We help with the stress of divorce, custody, and child support while listening to your concerns.Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, & "No Court" Settlements. Jac works hard to settle your legal caseHelping you to manage the stress and tell your side in a way to obtain the best outcome for you.We will help you create a plan to protect your assets and deal with medical and legal decisions.We can help you with real estate purchases, sales, landlord-tenant, and related matters.Jac will use his extensive experience to help settle your matter without an expensive Court battle.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Athletic Hall of Fame||Friends School of Baltimore||2012|
|Heuisler Honor Society||University of Baltimore School of Law||1973|
|Special Magistrate||Circuit Court For Howard County, Maryland||2014 - Present|
|Mediator||Circuit Court for Baltimore County||2003 - Present|
|Mediator||Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County||2002 - Present|
|Mediator||Circuit Court of Carroll County||2001 - Present|
|Mediator||Circuit Court For Howard County, Maryland||2000 - Present|
|Attorney at Law/ Mediator||The Collaborative Law Group||1972 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender for Howard County||1979 - 1984|
|Assistant State's Attorney||State's Attorney for Howard County||1973 - 1973|
|Instructor||Catonsville Community College||1973 - 1976|
|Captain||United States Army Reserves||1971 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Howard County Women's Bar Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Inc.||President, Treasurer, Founding Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, Inc.||Treasurer, Board Member||2009 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.||Attorney Member||1972 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association, Inc.||Attorney Member||1972 - Present|
|Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.||Treasurer||2010 - 2012|
|Carroll County Collaborative Practice Group||Attorney Member||2007 - 2009|
|Cary v. Rosenbauer(unreported)-2013||Case remanded to Circuit Court for determination of appropriate amount of attorneys fees.|
|Murphy v. BGE, 290MD186(1981)||Court held that a real property owner owes no duty to a trespasser.|
|Thomas v. State, 277MD314 (1976)||The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction and found Mr. Thomas not guilty, finding that the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he had driven the vehicle.|
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|Self Published||The Collaborative Road Map||2014|
|Catonsville Community College||Business Accounting||Certificate of Business Accounting||1977|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD||1973|
|Clemson University||Industrial Management||BS||1969|
|Friends School||N/A||High School Diploma||1966|
|Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore||Practicing Collaborative Law Efficiently||2015|
|60 Plus Estate Planning Seminars||Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directives||2012|
|Pre-Retirement Planning||Estate Planning||1974|
Posted by anonymous
Jac Knust is by far the best attorney you could ever have the pleasure of working with. He is fair, honest, and hardworking. Jac represented me in a custody case and did an excellent job. When the case got turbulent, I could sleep a little easier at night knowing that Jac was doing all he could do to ensure a good outcome for me. His firm offered good and sound advice each step of the way. During court appearances, Jac was always on time and prepared. His courtroom presentation was excellent and I was very comfortable knowing he was there with me. In closing, if you are looking for a great attorney that you can trust and will work hard for you, contact Jac Knust. You will not regret it.
Posted by NANCY
MR KNUST TOOK CARE OF BOTH MY WILL AND A TRUST FOR MY SON AND I WAS VERY PLEASED HE ALSO HAS BEEN WILLING TO GIVE ME GOOD RECCOMENDATIONS FOR OTHER SERVICES. AND HAS ELIMINATED MY FEELING OF VULNERABILITY CONCERNING ALL THE ISSUES.
Posted by anonymous
I was basically freaking out about a potential case that could be brought against me and Jac very calmly told me all the facts and reassured me of the unlikely potential consequences. What made it even better was that he offered his services just in case things did go bad. Couldn't have asked for a better consult.
Posted by Patricia
The Collaborative Law Group has handled several legal matters for me over the years, including family matters, business matters, medical, and estate planning matters. Jac Knust, Ellen Stewart, and Sarah Karalevicz are experienced, knowledgeable, and highly competent attorneys who were supportive, compassionate, and attentive to my needs. They involved me in the decision-making process regarding the resolution of my legal issues and were prompt in providing feedback to any questions I might have. They were hard-working, efficient, dependable, well-prepared, honest and fair. I highly recommend their legal services.
Posted by sfisher
Mr. Knust assembled his staff quickly for an urgent matter that they handled with aplomb and expertise that one would only see on TV. Speed, expertise and responsiveness, just what I expected and received when I hired Mr. Knust.
Posted by Anne
Jac Knust is a great family law attorney who helped me to resolve a family law issue with a favorable outcome. Noteworthy is his ability to listen, caring manner, knowledge, hard work, trustworthiness, and professionalism. I will definitely call upon his services again should I ever need legal advice and counsel.
Posted by Joan
I have used Mr, Knust for my case. We went over my case and he was very knowledgeable and informing. He helped make my case go smoothly. I would highly recommend him as a lawyer. If I ever need a lawyer I will be contact Mr. Knust.
Posted by George
Jac handled everything for me in my workman's comp case and I received the greatest award that the law allowed. He even took care of post settlement investments. He called me at every necessary turn of events.
Posted by anonymous
I needed a lawyer right away to handle a domestic crisis and Jac and his associate attorney Shannon made themselves available to handle my case promptly. They are very keen, bright and supportive as well as the rest of their staff. They both accompanied me to court and due to their support, brilliance and knowledge, Justice prevailed.
Posted by Mark
I used the collaborative law firm after being sued by a plumber unjustly. Jac was able to quickly, fairly and justly handle the resolution with very little involvement from me. After discussing what he believed to be my best options, I was confident I had contacted the right person. I think what I liked the most was his ability to relate to me and not overwhelm me with legal jargon. The case was resolved very quickly and I was very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Jac Knust and his wonderful staff to anyone that needs a great lawyer.
Posted by Colleen
I am extremely pleased with the representation and counsel Jac Knust and Ellen Stewart provided me in dealing with landlord/tenant issues and business matters. They were sensitive to my needs in helping me make the best decisions, were highly responsive, practical, honest and impressively informed. My recommendation is very high to seek them both out as legal representatives.
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