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’ business interests.
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.