Bar Register Practice Areas:
Family Law, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate.
For over thirty five years, Jo Benson Fogel PA (Ms. Fogel, and associate attorneys Farida Robinson and Kim Sorensen and experienced support staff) have represented individuals in complex divorce and family related litigation. Clients have been successful in being awarded and preserving their marital, professional and family assets. Jo Benson Fogel PA concentrates in assisting those individuals who are entitled to receive income from retirement benefits, bonuses, estate, property, and partnership holdings or other assets. Ms. Fogel's years of experience have created a strong and respected reputation throughout the state of Maryland and suburbs of Washington, DC.
For the last 25+ years Ms. Fogel's primary focus has been on court-related matters involving families and individuals in the Maryland courts. Her clients are primarily Montgomery and Prince George’s County citizens of all ages involved in divorce, guardianship, custody, property distribution, estate planning and will litigation and administration matters. She is also active in the Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations (currently on the Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation). Mrs. Fogel has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, the national lawyers directory, she is listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Maryland, and she has been designated a Maryland Super Lawyer, and recognized in Best Lawyers in America. She has also been part of the Family Law faculty of the Maryland Judicial Institute since 1995. She served on the committee that oversees the implementation of Md. Rule 6.1 regarding Pro Bono and the lawyers of Maryland at its inception. In 1999 the Montgomery County Bar Foundation recognized her for her Extraordinary Commitment to Delivery of Legal Services. Ms. Fogel served two terms on the Board of Directors of InterfaithWorks, and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Bowen Center for the Study of Family.
Ms. Fogel's Collateral and Community Experience: American Management Association, Management Course For Presidents 1979; Young Presidents Organization Spouse’s Forum Leader; Forum Moderator Training Ken Blanchard and Associates 1991; Director, Jefferson Bank and Trust (now merged into United Bank) Director, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce 1979-1983;Director, Community Ministries/Interfaith Works Montgomery County, 2001-2008
Ms. Fogel's publications/contributions:
CLEI, Annual Review of Maryland Case Law Digest of All Published Decisions Domestic Relations Section, 1987-1992; CLEI Presentation of Testimony; Discovery; Discovery Strategies; The Family Center Georgetown University; symposium on Juveniles (1979); Business Organization and Systems Theory (1983); Divorce (1982); Marriage and Divorce (1993); Maryland Bar Journal, “Mediation” (1984); “Law Practice Management, An Oxymoron” (2002); Family Law Columnist The Daily Record, 1983-1988; chapter, American Bar Association: The Road to Independence (2013)
Awards & Recognitions: Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers 1997; 2004; 2007; 2009; Montgomery County Bar Association 1998 Recognition Award for Commitment to Excellent Delivery of Legal Services; Best Lawyers Consumer Guide (2001) published by Best Lawyers in America; Baltimore Magazine Maryland Super Lawyers and Washington Super Lawyers 2006-to present; Top 50 Maryland Family Law Lawyers 2012-2014