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Best Family Law Attorneys in Maryland

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Maryland. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Maryland, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Maryland. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Cynthia Hawkins Clark
Family Lawyer
Annapolis, MD
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Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell
Family Law and Child Welfare Lawyer
Rockville, MD
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Jennifer Anukem
Family Lawyer
Greenbelt, MD
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Kimberly Arn
Family Lawyer
Columbia, MD
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Adam Hyman
Family Lawyer
Bel Air, MD
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Zack Groves
Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Catonsville, MD
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Ashley Spooner
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Crofton, MD
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Geoffrey S. Platnick
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Potomac, MD
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Thomas Weschler
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Rockville, MD
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Kelley Spigel
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Glen Burnie, MD
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Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Maryland Government and Court Resources

Maryland Attorney General

Maryland Attorney General - The Maryland Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer for the state and is appointed by the Governor. The Attorney General's office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Maryland in legal matters, both civil and criminal. This includes prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and overseeing the enforcement of laws. The office addresses a wide range of legal issues, such as consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Maryland Courts

Maryland Courts - The Maryland Courts are entrusted with the essential duty of administering justice within the state. Their responsibilities include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, protecting individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Maryland's judiciary also plays a crucial role in addressing legal issues specific to the state, including those related to its urban centers and diverse population.

Maryland Department of Human Services

Maryland Department of Human Services - The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) oversees a broad array of social service programs designed to support individuals and families in need throughout the state. DHS administers programs including child welfare services such as foster care, adoption, and child protective services, working to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Additionally, DHS offers adult protective services, support for individuals with disabilities, mental health services, and initiatives aimed at promoting self-sufficiency and family stability. The department's primary goal is to provide essential resources, advocacy, and care to citizens of Maryland in need.

Maryland General Assembly

Maryland General Assembly - The Maryland General Assembly operates as the state's legislative branch, employing a bicameral system comprising the Maryland Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates. The Senate consists of 47 members serving four-year terms, while the House has 141 members serving two-year terms. The General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing a wide range of policy issues, such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

Supreme Court of Maryland

Supreme Court of Maryland - The Supreme Court of Maryland serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and administering the law. Its primary role involves hearing and deciding appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass adjudicating diverse cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners statewide. Additionally, the Supreme Court of Maryland oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold ethical conduct within the legal profession throughout the state.

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