One issue many clients broach with us is their innate discomfort with sharing with a stranger every element of their lives, familial relationships and finances. This inclination is both natural and common, and so we hope to alleviate some level of that inhibition by sharing with you not only our professional affiliations, recommendations and business contacts, but also all the local events and programs we participate in and support. We value our community and are active participants and volunteers in support of a wide array of issues. Knowing how we spend our time and our charitable contributions, we hope, may allay some of your concerns and provide a solid foundation for building a relationship together to achieve your goals and represent your needs.
At McCabe Russell, PA, we have an established reputation as assertive and confident negotiators and litigators, offering legal guidance designed to eliminate any of our clients’ worries and confusion. We are experienced family law attorneys in Howard and Montgomery County, but we serve clients throughout Maryland. We make your needs our prime directive and offer you clear guidance and assistance toward the best possible outcome. By maintaining multiple offices in Fulton, Columbia, Bethesda and Rockville, we ensure that our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you when you need us the most.
The ZAVOS JUNCKER LAW GROUP, PLLC represents clients in adoption, assisted reproductive technology, custody and visitation, divorce and dissolution, estate planning, including Wills and Powers of Attorney, family formation, LGBT issues, parentage, probate, surrogacy and transgender issues. We also understand that there are many kinds of families and that the structure of a family may change over time. We are experienced in addressing all legal issues arising out of family relationships. In addition to speaking English, Farsi, French, Spanish & Romanian, we have experience working with members of the Deaf community and will provide interpreters at no cost to our clients.
Jennifer Fairfax, LLC, Family Formation Law Offices focuses on matters related to Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. We have over two decades of experience in representing clients growing their families through adoption, surrogacy and with the use of donors. We handle private, parental placement, independent, step-parent, second parent, third party, relative and adult adoptions. We also work with clients interested in gestational surrogacy options or the use of egg or sperm donors. The firm represents all types of families including single parents, married or unmarried couples including gay and lesbian parents and grandparents.
Scott Oswald is an accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than three dozen trials to verdict. He has recovered more than $120 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.
A fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Oswald received his law degree from Howard University and honed his skills at Trial Lawyers College, founded by the legendary Gerry Spence.
In 2017, Washingtonian Magazine named him as a “Top Lawyer” in Washington, D.C.
Zamani & Associates PLLC is a family law firm established to help clients start, grow, restructure and plan for their families, and to unwind marriages and long-term committed relationships in a thoughtful, holistic and practical manner. We are committed to helping you accurately understand your options and achieve the best resolution possible in your specific circumstances. Zamani & Associates PLLC is located in Washington, D.C. and services families in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Evan H. Farrr , Certified Elder Law Attorney, is principal attorney of the Farr Law Firm, an elder law firm in Fairfax, Virginia dedicated to helping protect seniors and their families by preserving dignity, quality of life, and financial security. A nationally renowned author and CLE speaker, Mr. Farr is well known in the field of elder law as an expert on Medicaid asset protection, and has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country.
Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC focuses on estate planning and administration, charitable giving and nonprofit governance. Lars works with individuals, couples (married or unmarried) and families, and with local and national cultural, education and health organizations. The firm can:
- Ensure your assets are transferred as you intend taking into account tax consequences and using the most appropriate means from a simple will to a complex multi-generational estate plan
- Prepare you and your loved ones for risk of incapacitation with a living will, durable powers of attorney for health care and finances, and HIPPA disclosures
- Administer trusts and probate
- Structure charitable giving by creating private foundations, trusts, annuities, lifetime gifts and bequests
- Address other life planning legal issues (for example, premarital agreements and special needs trusts)
- Establish, operate or dissolve nonprofit and other organizations
Our law firm has been the trusted advisor to more than 400 same-sex couples in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. We know the opportunities, the risks and the strategies that will protect you, and we?ll apply our experience with sensitivity to the issues that we same-sex couples share.
Marcia Kuntz is a Principal at Smollar Kuntz Locey, PLLC. Marcia resumed her family law practice in 2012 after years as a legislative counsel and committee staffer on Capitol Hill and as an adviser, editor, and executive in the non-profit sector. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Kuntz has taught Family Law as an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law.
Ms. Kuntz started her legal career as an associate at Arnold & Porter, and then moved to Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, PC. While there, she also co-taught Sexual Orientation and the Law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown.
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, Ms. Kuntz has significant experience as a negotiator and litigator, handling cases involving a wide variety of issues in Family Law and including representation of many LGBTQ+ clients.
On Capitol Hill – as legislative counsel to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and as Rep. Frank’s counsel on the Housing sub-committee of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services – Ms. Kuntz worked to advance Rep. Frank’s priorities, which included the preservation and expansion of low income housing and the advancement of justice and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Ms. Kuntz has authored and co-authored book chapters on family law issues, including those of particular relevance to the LGBTQ+ community. She has published in print and online numerous Op-eds, columns, and articles, both under her name and written on behalf of others. Ms. Kuntz is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School. She lives with her partner in Takoma Park.
Smollar Kuntz Locey, PLLC is committed to helping clients with family and personal legal matters in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Our attorneys are experienced litigators, skilled negotiators, and trained mediators.
REESE LAW: Your Partner in Family Law Resolutions
Kate Reese, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, together with her associates Christine
Hissong, Joseph Mullaney and Mario Williams, offers a wide variety of Family Law services throughout Northern
Virginia, DC and Montgomery County, MD. Ms. Reese and Ms. Hissong are certified by the Supreme Court of
Virginia to serve as Mediators in family law disputes and are trained in Collaborative Law (“the kinder, gentler
process”). The firm advocates for clients in family law disputes, whether the parties are married, divorced, never
married, or are interested third parties. We pride ourselves on serving the whole community and have the ability to
assist in LGBTQ cases as well as grey divorces.
CONCENTRATIONS: LGBTQ Family Law, Collaborative Law, Advocacy, Mediation, Litigation, Grey Divorce
AWARDS: Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.; DC and VA Super Lawyers,
including Top 50 Women Attorneys in VA; Best Lawyers in America®
A well-rounded and accomplished self-starter; Ran for the Oklahoma State Legislature at the age of twenty-one as the youngest candidate in the state; Raised by a single mother on public assistance to become the first in his family to finish college – eventually earning a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from a top-tier public university; Served as an airborne paratrooper in Alaska and completed two combat tours in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, taking a position with the U.S. Small Business Administration and managing the Boots to Business Program; Earned his Professional Management Professional Certification while supporting the Office of Small Business Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense as a consultant and managing the Mentor-Protégé Program; Currently on a contract supporting the Director of Small Business Initiatives at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as a consultant
Scored high enough to be admitted on a motion to the Washington D.C. Bar without retaking the bar exam; Started his own practice as an attorney-at-law and independent consultant in the Washington DC area – working on document review projects, facilitating construction permits, and putting together bids / proposals for small businesses; Earned recognition in the national press for representing a student journalist in Joey Stipek v. the University of Oklahoma and selected for the Ben Blackstock Award in 2012 by FOI Oklahoma for commitment to freedom of information; Founded the Fidelis Law Group, a firm specializing in complex litigation (product liability class action torts) – currently handling about 300 cases expected to generate between $5 – $10 million in fees over the next year.
Recently mounted a challenge against the U.S. Department of Defense’s policy regarding HIV+ servicemembers; Currently serve on the boards for the DC Center and the DC Stonewall Kickball League.