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I work part-time as a Judge of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore County which oversees estate administration and the guardianship of minors in Baltimore County, Maryland. The balance of my time is devoted to the pratice of family law and my appeallate practice.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    23 years, 200 cases
  2. Appeals: 20%
    23 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

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  • George Randolph Rice Jr

    Mrs. Cavanaugh is an excellent attorney with impeccable attention to detail and resolving conflicts between parties. I have known Mrs. Cavanaugh for over ten years and observed her legal work on numerous occasions. She provides the answers to her clients when they need them and has the skills and knowledge to find solutions to tough legal problems. I would endorse Mrs. Cavanaugh to anyone that is looking for an aggressive attorney to handle their matters.


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Contact info

26 South St
Baltimore, MD, 21202-3215


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chief Judge, Baltimore County Orphans' CourtGovernor Ehrlich and Governor O'Malley2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
JudgeBaltimore County Orphans' Court2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of Probate JudgesExecutive Board Member2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Imbesi v. Carpenter Realty Corp., 357 Md. 375, 744 A.2d 549 (2000).Appellant's decision.
Musick v. Mucisk, 144 Md. App. 494; 798 A.2d 1213; 2002 Md. App. LEXIS 101 (2002)Affirmed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
“What Probate Court Judges Want You To Know.”Probate.2010