Clara M. Martone Bereston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Clara Martone Bereston, P.A.
 | 100 Cathedral Street, Unit 1
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-295-3350
Fax: 410-295-3352
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Clara M. Martone Bereston founded her Annapolis law firm, Clara Martone Bereston, P.A., with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Maryland's Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties who face delicate family law challenges. Since the establishment of her firm, she has earned a reputation as a dedicated client advocate, and the residents of the area know to turn to her for assistance with a variety of family law-related matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Qualified domestic relation order
  • Child custody and support
  • Interstate custody
  • Support actions
  • Domestic violence
  • Collaborative law
  • Appeals

Ms. Bereston began her legal career in 1993 after earning a law degree from University of Baltimore School of Law and her approval to practice law in Maryland. In addition to her approval to practice law in all of Maryland's state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland also granted her approval to practice in its courtrooms.

Over the past 25-plus years, Ms. Bereston has earned the respect of her peers, her clients and her local community. What's Up Magazine named her as one of Annapolis' leading lawyers, and the Annapolis YWCA honored her during its annual Tribute to Women and Industry. In addition, she has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and she has received a BV Distinguished peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Bereston is an active member of the legal community on both the state and local levels. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., The Bar Association of Anne Arundel County, Inc., and The Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Inc.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Clara Bereston

Admitted: 1993, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, Baltimore Magazine, 2010
  • Leading Family Law lawyers in Anne Arundel County, What's Up Annapolis Magazine, 2009 - 2010, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1994
  • Maryland, 1993
  • Member, Anne Arundel County Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Women's Bar Association Judicial Selections Committee
  • Member, Maryland Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Maryland State Bar
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Elizabeth's Landing Community Association, 1986–1995
  • Served on the St. Jane Frances de Chantal School Board, 1993–1999


  • Hart v. Hart, 169 Md. App. 151, 899 A.2d 965 (2006)
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Office Location for Clara M. Martone Bereston

100 Cathedral Street
Unit 1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-295-3350

Fax: 410-295-3352

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Last Updated: 1/28/2020

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