David Bulitt


“This is a tough business. I treat clients like I would want to be treated by listening, understanding, educating and advising.”

A family lawyer since 1986, David Bulitt has been praised as the lawyer who “epitomizes stability and old-fashioned common sense” by Bethesda Magazine.

Family law cases are not the same as business or other legal matters – they are more personal, often incredibly difficult for a client to manage and always life-changing. Married to a family therapist for more than thirty years, David understands the intricacies and delicate balance between legal strategies and a client’s emotional well-being. “I went out looking for a lawyer who would look at the big picture, what was best for me and my family and not just a way to litigate and ‘win’,” a client said recently. ”And I found that lawyer in David Bulitt.”

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US District Court for the District of Maryland
  • US Supreme Court

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, 1986
  • University of Maryland, College Park, BA, 1983

  • Recently settled a complex alimony request for a woman who had been married for 20+ years and although highly educated had been a stay-at-home mother for some time.
  • Through mediation and many conversations encouraged a former couple involved in a complex custody dispute to reach an amicable arrangement that put the interests of the children first.

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-present
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Attorneys, Family & Divorce and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2023
  • Maryland Daily Record Leader in the Law, 2023
  • Best Family Attorney, Best of Potomac Awards, Potomac Lifestyle, 2023
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent

  • The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) named to Board of Directors, April, 2024

  • “Secrets of Strong Couples,” a life-style improvement book, co-authored with Julie Bulitt 2023
  • “The Five Core Conversations for Couples,” life-style improvement book, co-authored with Julie Bulitt, 2020
  • “Because I had to,” a novel, 2017
  • “The Jolie-Pitt Breakup: Hollywood Power Gives Way to High Profile Divorce,” Inside Counsel, 2016
  • “Card Game,” a novel, 2015
  • “A Pandemic Lesson: The Less You Do, the Less You Do,” Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, 2022
  • “We’re More Accessible Than Ever and Less Connected Because of It,” Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, 2021
  • “Put Away Your Pandemic PJs,” Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, 2021

  • “You Don’t Have Time, You Make Time,” Maryland State Bar Association, 2023
  • “What About Us?,” Center for Adoption Support and Education, 2023
  • “Couples Care – Helping Couples Pay Attention To Their Relationship,” CE You Annual Conference 2023
  • Wayfair Family Services, Sacramento CA 2023
  • Vistage, Bozeman, MT 2023
  • Vistage, San Diego CA 2022
  • Vistage, White Sulphur Springs WV 2022
  • Vistage, Los Angeles CA 2022
  • Vistage, Salt Lake City, UT 2022
  • Vistage, Anchorage AK 2022
  • Vistage, Nashville, TN 2022

Outside the Office

Published author of two award winning books on relationships, co-authored with spouse, a family and couples therapist

Outside the Office

Published author of two fiction novels

Outside the Office

Dog lover

Outside the Office

Hobbies: grandkids, pickle ball, golf

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