Richard M. Winters

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Frederick, MD

Law Offices of Richard M. Winters, LLC
 | 127 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-0148
Fax: 301-663-0674
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Richard M. Winters is the founding member of the Law Offices of Richard M. Winters, LLC, in Frederick, Maryland. Nationally recognized as a preeminent trial attorney and possessing more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Winters has achieved considerable success handling all types of criminal and civil matters, including family law, personal injury and general civil litigation, criminal defense, along with estate planning and probate, real estate law, corporate law, and more.

    Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Winters also has extensive experience representing clients before administrative hearings, and he has handled numerous mediations and arbitrations. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Mr. Winters always maintains a keen focus on his clients' needs. He has earned a reputation for his impeccable professionalism, outstanding legal abilities and his desire to do whatever is necessary to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Winters holds an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the organization's Silver Client Champion award in 2019. He has also received many other top ratings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1971 graduate of Duke University, Mr. Winters attended The George Washington University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1974. Licensed to practice before all Maryland state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Winters serves on the Lawyer Counseling Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association, and he is a member of the organization's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and a member of The Bar Association of Frederick County.

    *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
    • 40%Family Law
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Richard Winters

    Admitted: 2000, Maryland

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator-Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland, 1975
    • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., Lawyer Counseling Committee
    • Member, American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1975
    • Member Maryland Bar Association Member ADR Section Maryland Bar Association Member Frederick County Bar Association, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • District Court of Maryland ADR Volunteer, 2018
    • District Court of Maryland Volunteer Mediator Panel Moderator for Symposium "What the Judges Think" including all prep work, 2017


    • $4M monetary award in family law case, 2017
    • Domestic Case Settlement of $4M, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Over 140 hours of mediation training, 2018
    • Duke University, B.S., 1971
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    Office Location for Richard M. Winters

    127 West Patrick St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Phone: 301-663-0148

    Fax: 301-663-0674

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    Last Updated: 7/24/2020

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