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Fred Allentoff

Family Attorney at Owings Mills, MD

5.0   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Area includes separation and divorce, property division & distribution, child custody & visitation, child support, post-divorce enforcement, and domestic violence.

    39 years

  2. Child custody

    39 years

  3. Divorce and separation

    39 years

  4. General practice
    Area includes personal injury, criminal defense, and will preparation.

    39 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Area includes litigation on behalf of landlords, such as breach of lease, breach of contract, wrongful detainer, and tenant holding over.

    27 years

I am a highly competent attorney with a client focused practice. More than 10 years ago I founded the Law Office of Fred Allentoff in Owings Mills, Maryland following 15 years as a partner in a downtown Baltimore law firm. Today, backed by more than two decades of legal experience and having represented hundreds of clients with family law and other legal matters, I continue to work closely with each and every client and provide the level of personal attention such matters deserve. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, play golf, read, and cheer on the Orioles and the Ravens. 


Law Office of Fred Allentoff
90 Painters Mill Road
Suite 230
Owings Mills, MD, 21117-3611


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Posted by Rae | April 26, 2021
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Consummate Professional
I found Fred Allentoff in an online search while beginning divorce proceedings. The reviews you see on his page are an amazing tribute to his talent, his compassion, and the skills he employs advocating his client's interests. I agree with them all. Moreover, Mr. Allentoff was very reasonable, given the experience and knowledge of the judicial system he brings to the table. Occasionally, when I had climbed on a self imposed ledge, he would calmly talk me down from it. Knowing how slowly the wheels can turn in divorce proceedings, he kindly helped me exercise patience and keep a positive attitude and confidence that justice and fairness would prevail. It did.
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Posted by Cornelius | December 2, 2020
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Professionalism at it's very BEST!
Mr. Allentoff was referred by a friend and I am extremely glad that he was my lawyer! What started as a simple uncontested divorce pre-Covid-19 is now finally complete and Fred was the perfect man for the job. Always available and on top of everything, I enjoyed our easy e-mail correspondence. Fred is a very down to earth guy who actually cares about the people he represents. He is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by Alex | November 2, 2020
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Best at what he does
I was referred to Mr. Allentoff by a friend of mine and my skepticism was already in place seeing that I had already been to four other lawyers whom had told me that getting an divorce or getting back the home that was mine was out of the question because once I was married it was my spouses home as well. After 15 minutes I knew I had to hire this LAWYER. I left his office knowing more about my rights and what the law states and he was willing to stand up to the law and anyone else that would refute the law. He will educate you on what you can do and gives you the tools to make the best decision for your situation. You can't go wrong with this choice.
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Posted by Otis | May 2, 2020
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Amended SC Birth Certificate
I would like to extend a grand thank you and applaud the professional manner, expertise, and legal knowledge you employed in helping me to accomplish my objective regarding my amended birth certificate. The manner with which you handled the entire process was exemplary. In lieu of the many hurdles you encountered, you continued with dedication and commitment in handling this case. Once again, thank you much.
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Posted by Maggie | April 14, 2020
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Extremely Professional
Mr. Allentoff was very professional. He was responsive and mindful of my situation and what we needed to deal with in the course of the proceedings. He was proactive so I was prepared for what was going to happen next and how to best respond to the situation. I would absolutely recommend him!
Posted by Joanna | March 10, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Fred is an exceptional attorney. I have used Fred twice, for a divorce and for legal paperwork. He is professional with a personal touch that makes you feel protected and guided through difficult times. I have been very pleased with the work Fred has done and the outcomes of my cases.
Posted by Gordon | January 20, 2020
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Professional and thorough
Mr. Allentoff left no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice on my behalf. He's very detail oriented , dedicated and provided exceptional guidance and service. His long time experience as an attorney proved beneficial in the successful outcome of my case.
Posted by Amanda | December 30, 2019
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Absolutely Wonderful
My experience working with Fred was excellent. He explained everything in full detail and provided excellent guidance every step of the way. Fred is very professional and I would strongly recommend him to all.
Posted by gustave | October 7, 2019
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Fred was great he explained every thing trough out the proses and bad the whole divorce as painless as possible. he is a great lawyer I highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
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Divorce Lawyer
Fred Allentoff was great to work with. Without his services and expertise, I would have been lost in my divorce proceedings and the outcome would have been as successful as it was. He made the process easy, and was pleasant throughout and otherwise negative experience.
Posted by Hollie | August 20, 2019
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Fred Allentoff - The epitome of excellence in his field
Mr. Allentoff provided legal services for my recent separation and divorce which included the dynamic of child custody and support in addition to the usual division of property and financial accruals. He is highly professional, responsive to emails/calls, detail-oriented in his paperwork, knowledgeable of the legal process and various steps necessary to ensure a positive outcome, efficient in preparing follow-up paperwork, honest about how the system works and having reasonable expectations in regards to a timeline for the divorce process to be completed, reflective throughout the process to ensure all parties were treated fairly and equitably, and continues to stay in touch in the months after the final divorce decree to follow up with my file and make sure the divorce terms are being met by all parties as agreed upon. As a side note, I would also like to add that he provided a number of moments of laughter and levity during what is a highly stressful and emotionally taxing period of time in a person's life. It was much needed and much appreciated! I would never go to anyone else after working with Fred Allentoff. Highly, highly recommended!
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Posted by Wan | June 24, 2019
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The BEST lawyer ever.
Mr. Allentoff is an exceptional lawyer. I was blown away the very first day I met with him. He made me feel comfortable and made me aware that he was on my side. Mr. Allentoff is definitely the custody case expert! He helped me win my case, and my experience with him throughout my case was exceptional. I am beyond pleased with his service. He always kept me in the loop about the work he did on my case. He also responded to emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. He really cares about his clients and I would definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
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Pleased With My Experience
I have never written a review on anyone, but Attorney Fred Allentoff receives "kudos" from me for the way he handled my Divorce. From 1st meeting to the end, he was nothing short of professional and his knowledge of the law concerning my situation was 2nd to none. He always kept me in the loop about where things stood. He was up front with my case and where I stood throughout the entire process. He responded to my emails timely and was available for one on one discussions. I have to be honest, it was rough for me at times, and although Fred was compassionate concerning my situation, he let me know that he was hired by me to do a job. He told me it was business and I had to take the emotion out. This is another reason why I really, really respected him; his truthfulness and him wanting to do the best job for me. He always greeted me with a smile and a warm handshake, but when I came to his office I knew it was time to get down to business! I also appreciated that as far as cost was concerned, he was always, always upfront with me. I'd met with a Lawyer prior to Atty. Allentoff and was given a quote for initial services, and no more. Atty. Allentoff explained his fee from the beginning, including what it would cost initially and what it could cost if I had to extend his services. His services were extended and it was well worth it; I'm very pleased with the outcome. I will definitely recommended Attorney Allentoff to anyone that asks or is searching for a Lawyer. I can't "thank him" enough for the outstanding job he did. As the young people say, he is "nothing but the truth!" Fred, you are the real deal, sincerely!! "Thank you".
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Posted by Robert | April 22, 2019
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Top Notch Barrister
Fred handled my divorce. In my opinion, his knowledge of the law and his attention to detail is unsurpassed. He managed to protect the majority of my retirement assets and all of my personal property. And he truly does provide his clients with personal attention. Like the 5-star rating indicates; he is an excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2019
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Separation and Divorce
I worked with Mr. Allentoff over an extended period of time to negotiate and finalize separation and divorce agreements. I found Fred to be knowledgeable, professional, and supportive throughout our dealings. He demonstrated a superior understanding of procedure and legal process.
Posted by Antoinette | April 4, 2019
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Child Custody
Mr. Allentoff is great at what he does. He made me feel comfortable from the day we had a consult until the end of the case. Very understanding when it comes to payment, willing to work with you. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Jeffrey | March 6, 2019
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Thank you Fred
Prepared Last Wills for my wife and me. We went to Fred Allentoff because of our years of past experience with him. He is competent, honorable, and the best lawyer I've ever worked with.
Posted by Ralph | December 19, 2018
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Competent, thorough, and efficient
Fred explained my options and was upfront through the entire process. His thorough knowledge of the law in my matter made for a wonderful outcome for me. I wish I had come to him first and saved myself a lot of stress and time!
Posted by Paul | October 13, 2018
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Excellent Service from Fred Allentoff
I have been very impressed and pleased with the services from Fred. I have used him on two separate occasions and he has walked me through each process thoroughly and with extreme professionalism. I would be pleased to recommend Fred and will use his services again the future.
Posted by Ellen | October 7, 2018
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My Experience with Mr. Allentoff
Mr. Allentoff handled my divorce case recently. I found him to be accessible and prompt with communications. He met all the timelines required to finish my case as soon as the speed, or lack of, the Baltimore City Court system allowed. He was also pleasant and professional.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Fred Allentoff
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bierer, Allentoff & Margolis
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Bierer, Shar & Allentoff, PA
  • 1987 - 1996


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD
  • 1984
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee
  • At Large Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore County
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Contributor
  • 1990 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Maryland
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Trying a Child 'Support Case
  • Child Support
  • 2015

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Owings Mills Family Lawyer Fred Allentoff
Fred Allentoff
Family Attorney
Owings Mills, MD
Licensed for 39 years