Originally led by Sheila K. Sachs, a pioneer in the field of family law and a pioneer for women lawyers, Sheilaâs legacy lives on particularly with the members of our Family Law team, who are listed as Best lawyers, and Super Lawyers in Maryland.
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233 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Carol Ghingher Cooper focuses her practice primarily in family law. Carol represents clients in matters related to divorce, custody, visitation, child support, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, adoption and other civil litigation.
Carol has represented clients in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Montgomery County. She has been actively involved in the family law committees of the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Bar Associations and was Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Baltimore City Bar Association in 2008-2009.
On June 15, 2015, Carol was appointed as a Standing Auditor for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. As Standing Auditor, she handles all matters which require an audit; and she examines, states or settles accounts referred to her by the court.
Carol completed the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training presented by the Department of Family Administration of the Administrative Office of the Courts, in cooperation with the Maryland State Bar Association CLE Department. She is a founding member of The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, a group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to promoting the highest degree of service excellence in the field of Collaborative Practice. The group serves âto develop and promote collaborative practice as an effective means of alternative dispute resolution and to offer professionals of all disciplines involved in dispute resolution, and the populations they serve, a humane and respectful way to resolve conflicts.â
Carol successfully completed the Maryland State Bar Association mediation training in compliance with the Maryland Rules of Procedure and is eligible to be appointed as a mediator in civil disputes. She regularly acts as a volunteer settlement facilitator for the family law division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In addition, she has been a frequent contributor to local family law publications.
Carol interned for the following judges of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City: the Hon. Edward J. Angeletti, the Hon. Joseph H.H. Kaplan, and the Hon. Carol E. Smith. She also spent a summer working as a law clerk at the Legal Aide Bureau; and worked as a research assistant for an Adjunct Family Law Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.
In her leisure, Carol enjoys attending sporting events, concerts, going to the movies, watching the Baltimore Ravens, exercising and reading.
University of Maryland School of Law
Kirk Kolodner is a trial lawyer with more than 38 years of litigation and transactional experience in many diverse areas of law. His primary practice areas are family, divorce and marital separation law, guardianships, estate and trust litigation, personal injury, and other litigation. His primary focus is family and divorce law.
He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. Every year since 2007, he has been selected to Maryland Super Lawyers. For many years, he has had the distinction of being named among the 100 Top Lawyers in Maryland. He was selected for Best Lawyers in America in litigating estate matters since 2015.
As a trial attorney, Kirk asserts his client's interests aggressively, but he is sensitive to important family dynamics and the costs and risks involved in litigation. He has significant experience strategizing and analyzing litigation issues, and he handles all aspects of litigation from investigation, negotiation, pre-trial discovery and motions to the trial and appeal.
Kirk has appeared on WBAL-TV and FOX-45 TV to explain divorce by consent, a Maryland law which became effective on October 1, 2015.
For more than 30 years, Kirk served on a pro bono basis as legal counsel to V-LINC, a Baltimore-based, nonprofit computer resource center that provides opportunities for people with disabilities, their families, professionals and members of the business community by using adaptive technology, computer systems, software and the internet. He currently serves as pro bono counsel for Baltimore Clayworks, Inc., a Baltimore City nonprofit dedicated to the ceramic arts. He also serves on the Executive Committee and as a board member of Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation, a nonprofit that provides housing for seniors and low-income Baltimore City residents.
University of Baltimore, School of Law
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