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Stephen Krohn

Mar 20, 2014 04:50PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Image titleThe practice of law isn’t just a profession for Annapolis attorney Stephen Krohn. It’s a family tradition.

His mother, Charlotte Krohn, headed to law school in her forties after raising her family. She established a private law practice and invited her son to join her when he was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1978.

Stephen’s sister Carolyn is a bankruptcy attorney in Annapolis. Two of his uncles were also lawyers. His youngest daughter, a graduate of Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Law School is practicing law in Philadelphia.

Born in the former Anne Arundel General Hospital on Franklin Street in Annapolis, Stephen has practiced law in Maryland for 34 years. He has kept up with the evolving practice of family law, and, as an early advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), became one of the first attorneys to earn a Certificate in Mediation from Harvard Law School in 1994.

Realizing he could best serve his clients by developing expertise in one specific area of the law, Stephen has limited his practice to family law, handling issues of separation, divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements and property settlements. New clients are regularly referred to Stephen by his colleagues as well as former clients in Central Maryland and the Upper Shore.

Stephen was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in July, 2000 and he completed a two-year term as President of the Maryland Chapter of that organization in 2011.

During the time he’s not in Court, Stephen has mediated and arbitrated more than 600 family law cases. He has argued approximately 50 cases before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Maryland Court of Appeals, seven of which cases became published opinions which are pored over by attorneys and judges for insight that might apply to other cases.

Stephen is a frequent instructor on the topic of family law, and appears regularly as a guest speaker and forum panelist at events throughout the region.

He has been honored by being named Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland in 2012–13, Maryland Super Lawyers 2008–2013, Washington DC’s Top Lawyers 2009–2013, Best Lawyers In America 2010–2013 and Leading Family Attorneys in What’s Up? Annapolis magazine 2009–2013. Stephen continues to be awarded the highest peer review rating (AV) for ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell.

Stephen is both pleased and proud that two outstanding attorneys, Angela G. Magruder and Andrea N. Montini, have been with the firm since 2010. Both are fluent in Spanish. The firm will continue to concentrate in the negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation of family law matters.

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Krohn & Krissoff, P.A.

133 Defense Highway
The Courtyards, Suites 202-203
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-266-1136 | 410-974-6026 | 301-970-2219 |

Q. Will the Court help me resolve custody/visitation issues?

A. Yes. If there are unresolved custody/visitation issues, the Court will require that both parents attend an education program (i) to familiarize them with the Court system and what to expect and (ii) to prepare the parties for mediation. The Court will then assign a certified mediator who will spend up to four hours with the parties assisting them in reaching a solution to their differences. Most cases involving custody/visitation issues are settled with help from the parties’ lawyers and the court-appointed mediator. If unresolved custody/visitation issues still remain, a strong advocate is highly recommended.

Stephn Krohn, Krohn & Krissoff, P.A.