Litigation Lawyers in Columbia, Maryland


Litigation is an avenue for parties to resolve disputes in family law and other legal matters through the court process whereby the court makes the ultimate decision in a variety of cases, including:

The law provides very specific guidelines concerning litigation.

In domestic cases, one party files a complaint and the opposing party files an answer. The parties then partake in discovery whereby disclosure of certain information is required.  Attempts may be made to mediate or settle the case to avoid a trial.

If the issues cannot be resolved, a hearing is conducted, and the judge makes the final decision as to the outcome of the case. The judgment may be appealed to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.


When you meet with an attorney at FLAG, we will ensure that you are informed of all options to resolve your legal issues, not just litigation.

FLAG strongly believes that it best serves all parties, especially children, if resolution of legal disputes occurs outside of the court system.  However, we also recognize that one party may be angry, vindictive, unreasonable and unwilling to amicably settle a case and, in such a situation, litigation may be the only option for that family to reach a resolution.  In such instances, FLAG attorneys are trained, prepared and experienced in being zealous advocates in adversarial situations for our clients.

We understand the best way to articulate our client’s position to the court is through a well thought out and constructed presentation of our client’s case.

We will:

  • thoroughly prepare your case
  • keep you apprised of all developments
  • seek a resolution outside of court if the opportunity arises

The goal of litigation is to resolve disputes with court intervention because alternative means have proven unsuccessful.

We offer our clients experienced, prepared, knowledgeable, articulate, well-communicated representation with passion that resonates from practicing in our chosen profession with a desire to strengthen families and achieve desirable outcomes. 

Call our office (410) 884-0400 to schedule an Initial Consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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  • "Anna Lindner walked me through the roughest time in my life. She was patient, understanding, resourceful, responsive, and comforting while also being my strength and confidence. She was aggressive when she needed to be and fought for what I deserved."
  • "Anna Lindner was very helpful through the entire process, professional and very responsive."
  • "Sarah has the unique ability to get right to the point and tell it ” like it is” while also being sensitive and considerate, which means that she isn’t wasting time and racking up needless billable hours."
  • "Emily was fantastic to work with! She walked me through every step along the way and made sure I was comfortable with what was happening. She is patient, kind, and understanding but also fights for what her client deserves."
  • "Ms. Thomas was a pleasure to work with during my case. She was an excellent advocate for my son and won my case for him. He now has all the help he needs in school because of her determination."
  • "Anne Kelly Laynor was extremely prepared and always in control of the situation. Most importantly for me though, she was a calming force during an extremely emotional time. I feel extremely lucky and even grateful to have had her by my side."
    Former Client
  • "Ms. Laynor was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and thorough throughout the time we worked together."

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