William (Bill) Planta

William (Bill) Planta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rockville, MD

Planta & Satin, LLC
 | 51 Monroe Street, Suite 707
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-1000
Fax: 301-610-0021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a principal partner founder at Planta & Satin, LLC, William C. Planta provides dedicated legal representation to people in Rockville, Maryland, as well as in Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Frederick counties. He also accepts cases from clients in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area. Mr. Planta focuses his practice on family law, handling cases that involve a range of issues from domestic violence protection orders to the valuation and division of complex marital assets for high net worth individuals.

Before receiving his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 1997, Mr. Planta attended the University of Maryland. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English critical theory and in international politics, graduating cum laude.

Mr. Planta understands the unique challenges that family law cases can present. For that reason, he strives to help his clients and their families achieve amicable resolutions to their legal issues. He has been qualified as an expert by the Montgomery County Circuit Court in the field of family law and in legal fees related to family law cases. In order to best serve his clients, Mr. Planta completed an advanced training for family law advocacy program . He is a court-certified mediator, alternative dispute resolution attorney, best interest attorney and child privilege attorney. Mr. Planta is also a court facilitator for the family division of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Planta. He is a member of a number of associations, including the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., The District of Columbia Bar, the Bar Association of Montgomery County and the Prince George's County Bar Association.

About William Planta

Admitted: 1998, Maryland

Honors/Awards:

  • Maryland Super lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyer, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Accepted as an expert by the Circuit Court for Maryland, Montgomery County in the field of family law and causes of actions related to attorney fees in domestic cases, 2014
  • Approved and Certified by The Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland as a Child Privilege Attorney, 2012
  • Approved and Certified by The Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland as a Best Interest Attorney, 2012
  • Approved and Certified by The Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland as a Best Interest Attorney, 2012
  • Accepted by the Circuit Court of Maryland, Montgomery County as an expert in the field of attorney fees and costs associated with domestic cases, 2012
  • Court Certified Custody Mediator, 2011
  • Completion of Collaborative Training, 2011
  • Approved and Certified by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland as an Altnernative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediator, 2010
  • Accepted and Employed by the Family Division of The Circuit Court for Montgomery County as a Family Division Facilitator, 2009
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training Annapolis, Maryland
  • Advanced Training for Family Law Advocacy, 1995
  • Court-Certified Child Privilege Attorney, 1999-Present
  • Court-Certified Best Interest Attorney, 1999-Present
  • Court-Certified Best Interest Attorney, 1999-Present
  • Family Court Facilitator, 2011 - Present
  • Court-Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011-Present
  • Qualified Expert by Circuit Court of Montgomery County Maryland as an expert in field of family law and legal fees related to family law cases, 2012, 2013, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Guest Speaker - Mediation Training, 2015
  • Speaker - Advanced Trial Advocacy Continuing Legal Education Class, 2015
  •  American Inns Of Court, Montgomery County, Barrister 2012 - 2015, 2012
  • Family Law Facilitator to The Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, 2009
  • Member District of Columbia Bar Association, 1999
  • Member Prince George's County Bar Association - Family Division, 1998
  • Member Montgomery County Bar Association - Family Division, 1998
  • Member Montgomery County Bar Association, 1998
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association
  • Member, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • Barrister, Montgomery County Inns of Court
  • Speaker Women's Crisis Center, Rocville Maryland

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor, Pro-Bono Family Group.  Mentor to a group of attorney's who have recently completed Rita Rozencrantz Training and who have accepted a pro-bono case., 2014
  • President, Richelieu Condominium Board of Owners, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Co-Owner, London Clark Gallery, published and recognized as having one of the largest collections in North America of 19th Century Japanese Albumen Photographs, recognized expert in identification and attribution of 19th Century Japanese Albumen Photographs, 2008

Educational Background:

  • Second Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Maryland, College Park, Political Science, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Maryland, College Park - English, 1993
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Office Location for William (Bill) Planta

51 Monroe Street
Suite 707
Rockville, MD 20850

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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