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ALEX M. ALLMAN is principal with Offit Kurman, PA, where he focuses his practice in the areas of litigation (family law and civil litigation), as well as representation of professional athletes (in all aspects of promoting and protecting their non-sports career and brand), as well as acting as outside general counsel for entrepreneurs and small family-owned business. Mr. Allman is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a former adjunct law professor at University of Baltimore School of Law. Mr. Allman received his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore.
LISA SELTZER BECKER is a principal with Offit Kurman, where she practices education and family law (divorce and custody-related issues). In her education practice, she represents students and families in school disciplinary matters, Title IX matters, special education cases and other education matters. In her family law practice, Ms. Becker frequently handles custody cases involving special needs children. Since 2016, she has been the co-chair of the Education Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland. In November 2016, Ms. Becker moderated the CLE, "Handling Special Needs Children in Family Law Cases: A Legal and Practical Guide," given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County. She presented National Business Institute's "Maryland Special Education Law" in June 2013. She has been licensed to practice law since 1996, and barred in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Becker earned her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and her J.D. degree from the American University, Washington College of Law.
DEBRA B. CRUZ is a principal with the law firm of Levin & Gann, P.A., where she practices in the areas of general civil litigation, domestic relations, divorces, custody disputes, child support, alimony, and mediation. She is an attorney mediator in the Family Division of Baltimore City Circuit Court. Ms. Cruz is a member of the Baltimore City Bar (Family Law Committee, Bench and Bar Committee, Ethics Committee, and chairing the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee), Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland Peer Review Committee, Baltimore County Professional Committee, and Baltimore-Carroll Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association (Board of Directors). She has lectured on recent developments in Maryland family law. Ms. Cruz earned her B.A. degree, with honors, and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida.
DAVID V. DIGGS has represented clients in all areas of personal injury litigation for more than 30 years. He is a long-time member of Maryland Association for Justice, where he served as president in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Diggs is also a past president of American Association for Justice’s Council of Presidents. He represents clients in divorce actions; child custody, visitation, and support cases; adoptions; guardianships; and paternity proceedings. Mr. Diggs is trained in the mediation of family law disputes and serves as a mediator for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He is also trained in collaborative law. Mr. Diggs is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Townson State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
AMY M. FELDMAN is a partner in the Towson, Maryland law firm of Feldman Law, LLC, where her main area of practice is family law. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Women's Bar Association, the Simone E. Sobeloff Law Society (Baltimore Chapter) and the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau. Ms. Feldman is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Carroll County Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has participated as a panel member for the Baltimore Women's Bar Association at the University of Maryland School of Law and as a speaker for National Business Institute about highly contested custody cases. Ms. Feldman earned her B.A. degree from the American University, her J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, her M.S. degree from Loyola College, and her M.S.W. degree from Hunter College of The City University of New York.
LYNNDOLYN T. MITCHELL is the owner of Lynndolyn T. Mitchell Law Offices in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Mitchell has been representing clients from all economic and social backgrounds in juvenile, family, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic matters in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for more than 27 years. She has served as a senior assistant public defender in Virginia Beach in the Juvenile Division and Felony Trial Division, and deputy public defender in the Juvenile Division of the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Mitchell has represented juveniles in delinquency and dependency matters in California, Virginia, and Maryland. She served as an assistant adjunct professor for the University of Maryland University College’s Europe (UMUC) in the disciplines of paralegal studies and criminal justice from 1998-2003. Ms. Mitchell has extensive experience representing military families in all aspects of family law matters. She is a member of Maryland State Bar Association's Solo Small Firm Section (2007-present); Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Education Law Section (2007-present), co-chair (2009-2012); and has served as a member of the School Board at Montrose Christian School in Rockville (2005-2008). Ms. Mitchell is admitted to practice in Virginia (1993), California (1987, inactive), District of Columbia (2001), Maryland (2006), State Bar of California (inactive), and Montgomery County. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Irvine and her J.D. degree from Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. Ms. Mitchell currently handles pro bono education law matters for the Maryland Disability Law Center.
DANIEL V. RENART is a partner with Reinstein, Glackin & Herriott, LLC, where he focuses his practice on assisting clients with their divorce, custody and personal injury matters. Mr. Renart has experience handling complex litigation involving separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, family businesses, property distribution, domestic violence, corporate issues and criminal defense matters. He also represents clients before the state and U.S. federal courts on international family law matters, concerning the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ("Treaty"). Mr. Renart is fluent in Spanish. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, Anne Arundel County Bar Association and Prince George's County Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from George Washington University and his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.