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Harry Brett Siegel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ellicott City, MD

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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Divorce. The word creates an emotional reaction. Will I have enough money? Will my children be okay? Will I be able to keep my house? Will we have to move away? How do I find the right attorney who will protect me? After the divorce is final, how do I pick up the pieces?

Family law cases such as divorce and child custody are challenging because they affect our most intimate relations. When the future of your child or children is at stake, you want to ensure their future is as bright as it can be. Whether it is the equitable distribution of your assets, the need for alimony, child support or the fair division of retirement assets, you will need to rely on the advice of a highly experienced law firm with an established track record for getting the job done. If you are facing a family law matter, you need to know that you are doing everything you can to ensure that the next chapter of your life is a better one. Securing the representation of a highly skilled and experienced attorney can be the key to building a better future. Who will help me? Aside from an attorney, who else do I need to call?

The SIEGELLAW immersion approach to family law is unique. When you meet with our SIEGELLAW attorneys, we will listen to you. We will then provide you with a thorough education to enable you to move forward with your life. Most importantly, we will provide you with options and a roadmap for your future. Our recommendations may include whether we should provide referrals for you to meet with financial experts, appraisers, business valuation experts, child counselors, educational specialists, college and financial aid consultants, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, retirement experts and so much more.

Finding the right fit between you and your attorney will be your first and most difficult challenge. First, look for an attorney specifically with extensive family law experience. General legal experience is not sufficient in this complex field of law. Second, see if the firm provides for a free initial consultation. If an attorney charges for an initial consult, that firm places its needs in front of yours. Third, find out the reputation of the attorney. The best place to start is the firm's website. Is the attorney a leader in the family law field? Does the attorney teach seminars, educating other attorneys and judges? Is the attorney active in prestigious family law organizations? What else does the attorney do? Does the attorney provide mediation services? Is the attorney often appointed by the Courts to represent children in divorce cases? Does the attorney have other training, such as being a parenting coordinator?

Planning your future must be all about you and your needs. You may be stepping into the divorce process blind, and even scared. By hiring a firm committed to satisfying both your present legal needs and providing guidance for your long-term life goals, you will experience the SIEGELLAW difference, as we strive to make a positive difference in your life.

Decades Of Experience And Commitment To Helping Our Clients Secure A Better Future

At SIEGELLAW, we understand that our clients come to us during times of real need, and we respond accordingly. We have decades of experience, and we continue to remain at the forefront of developments in family law in Maryland. We believe that both educating our clients and providing our clients with the tools to find collateral professionals to move forward are two of our most important roles. An educated client who clearly understands how the decisions he or she is making will shape the future is a tremendous asset toward securing a successful resolution. Before deciding which style of resolving your matter is best for you — mediation, litigation or other options — you will need an attorney who can and will provide you with a complete education of what can be accomplished in litigation as opposed to what can be accomplished in alternatives to litigation.

Comprehensive Family Law Representation — "The Big Picture"

We offer legal representation to our clients, and we also offer our clients a process for moving forward with their lives across several fronts. We understand that divorce is an extremely complex issue and that the issues that our clients need assistance with may go beyond legal issues. We work with financial advisers, mental health specialists and any other professional that a case may call for to ensure the best outcome for our client, both for your case and for moving forward in your life. Did you know that in order to move forward after your divorce, you will need to consider issues ranging from taxation issues, health insurance, life insurance, mental health therapists, college specialists, financial aid specialists and so much more.

Contact The Divorce Lawyers For Ellicott City And Columbia At SIEGELLAW

When divorce or any other family law issue is confronting you, you need to take timely and pro-active steps to ensure that your rights and your future are well-protected. Turn to the Howard County family law attorneys at SIEGELLAW. To schedule a free initial consultation, call or contact us online.

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Harry Brett Siegel
Law Ofc Harry B Siegel Llc Ste 360 6011 University
Ellicott City, MD, 21043


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Posted by Angela | January 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
His Advice Saved Me!
He gave me advice regarding my divorce. Because of this, I have been made aware of the tricky words that my husband's lawyer used in the property settlement agreement. I could have lost many many years of a share of his retirement benefits. Now, I'm happily off to see a lawyer in my area to rectify the agreement. Thank you very much, Atty. Siegel!
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Siegel is the authority in MD family law
Before hiring Mr. Siegel, I did ample research. Since my case was complex I utilized Westlaw to search briefs and appellate cases in Maryland. I had no experience in that jurisdiction. I got 79 briefs of all sorts citing him and his work. In addition, I found that he had personally written the amicus brief in one of the tort cases I had used in research in the past. If this is all Greek to you then what it means is that if you have a family law issue in Maryland, then Harry likely was in some way involved in the common (case) law that set the standard for your issue. So...In my opinion..."Mr. Siegel is the authority"...
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Posted by Robert Watson | December 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real heavy hitter in Howard County
Harry is an exceptional attorney. He walked into a mess and made an immediate impact. His presence was felt right away by the opposing side. We had a best interest attorney named Meg Oliver who had been very dishonest and inappropriate during the process. She had alienated my son and was really causing a lot of extra expense, unnecessary negativity, and stress. When Harry came on and called her out she basically faded into the scenery. Harry is tough and yet he knows when its best to compromise. I am very impressed and will work with him for all of my family law needs in Maryland. Rob Watson
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Posted by Jesse | March 29, 2015
In my opinion, Harry Siegel is the best attorney in Howard County.
In my opinion, Harry Siegel is the best attorney in Howard County. He has extensive knowledge of the law, the judges, the masters, and other practicing attorneys. He keeps cost down by using a team, and he genuinely cares about families, and the impact of divorce on them. He is responsive to emails and calls. It is critical that you have an attorney like Harry that will respond to emails on the weekends if you case is complicated. In my opinion, if you are going through a divorce, you SHOULD NOT consider any other attorney until you first speak to Harry Siegel. And, by the way, he does not charge for an initial consultation. As a matter of fact, I spoke on the phone with Harry for quite some time before I came into the office, and then came in and met with him for about 2 hours and he did not charge me for either of those initial parts of the case. I believe others have shared the same positive experience that I have had with Harry Siegel. He has like 20 years+ experience. -Jesse
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2014
Harry Siegiel is among the best and brightest!
Harry Siegel is among the best and brightest in family law. His professionalism and knowledge of the legal "playing field" are bar none. Perhaps more important to me as his client, Harry possesses an innate understanding of human behavior that, combined with his vast experience, allows me to know that I am, without a shadow of doubt, in the very best hands possible. In the face of an extremely difficult situation, Harry provides the counsel, protection and support to help me move forward.
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Posted by Kevin K. | June 11, 2014
Honest, smart and responsive
Harry is an exceptional lawyer, a great listener and very smart. He handled my case and that of a friend. Both outcomes were favorable. Thank you Harry!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Run while you can!
My now ex wife hired Harry to review an amicable settlement agreement we had agreed to. Three years and $60K in her legal fees later, in court she got 27% of the original agreement. For three years Siegel sat in his Florida home, while letting an inexperienced junior attorney bumble the case. He didn't even show up for the trial! His reputation amongst other Maryland attorneys is he is going to milk his clients for every cent they have and when that is gone, he may just drop the case, making sure he has enough time to legally do so before trial. Not sure how this guy sleeps at night.Hi
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Harry Siegel, LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Circuit Court For Baltimore County
  • 1989 - 1990


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Doe
  • Prenuptial Agreement Enforced and Upheld


  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors, Founder, Chair Family Law Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Section of the Year
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Moderating Parenting Plans
  • 2017
  • National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ)
  • Immigration: Impact, Trend, Safety Nets and Due Process for All?
  • 2015
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • How To Try a Divorce Case
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Harry Siegel. He is well known and respected as one of the premier family law attorneys in the state of Maryland."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Harry is a strong advocate for his clients. He understands their needs and strives to help them throughout the difficult separation and divorce process. As a fellow peer, I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Harry Siegel is an outstanding attorney with years of experience and he is an excellent advocate for his clients. You can be confident you will have top notch representation if he accepts you as his client."
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