Cheryl Lynn Hepfer
Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law
4800 Montgomery Lane 9th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (240) 507-1700
Fax: (240) 507-1735
Ms. Hepfer was named as one of the top Divorce Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine in March, 2000 and again in March and December 2004. She is also recognized as a Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ms. Hepfer is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. There are fewer than 30 Fellows in the State of Maryland. The Academy is comprised of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys from 47 states, who specialize in all issues relating to marriage, divorce, annulment, custody, child visitation, property valuation, property distribution, alimony and child support. The Academy was founded in 1962 "to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law to the end that the welfare of the family and society be preserved." Ms. Hepfer is Past President of the Maryland Chapter of the Academy, and currently serves as First-Vice President and Newsletter Editor of the national organization. She will take over as President of the AAML in November, 2005.
Ms. Hepfer is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is Past President of the U.S. Chapter of the IAML.
Ms. Hepfer is an Arbitrator, certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and she has ben appointed by the Montgomery and Prince George's County Courts to mediate and arbitrate divorce cases as part of their alternative dispute resolution effort. Her skill and experience in these areas permit the Firm to explore those options on behalf of clients.
Ms. Hepfer is also a member of a number of state and local Bar Associations and Civic Associations. She was recently awarded the Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence by the Maryland Bar Foundation. In addition to servicing in these Associations, including the Ad Hoc Committees of Montgomery and Prince George Counties, which are working to improve court proceedings in domestic relations matters, Ms. Hepfer also lectures frequently and has written many articles in her field of expertise.