Susan Carol Elgin was awarded the Rosalyn B. Bell Award by The Women’s Law Center of Maryland for her achievements and contributions to family law.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America® include all of Kaufman, Ries & Elgin’s attorneys in the area of Family Law.  In addition, Tom Ries is included for Family Law Mediation and was named “Lawyer of the Year” Baltimore for 2019 in this area of practice.  The Best Lawyers publication is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication for attorneys.

Kaufman, Ries & Elgin, P.A. has again been named as a Tier 1 top “Family Law” and “Family Law Mediation” law firm in Maryland by U.S. News and World Report (

Tom Ries was honored in 2020 with the Maryland State Bar Association Family & Juvenile Law Section prestigious Beverly Ann Groner Award that is given annually in recognition of a lawyer’s dedication to the practice of family law and who has exemplified the highest professional standards during a distinguished career.