Geoffrey Platnick and Scott Strickler
Scott Strickler and Geoffrey Platnick, both of Shulman Rogers' Family Law and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group, were named among the area's top divorce attorneys by Bethesda Magazine in its July/August Edition. This is the third time that both attorneys have been recognized in the publication. The publication based its selections upon interviews with area family law practitioners, asking who among the more than 450 attorneys considered they would personally rely on if going through a divorce.
Bethesda Magazine highlighted Strickler and Platnick as "master strategists" who take a sophisticated and creative approach to divorce proceedings while being fierce advocates for clients caught in complicated divorce and child custody cases. "In each of the cases Scott and I take on, we meet with a potential client often for two hours or more but charge for only one hour of a single lawyer's time," notes Platnick. "At the end of that meeting, our potential client walks away with a clear idea of our strategy for achieving their goals, the likely timing and potential issues that need to be overcome during the process. Our clients note this approach is a distinct and superior difference from other attorneys they considered."
Clients of Strickler and Platnick generally have complex domestic relations issues involving complicated child custody situations, closely held business valuations, intricate tax issues and financial support issues which require creativity such as the implementation of provisions of the tax code to optimize settlement solutions. "For me, each case represents a new opportunity to strategically use laws and codes to gain the best possible outcome, solutions that other attorneys might miss," Strickler said. "Our goal is to craft winning solutions that others have not even considered."
Strickler co-chairs the practice along with Heather Mehigan. In addition to the recent Bethesda Magazine recognition, the Shulman Rogers Family Law team, which includes Hadrian Hatfield and Kelly Davis, have been widely and consistently recognized for their excellence over the past several years by Super Lawyers Maryland, which recognizes the top five percent of practitioners in an area of law, Washingtonian Magazine, Best Lawyers, The Washington Post Magazine, and Martindale-Hubbell.
About Shulman Rogers' Family Law Practice Group
The Family Law Practice Group at Shulman Rogers serves the legal needs of couples and families in Maryland, DC and Virginia. The firm's skilled attorneys resolve a range of issues including separation, collaborative divorce, adoption and custody arrangements, with experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Additional information on Shulman Rogers' Family Law Practice Group and all the firm's practice areas is available at ShulmanRogers.com.