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Thomas Brian Stahl

Family Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Tom Stahl

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Maryland - MD 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Many families today have been effected by the ugliness of divorce. If you too have been faced with the the unforeseeable challenges of marital separation, we want to be there to guide you through the process as seamlessly as possible.

  2. Family
    20%
    Our services can assist you with any and every aspect of family law. You may be seeking help with matters related to alimony, child custody, visitation and child support. I strive to help you through what can be an emotional and complex process.

    16 years

  3. Alimony
    10%

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Custody battles, while certainly challenging and emotional can be worked out respectfully. Whether you are recently separated or in the process of filing for divorce, we look to match the best interests of the child with your rights as a parent.

  5. Child support
    10%

  6. Estate planning
    10%
    Acknowledging our own mortality can be difficult. But the only way to protect our loved ones is by accepting that we will not always be here to help them. The team at Spencer & Stahl has been creating wise estate plans which reduce costs & stress.

    16 years

  7. Guardianship
    10%

  8. Wills and living wills
    10%

Maryland and DC individuals and families facing challenging times in their marriages rely on Lead Attorney Thomas Stahl to provide reliable and effective guidance when contemplating divorce. His clients have come to rely on his compassionate approach to their sensitive legal issues and tenacious dedication to protecting their rights and best interests in any action he represents.

As a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2008, Tom completed an advanced program at the Institute for Family Law Associates in 2012. During this time, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone and assisted the now-retired Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney during the trial of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon. With these experiences, he joined the firm Silverstein & Ostovitz as an associate attorney until co-founding Spencer & Stahl, P.C., in 2015.

In addition to his experience going from a law clerk to the founder of the Law Offices of Thomas Stahl, he has had the honor of being recognized for his community leadership and professional involvement by Lawyer Legion. Since 2013, Mr. Stahl has been recognized by the Maryland Super Lawyers for his ongoing dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality of family law and estate services to his clients.

Since 2006 he has been a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is licensed to practice in Maryland (2007) and Washington D.C. (2010). He currently serves as Co-Chair on the Rules of Practice Committee in the Maryland State Bar Association.

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Location

Law Offices of Thomas Stahl
6990 Columbia Gateway Dr
Suite 360
Columbia, MD, 21046

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Glenn | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner Operator, F3 Wellness Connections
Tom performance was exemplary. His representation was integral in a fair and mutual custodial arrangement. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney with background in family divorce and custody
If you are looking for an attorney who can help you through an ugly divorce case involving custody battle Tom Stahl is the man for you. Tom has a strong background in litigation, and he is also very knowledgeable, caring, and spends endless hours on my case to my satisfaction. Tom always made me feel protected and assuring that things would be ok even when it felt things were at the bottom for me. I have Tom to thank for bringing justice to my custody battle. I would highly recommend Tom for your divorce family case
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Posted by Sarah | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Business and Personal
We have used Tom for both our business, family and personal law needs. He has been articulate, detailed and caring in every step of the way. They have done everything to make sure we felt comfortable and knowledgeable as we made decisions. I recommend him to all my contacts and know that we are always in good hands with him and his team!
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Posted by LCDR USN | April 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Tenacious Counsel
My lawyer made every step of the process very clear. He listened to my wishes. He brought to all events a tenacity that made me know that he had my best interest in mind and would not let anyone take advantage of me. A divorce and custody case is difficult for all parties and the way he showed respect to my ex and concern for our children was honorable. I pray I never need a lawyer again but if I do it will be Tom Stahl!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay away from this practice
This practice was hired in a family law matter. They made everything complicated and confused even the other professionals involved. They are confrontational and do not look to explore all avenues for resolving the situation, only what is easiest for them. I would never hire them again.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Offices of Thomas Stahl
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Spencer & Stahl, PC
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Silverstein & Ostovitz
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Law Clerk to Judge Timothy McCrone
  • Circuit Court for Howard County
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Virginia
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • George Mason University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Governor, MSBA Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Service Award
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Family Attorney | May 14
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"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a highly skilled lawyer who is very intelligent and hard working. He will do an excellent job for you."
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Columbia Family Lawyer Thomas Brian Stahl
Thomas Brian Stahl
Family Attorney
Columbia, MD
Licensed for 15 years