Howard B. Soypher

Top rated Family Law attorney in Bethesda, Maryland

Webb Soypher McGrath
Howard B. Soypher
Webb Soypher McGrath

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1996

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

Webb Soypher McGrath

4340 East West Highway
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20814 Visit website


Focusing his practice primarily on family law matters, Howard B. Soypher is a partner at Webb Soypher McGrath. From the firm's office in Bethesda, Maryland, he provides representation to clients throughout the state as well as the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice in both of those jurisdictions. In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Soypher has also represented both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation.

A significant part of Mr. Soypher's family law practice involves his assisting people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are having to deal with such related issues as the division of complex assets, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. In addition to being a forceful courtroom advocate when litigation is necessary, he has a background in mediation and arbitration, and this allows him to often help his clients come to an accord on these matters through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods. Other family law cases that Mr. Soypher has experience in have included representing people who have already received a divorce decree and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders.

Mr. Soypher has earned a great deal of recognition from his colleagues for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. The recipient of both an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. A 1996 cum laude recipient of a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Mr. Soypher has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2011.

*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

Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements, Will Contests

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation

First Admitted: 1996, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

  • “Maryland Top 100,” Maryland Super Lawyers (2016-2017)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Maryland Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009-2011)
  • “D.C. Top 100,” Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2012-2017)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2012-2017)
  • Listed among Top Divorce Lawyers in D.C. Metro area by Washingtonian Magazine in 2007 and 2009, Top Divorce Lawyers, Washingtonian, 2007
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Divorce Lawyers (2009, 2012)
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers (2007, 2011, 2013)
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Prenuptial Agreements (2005)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019
  • Bethesda Magazine "Top Divorce Lawyers" (2010, 2013, 2017)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Family Law - US News (2013-2018)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Annual Symposium on Family Law: An Advanced Seminar and Update on Domestic Relations Practice and Procedures,” Co-Chair, Maryland Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • “Cross-Examination Techniques and Business Valuations,” featured presenter at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Annual Symposium (2012)
  • “Prenuptial Agreements: The Busy Season Is Upon Us,” The Daily Record, June 2005
  • “Working with Attorneys in litigation matters. What you need to know!” – co-presenter at the Washington DC Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (October 2012)
  • Family Law: Basics for the New Practitioner presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Families, Children and the Courts (September 2012)
  • Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training – co-presenter (2007, 2009, 2011)
  • “Avoiding Litigation in Estate and Trust Matters” – co-presenter at the Suburban Hospital Estate Planning Journal Club (June 2011)
  • “Discovery Skills for Legal Staff in Maryland”, Lorman Seminars (September 13, 2006)
Educational Background:
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1993

Office location for Howard B. Soypher

4340 East West Highway
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-750-9997

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