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Jac Knust
Jac Knust

Senior Mediator

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Jac Knust

Jac E. Knust principally mediates family disputes including separation, divorce, custody, child access and visitation, marital property, and child support establishment and modification. Other practice areas include disputes involving: 1) business partnerships 2) probate, wills, and estate matters 3) and real property (buyer, seller, broker) disputes. He is a Court approved mediator for Howard, Carroll, and Anne Arundel Counties and a licensed attorney and licensed real estate broker. He has practiced law for 49 years.

Jac E. Knust has been licensed to practice law in Maryland for about 50 years. He is a former Assistant State’s Attorney and Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. Jac Knust graduated Cum Laude from University of Baltimore School of Law (1973). He holds a Certificate of Accounting from Catonsville Community College (1975). A major part of his law and mediation practice includes family law matters, divorce, custody, visitation, business, elder law, estate planning,  and estate law.

ADR Experience

Jac E. Knust began formal mediation training in 1994. He is a Court approved mediator for the Circuit Courts of Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, MD. He has used the experience gained from litigating approximately 20,000 cases for successfully mediating various disputes.


Mediation offers an opportunity for two or more persons to reach a mutually agreed upon outcome. Medation allows them to control the outcome and the process.It is a more economical approach to dispute resolution and leaves the disputants with a more satisfying result and feeling less consumed by the process.I use a facilitative approach in mediation.


Friends School of Baltimore-1966,
B.S. in Industrial Management,Clemson University – 1969,
J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law- 1973,
Certificate of Accounting from Catonsville Community College- 1977

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Representational Lawyer



Fees and Provisos

Fees are charged on a fixed fee per session basis and agreed upon in advance by the participants. The parties are free to agree among themselves as to who will pay the fees. All fees are paid in advance of services being rendered. However, no retainer is required and the participants “pay as you go”.The parties may also elect to have the mediatior reduce their understanding to writing for an additional fee.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • MCDR - Maryland Council For DR
  • Howard County Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore
  • Maryland State Bar Association