Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Address: 7600 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 700 Bethesda, MD 20814
Erin Kopelman is a divorce attorney who handles cases involving domestic relations and family law, including divorce, custody, child support, property settlement, alimony, post-judgment issues, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Erin is a fierce advocate for those she represents in negotiations and in the courtroom. She is straightforward and communicative, making sure her clients have the information to make the best decisions for themselves and their children. The daughter of two Naval officers, Erin brings a high level of precision and discipline to all her matters.
Erin often represents people with substantial assets or income who have issues related to business valuations, trust interests, or non-marital property. She works with many high-level executives at large companies, independent entrepreneurs and professionals like attorneys in downtown law firms, as well as their spouses, all of whom value her discretion and her understanding of complex compensation and ownership issues. Erin also handles cases involving support for adult disabled children and domestic violence.
Erin also practices collaborative law and serves as a mediator. The collaborative process allows divorcing couples to work together with their attorneys to create mutually beneficial divorce settlement agreements without going to court. As a third-party neutral in mediation, Erin assists divorcing couples in reaching negotiated resolutions without messy litigation. In addition, Erin has a certificate in arbitration from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Prior to joining Lerch Early, she practiced law at a boutique divorce and family law firm in Montgomery County.
Specialties and Awards
Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Named a “Top Lawyer” in Washingtonian Magazine
Named “Top 50” Women in Maryland by Super Lawyers
Won “Best of Potomac” Reader’s Choice Award as “Best Family Attorney”
Named Best Family Law lawyer in Modern Luxury DC’s Best of the City edition
Named a “Top Vote Getter” in Bethesda Magazine’s “Best of Bethesda” Reader’s Poll
Named to Top Attorney List by Bethesda Magazine
Named 2018 “Family Law Practitioner of the Year” in Bethesda Magazine‘s Readers’ Picks
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Family Law and Collaborative Law: Family Law
Leadership Montgomery Class of 2017
Named one of Maryland’s “Leading Women” by The Daily Record
Listed in Super Lawyers Maryland, Family Law
Listed in Super Lawyers Washington, DC, Family Law
Received the “Bar Leader” award from the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation for Outstanding Leadership to the Bar
Received the “Section Chair of the Year” award from the Bar Association of Montgomery County
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