Law and Dispute Resolution Office of Robert L. Baum

Law and Dispute Resolution Office of Robert L. Baum

Mediation, Collaborative Law, Parent Coordination and Arbitration for Maryland and District of Columbia

Firm Overview

Bob Baum's practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families with the highest quality personal service. Bob holds a reputation of having a loyal relationship with clients, founded on his skills, availability and integrity.

Bob strives to provide you with the most appropriate way to resolve your family law concern. Bob has been a leader in helping families resolve conflicts outside of going to court--through mediation, collaborative law, arbitration and parent coordination. His motto is "no dispute is too difficult to resolve" and through skill, patience and careful listening he has helped parties resolve numerous cases that were otherwise headed to court.

Bob honed his family law legal skills through litigation, but has seen how destructive that is for the parents and children. Every judge will tell you that he or she is the last person you want to decide the most important issues for your family. Bob helps you, not a judge, to be in charge of your changing family situation.

For years he has been helping families regardless of the issue or type of relationship; for example, he has been working with LGBT couples long before same-sex marriages became mainstream. Bob is able to be effective because he helps families to "think outside of the box."

Please call for a free consultation.

Main Office

401 No. Washington St.,
Suite 500
Rockville MD 20850


(301) 610-0610


(301) 309-9436

Robert Baum

Law and Dispute Resolution Office of Robert L. Baum

Alternative dispute resolution has become Bob Baum's specialty, although he remains an active litigator for cases that require courtroom action. With over 30 years of litigation experience, he has become a leader in advancing alternatives to litigation--what is now called "alternative dispute resolution," "appropriate dispute resolution," or simply "ADR."
Mr. Baum offers a full array of alternative dispute resolution methods: mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and facilitation. He will work with you so that the most appropriate dispute resolution method is used in the most cost- effective and efficient manner.
Mr. Baum has the breadth and depth of experience which makes him an effective alternative dispute resolution neutral. Unlike many ADR practitioners, Mr. Baum has practiced in several areas of the law, so that he can bring his varied experiences to the table. As detailed in his biography on his website ( , he has both a family and business law background. He brings a business perspective to family law issues and the family perspective to business disputes, but when children are involved, he always works with you to achieve your child's best interest.
As a litigator and alternative dispute resolution attorney, Mr. Baum's goal is to help you resolve your dispute in a way that costs you as little as possible in terms of time, money and pain.


Bar Number: Admitted to practice
Maryland, 2001

Bar Number: Admitted to practice
California, 1981

Bar Number: Admitted to practice
District of Columbia, 1985


Washington University School of Law
J.D., 1981

Dartmouth College
B.A., 1997

Robert Baum

Law and Dispute Resolution Office of Robert L. Baum

Robert Baum

Law and Dispute Resolution Office of Robert L. Baum

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