Jo B. Fogel

Top rated Family Law attorney in Rockville, Maryland

Jo Benson Fogel, P.A.
Jo B. Fogel
Jo Benson Fogel, P.A.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1970

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Jo Benson Fogel, P.A.

5900 Hubbard Drive
Georgetowne Park
Rockville, MD 20852 Visit website


For more than 35 years, Jo Benson Fogel has represented Maryland and District of Columbia clients in complex divorce and family-related controversies. Ms. Fogel is the founder of her own law firm in Rockville, Maryland, where she handles family law, property and estate-related matters of every type. She and her firm, however, focus on representing clients who are seeking either a rightful share of retirement benefits, bonuses, estates, property, partnership holdings and other assets, or to preserve marital, professional and family assets. While an experienced and accomplished litigator, Ms. Fogel is also a strong advocate for using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation to resolve disputes outside of court.

Ms. Fogel holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and has been certified as a family law specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Her professional honors include an AV Preeminent* peer review rating and several selections for inclusion in both Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers listings, and in the annual “Top Lawyers” listings published by Washingtonian magazine.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

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

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1970, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
Representative Clients:
  • Lebac v. Lebac, 109 Md.App. 396, 675 A.2d 131, 1996
  • Trembow v. Schonfeld, 393 Md. 327, 901 A.2d 825, 2006
  • Bell v. Forti, 584 A.2d 77, 85 Md. App. 345, 1991
  • Langston v. Langston, 366 Md. 490, 784 A.2d 1086, 2001
  • Hill v. Hill, 558 A.2d 1231, 79 Md. App. 708, 1989
  • Giffin v. Crane, 351 Md. 133, 716 A.2d, 1998
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Special Committee on Lawyer Assistance, 2001
  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland, 1970
  • President, Prince George's County Women Lawyer's Caucus, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1975
  • Trustee Director, Maryland State Bar Insurance Trust, 1999
  • Director, Montgomery Bar Foundation, 1988
  • Law Practice Management Section Council, 1992-2001
  • Member, Family Mediation Training Certificate, American Bar Association, 1995
  • Counsel, Prince George's County Senate Delegation, 1976-1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1975
  • Bencher, Montgomery Inn of Court, 1992
  • Member, Executive Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1984-1986, 1993-1995
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Maryland State Bar Association, 1981-1997
  • Member, Family Law ADR Section Council, American Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, Maryland State Bar Association Professionalism Course, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1971
  • Family Law Columnist, The Daily Record, 1984-1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • Member, Law Day Committee, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1976-1982

Office location for Jo B. Fogel

5900 Hubbard Drive
Georgetowne Park
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-468-2288


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Maryland Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013 Top 25: Women Maryland Super Lawyers: 2009

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