, but he knows people and how to read them; which was key to my case. He and his entire team are extremely ethical and conscious of the dollars being spent. On top of all that you get his great sense of humor too, which is a breath of fresh air during such difficult times. I highly recommend him! Thank you, Stu!
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Posted by Christine | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best.
Mr Grozbean is exceptionally knowledgeable and talented in all the legal aspects of my child support case. Mr Grozbean together with his staff discussed with me the best course of action and the possible outcomes. He was calm and empathetic yet very quick and aggressive and asked the right questions throughout my trial hearing. He is very professional, was always available and I never felt rushed. I will definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Jason | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
Stuart represented me in a recent divorce case and did an AMAZING job. He is knowledgeable, well prepared, and his staff was always courteous and available to answer any questions I had. Stu replied to myemails and phone calls amazingly fast, all the time. Stu also has a great sense of humor, and truly loves his work. Hopefully I won’t get divorced again, but if I do, I’ll call Stu!:) I genuinely felt that Stu always had my best interest in mind, and that I had the superior lawyer every step of the way, which is a wonderful feeling.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful beyond words
Over the past several months, I have consulted with Stu (both phone and in-office) at least a handful of times, and he has graciously taken my call every time. Stu knows the law, he understands people, and his confidence is completely reassuring. He always returned my call within no more than a few hours and provided thorough information related to my case each time. Great person, great lawyer, and great experience!
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Response from Stuart Grozbean September 29, 2018
Thank you-It is important for both myself and our firm to effectively communicate in a meaningful way to clients or prospective clients. I am pleased that I was able to help and reassure you with advice on your legal issues. Stu
Posted by Stephen | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney recommends Stuart Grozbean
I was involved in litigation with a neighbor which had become quite acrimonious. Being a lawyer myself, I handled the initial pleadings, however, as the case dragged on, it became apparent that it would be more appropriate for me to obtain counsel. Of course, having practiced law for 37+ years, I had come in contact with top attorneys throughout Maryland. However, after comparing my options, there was only one choice: Stuart Grozbean. Stuart knew the judge, and, more importantly, the judge knew and respected Stuart. One of the judge's first comments at the hearing was to express how pleased she was that Mr. Grozbean had entered his appearance. Using his creativity and his mastery of the relevant law, Stuart was able to break the impasse which had developed, and ultimately obtained an outcome that I am 100% pleased with. I highly recommend Stuart Grozbean to anyone in need of a first-rate attorney. Stuart Grozbean is the attorney other attorneys turn to in their time of need.
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Posted by Tatyana | May 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever and a life saver
Stu and his co workers are superheroes. Stu is a very professional attorney only one of a kind, knowelegeble, unique, fiersful, with a great sense of humor. I hired him several times and he is a real treasure. Thank you, mr, Gorozbean!
Posted by Daniel | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down best attorney I've ever had represent me
I can't say enough good things about Stuart Grozbean and his staff. He is a gentleman and master of his craft. He helped me thru a case involving my ex-wife and resulted in a judgement in my behalf. He is tactful and will absolutely not give you any smoke and mirrors - he assess the situation from every possible angle. When mediation failed in my case, Stuart fought tooth and nail and was absolutely amazing in my case. I could not be happier with the outcome of my case and would recommend Stuart to anyone without question. If you want the best, hire Stuart Grozbean. I also want to mention and compliment his staff whom I interacted with during my case - Jamie Maier and Charlotte Shiffrin. Charlotte is one of the most pleasant people I've ever met and Jamie was absolutely terrific in communicating with me and assisting Stuart in my case. 5 STARS ALL DAY.
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Posted by Eduardo | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
To all who are going through a divorce: I do not think you can get any better than Mr. Stuart H. Grozbean. I learned so much from him. I came to Stu with what seemed to be a simple open and close divorce case. However, the other party decided to get dirty along the process. Yet under the direction and advice from Stu, I prevailed. Stu always had predictions of what events would occur next and all predictions actually came to fruition. At that point, I wasn't sure if I hired a great attorney or a palm reader. In light of those events, a sense of coolness and wisdom eradiated from Stu the moment I saw him in action. I knew then that this is one of the best attorney's in the area and I was so grateful that I made a decision to choose him. He is very strong, ethical, organized, responsive, calm, and direct. He was always available whenever I had a question. I would recommend him to anyone who has either a simple or complicated case. I am aware that so many attorneys promote "aggressive attorney" on their websites to be competitive. I was looking for someone better. Someone that is a great "all-in-one" negotiator/litigator and knows court room politics. I loved Stu's confidence. He knew that no attorney would dare mess with him and it is truth because of his extensive knowledge of law already memorized in his head. It is only the young and inexperienced attorneys who think they can one over Mr. Grozbean but never prevail. (At least in my case) Thanks for bringing my life back.
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Posted by Jim | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuart Grozbean and Chris Castellano
I hired Stuart Grozbean and his firm to help me in a very difficult family law case. Stuart is an extremely knowledgeable, sensitive, and talented attorney and I knew that I was in good hands from the very first meeting. Stuart was sensitive to my economic needs and had his outstanding associate, Chris Castellano, handle much of my case with his oversight. Stuart and Chris listen to you and give you suggestions and strategy that is appropriate to how you, the client, want to move forward. They are always available to consult, explain the legal issues carefully and their proposed strategy, and execute their strategy in a very pragmatic and skilled manner. I was exceedingly pleased with my representation by Stuart and Chris who are confident litigators who looked out for my interests and made a very challenging and daunting legal case a very positive experience. I would recommend Stuart Grozbean and Chris Castellano and their firm unreservedly to anyone looking with an exceedingly quality representation from very professional, intelligent, experienced attorneys who will fight for you every step of the way! You will be very pleased with your decision. I certainly am!
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Posted by Nolan | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Stu!
In the highly emotional and complex world of family law, there is no better attorney than Stu Grozbean. He is a gentleman and an artful master of his craft. He won't waste your time and he is a straight shooter. His courtroom presence clearly shows how much judges respect him and opposing counsel is often intimidated by him. He is able to disarm opponents that attempt to overload and confuse judges with intentionally erroneous information. You can't do better than Stu!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
I consulted with Stuart for procedural advice in a very contested custody battle with my ex-wife. The issues were long standing as we had been divorced for many years and she would file for a new custody arrangement almost every year. Stuart came highly recommended for his knowledge in such cases and greatly helped me. Without his aide and in depth knowledge of the court system, I would have been completely lost. He took great care and time to answer questions. He was extremely prompt in returning phone calls and emails, sometimes even after hours. I highly recommend Stuart for any issues you may have in Family court matters.
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Posted by Ray | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Stuart Grozbean
Stuart is an exceptional legal advocate. He has the ability to engender a sense of reassurance and calm confidence for clients who might be experiencing extreme personal distress while facing life altering legal challenges. Stuart demonstrates a creative, quick thinking, and very knowledgeable legal mind, which in itself is sufficient for more than competent legal representation. However Stuart’s counsel goes well beyond to genuine personal advocacy. He takes the time to understand his client’s personal circumstances and needs, and by so doing he is able to stand as a true legal champion for them. I am extremely satisfied with my choice of Stuart Grozbean as my legal counsel and advocate.
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Posted by Timothy | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuart's the BEST! As is the entire firm.
Stuart, in contrast to so many other lawyers out there, is a "people person" - a lawyer who cares about his clients, cares about people generally, and genuinely derives satisfaction by being able to help others suffering through circumstances of distress or personal crisis such as divorce. By combining this priority with excellent legal knowledge and acumen, Stuart provides, in my opinion, the highest quality representation you will find. He is sharp, thinks creatively ("outside the box") where appropriate, is generous with his time during consultations, and, perhaps most importantly, has a calming effect. After speaking with Stuart at some length and discussing my problems, I felt substantially more at ease and more assured of myself, and of what steps I needed to be taking going forward. I arrived at his office in a state of anxiety and departed in a state of peace. I could not be happier with my choice of counsel or law firm and I would highly recommend Stuart and his staff to anyone contemplating or working their way through circumstances of a divorce. Simply the best!
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Posted by Alena | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary attorney/Highest level of representation/Character/Compassion
How does one even begin to write a review for Stuart, the person who has been there for me in EVERY way throughout one of the most challenging experiences of your life? I did my research online to find Stuart. From the first phonecall he promptly made to respond to my voicemail, I knew I would wait for him until his schedule cleared enough to be able to represent me. At the first meeting, I knew without any doubt, I had made the right choice. Stuart is an extraordinary attorney. What I received from him was the highest possible level of legal, professional representation coming with his incredible experience, knowledge and skill. But there is another way Stuart greatly differs from other attorneys that made a huge difference in my experience. Stuart is a compassionate and very caring person. He understands what we go through psychologically and emotionally, and you will always see this in his approach. He listens to your concerns. He asks questions to gain more information to understand your needs and situation better. He then informs and educates you and brings to your attention ideas and suggestions you wouldn't otherwise think of. It will not take long after you first meet him to feel safe and secure, knowing you are in the best of hands and your best interest is protected. He seems to think of everything to benefit you, covering every detail and constantly checking on everything for you. He works very hard for you behind the scenes, yet is gentle and understanding, realizing that the process may be overwhelming to you. He is always there to respond to you and offers an amazing support and assurance. My experience could have been quite different, had I chosen a different attorney. Because of Stuart, I never felt alone and I always knew I was in the best of hands. Stuart deserves my highest recommendation for both, the professional service he provided me with, as well as for his incredible character and the quality of human being that he is.
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Posted by Chris | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service all round!
Very responsive including apparently all hours through the night and consistently great experience and advice.
Posted by Reardon | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Stuart Grozbean is an amazing lawyer. I have hired him for both personal and business matters. His response time is typically less than one (1) hour regardless of the time of day. His guidance has always been spot-on. He has worked with me on several matters to develop unique , strategic and effective solutions to different problems in different arenas. He knows when to push and when to lay back to achieve the optimum outcome. Highly Recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CFO
  • Belli, Weil & Grozbean, P.C.
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Jacksonville University
  • BA
  • 1971

Associations

  • Sobellof Society
  • Founding Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers is America
  • Who's Who Legal USA
  • 2009
  • Super lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD
  • Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2007
  • Super lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Business Advisory Counsel
  • House of Representaives
  • 2001
  • Buisness Advisory Counsel
  • House of Representatives
  • 2000
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Publications

  • American Bar Association publication
  • Technology
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Child Support
  • 2010
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Introduction to paralegal studies
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (22)
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Stuart Grozbean for more than 20 years. He is a sharp and tenacious attorney. Mr. Grozbean is a consummate professional and respected by judges, and attorneys who know him or have had cases in which he was opposing counsel. I highly recommend Stuart Grozbean."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is a pleasure to endorse Stuart Grozbean. With superb communication skills and a work ethic that is second to none, Stuart serves as a strong advocate for his clients while engaging at the highest levels in the legal community. He is extremely responsive and pays careful attention to even the smallest of details. Stuart is an outstanding lawyer who exemplifies excellence in all aspects of the profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Stuart Grozbean for many years and have had the pleasure of working with him both on complex civil cases and cross referrals between our firms. In particular, Stuart's assertive yet compassionate representation of clients in the field of divorce and separation is unparalleled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. As a result of working as opposing counsel in a number of matters, I had the opportunity to observe Stuart Grozbean as a highly skilled and intellectual astute attorney in addition to his demonstration of intergrity, professionalism, and character. His grasp of complex issues was insightful and well grounded. Moreover,at all times, he maintained civility and respect to and for all parties and counsel. He is clearly a credit to the the legal profession. Recently, we added him as " of counsel " to our law firm in order to avail our firm of his expertise."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Stuart Grozbean is an aggressive, no-nonsense attorney, who has earned and commands high regard from the courts and from his fellow attorneys. I highly endorse Mr. Grozbean."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Grozbean is recognized in the community as a premier lawyer both as to ability and ethically.He has handled many high profile cases within the field of family law and for the past several years has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Stuart on a number of projects and have always found him to be generous and professional. I find him delightful and easy to work with. He is quite knowledgeable in the area of family law, especially on matters relating to child support."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is a brilliant lawyer. I have had cases where he was opposing counsel and he has always been professional, ethical and straightforward. He fights hard for his clients and gets good results for them. I have no hesitation in endorsing him highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Stu Grozbean for eight years and have found him a pleasure to work with. His strategic thinking is masterful, he is scrupulously honest, he is always prepared, he is expert at family law, and a client can count on him to deliver quality, competent and zealous representation. Unlike many family law attorneys, he keeps a proper perspective on litigation, which is important to get clients the best results. Mark G. Chalpin, Esq."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working on cases with and opposing Stuart Grozbean. He is an attorney of great integrity, and one of the most highly respected attorneys in his field. Stuart is extremely intelligent, ethical, and always up-to-date on the latest case law. He is always up-front with his clients, telling it like it is, and takes whatever time is necessary to fully explain all the options available to the clients, and the ramifications, so that the clients can have a full understanding of the substance and procedure Stuart recommends. Stuart is an attorney who lives by his word, a quality much appreciated in the legal community. I heartily endorse Stuart Grozbean as an attorney and highly recommend him. Stephen A. Leas, Esquire"
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Rockville Divorce and separation Lawyer Stuart H Grozbean
Stuart H Grozbean
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation