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I have been practicing family law for over 30 years, and have helped over 3,000 people through this often difficult process.  I handle all aspects of separation and divorce, including mediation, negotiations and litigation of simple and complex cases.  I work on child custody, visitation and child support cases, divorces involving significant marital assets and division of property and pensions, alimony, and even pet visitation.  My approach is to work hard to solve your problems, but not necessarily to "punish" the other side.  I want you to finish the process knowing that the outcome was "fair" and you dealt with things "honorably". 

My hourly rates are at the high end for Frederick County, because of my experience and reputation.  However, my experience and knowledge of the law allows me to identify and skip the "garbage".  Our office is also high automated and efficient, so that our final bill is ususally much lower than the other attorney's,   even though he charges less per hour than I do. 

By the way, my "suspension" in D.C. means that I stopped taking cases there 30 years ago -  perhaps a better word would be that I withdrew from practice there....  I had no disciplinary actions taken that would have resulted in a "suspension".


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    37 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    37 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Mediation: 20%
    21 years, 300 cases
  4. Car Accident: 10%
    30 years, 30 cases
  5. Prenuptials: 10%
    37 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Offit Kurman

50 Carroll Creek Way Suite 340
Frederick, MD, 21701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerBaltimore Super Lawyers2011
Beverly Groner Award for Professional ExcellenceMaryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section2011
Super LawyerBaltimore Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerBaltimore Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerBaltimore Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerBaltimore Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Special ProjectsCongressman Gilbert Gude1972 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember/Lecturer2002 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law SectionChair1995 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Corbett v MulliganCourt of Special Appeals ruled in favor of client's request to require blood tests. Decision is pending in the Court of Appeals (Maryland's Supreme Court).
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Administrative Office of the CourtsTraining Manual for Attorneys Serving as the Best Interest Attorney for Children in Divorce Cases2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
American UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maryland Judicial Institute, Continuing Ed for LawersMany topics relating to Family LawN/A