Laura Burrows Haviland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Burrows Haviland Law
168 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-960-6642
Fax: 410-630-7820
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution (80%), Family Law (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Laura Burrows Haviland is the co-owner and founder of Burrows Haviland Law, formerly The Law Office of Laura E. Burrows, LLC.  Laura is a skilled trial attorney having focused her practice on all aspects of family law.  Currently, in response to the status of family law matters during the Global Pandemic, Laura has focused her practice on working directly with parents and children as a Parenting Coordinator to timely and proactively resolve parental conflict and reduce the impact of divorce and separation on children. Laura is passionate about reducing ACEs for children (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and advocates for parents working with skilled professionals to problem solve and make accountable and enforceable solutions to benefit their children.  Laura practices the problem solving method of Parenting Coordination, and receives both private referrals all over the country (with zoom sessions available), as well as Court appointments pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-205.2.   

Laura continues to serve as a Mediator and a Best Interest Attorney for children.  Laura offers individual mediation as well as co-mediation services with her husband and law partner, Eric Haviland.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Family Law
Focus Areas

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

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2020

About Laura Burrows Haviland

Admitted: 2009, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://burrowsfamilylaw.com/our-team

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, Maryland State Bar Association: Hanging Out A Shingle, Spring 2015
  • International live 90 minute webinar with 1200+ attendees, focused on children's rights, and children's experience and perspectives during as a result of the Global Pandemic. Laura focused specifically on how Parenting Coordination is underused and can better serve families and Courts in crisis. , Panelist/Speaker, Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post-Pandemic, Our Family Wizard Educational Team, Family Courts, Family Law Professionals, Child Centered Research, Conflict Resolution, 2021
  • Presenter, Child Support Workshop, The Law Office Of Laura E. Burrows, 2015
  • AFCC 2nd Annual Educational Seminar, Panelist, 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association: Starting a Law Practice, Presenter, 2017
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Family Law Panel, Panelist, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Emory Alumni Association
  • Maryland Volunteer Legal Service

Honors/Awards

  • Litigation Fellow, Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Maryland Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2012
  • Ranked top 20, Oral Argument for Jessup International Moot Court Competition, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Maryland Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-2022, Super Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Emory University, 
Atlanta, Georgia
, B.A., Honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and Women’s Studies of the Year

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Trained Divorce Mediator
  • Trained Parenting Coordinator, pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-205.2
  • Trained Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Certified Child’s Privilege and Child’s Best Interest Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”), Board Member, 2017
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Court of Appeals

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Co-trained Parenting Coordination Course, for Maryland Professionals to meet the requirements to be a certified Parenting Coordinator pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-205.2., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Parenting Coordination
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Office Location for Laura Burrows Haviland

168 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-960-6642

Fax: 410-630-7820

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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