Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC

Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC

Whether you are ending a marriage, filing for bankruptcy or injured through no fault of your own, the Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC is dedicated to helping you get past tough times as quickly as possible.

Firm Overview

We are a hands-on law firm. We are committed to building lasting relationships with clients by utilizing an honest, personal, results-oriented and cost-effective approach. No matter the size or complexity of your case, we pay attention to every detail from initial consultation until the resolution of your legal matter. We are with you every step of the way, helping to navigate you through the legal process. We will aggressively fight to get you the results and compensation you deserve in or out of court.

The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC safeguards the interests and rights of individuals and families in the following legal areas:
-Family Law
-Personal injury
-Wills and Estate Law

The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC is a debt relief agency helping individuals and families file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code.

Successfully serving clients throughout Maryland:
The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC serves individuals and families in the cities of Upper Marlboro and Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland.

Main Office

Main Office
1401 Mercantile Lane, Suite 104
Upper Marlboro MD 20774


(301) 772-0248


(301) 772-0289


Strong legal advocacy for you and your family

Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you want a competent, assertive attorney by your side. The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC zealously advocates for your rights and protect your family during all family law proceedings, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but the biological parent's change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoptions so you can feel secure about your child's well-being.

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live in the conditions you and your spouse established during marriage.

Child custody and visitation:
We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support:
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising your child. At the Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC, we our advocate for your child's right to a healthy, happy upbringing financial support that is divided fairly between both parents.

Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings:
When Maryland authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Maryland to protect your parental rights.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. We are skilled negotiators who help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails.The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.

A. Stafford Hearns

Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC


Admitted to practice:
Maryland, 2005

-The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2004
-University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1997

Professional memberships:
-Prince George's County Bar Association
-Maryland State Bar Association
-National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
-Bar Association of Montgomery County

Professional experience:
-Of Counsel, Law Firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata and Siegel, P.C.
-Real Estate Counsel, The Mills Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, 2004-2006
-"Panel Attorney, Maryland Office of the Public Defender 2006 - 2008

Areas of practice:
-Child support
-Visitation rights
-Separation agreements
-Domestic violence
-Protective orders
-Peace orders
-Criminal defense
-Driving while intoxicated
-Traffic violations
-Personal injury
-Automobile accidents and injuries

Born in Washington, D.C.


The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2004

Kobi O. Smith

Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC

Of Counsel

Admitted to practice:
Maryland, 1996

-Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, B.A. 1993
-George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, J.D., 1996

Areas of practice:

Born in Washington, DC


George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
Juris Doctorate, 1996