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For over 40 years, Michael G. Hendler, has concentrated his practice in the area of family law and litigation.  From January, 1999 until July 1, 2012 he served as Managing Member of the Firm.  He is a past President of the Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization whose mission is to preserve the best interests of the family and of society, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of Matrimonial Law and has served on its national Board of Directors. Mr. Hendler has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2001-2014.


Mr. Hendler has served as the past Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. He has been a faculty member of the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers and has lectured to the Maryland State Bar Association on topics including Marital Property and Taxes. He has given presentations to accounting firms and other groups on expert witness testimony and business valuations.


Mr. Hendler is certified by The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as an arbitrator and has completed the Harvard Negotiation Workshop.  He successfully completed the Maryland State Bar Association mediation training in compliance with the Maryland Rules of Procedure. 


Mr. Hendler enjoys golf and spent over twenty-five years volunteering his time as a member of the National Ski Patrol System and is a past American Heart Association CPR Instructor. He is past President of Box 414 Association, Inc., a volunteer fire buff association. 



Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
  2. Litigation: 15%

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  • William M Rudow

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a top notch domestic attorney.


    William Rudow Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Michael G Hendler is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


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Contact info


7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD, 21202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year Family Law, BaltimoreBest Lawyers in America2015
Maryland Top 100 Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Maryland Top 100 Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Leadership in LawThe Dail Record2012
Maryland Top TenSuperLawyers.Com2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberAdelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC1967 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of GovernorsN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Maryland Chapter)President1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
James v. JamesN/A
Beery v. Maryland Medical LaboratoryVacated; remanded with instructions
Sody v. Sodyreversed in part and affirmed in part
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Family Law UpdateThe evolution of DOMA, and questions still unanswered"2014
Maryland Super LawersThe Quiet Man2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
University of MarylandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)"Advanced Matrimonial Taxation Workshop"N/A
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)"Hot Tips on Family Law"N/A
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)"Marital Property Workshop"N/A