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Jeremiah Jacob Chiappelli

Family Attorney at Pasadena, MD

4.3   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 5 years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2018
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeremiah

Learn Jeremiah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce; Separation; Alimony; Child Custody; Child Support; Modification of Custody, Visitation and/or Support; Pre-nuptual Agreements; Adoption; Guardianship; Paternity; Protective/Peace Order

    11 years

  2. General practice
    Civil Litigation; Deeds; Ground Rent Redemption; Collections; Contracts

    11 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Traffic Tickets; Speeding Tickets; Violation of Probation; Assault; Protective/Peace Order

    11 years

  4. Estate planning
    Wills; Living Wills; Power of Attorney; Healthcare Directives; Living Trusts; Estate Administration; Probate; Guardianships

    11 years

Jeremiah has been a member of the Maryland bar since December 2006.  His commitment to public service has led him to the Womens Law Center and the YWCA Annapolis where he has participated as an attorney in the Reduced Fee Custody Project. He is also a member of Civil Justice, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing legal services to people who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

As a former Air Force brat, Jeremiah understands the military lifestyle first-hand.

Prior to starting the Chiappelli Law Firm, LLC, Jeremiah was privileged to apprentice with The Law Offices of Alan S. Forman, LLC, Walsh and Company, PA, and Gary Greenwald, PC.

Before settling into a legal career, Jeremiah enjoyed a brief Hollywood career as a background actor and production assistant. If you ask him, he will be more than happy to share the highlights.

As part of his committment to public service, Jeremiah ran for state delegate for Maryland District 31 in 2010. Visit  to volunteer, donate or just learn more.



The Chiappelli Law Firm, LLC
221 Mountain Rd.
Pasadena, MD, 21122

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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Having to go through a divorce and custody can be intimidating and very stressful. I hired a lawyer that was compassionate, thorough and very fair with cost. The beginning of my car to the end he was very informative and explained the legal process for me to understand because I don’t know law; as most clients. I can’t understand how these other cases or reviews have him poor ratings because nobody wins every single time they go to court. When I explained my situation and what I wanted he advised me that it was unreasonable and that the courts won’t grant my opinion or wants. And by the time court arrived; he was exactly right in every process and advice he gave me. I am very confident that the agreement we came up with will prevent ANY future litigation for my kids. Which is what’s best. If you need counsel you can’t go wrong with Jeremiah. Excellent prices and representation!!
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Posted by john | June 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personable and easy to know
Jeremiah has returned my calls promptly - which can't be said about a lot of attorneys. And willing to collaborate, not just dictate as the "expert". Able to tailor his conversation to the level of knowledge the client already possesses. Not the sort of guy who just wants to "run up the meter". As it turned out, we did not for him to take action, but he'll be there next time if direct action does need to be taken.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Representation!!
Mr. Chiappelli truly is an incredible attorney!! He is compassionate, devoted, fair, and extremely reasonable with cost and consideration with fees. He also was pretty firm and aggressive when warranted. I was dealing with divorce, child- support and interstate custody and visitation. He was able to put the ball in my court and I obtained everything I sought from the other side. Every step of the case was productive- from start to finish; it was all done in only 7 months!! If your looking for representation; you cannot go wrong with this Firm!! I cannot speak highly enough! This attorney clearly has his heart invested in helping people in legal duress.
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Posted by Deborah | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
He went above and beyond, exceeding my expectations! Very reasonable fee for my separation agreement and divorce. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Amanda | June 25, 2015
awesome attorney
Great attorney. ..He handled all my problems, kept me informed and updated on what was going on..I would recommend him and would use him again if I ever needed legal help.
Posted by Daniel Burgos | June 19, 2015
Best Lawyer in Anne Arundel County
Jeremiah helped me through my divorce a few years ago. He explained every step of the process and got me an extremely fair settlement. A year later, I went back to him and he helped me gain custody of my son. Jeremiah is extremely reliable and truly has his clients' best interests in mind. I was so impressed that I referred several friends to him. If you want a lawyer who will really fight for you, try Jeremiah! You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by David | September 5, 2014
A pleasure to work with!
Jeremiah did a great job for me. I always knew that he had my best interest at heart and was my advocate. I also believe that he did everthing possible to keep my costs down. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Posted by Linda | November 8, 2013
Some attorneys just do their job, but some do their job well with care and understanding
I can't share this attorney's name with others enough. From the moment I first walked into his office, I felt that I was not just in good hands, but in the hands of someone who understands the tolls divorce and custody battles take on someone. It's one thing to pay an attorney, and another to walk away still saying "he is worth it." At times, Jeremiah realistically explained the options to me with care and understanding. Helping me understand the differences between understanding what the law "will/won't" do verses my grief and loss. One of my first memories was very early on, while sitting in the courthouse, my first appearance, when a well respected attorney stopped by my way to say Hello to a family member supporting me. This attorney asked me who was representing me. When I told him, Jeremiah Chiappelli, he said to me, "young lady, you are in very good hands, Jeremiah is well respected in this court house." Two years of long agonizing battles, and technically kept on retainer, Jeremiah did the job EXTREMELY WELL, WITH CARE AND UNDERSTANDING. Too often attorney's are just about the money, and you are often treated like a paycheck. Not Jeremiah! Every time I had to call, and it was a lot, he treated me as his top priority. Isn't that what everyone is looking for in an attorney! That your attorney will actually care about your case, rather than his pockets. Don't second guess it for another minute after you read this, HIRE HIM!!! Jeremiah Chiappelli is a wink from God! You are in good hands.
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Posted by Mike | November 1, 2013
Excellent service and very responsive
Jeremiah is easy to work with, listens to my concerns and very responsive to my requests. He is my trusted legal advisor.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not CutOut For The Legal Profession
I hired Jeremiah to represent me for a post divorce issue. He allowed the opposing counsel to control the narrative and rule the courtroom. Jeremiah objected to “nothing.” It appears that he knows nothing about the law. The legal profession is definitely not for him.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recently hired this lawyer to handle my divorce and custody case. His work on my case was shoddy at best. He was completely intimidated by opposing counsel, repeatedly failed to address issues that could have been presented in my favor, had to be reminded of laws and regulations by myself, and failed to file documentation that allowed me to be subject to further legal action. In court in front of the judge he came across as very unprepared and weak. Would not recommend hiring this lawyer to anyone for any reason.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Chiappelli Law Firm, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Junior Associate
  • Law Offices of Alan S. Forman, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Walsh & Company, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2005


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • St Mary's College of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • ABA-EPA Law Office Challenge
  • Partner
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Civil Justice Network
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pasadena Business Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chair of Family Law Section
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Readers Choice Finalist Best Attorney Maryland
  • Maryland Gazette
  • 2013
  • Readers Choice Finalist Best Attorney Maryland
  • Maryland Gazette
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeremiah is compassionate about his work and the clients he represents. I am always glad to hear when opposing party is represented by Jeremiah. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working, honest, and able to provide practical advice to his clients to put them in the best position possible."
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Pasadena Family Lawyer Jeremiah Jacob Chiappelli
Jeremiah Jacob Chiappelli
Family Attorney
Pasadena, MD
Licensed for 17 years
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