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Gordana Schifanelli

Family Attorney at Annapolis, MD

4.8   42 reviews

also known as SCHIFANELLI LAW,LLP

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 9 years
    New Jersey - NJ 9 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gordana

Learn Gordana’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    divorce littigation practice including child custody littigation, spousal support.

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Property division analysis

  3. Financial markets and services
    15%
    FINRA litigation: broker-dealers, investors and employees

  4. Estate planning
    5%

  5. Immigration
    5%
    asylum, deportation, stay of removal, permanent resident application, naturalization, international adoption and employer based immigration, non immigrant visa.

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 Professor at the United States Naval Academy teaching Financial Markets and Institutions in a spring semester and Law and Economics in a fall semester. Gordana Schifanelli spent over 21 years as a licensed financial advisor and investment manager to many private clients and institutions. Schifanelli Law, LLP has been around since 2004, established by my husband also an attorney, Marc D. Schifanelli, Esq. We built our firm into a professional and frindly law firm whicy has helped people with variety of legal needs. Our team is creative, effective and resourceful. One of the major strengths is my knowledge of Finance and capability to calculate settlement awards or damages. Attorney Schanelli has three boys and many happy clients.

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kirsten Owens | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Gordana is headstrong, to the point and honest. She earns her respect as a lawyer. She is proficient and well versed. She worked with my husband and I when no one else would take us seriously and our custody case is now happily closed in our favor.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli December 3, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about me and my work. I am very pleased that it worked out for you. Your response is helpful to other people who are looking for strong representation. Best of luck. Gordana
Posted by Heather | March 25, 2015
Superior Knowledge and Dedication
As a mother of a newborn child, I had so much on my plate to begin with. That was until I realized that I was going to be "battling" for custody. My knowledge of law was sparse, as I had never been in trouble nor had I gone to court for any reason. I felt like I would have to climb an uphill battle to educate myself in EVERYTHING. Fortunately, I was led to Schifanelli and Associates, where I requested the attorney services of Gordana. I had attempted to speak to numerous attorney's prior, with little or no satisfaction as to what I wanted to achieve, or believed was right. I knew that the client/attorney relationship was supposed to comfortable. Gordana immediately contacted me and was so knowledgeable and versed in law and put my mind at ease about how scared I was about the situation. Her advanced knowledge in this area of custody was so apparent. I kept informing her that there was no chance that the other party would settle. Needless to say, with all of my worries, fear, and lack of knowledge, I received what I was looking for because of Gordana! Gordana was available for me any day or time. She was so responsive. The best part was that she provided me with her professional knowledge and what the courts would look at versus what each party would particularly want. She assisted me and keeping emotions at bay and kept me focused on the important outcome, which was to do what was in the best interest of my child. In the end, we have settled out of court! This saves me so much time, money, missed days at work, and anxiety of the constant back and forth of things. She made this possible due to her hard work and dedication to this case. We went from the other party not wanting to agree to anything, to settling with a 50/50 split of custody, the other party dropping all child support I would have to pay, 50% of all costs for our son, and extras I wanted that they were not willing to give at first! I truly hope that no one I know has to go through custody, but if anyone does, I would without a doubt recommend Schifanelli and Associates in a heartbeat!!! Thank you for making what seemed like such a scary, difficult situation into such a success in terms of providing myself and my son with what is best for him.
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Posted by Doreen | April 23, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
President of an educational organization
Gordana has been a great person/lawyer I can turn to for excellent law advice. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk with.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli April 23, 2024
Thank you so much for this review.
Posted by Delmarva Parent Teacher Coalition | April 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best legal representation.
We have gone through many attorneys over the years, and never received the personal and passionate representation like we have received from the Schifanellis. It was important for us to have attorneys that genuinely understand the U.S. and Maryland Constitution, which many attorneys do not (although they think and say that they do). They Schifanellis are not only experts on the Constitution and our rights, but go above and beyond for their clients. If you are looking for resolve in your legal matter, look no further.
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli April 23, 2024
We were honored to represent Your organization and you. Maryland Parents are lucky to have you.
Posted by Marinela Kondan | April 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mrs. Schifanelli is an excellent,professional, intelligent lawyer. She was on top of my case from the beginning to the end put a lot of hard work and effort. And in the end we won. Thank you so much for everything you did for me and my family. I greatly appreciate. Would highly recommend her.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli April 21, 2024
You are so sweet and thank you for a great review!
Posted by Briana | April 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great services
I was basically getting ran in circles until I reached out to Gordana, she was very very very helpful and honest in my situation, i now know what path I need to take. I would definitely recommend her.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli April 10, 2024
Thank you so much for your review. You are such a sweet person and a great mom. All the best!
Posted by Kristina | March 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Immigration Consultation Experience
I recently had privilege of consulting with Gordana and Mark and I must say they surpassed my expectations. I was met with professionalism and genuine eagerness to assist me with my financial and immigration queries. They displayed an impressive depth of knowledge, effortlessly navigating through the complexities of my case. Gordana and Mark went above and beyond by suggesting alternative solutions tailored to the intricacies of my situation. Their proactive approach showcased a genuine commitment to helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of expert Immigration and Financial assistance. Thank you for your outstanding support and commitment to excellence.
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Posted by Allie | March 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So knowledgeable
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Gordana. Even though this has been an incredibly stressful time for me she has explained everything and how the outcome would be to be beautifully. She truly cares for her clients and it shows when she writes motions as well as how much she fights for you at hearings. We came out of the courtroom with the hearing in our favor just like she educated me on. Thank you so much again! You will always have a special place in my heart. My family couldn’t love you more
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli March 19, 2024
I’m glad we prevailed and the case was dismissed as it should have been. I cannot be more grateful for your faith in me as a lawyer to handle your case. Thank you for this review!
Posted by Samuel | January 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point, no-nonsense advice, no "It depends" b.s.
I hired Gordana for an in-depth consultation and analysis of one particular need. I was amazed at how wonderfully direct and clear she was. I've had eight other lawyers before, including two currently in other jurisdictions--one personal and one for my corporation. Gordana was the most efficient and easiest to work with by far. I provided a background and list of questions. She answered every one directly and never once wavered or had the very typical "it depends" qualification that always makes me wonder why I'm paying an expert in the first place. Beyond that, she also read between the lines and provided additional information I didn't think to ask, and best of all a completely different solution to my problem that side-stepped every concern I had.
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli February 29, 2024
Thank you so much for this review! I am honored to serve people in need and I am glad I answered all your questions.
Posted by Robin | January 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unsurpassed in caring and commitment in service to her clients!
Gordana is a very special person who as a family law attorney puts the interests of her clients first and foremost. She listens to you and is empathetic in your story, offering caring and constructive advice. She only has your best interests at heart and works her magic to make it happen. She is honest and explains everything with compassion and her complete understanding of the law. I highly recommend her for any and all of your family legal issues. She is also very patient and goes at a pace that you are comfortable with and is more than fair with her time. I am so grateful that I found her to represent me.
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli January 5, 2024
Thank you so much for your detailed and generous review. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to help and ensure you are ready, comfortable and safe to take on the life ahead of you. Your comments mean a lot!
Posted by Mike | January 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Knowledgeable
Mrs Schifanelli really listened and provided some insights regarding my case that no other attorneys had bothered to notice or even provide. Highly recommended if when looking to protect your assets!
Response from Gordana Schifanelli January 5, 2024
Thank you so much Mike! I truly hope my answers helped and explained some fine tunings about your specific issue.
Posted by Sheryl | October 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Gordana is a skilled, friendly, professional lawyer who helped our family through a difficult time in our lives. We are forever grateful!
Posted by Josh | October 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RESULTS!
I have worked with several lawyers in the past and Gordana is my favorite by far. I was very happy with the prompt responses to my questions and insight Godrana was able to provide. She was able to help me diffuse my situation and get the results that mattered to me. In reality, the best of both worlds. I would most definitely, recommend her services to anyone I cared for. And if a situation ever arises again, I will be reaching out to her first.
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Posted by Nihad | October 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I am very satisfied and happy that I found such a professional, knowledgeable attorney to represent my case. She truly put her effort and communicates regularly regarding any updates. I highly recommend attorney Gordana Schifanelli.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent online advice
She is very helpful. She helped me last minute to file exception to the magistrate. She helped me with the format of form.
Posted by Maryann | June 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Excellence
Ms. Schifanelli is a most excellent, knowledgable, and a superior attorney. She has my full confidence and wholehearted endorsement as an exceptional litegator.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli June 4, 2023
Thank you for kind review.
Posted by Frank | March 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable
Attorney G. Schifanelli was excellent with me. I contacted her and she helped me immediately on the phone when my legal problem was just starting. She answered all my questions and calmed my fears when there was still a great deal of uncertainty. She was very knowledgeable about my legal problem. As it turns out my legal problem was solved without litigation. I am very thankful that I found Attorney G. Schifanelli. I would highly recommend her for legal matters regarding family, divorce and separation as well as financial markets and services.
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli March 30, 2023
Thank you so much for taking your time to write the review.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Lawyer
Gordana Schifanelli is an incredible LAWYER. We have all kinds of lawyers out there. But, she is exceptional; she gave me a free consultation on divorce matters by providing me with more information than I could imagine at no costs. She answered every questions my auntie and I asked without getting irritated. I would have hired her if I had the money. She is very knowledgeable, smart and she has the heart of what a great lawyer should have. She is people’s lawyer. I will recommend her 110%
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Response from Gordana Schifanelli March 21, 2023
Thank you so much for your time to tell others about my character and my services. I’m humbled and grateful.
Posted by Peter | February 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent, passionate, tireless constitutional Patriot
Regardless of how busy Gordana becomes she always answers the phone or responds to messages immediately to discuss a problem or give advice. She is passionate about the truth and the rule of law.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli February 20, 2023
Thank you so much. I do seem to live with my phone as I have a practice to respond promptly. I vouched long time ago that I won’t be a lawyer who never answers calls.
Posted by Cynthia | February 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, Personable and Professional
Gordana was able to help us negotiate our family legal issues at a very trying time. She was caring, professional and there when we needed her. Working with her was a great experience which we were grateful for in the midst of our struggle.
Response from Gordana Schifanelli February 20, 2023
Thank you so much for your time to write this review as I hope it helps people when looking for an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • CEO/President
  • All source Wealth Management, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • SCHIFANELLI & ASSOCIATES, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Investment Advisor
  • Wells Fargo, N.A.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Financial Advisor
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • 1999 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Belgrade
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • University of Belgrade
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SCHIFANELLI v. Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Settled
  • SCHIFANELLI v. Merrill Lynch &Co.
  • Settled

Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Russian
  • Bosnian
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Advisor
  • Reuters
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Firefighters Survivors Conference
  • Managing your Estate
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (0)
Endorse Gordana
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schifanelli has demonstrated an impressive breadth and depth of knowledge in a variety of areas of law. She is a true asset to her clients, and is highly respected within the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gordona is my go-to estate planning attorney in Maryland."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Schifanelli. She demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on her accurate legal answers on Avvo. She is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues."
Child support Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gordana Schifanelli for her keen understanding of immigration law."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Gordana Schifanelli. She is a bilingual lawyer, which is a great asset to our clients and the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schifanelli is a thorough and skilled advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Schifanelli shows through her advocacy a true desire to assist her clients. Gordana is a true professional."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer in Immigration, Estate Planning, and Family Law (Divorce/Separation, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Property division)"
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