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Amos Matthew Whitney

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.9   112 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About Amos

Learn Amos’s areas of practice.

I represent clients in family law cases and divorce matters throughout Maryland, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County. 

My services range from amicable separations, to child custody matters, to high-conflict divorce litigation. I often handle cases with complex financial issues.

Location

Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C.
2000 Century Plaza, Suite 446
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD, 21044

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  112 customer reviews
Posted by Alexis | March 7, 2024
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The best!!
Amos was the perfect attorney to handle my case. He guided me through many challenging decisions and put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. He was also extremely conscious about my time and money being spent, which I greatly appreciated. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an amazing family law attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2023
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Above and beyond
I was referred to Amos by a coworker after I fired my first attorney. From the moment we had our initial meeting via zoom, I knew I made the right decision by hiring him. My divorce process dragged on for about 16 months; he went above and beyond every step of the way, always reassuring me and handling every curveball professionally and with compassion. Amos was not afraid to tell me things straight up, somewhat using tough love at times, but I knew that it was always because he was looking out for me and my children and always had our best interest in mind. He made himself available on vacations and time away when I had questions; he made the effort to make sure my mind was at ease throughout the entire process. No one wants to go through divorce, but I knew that with Amos on my side, I would end up “winning.” I’m truly grateful that there are lawyers like him that go above and beyond to support and represent their clients during such a trying time. If you ever find yourself in need of a divorce attorney, you don’t need to think twice about having Amos represent you. He truly is the best.
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Posted by Kelly | December 18, 2023
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Hire Amos Whitney! You won’t regret it.
Amos helped our family navigate an outdated custody plan designed for grade school children which no longer fit the lifestyles of two teenagers. The custody case was originally settled more than ten years ago in a different state while my ex-husband and I were still active-duty military and we had both moved to different states after divorcing, making shared primary custody impractical. Additionally, I had initially agreed to no child support in exchange for primary physical custody and settled for minimal child support for 10+ years while I paid for medical expenses, child care, and day-to-day care and feeding for both of our children. It was unfair; however, I prioritized having my children with me while we traveled the globe in support of military service. Amos helped navigate this complex situation, stayed calm, professional, and focused even when the other side missed deadlines, failed to disclose income, made veiled threats, and tried to fight against paying a reasonable amount of child support. Luckily, patience and sticking to the facts prevailed and we were able to settle for extremely favorable terms with a child support increase of more than 250% and included provisions for arrears support! I highly recommend Amos Whitney & Heather Harriss for all of your child custody needs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Posted by Jackie | November 16, 2023
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Thankful to have hired Amos
I couldn't recommend Amos more. Divorce is ugly and Amos helped me keep my cool through a lot of emotional drama. He explained everything thoroughly, walked me through all of my options, and helped me make the best decisions to end this awful process.  He became my advocate. He was thoughtful in his communications and always made time for me-- whether it was to talk me off the ledge or make suggestions on how to message things to my impending ex in a manner that helped move things along.  He is cognizant of how expensive this process is and I always felt like he kept that in mind as we planned our next move. My divorce had been stalled for months until I hired Amos and with his help and guidance, we were able to avoid court and come to an agreement in a year, despite constant roadblocks by the other party. He took time to get to know me, my kids, and my situation, and for that, I'm forever thankful. 
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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A Divorce Attorney with the Right Touch
Divorcing can be a long emotional path to walk. You need an attorney that understands time, a human touch, and legal tactic often make for the right combination to achieve the most amicable outcome possible. Amos is such an attorney. He is patient but appropriately pressing when needed. He is a good listener and a coach. His support was instrumental in helping me to endure the difficulty of divorcing. In the end, divorce is not just a legal proceeding. When handled appropriately it is the beginning of a healing process. There was much healing needed in my divorce. Amos quickly recognized that and plotted out an approach to manage my expectations while protecting my legal interests and managing the time necessary to position both parties for healing. Early in my divorce, I asked Amos how he could handle dealing with all the emotional difficulties of a divorce while staying positive. He simply said that his job is not to position the client to simply win the divorce, it is to position them to begin living again after the divorce. Thank you for your counsel, Amos! Job Well Done!
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Posted by Jennifer | September 20, 2023
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Professional, Effective. Would use again
Long story short, my custodial rights for my daughter had been terminated about 5 years ago (Fraudulent Child Protective Services Case). At the recommendation of another Attorney, I was forwarded to Mr Whitney who was extremely understanding of the situation and helped me through the process to get custody restored. My daughter's father was %100 on board, and everything was smooth sailing. Mr Whitney came up with a great plan and went beyond what I'd hoped the outcome would be. Not only did I have my daughter returned, but I was able to receive a degree of closure in regard to termination in the first place. Having to hire an attorney is never fun, but Mr Whitney and Ms Harriss made the process as painless as possible. Thank you for your time and attention in this case. We're extremely grateful. 10/10 Would hire again
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Posted by Jean | August 9, 2023
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Amos followed up
Years after my divorce, the firm held the deed to one of my homes. Once the home was paid off, I contacted Amos and asked if he would follow up on the deed transfer. He did, and stayed on it to make sure the transfer was done correctly. I appreciated his time and concern for me that everything went well.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2023
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A grateful client
Amos Whitney negotiated a very complicated and intense prenup agreement for me. From the very first meeting, I felt that he had my best interests at heart. His concern and dedication to making this document successful with a very restricted and stressful time allotment was and is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2023
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Highly Recommend
My child custody and divorce case went so smoothly because of Mr. Whitney and his legal team. Mr. Whitney was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He listened to every detail and guided me through my divorce stress free and with better results than I expected! I highly recommend Mr. Whitney.
Posted by Ronnie | May 11, 2023
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Absolutely fantastic
This lawyer was referred to me by several professional sources, Amos went above and beyond to help me maintain sanity through my divorce. He handled my mediation with complete confidence and we were able to get a VERY favorable result. 10 out of 10 would hire again ( hoping to never have to).
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2023
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Amos did an excellent job as my attorney and got me the results I wanted. In my process of working with him, Mr. Amos showed a lot of professionalism and sensitivity to the matter. He was responsive, communicative, and knowledgeable. He definitely made the process of going through a legal matter less stressful and draining. Overall he was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Michelle | April 5, 2023
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Amos Whitney
Going through my divorce was one of the most difficult and painful things I ever had to deal with. Mr Whitney was so professional, caring and understanding especially when I was dealing with a health crisis at the same time as my divorce. Amos got me what I wanted and needed with my settlement agreement. I knew I made the right choice in hiring him, he truly is the best and a credit to his profession. If anyone is looking for the best lawyer, Amos is the person you should hire.
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Posted by Stephanie | March 22, 2023
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Amos Whitney
Amos is a great attorney. He’s well calculated and professional. I absolutely recommend Amos and his firm, they are great at what they do.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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A Superb Divorce Attorney
Retaining Amos is definitely one of the best decisions that I have made for my divorce case. He and his team at Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. have been truly instrumental in guiding me through the lengthy and bumpy divorce mediation process. Amos is incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated, with tremendous experiences. Through the entire mediation process, he was thoughtful and thorough in explaining different options and potential outcomes. All those clear, professional, and thoughtful advice and strategies as well as consistently strong encouragement from him brought me the confidence and strength that was badly needed throughout the mentally exhausting process, particularly in those few occasions when the mediation almost got abruptly derailed. In addition, Amos, Heather, and other members at Weinberg & Schwartz are very responsive, always being there to listen to me and to provide timely respond to my inquiry or communication. I felt so grateful for their kindness and courtesy. With his extraordinary professionalism, diligence and thoughtfulness, Amos really sets himself apart. I am very happy with the outcomes, and I highly recommend Amos and the team at Weinberg & Schwartz.
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Posted by Rachel | March 2, 2023
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Exceedingly professional, knowledgeable, and highly recommend!
I selected Mr. Amos Whitney to represent me through a year and a half of a difficult child custody dispute. During the entirety of the case, I constantly felt that I was treated with the utmost respect, professionalism, and kindness. After years of unsuccessful attempts to resolve issues around child custody and co-parenting myself, I reached out to Amos for assistance. Even though there were a number of unique aspects to my case, Amos navigated them all with ease and determination. He was responsive to my communications, provided honest guidance and advice, and was actively present at each meeting and hearing. Just as importantly, he centered my child's best interests throughout everything. I cannot recommend his expertise enough. And though I hopefully will not need to obtain an attorney in the future, I would without hesitation request his professional services again. I am beyond grateful and so thankful to Amos!
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Posted by Joseph | February 28, 2023
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Patients
Can't thank you enough. Sometimes you need assistance and some patient to work with , and I couldn't have found a better person.
Posted by Susan | February 23, 2023
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Competent & Compassionate
It could not be more important, when undergoing a divorce that is disruptive and painful to an entire family, to find an attorney who is both competent and also compassionate. Mr. Whitney has an abundance of patience and understanding as he guided us through through the complexities of divorce law, while also being mindful of the emotions and personal difficulties that are necessarily involved. We greatly appreciated his skill and kindness.
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Posted by Skyler | February 5, 2023
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Best Lawyer In Columbia
Amos Was referred to me by a close family friend and I'm glad I listen to them! Amos is a very direct and very honest lawyer. He keeps your best interest at the forefront while also keeping you informed about feasible and realistic decisions. At the beginning of my case Amos told me what I should expect. Despite all the worry and stress during my whole case practically everything Amos said came true by the end of the case. Amos is very skilled with listening as well as understanding the needs of his client while maintaining good solid communication between other legal firms and back. Hand down he is the best Lawyer you could ask for in Columbia.
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Posted by Liz | January 27, 2023
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Made my life easier
Amos was extremely professional and helpful from the start. He helped me negotiate a separation agreement, drafting the document and providing insight to help me avoid a potentially messy situation. In the end, he helped me secure exactly what I wanted at a lower cost than expected. Knowing that he was handling everything for me during this process allowed me the time and energy to focus more on other aspects of my busy life without constantly worrying about the divorce. He made what could have been a difficult process much easier. Would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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Amos is amazing to work with!
As a soon to be single dad, I had a lot of concerns around custody, child support, and dividing of assets. Amos and I were able to move quickly and formalize and agreement that protected me and my child in all areas. I was able to secure primary custody of my daughter and also minimize the money owed in my divorce. Our situation seemed to change daily, but Amos was always accommodating and encouraging throughout the entire process. I highly recommend working with him, especially if you are in a similar position.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 380-380 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Weinberg & Schwartz, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Weinberg & Schwartz, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Weinberg & Schwartz, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • the Hon. Diane O. Leasure, for the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Maryland
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Law Assistance Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • James MacGill Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outgoing President's Award
  • James MacGill Inn of Court
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • How Family Law Judges Want You to Present Your Client to the Court at Trial
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Parties
  • 2014
  • October 2013 - Inns of Court Meeting
  • Evidenciary Issues in Domestic Violence Cases in District Court
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse Amos
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amos is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. Amos is very settlement-minded, but also able to guide clients through complex litigation matters with expertise."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amos is an excellent family law attorney who represents clients all over central Maryland. He does a lot of divorce work, but also excels in child custody/support. Amos is one of only two family lawyers to whom I refer my clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"As Senior Counsel at Weinberg & Schwartz, Amos is experienced, competent and knowledgeable in the field of Family Law. I know him to be straightforward, honest and a true advocate for his clients. Working with Amos is always a pleasure."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Amos Whitney to anyone looking for legal advice and representation surrounding any family issue. Amos is the first person I brainstorm with because I trust his understanding of the law and its application to real problems, his ethics, and his overall judgment on interpersonal issues. I have witnessed him in trial and he provides zealous representation. On the same note, he also is a strong negotiator and always works to resolve matters in a manner that is best for his clients to avoid the expense and uncertainty of trial. Amos Whitney places the best interests of his clients first and foremost. He makes it a priority to ensure his clients understand the law and their case, and he explores all available options to ensure they are making a choice that they believe is the best decision. I recommend Amos Whitney to my friends and family."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Amos for five years and first met him while he was clerking for a Circuit Court judge. I was impressed with Amos from our first encounter for his professionalism, his work ethic and his ability to understand people and the dynamics of family law. Amos is well respected by his peers and the bench for his ability to be prepared for court and his sense of reasonableness. He is a pleasure to work with and has the litigation skills that make him a strong advocate for his clients. I highly endorse Amos!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amos is an excellent attorney and has an outstanding reputation within the legal community. Even in the most hostile domestic cases, Amos’ professionalism shines through. If you are in need of legal representation in a divorce, separation, child custody or support, I would recommend Amos without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amos is an excellent choice for anyone seeking an attorney for divorce, child custody, or any other family law matter. He is well-respected by the Judges and other family law attorneys in Maryland. Amos strives to find solutions and help his clients transition through one of the most difficult parts of their lives, and he does so with a combination of zealous advocacy and understanding of his client's needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amos is a trusted colleague and a true asset to the family law profession. Amos is a compassionate advocate for his clients with the skill and work ethic necessary to resolve cases with positive results. I highly endorse this Lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whitney is an excellent choice for your family law needs. He is calm and courteous in face of difficult circumstances. He helps his clients understand the legal process with patience and finesse."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whitney is a discerning family law attorney with a good sense of appropriate tactics to utilize in a case and the potential responses from opposing parties. He possesses a rational, calm demeanor in the face of volatile domestic situations."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Amos for 4 years. Amos is an excellent attorney/litigator that works hard for every client that walks in his door. He is passionate about his work and that is clearly reflected in the results he obtains for his clients."
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Columbia Divorce and separation Lawyer Amos Matthew Whitney
Amos Matthew Whitney
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbia, MD
Licensed for 14 years