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Family Law Section

Happy New Year to all!

We hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful Family Law Section Holiday Party in December. We had a great turnout, and it was lovely to see everyone! A BIG THANK YOU to Delaney McKinney for, once again, hosting this spectacular event!

Please SAVE THE DATE for the following:


January 18, 2018Vincent M. Wills, Esq., Partner with Dragga, Hannon & Wills, LLP, will present on “other assets” – airline miles, stock options, and how to address these “other assets” in settlement and at trial.

February 15, 2018Benjamin Marcoux, Esq., and Annemarie Wall, Esq., both with Marcoux & Wall, LLC, will present on defending against and keeping out written hearsay under the Maryland Rules of Evidence.

March 15, 2018 **5:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1; (Family Law Magistrates’ Roundtable)

April 19, 2018The Honorable Harry Storm and Casey Weinberg Florance, Esq., Partner with Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, will present on contempt issues and how best to present a contempt case to the Court.

May or June 2018 **Practitioner of the Year Award Dinner (Date, Time and Place TBD)

** Please note that all Family Law Section Meetings are approximately 1 hour long and will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Bar Office, CLE Classroom, except as otherwise noted. 


SAVE THE DATE for our great 2018 CLEs, which include:

February/March: TBD: Breakfast with our new Circuit Court and District Court Judges

February 27: 5:30-8:30p.m.: Marital Settlement Agreements: Drafting, Interpretation, and Enforcement Issues

March 20: 5:30-8:30p.m.: Family Law Practice Ethics and Risk Management. Speakers: Lydia E. Lawless, Bar Counsel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland; and Erin A. Risch, Eccleston and Wolf, P.C.

April 23 & 25: 5:30-8:30p.m.: Ritz Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training. Speakers: Rhian McGrath, Webb Soypher McGrath LLC; Michael P. Sinay, Paradiso, Taub, Sinay, Owel & Kostecka, PC; Howard Soypher, Webb Soypher McGrath LLC Scott M. Strickler, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.; John S. Weaver, Weaver Law LLC; and Christy A. Zlatkus, Avery & Upton

May 22: 5:00-7:45p.m.: Family Law Update. Speakers: Paul J. Reinstein, Reinstein Glackin Patterson & Herriott, LLC; Bryan Renehan, Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, Chartered. Location: Courtroom 3E, Circuit Court for Montgomery County  


Mark your calendars for the following social events: 

Spring Happy Hour – March 15, 2018 following the Magistrates’ Roundtable.  Located TBD.

End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award – TBD in May or June 2018.


Law Day – Scheduled for May 4, 2018 back at the Marriott location.  Plans are already in the works for a great Family Law Section program.



Emily Gelmann
Pilar Nichols
Heather Sweren



January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018*
April 19, 2018

*Roundtable; 5PM;
     Courtroom 1

Section meetings will be held at 5:30PM in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Association building, unless otherwise noted.