Elaine H. Knowles Associate
Paradiso, Taub, Sinay, Owel & Kostecka,  P.C.: Elaine Knowles (Associate) Photograph Elaine H. Knowles specializes in family law and domestic violence in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Ms. Knowles has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the District of Columbia. She has also been trained in Collaborative Law.

Prior to joining the firm, she gained experience as a Managing Attorney for the House of Ruth Maryland assisting victims of domestic violence in hearings related to protective orders, modifications, contempt, de novo appeals, divorce and custody. She also participated in several community awareness and education activities.

Ms. Knowles has been selected for inclusion as a "Rising Star" by Maryland SuperLawyers (2013-2015) and Washington DC SuperLawyers (2013-2015). Ms. Knowles has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent in the field of Family Law, the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are ratings by legal peers reflecting Very High General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (including Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience).

Law School: American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2007

Undergraduate: Washington College (B.A., Political Science and Sociology), cum laude, 2004

Memberships: Montgomery County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section); Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. (Member, Sections on: Family Law; Juvenile Law; Immigration Law; Correctional Reform; Young Lawyers); American Bar Association; Capitol City Moot Court Competition (Evaluator); Polar Bear Plunge (Member, Young Lawyers Team)

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