Thomas B. Stahl

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbia, MD

Law Offices of Thomas Stahl
 | 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-849-6029
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Thomas B. Stahl is an accomplished family law and estate planning attorney in Columbia, Maryland. Mr. Stahl is the owner of the Law Offices of Thomas Stahl and represents clients throughout central Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area. He has vast experience with family law cases involving divorce and child support and custody and helping clients with estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. 

    Mr. Stahl has over a decade of legal experience and is an established family law attorney. Prior to founding his firm, he served as a clerk for a judge on the bench of the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland, and co-founded another Columbia-based law firm. He holds licenses to practice law in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., and serves as a court-appointed attorney in trustee and guardianship cases.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Stahl is a member of the Howard County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Over the years, he has held many leadership positions within these organizations and was presented with the Howard County Bar Association’s service award and president’s award. He is also a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

    Mr. Stahl holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and Russian studies from George Mason University and a master’s degree in Soviet studies from the University of Virginia. He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates in 2012.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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    About Thomas Stahl

    Admitted: 2008, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:


    • President’s Award, Howard County Bar Association, 2014
    • Recognized for Professional Involvement, Lawyer Legion, 2021
    • Recognized for Community Leadership, Lawyer Legion, 2021
    • Service Award, Howard County Bar Association, 2013
    • Super Lawyer, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2019 and 2020
    • Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland State Bar Association, Co-Chair of Rules of Practice Committee, 2017 - Present
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
    • D.C. Bar Association, Member, 2010
    • Washington, District of Columbia
    • Maryland
    • American Bar Association, Member, 2006
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 2007
    • Howard County Bar Association, Member, 2011
    • American Bar Association, Member of the Maryland Delegation to the ABA House of Delegates, 2018
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Member of the Board of Governors, 2016 - 2018
    • Howard County Bar Association, Secretary, 2011-2013, Treasurer, 2013-2014, President-Elect, 2014-2015, President, 2015-2016
    • Member of the James Macgill American Inn of Court, 2010 - 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Institute for Family Law Associates, Advanced Program, 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law
    • Advanced Program at the 2012 Institute for Family Law Associates sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Co-Coach of the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition Moot Court Team, 2008 - 2014

    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, M.A. Soviet Studies, 1990 - 1992
    • George Mason University, B.A. International Studies & Russian Studies, 1986 - 1990
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    • “Tom Stahl exemplifies knowledge about family law, and its application on issues facing clients. He is unequivocally driven to obtain the best results possible for his clients, and works tirelessly to achieve the goals asked of him.”
    • “Tom exhibits the utmost in professional competence, knowledge and ethics.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Thomas B. Stahl

    5457 Twin Knolls Road
    Suite 300
    Columbia, MD 21045

    Phone: 410-849-6029

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    Last Updated: 3/23/2021

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