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Unlike other law firms, we measure our success not by the number of "billable hours" we log, but rather by the families whose lives are forever changed for the better as a result of the work that we do. We take pride in our work product - and our results.
- Michelle C. Thomas

When you choose M.C. Thomas & Associates, PC, you gain a team of strategic partners, persuasive legal writers, researchers and analysts, who will fight for you. We negotiate, mediate and litigate with precision as necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

We are seasoned trial lawyers, adept at what we do. We strive to settle cases swiftly outside of court, without the need for protracted litigation. When settlement is not possible, our team of trial lawyers are prepared to go to court to protect your legal interests, assets and best interests of your children and future.

With over a decade and a half of trial experience in divorce and family law, we are equipped to handle all aspects of family law ranging from uncontested divorces to the most complex cases with substantial assets at stake. We understand that no two families are the same.

That’s why our Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia divorce lawyers devise comprehensive strategies as unique as the families who need them. We offer specialized divorce services for those who may require innovative (and/or discreet) legal strategies such as public figures like politicians and professional athletes, and CEOs, physicians and surgeons, law firm partners, and other high net worth individuals. At M.C. Thomas & Associates, PC, we listen intently to your goals, and devise customized strategies to help you achieve them.

Families are complex, especially when they dissolve. That is why you need legal advocates on your side with the experience necessary to navigate you through the legal process with proficiency, excellence, and ease. There is no need to “go it alone” when you do not have to. Call us today.

Visit our Practice Areas and Divorce Information Center to learn more about our areas of expertise.

Experience You Can Trust

The firm’s founder, Michelle C. Thomas, has been recognized among her peers as a leader in divorce and family law. Michelle has recently been named to the SuperLawyers' List for Washington, D.C. in Family Law a recognition that no more than 5% of all attorneys across all practice areas combined may receive in each state. Prior to that, Michelle was named to the SuperLawyers' Rising Stars List in the area of Family Law, which no more than 2.5% of her peers may receive in each state. Michelle has also been named a Top Divorce Attorney by Bethesda Magazine. She has been elected to the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, appointed to Chair and serve on a number of Boards and Committees, and elected president of bar associations.

As an experienced divorce and family lawyer, Michelle has lectured on divorce and family law related topics, served as faculty for a number of CLEs, and appeared in local and national media such as the Washington Times, Washington Examiner, ESSENCE magazine, the Michael Baisden Show, Fox 5 news, News One Now Radio with Roland Martin (WOL/Radio One), and The Audrey Chapman Show (WHUR), The Daily Drum Show (WHUR), and Law Talk with Ethel Mitchell (WOL/Radio One), and more.

As a result of Michelle’s leadership in divorce and family law and the legal community, Michelle has received several awards, including being named the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Bar Association of D.C.,

a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National Bar Association, Top 100 Lawyer by the National Black Lawyers, and Top 10 Family Lawyers in Maryland and Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Family Law.

Aggressive Advocates + Trusted Advisors

Dealing with a difficult contested divorce or challenging child custody situation can feel like the end of the world— but it does not have to be with strong legal advocates on your side. We guide, advise, assist and counsel every client with unparalleled legal precision to help produce the best possible results. Choosing competent legal counsel is critical to your success.

We make every effort to resolve matters outside of court through extensive settlement negotiations and alternative methods of dispute resolution. Sometimes, however, litigation is necessary to attain desired results. The attorneys at M.C. Thomas & Associates are recognized for aggressive, relentless advocacy, and are ready to fight for you. Whether advocating in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, we are dedicated to getting results. In short, our firm offers experience you can trust. Call us today.

See What Our Clients Are Saying
  • It is with great pleasure that I endorse Michelle C. Thomas. Michelle provided me with outstanding support and service in a recent Family Law matter. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and she exhibited extraordinary attention to detail …
  • Michelle Thomas is truly an outstanding individual and attorney. She is persistent, detailed, confident and ethical. A few months ago, a very close family friend contacted me regarding a family law matter. I referred the case to Michelle and her outstanding staff ...
  • Over the course of the past couple of years, I have come to know Michelle well and can personally vouch for her capabilities as a family law attorney. She is immensely talented; yet, she is also practical, well-balanced, and always thoroughly prepared ...
The Top 9 Reasons Our Clients Choose Us
  • Our Dedicated Legal Team Devoted to Your Success
  • Unparalleled Accessibility
  • Over a Decade of Trial Experience
  • Our Encyclopedic Knowledge of the Law
  • Experience--enough said
  • Strategic, Highly Customized Services that Meet Your Needs
  • Exceptional Client Service
  • Our Reputation (we love to live up to our name)
  • Creative and Cost-Effective Strategies
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