Joseph C. Paradiso is senior partner and a founding member of the firm. He has been practicing law since 1978, with a concentration in family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Also a certified Mediator and Arbitrator, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia frequently appoint him as the ADR mediator for domestic relations cases and as a Best Interest Attorney (formerly Guardian Ad Litem).
Mr. Paradiso is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been listed among the top Family Law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area by Washingtonian Magazine in 2000, 2004, and 2009. He has also been named as a top family law attorney by the Maryland and D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine.
Committed to the development of the profession, Mr. Paradiso regularly contributes his expertise and extensive knowledge of Family Law as a panelist, lecturer and presenter on various domestic relations
Maryland State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
District of Columbia Bar (Member, Family Law Section)
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Mediator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 1997-.
Lecturer, Rita Rosencrantz Basic Family Law Training Seminar, 1994-.
Moderator, Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section Programs: "Advanced Trial Techniques" (1994), "Advanced Domestic Relations Program" (1995) and "Rethinking Joint Custody" (1996), "What is the Big Deal with Collaborative Law and Why Should You Care?" (2006).
Panelist, Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section Programs: "Successful Negotiation Techniques" (1999) and "Winning on Exceptions" (2001).
Faculty, Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers "Marital Property Workshop" (2004).
Facilitator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division for Pendente Life Issues, 1998
Facilitator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division Differentiated Case Management, 1997
Staff Member, George Mason University Law Review, 1977-1978.
Clark v. Clark, 485 A.2d 621 (DC App. 1984);
Rogers v. Rogers, 565 A.2d 361 (Md. App. 1989); Das v. Das, 754 A.2d 441 (Md.App. 2000)