I work to guide my clients through times of crisis and to help them find creative solutions that allow them to rebuild and move forward in their lives, while minimizing loss along the way. My approach to the practice of law comes from an understanding of the importance of approaching legal disputes with an eye toward problem-solving. My clients include people dealing with emotional issues of divorce, child custody, and the division of marital property, as well as people struggling with the devastating effects of personal injuries. Early in my career I litigated in state and federal courts around the country in the field of railroad safety, including complex personal injury actions. I have been practicing in the area of family law since 2001, and while I maintain an active litigation practice, I promote the use of other dispute resolution processes such as collaborative practice, direct negotiation and mediation.
In the area of personal injury I was one of two attorneys to be voted “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” in 2012 by the Maryland Association for Justice for my successful work on a case involving premises liability, Mary Thomas v. Panco Management, et al.
In the area of family law I have been listed by Super Lawyers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. from 2012 through 2015 in the area of Family Law and was named in their list of Top 100 Lawyers in both Maryland and Washington D.C. in 2015. In 2014 and 2015 Best Lawyers in America included me as one of the Washington, D.C. area’s top Collaborative Family Law attorneys in the Washington Post Magazine and Baltimore Magazine “Best Of” lawyers’ edition, and in 2013 I received honorable mention as a Top Divorce Lawyer, in Bethesda Magazine, November-December 2013.
Learn more about the services I can provide by calling me at 301-279-0977 or by visiting my website at www.weisbaumlaw.com.
Mary Thomas v. Panco Management, et al., 423 Md. 387, 31 A.3d 583 (2011). — I was one of two attorneys to be voted “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” in 2012 by the Maryland Association for Justice for my successful work on Mary Thomas v. Panco Management, et al. Ms. Thomas suffered serious injuries when she slipped on black ice exiting her apartment building. The Court of Appeals overturned the trial court and the Court of Special Appeals for misapplying the assumption of risk defense, allowing Ms. Thomas to recover damages for her injuries.