Margaret H. Oliver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbia, MD

Margaret H. Oliver, LLC
 | 6851 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 202
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-740-1180
Fax: 410-690-7731
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    After serving as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore County, Maryland, Margaret H. Oliver founded Margaret H. Oliver, LLC. She focuses her practice on family issues such as divorce, child custody/visitation, spousal support, child support, prenuptial agreements, same-sex law, adoption, guardianship and separation agreements. Ms. Oliver represents clients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, and in Howard, Montgomery and Baltimore counties.

    In 1977, Ms. Oliver graduated from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Music and attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester where she received a Master of Music. Ms. Oliver then spent several years as a teacher before deciding to pursue a career in the law. She studied at the University of Baltimore School of Law, serving as a business editor on the school’s law review. In 1997, as a member of the Heuisler Honor Society, she graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor.

    Having 17 years in the legal community behind her, Ms. Oliver uses the knowledge she has acquired to help her clients through the stress that comes with a family matter. Her goal is to always protect any children who are involved, and she does this by employing mediation or collaborative techniques. However, as a former prosecutor, Ms. Oliver is also aware that sometimes a family matter cannot be peacefully solved. In such cases, she is ready to pursue her clients’ goals in the courtroom.

    When Ms. Oliver meets with clients, she compassionately listens to their concerns and questions. Throughout their legal issue, she is always available to explain a process to them, or discuss how certain actions may affect them in the short- and long term. Ms. Oliver still acts in the role of instructor, speaking on family law topics to groups around the country and teaching courses on divorce.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Margaret Oliver

    Admitted: 1997, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:


    • Mentorship and encouraging young women attorneys., Connie Sapp Award, Howard County Chapter of the WBA, 2015
    • President's Award for Outstanding Service, President's Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Collaborative Law Training, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Inc.
    • Howard County Women's Bar Association
    • Member, US Supreme Court Bar
    • Member, Women's Bar Association
    • Member, Howard County Bar Association
    • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
    • Maryland, 1997

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer at Pro Bono Center in Howard County Circuit Court

    Educational Background:

    • Master of Music - Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1978
    • Bachelor of Music - College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1977
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    Office Location for Margaret H. Oliver

    6851 Oak Hall Lane
    Suite 202
    Columbia, MD 21045

    Phone: 410-740-1180

    Fax: 410-690-7731

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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