About Us

Innovative Approach + Comprehensive Strategy

We are strategic in our analysis, and aggressive in our approach. In short, we are different from the rest. Our innovative strategies and comprehensive legal analysis set us apart from our peers. Whether we are aggressively defending against parental alienation and absconsion, or valuing and protecting substantial business interests and assets, we apply the same level of diligence, analysis and skill to every case. We understand the magnitude of protecting hard-earned assets and businesses, and ensuring that your children’s best interests are served during divorce. For these reasons, our Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland attorneys pledge to put your family first. At our firm, your goals are our goals, and we take the steps necessary to help you achieve them.

Exceeding Client Expectations

At our firm, we make it our mission to exceed client expectations-- every time. Divorce is hard enough. Working with a divorce lawyer does not have to be. From the client’s initial consultation with our firm, we focus on identifying the client’s goals and devising strategies to achieve them. If you are considering divorce or are already in the process of separating from your spouse, or are seeking custody of a child, our divorce and family lawyers take the time to sit down with you and explain each step and what you can expect in the weeks and months to come. We work closely with you, the client, to devise a strategy to help you achieve desired results.

Integration of Technology + Experts to Achieve Results

We work tirelessly to protect your hard earned assets and financial future, not just for you, but also for your children whenever children are involved by utilizing technology and requisite experts to help achieve desired results. In addition to our team of trial lawyers and dedicated support staff, we engage business valuation experts, forensic accountants, vocational experts, financial advisors, pension plan evaluators, tax advisors, asset investigators, private investigators as well as custody evaluators and parent coordinators in order to execute our case strategy with precision, leaving no stone unturned. As your strategic partner, we discuss with you when to consider retaining an expert, explain the expected benefits and any risks, and generally provide the information needed to help you engage the right expert for your case. The firm’s integration of technology to assist with asset analysis, document management, and more maximizes our efficiency and yields cost-effective results.

Flexible Billing Options: Retainer Based Representation + Flat Fee Representation

We are committed to providing each client with unparalleled, cost-efficient, and effective representation. It's important that each client be able to anticipate the costs associated with his or her case-and control them. That's why we offer Flexible Billing Options in addition to traditional, Retainer Based "billable hour" fee structure. Ask us about our Flat Fee Legal Services for Maryland and Washington, D.C. clients that enable you to better plan for the costs of your litigation and instead pay a Flat Fee for the components of your case. If you need an attorney to go to court with you for a scheduling conference or pendente lite (temporary) hearing, draft your Complaint for Divorce or Complaint for Child Custody, draft Discovery Requests, or prepare and conduct an Emergency Child Custody and Support hearing, you know exactly how much it will cost so that you can better plan. This way, there are no surprises and you do not have to wonder if you will be billed for every individual email and telephone call--it's all included in a Flat Fee.

On the other hand, if you prefer to be charged by the "billable hour" and pay only for the time expended on your case, you may elect the Retainer Based Legal Services, which is how many firms do business. Or, if your case is complex, and requires an even more customized, comprehensive legal and communications strategy that may not fit the Flat Fee model, you may retain the competent legal counsel at M.C. Thomas & Associates to represent you on Retainer. Not sure which option is best? Call us today to learn more about our Flat Fee Family Law Services in addition to Retainer Based Representation to learn which option works best for you. We will recommend the best option for your case at the end of your consultation to help you with this decision. Whichever option you choose, we are here to help.

We are committed to your success.