versed in all aspects of divorce law,
including matters involving custody, complex litigation, child support, alimony
and domestic violence, Rhian brings significant trial and courtroom experience
to her practice.
Rhian’s strength is her ability to work with her clients to assess the best
course of action for their particular circumstances, weighing the cost of
litigation against the likelihood of success with alternative dispute
resolution. Known for her energy, empathy and talent, Rhian represents clients
with complex legal issues such as multi-jurisdictional property cases, valuation
of unique real estate, and high-conflict custody cases.
She also works on issues that confront business owners and their spouses,
such as valuing corporate assets, complex tax issues and stock distributions.
Prior to joining Lerch Early, Rhian practiced complex civil litigation,
including contract, commercial and real estate disputes, giving her a background
in business and litigation that is important when looking after her clients’
Rhian also works with young professionals looking for a fresh start without
costly divorce litigation. She often represents people involved in domestic
violence disputes, helping clients seek protective orders, and defending those
accused of domestic violence.
She remains up-to-date on the latest developments in family law with her work
on the executive committees of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the
Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County, and as a Barrister of the Inns of
Court of Montgomery County. Rhian is the current chair of the Montgomery County
Bar Association’s Community Outreach Committee and previously co-chaired its
Family Law Section. She also serves on the board of directors of the Montgomery
County Child Care Association.
Rhian received a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University and
her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus
School of Law. Upon completion of law school, she served as a judicial clerk to
the Honorable James L. Ryan in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Md., She
is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Rhian is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and was
named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine. When she’s
not helping clients, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and traveling.