JULIUS BLATTNER

Managing Attorney

Julius Blattner

Managing Attorney

Julius Blattner has an extremely impressive educational background. Julius graduated Summa Cum Laude from Salisbury University in 2008 in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a minor in History. He then earned his law degree graduating Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012. To further his education, Julius graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, with a concentration in Family and Marital Counseling. Passionate about justice and the United States of America, it’s no surprise that Julius is a combat veteran with almost 20 years of service and is still serving our country as a legal advisor in the Maryland Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate. Known for his wonderful character, clients describe Julius as caring, hardworking, communicative, helpful, honest, and kind. Family is most important to Julius which is why it’s so important to him to help his clients achieve the best results possible in their family law case. Julius has won many awards, with some of the most notable including Super Lawyer, Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Top 10 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 American Jurist Institute, Lawyers of Distinction, Premier 100 American Academy of Trial Attorneys, and Best Family Lawyers in Baltimore. In his spare time, Julius enjoys spending time with family, running races, working out, and being active in his church. Julius is a big Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens fan.

Ashley Stephens

Family Law Attorney

Ashley Stephens

Family Law Attorney

Ashley Stephens graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She went on to further her education and graduate from Ohio Northern University in 2019 earning her J.D. Family is a big driver in Ashley’s personal life, and she brings that same care and concern to her work with Blattner Family Law Group. Her compassion is a strong suit she wears with pride. She knows the importance of an open line of communication and trust with the client. You can put your faith in Ashley’s guidance in how to proceed with your case. As Family Law Attorney with Blattner Family Law Group, Ashley can confidently be trusted to work hard at achieving the best results for each and every client. Her steadfast dependability and sharp organization skills are valuable traits to possess when so much is on the line. Detail oriented, and a strong negotiator, Ashley Stephens is capable and determined to fight to the end for her clients.

Michaela Bentman

Paralegal

Michaela Bentman

Paralegal

Having Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stevenson University with a Major in Legal Studies and a Minor in Counseling and Human Services, Michaela Bentman is a proud member of Lambda Epsilon Chi (National Paralegal Honor Society). She began working in Family Law in 2021 and is regarded as efficient and responsive. In the role of Paralegal, she enjoys working closely with the client, answering their questions, and guiding them along the way. She is honored to be their voice. This quality shines in how Michaela is outgoing and detail oriented, able to ask the pertinent questions while maintaining professionalism and helpfulness. Her excellent time management, flexibility, and availability showcase her dedication to her work. Michaela has a true desire to serve the clients. When someone needs help, she is driven to work tirelessly to bring their case to a successful closure. This determination is what sets Michaela apart. As Paralegal with Blattner Family Law Group, you can confidently count on Michaela’s strong attention to detail and work ethic.

Tammy Daily

Paralegal

Tammy Daily

Paralegal

Tammy Daily graduated Dundalk Community College with a Major in Paralegal Studies, and furthered her education at University of Baltimore, where she graduated Cum Laude in Criminal Justice. She has been recognized by the honors program Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Tammy is Notary and Member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and Baltimore County Bar Association. She brings an impressive 28 years’ experience in the field and excellent customer rapport to Blattner Family Law Group. Along with her dedication and dependability, Tammy brings her strong communication skills and relatability to the clients. Her ability to communicate on a level they need, with compassion, while being straightforward and honest, is unique in both building trust with the client and keeping the process in motion. She knows it is important for the client to trust the firm and allow Blattner Family Law Group to protect the client’s best interests. Tammy is passionate about custody cases and children in a bad home environment, and this motivation is what drives her professionally. This family-oriented Paralegal is family driven herself, and that includes her family with paws.

Ashley Hoover

Paralegal

Ashley Hoover

Paralegal

A 2007 graduate of Winter Mill High School, Ashley Hoover has 6 years of experience working at a law firm. As Paralegal for Blattner Family Law Group, she enjoys helping those clients who know exactly what they want to achieve, and those who are honest with themselves as well as her. But for those who are confused or unsure, Ashley can be empathetic and caring, ready, and willing to advocate for the client with her outgoing nature. With two children of her own, she strives to be the best version of herself for them, and because of them, and knows that her values are part of what make her an asset to Blattner Family Law Group. In her spare time, Ashley serves as a Junior Achievement volunteer helping to teach middle and elementary school students the skills they need for interviewing and obtaining jobs in the future. Ashley is a people person and someone who always puts the needs of others above her own. She boldly stands up for those who deserve more.

SAMANTHA DUCKWORTH

paRAlEGAL

SAMANTHA DUCKWORTH

Paralegal

Having graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, Samantha Duckworth started her journey as a paralegal professional in 2018, focusing primarily on family law. Prior to that, she worked at a court reporting firm for two years assisting in discovery, document review, record management, and trial preparation. Proudly belonging to NALA – The National Paralegal Association, Samantha is also a Notary Public and involved in her community. She exudes the kind of confidence, determination, and ambition in finding solutions and creating viable possibilities that her clients look forward to. She also communicates genuine ideas by educating, empowering, and facilitating clients in trust building, encouraging them to have open lines of communication throughout the session. Being a compassionate paralegal, Samantha is very detail-oriented, honest, and straightforward; nevertheless, she is very empathetic towards her clients and people who deserve her services. Moreover, she is highly centered, connected, and passionate about bringing the best to the spouses and children, helping them get out of a relationship that is detrimental to their wellbeing. Samantha at Blattner Family Law Group is a strong advocate of personal growth and development while at the same time she is supporting, encouraging, and promoting others to stay up to date on the ever-changing legal field. Outside of the Law group, she loves hanging out at home with her dog, Lola!

Neha Khan

Law Clerk

Neha Khan

Law Clerk

Neha Kahn graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Family Science. Having worked at Blattner Family Law Group for two years, Neha is currently pursuing a law degree with a concentration in Family Law from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is expected to graduate this May of 2022. Motivated by her desire to help people and make a difference in their lives, it’s important to Neha that her clients feel that she helped to make their lives better. Dedicated, hardworking, attentive and precise, Neha works to understand the expectations and to complete the job to the best of her ability, giving 100% every single time. Knowing that family law matters can be an incredibly difficult time for most people, she is here to work with you and figure out the best outcome, while offering support every step of the way.

Larry Bark

Director of Client Relations and Engagement

Larry Bark

Director of Client Relations and Engagement

Having graduated from the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, Larry Bark has been in the customer service industry for over 10 years. With a firm belief that clients come first, Larry is enthusiastically serving as the Director of Client Relations and Engagement at Blattner Family Law Group. In his role, Larry meets with prospective clients during their free consultation to determine how we can help. Once clients decide to hire us, Larry ensures that they receive the highest level of service from our firm. Larry is known for being detail-oriented, honest, approachable, and driven. He is caring and a constant advocate for our clients to the best of his abilities; aiming to get them as close to their goals as possible, if not exceeding them. Larry is driven by the desire to help people through difficult situations and works to make clients feel as comfortable as possible with the team at Blattner Family Law Group, confident that this team will be the best option for them to reach their goals.

Nada Shadid

Firm Administrator

Nada Shadid

Firm Administrator

Nada Shadid, a recent graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Information Systems. She is excitedly beginning her career at Blattner Family Law Group. Nada is known as a people-person and almost always finds common ground with people—even those she has just met. It’s this skill that makes prospective clients feel incredibly comfortable with Nada. In her role as Intake Specialist, Nada is responsible for establishing a connection with new prospective clients and ensuring that their first call to Blattner Family Law Group is a positive experience. Having patience and enthusiasm, she is always ready to stand up for what she believes in and to learn new things or acquire new skills to help the team achieve the best results for each case. It’s this versatility that allows Nada to manage the firm’s day to day operations in her role as Firm Administrator. Communicative, supportive, personable, and outgoing, Nada is sure to make you feel like you’re part of a team who truly cares when you’re at Blattner Family Law Group.

How to Work with Us

While the results of your case matter, a supportive and empathetic lawyer brings peace of mind to a stressful time. Our process is quick and easy. Contact our office now to get started.

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Tell us what happened

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We’ll ask you a few simple questions

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You get passed on to Attorney Wiley Waites

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You get a detailed plan of attack for your case

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Contact Our Office

We understand the stress and anxiety that can be caused by the process of divorce. You’ll receive a free 45-minute consultation with our director of client engagement to understand your circumstances and explore your options going forward.

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Determine Your Goals

Together we will determine your ideal goals and priorities so that your life looks the way you’d like it to when this is over.

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Formulate an action plan

Communication is imperative with our team, bringing honest and realistic expectations every step of the way. Once we have a plan in place we’ll provide weekly updates and stay in constant communication.

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