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Paul J. Reinstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Reinstein, Glackin & Herriott, LLC
185 Admiral Cochrane Dr, Suite 115
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 301-383-1525
Fax: 301-830-6108
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

As one of the founding partners of Reinstein, Glackin & Herriott, LLC, in Annapolis, Maryland, Paul J. Reinstein heads the firm’s family law division and devotes his practice to helping his team assist clients in Anne Arundel County and its surrounding areas with legal matters, including divorce, property division, child custody, and pre-nuptial and post-marital agreements. He has been recognized as one of the finest family law attorneys in the greater District of Columbia metropolitan area, and he is a Fellow in the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and previously served as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Academy. 

Mr. Reinstein earned his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University in 1977 and his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1980. He was admitted to practice law before the state courts of Maryland in 1980 and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in 1982. He is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a former chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Family and Juvenile Law Section.

Four decades of experience and a track record of success both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom have made Mr. Reinstein a sought-after speaker on family law issues. He has delivered presentations on related topics before judges and magistrates as well as his fellow attorneys, and he serves as a mediator in divorce and child custody cases for circuit courts throughout the region. Mr. Reinstein is highly respected by his colleagues for his high degree of ethics and excellent track record, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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Certificates and Credentials

About Paul J. Reinstein

First Admitted: 1980, Maryland

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Family Law Update, MSBA, 2010 - 2019
  • Mr. Reinstein writes annually in the MSBA Family Law Update manual.
  • Divorce Tax Workshop, MSBA, 2012
  • MD Judiciary, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2009
  • Family Law Update, MICPEL, 2003 - 2009
  • Domestic Violence Training Manual, MICPEL, 2001

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland, 1980
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section, Past Chair
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1982
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Calvert County Circuit Court
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Charles County Circuit Court
  • Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Maryland, 1982
  • Arbitrator, Prince Georges County Circuit Court
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1980


  • Member, The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Past-President of the Maryland Chapter of AAML
  • Fellow, Southern Maryland Area
  • Maryland Daily Record Leadership in the Law Award, 2003
  • Top 10 Washington Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Domestic Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2008
  • Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Top 10 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2016
  • "AV" Rated Attorney
  • Named One of the Top Family Law Lawyers in the Washington D.C. Area, Washington Post
  • Named One of the Top Family Law Lawyers in the Washington D.C. Area, Washingtonian Magazine
  • One of the Top Divorce Lawyers in the entire Washington Metropolitan Area, Washingtonian Magazine, 2009, 2019

Educational Background

  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 05/1977
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Office Location for Paul J. Reinstein

185 Admiral Cochrane Dr
Suite 115
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 301-383-1525

Fax: 301-830-6108

Last Updated: 7/1/2022

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