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Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker

Family Attorney at Ellicott City, MD

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
    Maryland - MD 26 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lorraine

Learn Lorraine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, custody, guardianship, child support, alimony, voluntary separation agreements, contested family litigation. The vast majority of my family law clients seek me out as a result of wanting an experienced and tough litigator when they are expecting a highly contested litigation.

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    Estates, Trust, Real Estate, Contract disputes, Business Litigation. Fifteen years of heavy courtroom practice has led to consistent success in these varying areas of litigation practice.

    27 years

  3. Personal injury
    Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, other torts. I began my practice in these areas and still continue to accept select cases.

    27 years

Lawrence Whittaker, PC provides value based legal services to families, businesses and our community. We concentrate in the areas of family law, business litigation, estates and trusts litigation, personal injury and criminal defense. Our founding member, Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker, has over 24 years of litigation and trial experience that she brings to bear on your behalf.

I obtained an $850, verdict in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on behalf of a former family law client for whom I had already achieved a complete reversal of custody.  The jury found in our favor on theories of invasion of privacy, placing a person before the public in a false light and malicious use of civil process.  To read more about this case, please click on the following link:




I am a member of the Maryland State Bar, the Federal Bar for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia.

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Lawrence Whittaker, PC
Ste 100
5300 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

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Posted by Christos | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional
Hiring an attorney can be a challenging and daunting process. However, upon meeting Lorraine Whittaker, having a brief discussion, my decision to hire her as my attorney was made within 10 minutes. It was a great decision. Her professionalism, knowledge, and genuine concern were nothing less than stellar.
Response from Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker May 6, 2022
Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I would absolutely recommend Lorraine to anybody that needs a strong fighter. Lorraine is very knowledgeable and gets it done. I'd hire her again with no question.
Posted by Sanjeev | June 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lorraine Whitaker's firm represents the clients interest first! Great Experience!!!
Lorraine helped me with a case against a Maryland law firm regarding a breach of contract. The case went into a jury trial in the Circuit Court and she was exceptional in helping speak in my defense and eventually helping me win the lawsuit. Moreover, she invested nearly 2.5 times more time and effort versus what I was charged and I am very grateful for her efforts to have us trust the legal profession. It is great to know that there are attorneys like her who put the clients interest first. She helped me navigate the entire legal process, and went above and beyond in preparing materials, looking into every small detail and possible situations. As a professional she was greatly knowledgeable and tenacious, but also was someone who was very easy to talk to as she was always available to assist me in any questions I may have had. She also gave me the best possible representation as her presence in the courtroom was amazing, and immediately invited the trust and attention of all those present in the room. In the closing arguments she dis-mantled the opposition and through the entire process she was a calming presence. Sanjeev Kapoor
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Posted by Reagan | June 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine Counsel and True Client Advocate
Lorraine provides genuine counsel and is a true client advocate. Because of this, she has been my first choice of representation on two separate occasions. If you are ever in need of legal representation, I would highly recommend you hire Lorraine.
Posted by Tim | November 1, 2012
You can count on Lorraine to fight for you
Lorraine has helped me on multiple occassions and each time I have been impressed with her detailed and instant knowledge of multiple areas of the law as well as her creativity and tenacity to fight for what is right. She thoroughly thinks through every detail of the case and prepares for every potential situation. In addition to her vast legal knowledge, she also applies a common sense approach to solving issues and when needed, she dominates in the court room. Most importantly, I appreciate her high ethical standards and I trust her advice.
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Posted by Kevin | October 23, 2012
Absolutely the best representation
Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker is a consummate legal professional. No time should be wasted on worrying whether you're getting the best representation. She IS the best. She is tenacious and knowledgable, but nothing can beat her courtroom presence. It's truly amazing to watch her in that setting. I had complete confidence with her at the helm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rude and unprofessional.
Ms. Lawrence-Whittaker was my lawyer, and even I couldn't believe how rude she was. I was embarrassed and wish I could apologize to the witness and opposing counsel. She came across as arrogant, which I do not believe helped my case at all. I cannot understand why she would spend all that time working hard in law school just to waste what appears to be a keen legal mind being so petty.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Lawrence Whittaker, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • McAndrews Whittaker, PC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Member
  • Metro Legal Group
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Wesker & Whittaker, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Portner & Shure, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Snyder, Weiner, Weltchek, Vogelstein and Brown, P.A.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Journalist/Family Law & Business Law Monthly Editor
  • The Daily Record (Maryland)
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1997
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Political Science/Pre-Law
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Darrell Ginyard v. Armani Ginyard
  • Jury award for our client: $850,000.00
  • Harry Bolden v. Kenneth R. Ward
  • Trial award in favor of our client: $950,000.00


  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Best Maryland Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Lorraine
Litigation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lorraine is the consummate trial lawyer, whether in Domestic and Family Law, Business Litigation, Personal Injury or any matter that brings her into the courtroom. She is always prepared and ready to represent her clients to the highest level of the profession. She knows the law, the facts of her case and controls the courtroom like few other attorneys that I have seen. She always has the respect of the Judges and the opposing attorneys. I have been a lawyer for over 20 years and Lorraine is the only person that I ever considered to be a worthy partner in the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lorraine for ten years. Shes a tremendous advocate. If shes in your corner you are very fortunate. Few attorneys fight harder and obtain the contuined high level results she gets for clients year after year."
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