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Alaina L. Storie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Towson, MD

Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.
210 W Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 420
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-847-2230
Fax: 410-339-5298
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Ms. Storie joined Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A. in 2014 as an Associate, and was elevated to Partner in January 2019. She earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Storie is admitted to the Maryland Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. 

Family law is inherently emotional. Ms. Storie guides and collaborates with her clients to help them make informed decisions throughout the entire family law process. Ms. Storie is a compassionate advocate who is invested in her clients' best interests. Ms. Storie's goal for her client is to feel understood, supported, and to walk away knowing she did everything possible to achieve the best outcome for their case. Her legal services include divorce, child custody, child support, property and asset division, litigation and the negotiation of Marital Settlement Agreements. 

Ms. Storie is very active in the Baltimore County Bar Association. She was selected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Council in 2020. She has served on the Family Law Committee (Chair 2019-2020; Vice-Chair 2018-2019), Law Day Committee (Chair 2018-2019; Vice-Chair 2017-2018), Young Lawyers Committee (Chair 2016-2017; Vice Chair 2015-2016), and Membership and Admissions Committee (Chair 2015-2016 and 2020-2021; Vice-Chair 2014-2015 and 2019-2020). She is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, and currently serves on the Family & Juvenile Law Section Council. Ms. Storie was the Baltimore County Representative for the MSBA Young Lawyers Section Council (2014-2015) and a Fellow of the Leadership Academy Class of 2015.

Ms. Storie has been a frequent presenter on various family law topics for the Maryland State Bar Association, and has chaired family law programs through the Baltimore County Bar Association. Ms. Storie successfully completed collaborative practice training (March 2011), required to satisfy the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals standards for Collaborative Practice in family related disputes and 40 Hour Civil Mediation Training (March 2012) required to qualify her as a mediator for general civil litigation cases. For several years, Ms. Storie volunteered to speak at Career Day at Pikesville Middle School in Baltimore County. During law school, she had the opportunity to serve as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Michael J. Finifter in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, and practice as a Rule 16 Student Attorney with the University of Baltimore's Family Law Clinic.

In 2019, Ms. Storie co-authored the custody chapter update to the widely recognized publication Maryland Divorce and Separation Law, Tenth Edition. 

Ms. Storie was a recipient of the The Daily Record's 2020 VIP List - Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 Award. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


1 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

About Alaina L. Storie

First Admitted: 2007, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Career Day, Pikesville Middle School Baltimore County

Educational Background

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Harford County Office of Family Court Services Custody Evaluator Training, Lecturer, 2017
  • Updated in 2019, the Tenth Edition of this definitive work is the Family Law practitioner’s comprehensive reference book and guide on divorce and separation law in Maryland. The book sets forth the legal principles and procedures for handling family law actions, including divorce, separation, child custody, child support, adoption and paternity matters, from the initial contact with a potential client through appeal. Updated by expert practitioners, it provides tips and forms and is an easy-to-follow guide on Family Law., Co-author for chapter on Child Custody Proceedings, Maryland Divorce and Separation Law, 2020
  • Chair, Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Presenter, Maryland State Bar Association
  • MSBA Family Law University: Different Kinds of Experts in Custody Cases and How to Use Them, Lecturer, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Selected to be an At-Large Member of the Baltimore County Bar Association's Executive Council., 2020
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Family Law Committee Chair, 2019
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow, 2016
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Membership and Admissions Committee Chair, 2020
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Law Day Committee Chair, 2018
  • Baltimore County Bar Association At-Large Member, 2020
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Family Law Committee Member, 2010
  •  Baltimore County Representative for the MSBA Young Lawyers Section Council (2014-2015), 2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers and Family & Juvenile Law Section, 2015
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Membership and Admissions Chair, 2015
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Law Day Committee Vice Chair, 2017
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee Chair, 2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Council (Baltimore County Representative), 2015


  • The VIP list recognizes Maryland’s leaders who are 40 years old or younger based on their professional accomplishments, community service and a commitment to inspiring change. They are selected by an outside panel of judges, including previous winners and business leaders., The Daily Record's VIP List - Successful by 40, 2020
  • Fellow, Leadership Academy Class, 2015, 2015
  • Rising Star,Maryland by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014-2019
  • Inducted as a Fellow into the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Assocation Leadership Academy, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Selected to be At-Large Member of the Baltimore County Bar Association Executive Council. , 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • 20-Hour Parenting and Child Access Issues Mediation Training, 2021
  • 20-Hour Divorce Mediation Seminar: Property and Financial Issues, 2021
  • 40-hour Parenting Coordination Training pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-205.2, 2021
  • Collaborative Practice Training, 2011
  • Child Counsel Training for Best Interest, Child Advocate and Child Privilege Attorneys, 2018
  • 40-Hour Civil Mediation Training, 2012
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Office Location for Alaina L. Storie

210 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 420
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410-847-2230

Fax: 410-339-5298

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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