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About the Practice

I have been practicing law since 1994, and I’ve been a family lawyer in Frederick, Maryland since 1998.  My approach to legal matters is focused and straightforward—I try to provide an honest assessment of your case, to give you clear advice, and to develop smart strategies. My goal is to find the best method to achieve your best outcome.

But representation is not only about the process, it’s also about the person—you.  Family matters involve changes that are particularly stressful both emotionally and financially.  Information and insight can help manage stress, and communication between attorney and client is the most important factor in achieving a successful legal outcome.  I want you to have the information you need to understand your case so that you are confident both in and out of the courtroom.

Whether you are divorcing, considering modifications to custody or child support addressed in a prior judgment or agreement, tying up the loose ends of your divorce, changing your will, or appealing a family law decision, I can help.

Laura N. Venezia, Esq.

Professional Facts

  • Admitted to Practice – Maryland, 1993
  • United States, District of Maryland, 1996
  • US Patent Bar, 2003

Bar Memberships

  •  Maryland State Bar Association
  •   Bar Association of Frederick County
  •  Family Law Bar, Frederick County

Specialty Training

  • Family Law Mediator
  • Best Interest/Child Advocate Attorney

Selected Reported Cases

  • Walter v. Walter, 956 A.2d 255, 181 Md. App. 273 (2008) (Alimony)
  • Mulligan v. Corbett, 45 A.3d 243, 426 Md. 670 (2012) (Paternity)
  • Robinette v. Hunsecker, 96 A.3d 94, 439 Md. 243 (2014) (Retirement division)
  • Fitzzalland v. Zahn, 97 A.3d 184, 2128 Md. App. 312 (2014) (Child support/adult disabled child)

Education

  • University of Dallas, B.S., Biology, 1988
  • University of Cincinnati, M.S., Physiology and Biophysics, 1990
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1993