Anne Kelly Laynor

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbia, MD

Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC
 | 9256 Bendix Rd, Suite 307
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-886-7417
Fax: 410-884-0401
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Anne Kelly Laynor serves of counsel with Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC, which has law offices in Columbia, Towson and Rockville, Maryland. A top-rated lawyer with more than 32 years of total legal experience, Ms. Laynor focuses her practice almost exclusively on family law, and she provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the state who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

    Among her legal credentials, Ms. Laynor is as a certified mediator and certified best interest attorney, and she routinely serves as a child's privilege attorney and best interest attorney in contentious custody matters. She also has extensive trial experience, and whether inside or outside the courtroom, she remains fully committed to helping her clients obtain their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Honored for her outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Ms. Laynor has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and the Conwell R. Sapp Award from the Howard County Women’s Bar Association along with many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received "excellent" client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    A 1982 magna cum laude graduate of Washington College, Ms. Laynor attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1987. The Maryland State Bar admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

    A leader in her legal community, Ms. Laynor has served in a number of executive roles with the Women's Bar Association of Maryland and its various chapters across her area. She is also an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court and the Howard County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Bar Foundation of Howard County and the Maryland Bar Foundation, and she has served as guide and mentor to many attorneys throughout her career.

    *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

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

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    About Anne Laynor

    Admitted: 1987, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:


    • Conwell R. Sapp Award from the Howard County Women’s Bar Association in June 2014
    • Maryland Super Lawyers for Family Law every year since 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland State Bar, 1987
    • Howard County Bar Association
    • Maryland Bar Foundation
    • Bar Foundation of Howard County
    • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
    • Women’s Bar Association
    • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
    • Bar Foundation of Howard County
    • Howard County Chapter of the WBA
    • Baltimore City/Baltimore County/Carroll County Chapter of the WBA

    Educational Background:

    • Washington College, Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • Law
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    Office Location for Anne Kelly Laynor

    9256 Bendix Rd
    Suite 307
    Columbia, MD 21045

    Phone: 410-886-7417

    Fax: 410-884-0401

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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