Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles Chartered

Probate & Divorce law firm in Severna Park near Annapolis

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Firm Overview

The attorneys at Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered lawyers represent cases in a wide variety of overlapping practice areas. We are highly regarded among probate law firms in Severna Park and divorce law firms in Annapolis.

Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered lawyers has its roots in a general practice law firm formed in Severna Park in 1973. Our general practice attorneys are full service lawyers who are qualified to handle all aspects of a legal problem. No matter how complex your problem, one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys is waiting to hear from you. We pride ourselves on our creative legal thinking and on our determination to resolve the legal problems of our clients. Whether you are in need of probate attorneys in Severna Park or require the help of one of the leading Severna Park and Annapolis divorce law firms, you are in good hands with our lawyers.

The lawyers at our general practice in Severna Park and Annapolis are known for having a broad range of knowledge, education, and experience in the legal field. We are skilled generalists who keep up with the laws and regulations that apply to our cases, and we are active in both the legal and surrounding community. While we are aggressive in the courtroom, we are compassionate about sensitive legal problems.
Main Office

Main Office
2 Evergreen Road
Severna Park  MD  21146

Phone
  • 410-544-0314
Fax
  • 410-544-3842
Divorce
Filing divorce in Severna Park and Annapolis
Divorce is one of the most stressful times in life. During your divorce, it is common to experience grief and anger. Your lawyer can help you with getting your life back on track by offering divorce advice in Severna Park and Annapolis and by creating a strong legal strategy to assist you in this difficult time. Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered lawyers can provide the type of Severna Park and Annapolis divorce help that you need.

Separation help:
You may get a limited or an absolute divorce in Maryland. A limited divorce is not permanent. It does not permit remarriage nor does it terminate property claims. The limited divorce legalizes the separation and provides for support. An absolute divorce is permanent. It terminates the marriage and property claims.

Most domestic cases are resolved by the lawyers of the parties after negotiation by a document typically known as a Separation and Settlement Agreement. Before attempting to reach a settlement agreement, however, it is important to have a basic understanding of the law in this area. Because the law is complex, you should seek legal advice regarding the process and issues that arise concerning divorcing in Severna Park or Annapolis and separation.

Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered lawyers can provide Severna Park and Annapolis divorce advice about all aspects of Severna Park and Annapolis divorce including separation and all of the following:
-Divorce
-Separation
-Child Custody
-Marital Property and Monetary Award
-Use and Possession of Real and Personal Property
-Child Support
-Visitation
-Alimony
-Mediation

William L. Corbin

Bill Corbin is the founding member of what has become Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered. He was born in Frederick, Maryland in 1940 and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Corbin was a Captain in the United States Air Force Security Service. He was a Signal Intelligence Officer stationed in Texas, Germany and Greece.

Mr. Corbin returned to the University of Maryland for law school and received his Juris Doctorate in 1971. After law school he worked for the law firm of Anderson, Coe and King in Baltimore.

Mr. Corbin opened the doors of what is now Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered in 1973 in Severna Park where he has practiced since. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates staff from 1975 through 1976.

For ten years in the 1980's and 1990's Mr. Corbin was an officer in the Maryland State Guard attaining the rank of Colonel. He commanded a Brigade and was Deputy Commander of the entire State Guard. During that time he received many awards for service to the State of Maryland.

Mr. Corbin is admitted to practice by the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. He is a former Section council member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law Section. This is the leadership group of the State Bar Family Law Section. Both in conjunction with the Section and otherwise, Mr. Corbin has taught other attorneys and Judges in various programs of continuing Legal Education. He is an active member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association Family Law Committee.

Mr. Corbin, as many attorneys of his age, began his practice as a general practitioner and has represented clients in many areas of the law. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in many counties in Maryland. While at Anderson, Coe and King, he represented medical professionals and insurance companies defending malpractice or negligence lawsuits.

Beginning in 1973 when the firm was founded in Severna Park, separation, divorce, custody, support, property issues and other family law issues became an increasing part of Mr. Corbin's and the firm's case load.

While continuing to represent clients with business, real estate, wills and estate matters, he has developed a team of attorneys and paralegals to help people with family law issues such as: Separation, Custody, Divorce, Child Support, Alimony or Spousal Support, Marital Property Division, Guardianships, Adoption and Pre-Nuptial Agreements. Today, Family Law matters are the largest part of his case load.

Mr. Corbin is also a Harvard Law School trained mediator. He has also completed 60 hours of basic mediation training in Maryland including 20 hours of training for family law mediation. He is approved as a mediator by the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County.

Mr. Corbin is a member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association's Family Law Committee and its chairman for 2004-2005.

Earl G. Schaffer

Earl Schaffer is from Mamaroneck, New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1967.

He attended law school at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and received his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in 1971. During and following law school Mr. Schaffer served six years in the Maryland National Guard and United States Army Reserve.

Mr. Schaffer is admitted to practice before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

Mr. Schaffer clerked for the judges of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. He was an early member of the Annapolis Environmental Commission.

Mr. Schaffer has been active with the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, serving as its President in 1993. He served on the Anne Arundel County Severna Park Small Area Plan Committee. He is a member of ASPIRE, an organization dedicated to the future planning of the Severna Park community.

Mr. Schaffer concentrates his practice in condominium law, homeowners associations, business formation and representation, real estate, wills and trusts, estate administration, and general litigation.

Kimberly Corbin Aviles

Kim is the managing attorney for the wills, estates and trusts practice. Kim has a Bachelor of Arts cum laude (Economics and History) from the University of Richmond. After college Kim attended the University of Maryland School of Law where she graduated with Honor in 1986.

Immediately after graduation from law school, Kim was the a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Karwacki on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. After her clerkship with Judge Karwacki, Kim was an associate in the Estates and Trusts Department at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman in Baltimore from 1987 through 1990. At Frank, Bernstein, Kim concentrated her practice in estate planning (drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney), administration of estates, trust administration and fiduciary income tax preparation, federal estate tax and gift tax.

In 1990 Kim joined Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered where she continues to concentrate in estate and tax planning, preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, administration of trusts and estates, and income tax preparation for fiduciaries, as well as estate and gift tax returns.

In addition to her active practice Kim has served as an instructor at the Anne Arundel Community College in Estates and Trusts and paralegal studies. She has served on various committees of the Maryland State and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations and was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

Kim is a past president of both the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation and the Severn School Alumni Association. Kim is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ann L. Lamdin

Ann Lamdin is a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served on the Moot Court Board.

Following graduation from law school Ann became an associate at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1992, Ann joined Piper & Marbury, L.L.P. (now DLA Piper, L.L.P.) and she was elected a partner in that firm in 1997.

In 1999, Ann joined her current firm, Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, located in Severna Park, MD, where she chairs the firm's immigration practice group. She represents high-technology and start up businesses, as well as many major employers in the healthcare, banking, insurance, manufacturing and consulting industries.

Ann is recognized as an expert in her field, publishing many articles and chapters in immigration and employment-related publications and general access periodicals. Ann is a frequent presenter and participant in continuing legal education, professional seminars, and graduate and undergraduate level instruction.

In 1995, the American Immigration Lawyers Association awarded Ann its Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer award. She has also been recognized as one of Baltimore's Best Lawyers by Baltimore Magazine. She holds the highest possible peer rating for ethical standards and legal ability ("AV/Preeminent") from Martindale-Hubbell.

Annually since 2006, Ann has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of Immigration Law. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas; lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

E. Anne Hamel

E. Anne Hamel is a litigator with experience before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies. Ms. Hamel advises clients on commercial matters, such as breach of contract and business torts, and has extensive experience in the areas of domestic law and worker's compensation. Before joining Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Charted, Ms. Hamel was an associate with the Venable LLP where she was a member of the litigation department from 1991 - 2002.

Ms Hamel graduated cum laude from Princeton University where she majored in Politics. Ms. Hamel obtained her law degree in 1990 from the University of Virginia. She is a former law clerk to the late Honorable Edward S. Northrop of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1991.
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