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.
Rebecca Neal graduated from Frostburg State University in 2013 with a degree in Law and Society (concentration in Criminal Justice) and with minors in Political Science and Sociology. Rebecca received her law degree in 2016 from Savannah Law School, and returned home to Maryland to begin her career. Rebecca spent her first year as an attorney working for Maryland Delegate Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr., in a general practice firm in Carroll County. Though Rebecca found a general practice firm to be interesting and exciting, she quickly realized her passion for family law and practiced family law exclusively for a firm in Howard County. Rebecca later joined the Blattner Family Law Group as the lead family law attorney in 2021. Understanding that her clients are likely going through a life change and stressful period in their lives, Rebecca is empathetic, patient, and strives to make life easier for her clients. Rebecca describes herself as a realist that will tell you what you need to hear to set realistic expectations but will do so after extensively talking through all possibilities and offering solutions. Rebecca excels at negotiating and settling cases with favorable outcomes for her clients to save them the additional headache, time, money, and stress associated with going to trial. Though she is friendly with clients and enjoys crafting settlements to assist her clients, Rebecca will zealously advocate for her clients in the courtroom when necessary. Rebecca finds it most rewarding to be able to help people through some of the hardest and most stressful times of their lives. Rebecca’s clients come to find that she is on their team and fighting for their goals to reach the best possible outcome. Rebecca grew up in Carroll County, Maryland, and you may see her out on the hiking path, at a Raven’s game, or helping out at the local animal shelter in her spare time.
Courtney Turner’s educational background makes her a great fit for family law at Blattner Family Law Group. Courtney graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Criminal Justice and from there went on to study at the University of Maryland, earning her masters degree in Social Work. Having worked in this field since 2017, her legal career began in personal injury before she transitioned to a general practice law firm. Now Courtney is putting both her education and legal experience to work exclusively in family law. Her background in social work has great advantages and helps her to offer a unique approach and perspective. Working in family law is aligned with Courtney’s core values, as it is her own husband and daughter who motivate her most. With exceptional attention to detail, she is hard-working and responsive, with a great sense of humor. What Courtney loves most about working at Blattner Family Law Group is helping people who are going through vulnerable times and to assist clients during a challenging time.
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.
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.
Intake Specialist and 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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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.
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.
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.