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Linda Sorg Ostovitz is a founding partner in the Maryland family law firm Silverstein & Ostovitz. Her legal experience spans more than 31 years. In this time, she has served as a leader, educator and advocate. Mrs. Ostovitz holds a prestigious fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Currently, she serves as President of the Business Women’s Network of Howard County.

Mrs. Ostovitz represents clients in Howard, Anne Arundel, Carroll and Baltimore Counties. Her practice focuses exclusively on divorce litigation and mediation, child custody and access, child support, alimony, business valuation, as well as property and asset distribution. In addition to providing legal representation in court, Mrs. Ostovitz provides mediation services to help families come to a fair and legally-sound conclusion outside of the traditional court proceedings.

Mrs. Ostovitz is well-regarded and respected among her peers and community leaders. She has written and contributed to numerous publications on family law matters, including the Maryland Bar Journal, and USA Today. She is a strong advocate for her clients and inspires the highest level of confidence, allowing the best and most informed decisions to be made.

Mrs. Ostovitz puts her knowledge and experience to work for clients and the community every day. She enjoys speaking to community groups like the National Family Resiliency Center, and guest lecturing for organizations. She also hosts a free monthly seminar series to educate the public about the diverse and varied legal options in family law. Mrs. Ostovitz values youth mentorship and lends her experience to students by serving as a judge in the Maryland State Bar Association high school mock trial competitions, as well as mentoring newly admitted attorneys through the Professionalism Commission’s Office of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 90%
  2. Family: 10%



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  • Jonathan Scott Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Linda for many years. She is well regarded by the judges and lawyers in the community. Her experience and skills are second to none, and any client would be well served to be represented by her.


    Jonathan Smith Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

8355 Court Ave
Ellicott City, MD, 21043-4505


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 WomenThe Daily Record2015
2015 CPA & ESQ Awards FinalistSmart CEO Magazine2015
Woman of DistinctionBusiness Women's Network Howard County2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSilverstein & Ostovitz, LLC1999 - Present
Family Law AttorneyPrivate Practice1988 - 1999
Senior Assistant State's AttorneyHoward County State's Attorney's Office1987 - 1988
Assistant State's AttorneyHoward County State's Attorney's Office1981 - 1986
Victim Witness CoordinatorHoward County State's Attorney's Office1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2011 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Professionalism Commission of the Court of AppealsMemberN/A
Judicial Nominating CommissionMemberN/A
Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionSection CouncilN/A
Business Women's Network of Howard CountyPresident2014 - 2015
Criminal Law Section CouncilMember1992 - 1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of BaltimoreN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Silverstein & Ostovitz Considering Divorce SeminarsConsidering Divorce2015
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFamily Law: Attorney/Client Privilege2014