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Leanne Lauenstein

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Office: 410.385.2225
Direct: 443.909.7503
Fax: 410.547.2432

Ms. Lauenstein’s practice focuses on divorce and separation, marital settlement agreements, child custody, parenting agreements, visitation, division of marital property, alimony, child support, paternity, adoptions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, jurisdictional disputes (including international child custody disputes), and interstate child custody and child support matters. She also handles protective orders, peace orders, appeals, and guardianship and custody matters relating to immigration cases concerning special immigrant juvenile status.


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2005

B.S., University of Maryland, 2002

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2012
Professional History

Ms. Lauenstein began her professional career working at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office where she worked for over 7 years. During her tenure as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ms. Lauenstein did tours of duty in the District Court, Juvenile and Felony Trial Divisions. Ms. Lauenstein quickly developed a reputation as an aggressive but fair prosecutor. She gained the respect of the judges before whom she appeared as well as her fellow prosecutors and members of the defense bar, for her sharp intellect and ability to quickly and accurately evaluate complex legal issues. Before joining Silverman Thompson, Ms. Lauenstein worked at a private firm focusing on defense civil litigation matters involving civil rights violations. She aggressively defended her clients in Baltimore City Circuit Court and United States District Court.

Ms. Lauenstein gained considerable experience and expertise as a prosecutor and in civil litigation practice, to skillfully and effectively represent family law clients. Ms. Lauenstein has successfully handled hundreds of family law cases, obtaining favorable results for her domestic clients. Ms. Lauenstein is attentive to the needs of her clients and is thorough in her preparation in order to proficiently advise each client as to their individual situation. She is determined to obtain positive results for her family law clients, whether through a collaborative approach or through litigation. Through her years of practice she has become skilled at navigating the complex personal and legal issues inherent in family law.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association for Baltimore County

Bar Association for Baltimore City

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association