Christopher R. vanRoden

Top rated Family Law attorney in Bel Air, Maryland

Law Office of Christopher R. vanRoden, P.A.
Christopher R. vanRoden
Law Office of Christopher R. vanRoden, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1985

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

Law Office of Christopher R. vanRoden, P.A.

206 N Hickory Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014-3242 Visit website


Attorney Christopher R. vanRoden is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Christopher R. vanRoden, P.A., in Bel Air, Maryland. Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his region, Mr. vanRoden focuses his practice almost exclusively on family law, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Harford County and the surrounding areas of northern Baltimore and beyond who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Along with handling all aspects of the divorce process, including child custody and support, property division and other related matters, Mr. vanRoden also assists with the creation of wills as well as the establishment and enforcement of protective orders. Regardless of his clients' needs or the goals they wish to achieve, he provides highly personalized advice to help them make the best-informed decisions as he works diligently to assist them in pursuing the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A Baltimore native, Mr. vanRoden graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1980 with a degree in criminal justice. He then received his master's degree of public administration from the university in 1982. Following that, he attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. vanRoden is the past chair for the Maryland State Bar Association's Family and Juvenile Law Section. He is also a member of the organization's Solo and Small Firm Section's executive counsel. In addition, he is an active member of the Harford County Bar Association and the Maryland and Harford Chapters of the Women's Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section.

A selfless attorney, Mr. vanRoden routinely volunteers his time and services for those less fortunate around his area, and he has received recommendations and recognition for his outstanding pro bono work from the Harford County Bar Foundation.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1985, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

  • Recognized by the Harford County Bar Foundation for pro bono representation of indigent Harford County residents in need of legal services. 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association: Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • Maryland, 1985
  • Women’s Bar Association – Maryland and Harford Chapters: Member
  • Harford County Bar Association: Member
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section: Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Council - 1995 to present - past Chair and currently treasurer. Maryland State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section Council - Currently Treasurer, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1980 
  • University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, M.P.A., Master of Public Administration - 1982

Office location for Christopher R. vanRoden

206 N Hickory Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014-3242

Phone: 410-885-6971


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

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