Lindsay Parvis

My goal is to help my clients move away from conflict, navigate difficult choices during a stressful time, and live a better future. I believe an educated client is an empowered client.

Lindsay represents clients in both, uncontested and contested family matters. Her practice focuses on complex child custody cases. In uncontested matters, she represents clients to finalize the settlement, whether through direct negotiations or mediation. In contested matters, she represent clients in custody, divorce, support, and property litigation. In both contested and uncontested cases, she educates her clients about the process, the law, and their options, so her clients can choose the appropriate path and strategy for them. Lindsay also advisees her clients about prenuptial/premarital agreements as well as postnuptial/post marital and reconciliation agreements. She frequently represents children in contested custody litigation as a court-appointed Child Privilege, Best Interest, and Child Advocate Attorney. She is a trained mediator and collaborative practitioner.

In addition to her law practice, Lindsay also volunteers her time to improve the law. In particular, from 2012-2018, she served as the Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section and on its Section Council leadership. She monitors family law and domestic violence legislation, writes position papers, and regularly testifies at the Maryland General Assembly to improve family law for Maryland’s citizens, attorneys, and the courts. She educates the attorneys about proposed legislation and new laws.

Lindsay is a long time member of Montgomery Inn of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to the improvement of skills, professionalism, and ethics of attorneys and judges. She previously served on its Executive Committee for many years.

She served as the President of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association during the 2009-2010 bar year. The Women’s Bar Association of Maryland honored her as a Member of the Year in 2009. She served on the WBA’s Legislative Committee for a number of years as well.

More recently, Lindsay has volunteered her time to education.  She trains Maryland attorneys to serve as Child Counsel attorneys in contested custody litigation, spoke at the October 2018 AFCC Conference on bias in child custody decision making, and hosts a discussion group for child counsel attorneys.

Lindsay has practiced family law since 2002. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001) and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts (B.A., cum laude, 1995). She is admitted to practice in Maryland.

Education

  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., cum laude,
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude,

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2002

Court Admissions

  • Maryland, 2002