Hartel DeSantis & Howie, LLP
Practicing Family Law and Personal Injury Law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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We are experienced personal injury lawyers and family law attorneys who will protect your rights throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia

With approximately 120 years of collective experience, eight skilled trial lawyers make up the law firm of Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP. When you retain our law firm you can be confident that you are hiring an attorney with integrity and skill in handling your case. Our foremost goal is to provide the most effective representation for our clients. Our law firm is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell - this is the highest rating by this nationally recognized and respected directory of lawyers and law firms.

For over 16 years, our personal injury lawyers and family law attorneys have been serving clients who live within three hours of our Maryland and northern Virginia offices.

Our multi-jurisdictional practice includes state and federal cases throughout the D.C./Maryland/Virginia region, from the Baltimore/D.C. corridor in counties such as Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Harford County; to the Eastern Shore; to the rural counties of Western Maryland; into the District of Columbia; and across the Wilson bridge into northern Virginia in counties such as Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Alexandria County, Stafford County, and all the way down to Norfolk and Roanoke. We are honored that many of our new clients are referred to us by previous clients whom our family law attorneys and personal injury lawyers have represented in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.

Divorce and Family Law in Maryland

Our family law attorneys are committed to providing clients with expert legal guidance and caring support. We understand that the issues that arise in family and domestic law are highly sensitive, extremely personal, and emotional. We will focus on working with you, protecting your family and financial interests, maintaining the confidentiality of your personal life, and achieving resolution of your matter effectively, efficiently, and economically.

Divorce and custody issues are very emotional

We understand that during this highly emotional time you will have questions such as:

  • How will we divide our property for our separation agreement?
  • What kind of visitation will I get?
  • Who will get custody of the children?
  • Will I have to pay alimony?
  • How much child support will I get?
  • What if my spouse cheated on me, does that matter?
  • What happens to my 401k retirement account after I get divorced?
  • Can my spouse get my military pension?
  • What if the State takes away my child?
  • What rights do I have as a foster parent?

These are just some of the questions that the Maryland family law attorneys at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP can answer for you.

Our divorce lawyers can help you in the following areas:

  • High Conflict Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Separation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders | Peace Orders
  • Men's Rights | Fathers Rights
  • Same Sex Divorce
  • Co-habitating Couples | Unmarried Couples
  • Prenuptial Agreements | Postnuptial Agreements
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Modifications
  • CINA (Child In Need of Assistance) Matters
  • Guardianship
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Fill out our email contact form or call us today at (443) 749-5111 to discuss your case.

Personal Injury

Our attorneys’ diverse backgrounds in insurance law, family law, personal injury, and medical malpractice enable our attorneys to provide our clients with a greater perspective on individual cases. We have the experience to look at your case from various perspectives. Our Maryland personal injury lawyers can develop unique and smart legal strategies for our personal injury clients, to help our clients obtain the greatest possible compensation.

Trusted trials lawyers who fight for you

When you suffer a personal injury, it is important to have the time to heal – free from the worry of dealing with insurance companies and their adjusters and lawyers. When we work for you, you don’t have to worry about those things, nor should you. Insurance companies may pretend to be concerned for your welfare, but they are first and foremost businesses whose bottom line is profit. The insurance adjuster may offer you much less money than you deserve — and less than you need to cover the expenses of all of your medical care and lost wages. You will probably need the help of an attorney who will demand that the insurance adjuster and the insurance company give you the respect and compensation you deserve. We fight to get you everything you are entitled to from the insurance company.

As experienced personal injury attorneys serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., we are here to take the burden off your shoulders, so you have time to heal and get your life back in order. When you need us, you can call us anytime, day or night. Your call will be answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help when you or someone you care about who has been negligently injured in any way including:

  • Medical Malpractice injuries and death, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis and prescription drug mistakes, and birth injuries.
  • Auto Accidents including truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, Metro bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents and DUI/DWI Accidents.
  • Products Liability injuries caused by defective tires, toys, drop side cribs, strollers, appliances, tools, dangerous drugs, dangerous medical devices, lead in toys and other consumer items.
  • Premises Liability accidents, including slip/trip and fall incidents in stores and other places.
  • Nursing Home Negligence and nursing home abuse, which can involve failure to attend to the medical, nutritional, hygiene and safety needs of patients, or physical, verbal or emotional abuse.
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Injury from assault and battery
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Boating accidents

Fill out our contact form or call us today at (443) 749-5111 to discuss your case and set up a free consultation for personal injury cases with a personal injury lawyer or family law attorney in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia. There is no fee if there is no recovery.