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Accepting a limited number of family law matters. 


Performing research and writing for litigation support and publication.




Mitchell & Moran, LLC has been dissolved.  If you are a former client and need information or documents from your file, please contact me at pmitchell (at) mitchellmoran (dot) com.




Mitchell & Moran is a general practice law firm with a strong focus on family law matters.  We understand that the issues that lead to family law cases such as divorce and child custody can be incredibly stressful and are both emotionally and financially taxing.  It is our goal to help clients navigate the complexities of the legal process and to resolve issues in a way that is fair and just, allowing clients to maintain not only their sanity, but also their dignity.


Our years of experience litigating divorces and working to help clients secure custody, visitation and child support have not numbed us to the significance of the work we do.  We recognize that even if we have done a thousand divorce or custody cases before, your case is the most important thing happening in your life right now.  We approach each client with that in mind and treat every case with the level of respect and dedication appropriate to that fact.


Our attorneys also have a particular sensitivity to cases involving domestic violence. Before opening this practice, Patricia Mitchell and Lindsey Moran spent several years exclusively representing victims of domestic violence, together litigating hundreds of protective order and peace order cases for people suffering intimate partner abuse. We are tireless advocates for our clients and offer not only zealous representation in court, but also a wealth of experience in safety planning and connecting clients with organizations and resources designed to assist in the transition from domestic violence victim to domestic violence survivor.


Visit my website for a more extensive list of the types of cases we accept.


Our partners come from a non-profit background and founded the firm on a mission of access to justice. Consequently, Mitchell & Moran provides excellent, effective and innovative legal services at a reasonable rate.  There is no "one size fits all" approach to family law.  We tailor our representation to the requirements of your particular case, providing only the services you need, and with an appreciation of the fact that you'd rather be spending your hard-earned money on your family than on your family law attorney. 



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Child Custody: 35%
  3. Domestic Violence: 30%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Ginger Robinson Criminal defense Attorney
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    Patricia is one of the best lawyers I know. Not only is she incredibly competent, intelligent and persistent, she honestly has her client's best interests at heart. Patricia wields her pen like a sword and consistently obtains favorable outcomes for her clients. She would be my go to lawyer if I ever needed one!


    Lindsey Moran Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

By Appointment Only
Baltimore County, MD


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Heuisler Honor SocietyUniversity of Baltmore School of Law2005
Oustanding Service AwardUniversity of Baltimore Students for Public Interest Law2005
Gabriel Aguirre Award for Public ServiceUniversity of Baltimore2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPatricia Mitchell, Esq.2013 - Present
PartnerMitchell & Moran, LLC2008 - Present
Staff AttorneyWomen's Law Center2006 - 2008
Rule 16 AttorneyHoward County State's Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
Legal DepartmentCoventry Health Care1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Women's Law Center of MarylandMember2010 - Present
Women's Law Center of MarylandJudicial Selection Committee2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Lawyers' Campaign Against HungerExecutive Committee2004 - 2005
University of Baltimore Law School Advisory CouncilN/A2004 - 2005
National Lawyers Guild Mid Atlantic Region (Maryland chapter)Former Chair2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v MackeySale in Lieu of Partition granted. Client awarded substantial monetary award for unpaid contribution to home and authority to sell the property.
Zangwill v ZangwillChild support modification by negotiated settlement.
Johnson v JohnsonDivorce granted, including relief client sought - custody, child support, property division and retirement benefits.
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Baltimore Law ForumSerio v. Baltimore County: Felons Retain a Property Interest in Seized Firearms2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Baltimore School of Law, Law and Social ReformGuest Lecturer, Law and Social Reform2009
Carroll County Public LibrariesCustody law in Maryland - Custody 1012009
Carroll County Public LibrariesDivorce law in Maryland - Divorce 1012009
misc workshops, Baltimore CityDomestic violence law in Maryland2007