Anne Kelly Laynor

Top rated Family Law attorney in Columbia, Maryland

Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC
Anne Kelly Laynor
Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1987

Education: The University of Maryland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC

9256 Bendix Rd
Suite 307
Columbia, MD 21045 Visit website


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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1987, Maryland

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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
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Law

Office location for Anne Kelly Laynor

9256 Bendix Rd
Suite 307
Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410-886-7417

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