Biography

Joseph C. Paradiso Partner
Paradiso, Taub, Sinay, Owel & Kostecka,  P.C.: Joseph Paradiso (Partner) Photograph Joseph C. Paradiso is a principal and founding member of the firm. He has been practicing law since 1978, with a concentration in family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Mr. Paradiso is a Fellow of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a certified Mediator and Arbitrator. The Circuit Court of Montgomery County and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia frequently appoint Mr. Paradiso as the ADR mediator for domestic relations cases and as a Best Interest Attorney, (formerly Guardian Ad Litem). Mr. Paradiso is a frequent lecturer on various domestic relations topics. He was named among the top Family Law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by Washingtonian Magazine in 2000, 2004, and 2009 and has been named as a top family law attorney by the Maryland and D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine.


Law School: George Mason University, J.D., 1978

Undergraduate: American University, B.A., 1972

Memberships: Montgomery County (Member, Family Law Section) and Maryland State Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar (Member, Family Law Section)

Biography: Staff Member, George Mason University Law Review, 1977-1978. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Moderator, Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section Programs: "Advanced Trial Techniques" (1994), "Advanced Domestic Relations Program" (1995) and "Rethinking Joint Custody" (1996), "What is the Big Deal with Collaborative Law and Why Should You Care?" (2006). Lecturer: Rita Rosencrantz Basic Family Law Training Seminar, 1994-. Mediator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 1997-. Panelist, Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section Programs: "Successful Negotiation Techniques" (1999) and "Winning on Exceptions" (2001). Faculty, Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers "Marital Property Workshop" (2004). Facilitator: Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division Differentiated Case Management, 1997-; Facilitator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division for Pendente Life Issues, 1998

Reported Cases: Clark v. Clark, 485 A.2d 621 (DC App. 1984); Rogers v. Rogers, 565 A.2d 361 (Md. App. 1989); Das v. Das, 754 A.2d 441 (Md.App. 2000)

ISLN: 904598375

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Paradiso, Taub, Sinay, Owel & Kostecka,  P.C.: Joseph Paradiso (Partner)