Bruce E. Avery
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51 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20853-2452
Description of Practice
I am mediate family law matters, including on property and child-related issues. I serve as a facilitator, property mediator, and custody mediator for the Family Law Division of the Montgomery County Circuit Court. I also serve as a Parent Coordinator in court-appointed and private cases.
I am an attorney by profession and a problem solver by nature. I served for 15 years in the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps in a variety of roles. When I retired from the Army I began practicing family law in Montgomery County, Maryland. I have always believed that an agreement between the parties of a dispute is better than a solution imposed upon them by a third party. I serve as a mediator and facilitator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court and I do private family law mediation as well. I trained as a Collaborative Attorney in 2004 and I am now a trainer for the Collaborative Practice Training Institute and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. I restrict my litigation to being a Best Interest Attorney and to disputes over military pensions. I serve as a Parent Coordinator helping parents in high conflict cases to resolve issues without having to resort to court.
BA - Hobart College, 1971 JD - Brandies School of Law, University of Louisville, 1976
|2004||Basic Collaborative Law (13)|
|2005||MICPEL||20-hour Property Mediation|
|2005||MICPEL||20-hour Custody Mediation|
Over my 40 years of experience in resolving legal conflicts, I have learned and practiced problem-solving techniques that benefit and satisfy both parties without losing sight of the clients' needs and feelings. I am flexible in my approach and want to do things in the way that will best bring the matter to a successful conclusion. I believe that there is a place for multidisciplinary approaches in dispute resolution.
Areas of Practice
- Family (60 mediated)
- Collaborative Professional
- Parenting Coordinator
- Mediation Trainer
- Representational Lawyer
- Mediating Lawyer