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Fred Luedde Coover III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.9   44 reviews

also known as Fred L. Coover, "Chip"

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Coover can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

    38 years

  2. Real estate
    20%
    Premier Real Estate Attorneys serving the needs of Real Estate Professionals; Project and Property Owners; and Developers throughout central Maryland, including Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties.

    38 years

  3. Child custody
    15%
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Coover today for a case evaluation.

    38 years

  4. Family
    15%
    Attorney Coover is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over 34 years of experience helping people in Maryland through their family issues. Give him a call now.

    38 years

  5. Litigation
    15%
    Premier Litigation Attorneys providing aggressive representation throughout central Maryland, including Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties in all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration.

    38 years

  6. Business
    10%
    Premier Business Law Attorneys providing experienced representation to small and medium business located throughout central Maryland, including Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties.

    38 years

30+ YEARS SERVING HOWARD COUNTY, MD IN FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE & CIVIL LITIGATION. CALL US TODAY!

Coover Law Firm, LLC has been providing experienced, aggressive and effective representation to individuals, families and small and medium sized businesses in Howard County, MD for over 30 years. Our practice areas include Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate Litigation, Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning, and Civil Litigation. Call us today at to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to serving you!

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 1 ...

Location

Coover Law Firm, LLC
10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 420
Columbia, MD, 21044-3563

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Maureen | January 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
25 years later
Mr. Coover handled a situation for me 25 years ago and I was very satisfied. Once again I needed to seek his expertise in a matter and was quite pleased with my consultation. He was very understanding and truthful with his recommendation. I would clearly contact him again should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2015
Hiring Fred "Chip" Coover was the best decision that I could have made regarding my divorce
Chip and his staff have been extremely proactive and aggressive in helping me over the last two years in my extremely complicated divorce case. I would recomomend anyone that needs a divorce attorney in the Howard County to consider Chip Coover. The net results of my trial were extremely positive as a result of the tremendous effort that Chip and his team provided
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience Working with Coover Law
We contacted Coover Law looking for insight and guidance over a real estate contract dispute. Potential outcomes for my wife and I as the sellers of the property were unfavorable at best and earth-shattering (for us) at worst. Chip helped us navigate the situation with tact and certainty, which was relieving. Beyond being familiar with the letter of the law, Chip seems to be intimately familiar with the negotiation process. He was immediately aware of who the lawyer representing the buyers was and helped us get a more complete idea of how the situation might unfold. We were able to reach a resolution with the buyers which I believe was among the best of our options considering the circumstances and specifics surrounding our case. Furthermore, Chip went above and beyond what I would consider to be standard practice in any industry. He took time out of his day on a holiday (Black Friday, 2023) to navigate myself and my wife to resolution with the buyers; as contract closing date was the following Monday. I would absolutely recommend Fred Coover and by extension Coover Law to anyone looking for a competent, honest, and genuinely helpful Law Firm with specialties in real estate disputes.
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Posted by Bryan | September 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I had a consultation with Fred and in a short talk, he saved me a lot of time, money, and headaches. Before my consultation, Fred researched my situation and had all my documents on hand during the discussion. Because of this he was prepared for all my questions and made the talk short and straight to the point.
Posted by Rob | August 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chip was great
Chip was great to work with. He did the required research and help charter a path forward.
Posted by Jason | July 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HOA Issues
Consulted with "Chip" regarding HOA issues we are having in our development. Simply outstanding!!!! Chip is extremely knowledgeable and phenomenal at reading between the lines to assess the situation. After the consultation we felt empowered with the knowledge shared to better deal with our current issue. I would HIGHLY recommend Chip!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Chip Coover , shares a world of legal knowledge and brings this to the table in laymen's terms. Very informative and willing to listen.
Posted by Pam | March 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable
As a follow up to a review from 11/3/2021, Chip guided and helped us in order to honor my deceased mother's wishes. His honesty and understanding ways were so helpful throughout the long stressful and sensitive process. I highly recommend Chip and his entire staff.
Posted by Vonzella | February 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional
Mr. Coover is professional, right to the point and he made us feel comfortable about our situation, we feel that Mr.Coover was sincere, we look forward to having him represent as our lawyer.
Posted by Ana | May 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Chip was an honest and kind lawyer. He helped me to understand the legality of my situation and whether the chances of collection were possible. Thank you
Posted by Terrance | February 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
Mr. Chip was very funny and knowledgeable. He was also straight to the point.
Posted by Mark | February 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zoning & Land Use Issues
Consulted with Mr. Coover regarding properties we were interested in. Very knowledgeable about what it takes to deal with government agencies and specific issues related to property use.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Anonymous
I had a great consultation with Chip. I have dealt with several lawyers through the years and he is by far one of the most informative and down to earth. He took time to understand my situation and gave very practical real world advice. I highly recommend him
Posted by Mike | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Coover Law is the right tool for the right job.
We are in the middle of a case over a fraudulently assumed living trust involving real estate. Mr. Coover and his staff have absolutely taken time to fully understand our predicament and have taken the appropriate steps to use the facts and the law to prove this fraud. We are extremely pleased with the progress the Coover Law team has made so far.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Understanding / Knowledgeable / Concise / Authentic
I had a consultation with Mr Coover (Chip) over some concerns I had over a recent real estate transaction. He immediately understood and related to the concerns I brought to his attention. Chip provided a clear and concise course correction and I feel very confident about the direction and guidance he provided.
Posted by Darlene | October 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
I own a small business and I needed legal advice concerning a business partner. Mr Coover was able to answer all the questions I had and he put my mind at ease. He was able to give me step by step tasks to complete so I can continue to protect my interest in my small business.
Posted by Paul | August 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very competent and knowledgeable attorney!
I reached out to Mr. Coover to regarding a legal issue I may or may not need to act on. He was patient, knowledgeable and most of all competent when explaining my different options to pursue a course of action. I plan on using Mr. Coover for his other legal services in the very near future.
Posted by Reese | August 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Fred "Chip" Coover is a wonderful attorney who clearly cares a lot about his clients and wants the best for them! His whole team is also so friendly and accommodating. If you're looking for counsel in any of his service areas, I can't recommend him and his firm highly enough.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable
I must say I dreaded talking with a lawyer. Chip thoroughly explained the process, so I know the next steps I need to take for resolution. It was an enjoyable consultation!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and Effective
From the initial consultation Chip was professional, direct, thorough and clearly understood our situation at hand. Even in tricky negotiations, he was a good advisor. His experience was clearly helpful to a speedy and effective resolution. He's surrounded by a friendly and helpful team too! Thanks Chip!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Coover Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Coover & Barr, LLC
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Managing Member
  • Law Offices of Fred L. Coover, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Coover & Lanzi
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office For Howard County
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Fred Howard Silverstein
  • 1986 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Baltimore
  • MA - Masters of Business Administration
  • 1985
  • Towson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rohrbach v. Authsec, Inc.
  • Plaintiff's Verdict-$1,978,000.00

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association Committee for the Resolution of Fee Disputes
  • Vice Chair
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1990 - Present
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1987 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Trustees of the Union Chapel, Inc.
  • President & Chairman of the Board
  • 1985 - Present
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1985 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coover adheres to the highest ethical standards and is efficient and attentive to his clients and the law governing their cases. Works diligently with local bar assoc. and State bar. I would recommend him for the bench and would refer clients to him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Chip in a case where he represented a party and I represented non-parties who were served deposition and trial subpoenas that the Court ultimately found were defective. I observed his courtroom demeanor and found him to be one of the best litigators that I've seen in my 25 years of trying cases in both the civil and criminal courts throughout Maryland. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of any type of litigation matter, especially in Howard County."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Chip Coover 12 years ago and I have rarely seen an attorney more energetically committed to delivering what clients want and maintaining high standards. There are a lot of different styles and ways of practicing law well, and I am glad that I got to experience his high-energy, high-intensity approach as a young associate. I have referred clients to his practice in Howard County land use matters and would do so gladly in the future, given the opportunity."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of coming in contact. He is thorough, well-prepared, and is current with changes in the law. More importantly, he has integrity and is honest. He zealously advocates for his clients, exercises sound judgment, and is able to seamlessly interface with a variety of individuals. I offer my highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Fred off and on for 30 years. I have found him to be a reliable colleague, and savvy litigator, so much so that I have referred some of my best clients to him, with excellent results."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chip is thoughtful, thorough and very experienced. He is well regarded in our legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Always fully prepared for trial and definitely one of the best trial lawyers I have had the pleasure of working with and observing."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chip has been and continues to grow into one of the brightest and most thoughtful attorneys in the area of complex litigation. He appears tireless in his efforts to assist his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Coover for over fifteen years as a professional colleague. During this time Mr. Coover has impressed me with his intellect, steady manner and high moral character. Mr. Coover demonstrates a "no nonsense" demeanor that strikes directly at the heart of legal and personal issues, and his ethical standards are at the highest level. Moreover, Mr. Coover tends to leave no stone unturned when addressing the problems of his clients. I strongly endorse Fred Coover."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Coover over 25 years. He is an excellent attorney who is always well prepared, knows the applicable law, and always has the best interest of his clients foremost."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chip is well known in the community as a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his client interests. I worked with Chip on a complex litigation matter several years ago and was thoroughly impressed with his civility, professionalism, and skill as a litigator."
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Land use and zoning
Divorce and separation
Employment and labor
Bankruptcy and debt
Divorce and separation