Thomas C. Ries

Thomas C. Ries

TCRies@family-law.com

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

AAML Fellow of the Year 2016

President, Maryland Chapter, AAML, 2003-2005

Co-Chair, AAML Institute for Family Law Associates, 2006 – 2018

Member, Board of Governors, 2008 – 2010

Life Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation

Included in The Best Lawyers in America® “Family Law” 2001-2018 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc.); named Baltimore Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 and 2014

Included in The Best Lawyers in America® “Family Law Mediation” 2007-2018 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc.); named Baltimore Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013

Co-author, Fader’s Maryland Family Law, (6th Edition, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., LexisNexis)

Author: “Direct Examination of Experts,” “Identifying and Understanding Tax Issues in Divorce,” “Proving an Owner’s Income from an S Corp,” “Twenty Tax Questions,” “Securing the Property Settlement,” “Depositions,” “Direct Examination of Mental Health Expert” – AAML Institute; “Trial Preparation Options in the Alimony Case,” ABA Family Advocate, Fall, 1996; Co-author, “Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law, ABA Family Advocate, Spring, 2000; Co-author, “How to Establish Earnings Potential,” ABA Family Advocate, Winter, 2014; “Case Against Bifurcated Divorce Proceedings,” Maryland Bar Journal, March, 1990; “The Use of Expert Witnesses in Divorce Cases,” Maryland Bar Journal, November, 1992; “Professional Goodwill: Divorcing the Person From the Practice,” Maryland Bar Journal, March, 1995; “Bankruptcy Intersects Family Law,” Maryland Bar Journal, September/October, 2002; “Marital Settlement Agreement Forms,” Maryland Divorce & Separation Law, Ninth Edition, 2009, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL).

Lecturer: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“Taxes, Settlements & Business Valuations”), November, 2016. AAML Institute (Divorce Tax). American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Spring Program, 1995, 1996, 2009; Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers and Maryland State Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association (1989-2017): Family Law Institute; Divorce Tax Workshop (Program Co-Chair); Retirement Benefits and Divorce – QDRO Workshop (Program Co-Chair); Marital Property Workshop (Program Co-Chair); Marital Settlement Agreements (Program Co-Chair); Hot Tips in Family Law; High Income Earners and Child Support; Drafting Agreements: Pre and Post Nuptials; Analyzing an S Corp Tax Return; and The Essence of Professionalism.

Born: Baltimore, Maryland, April 16, 1954; Admitted to Bar: 1979, Maryland;

Education: Emory University (B.A., 1976); University of Maryland (J.D., with honors, 1979)

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
President, Maryland Chapter, AAML, 2003-2005

The Best Lawyers in America® “Family Law” 2001-2018 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc.)
The Best Lawyers in America® “Family Law Mediation” 2007-2018 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc.)
Maryland’s Super Lawyers – 2007-2018

Past Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section

American Bar Association, ABA Law in the Fifty States, Official Reporter for Maryland, 1995 – 2016
“AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Certified Family Law Arbitrator by American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Appointed Member, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland Peer Review Committee, 2015 – 2018

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