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Paul Reinstein



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  • Family Law
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Paul J. Reinstein heads the family law group at Reinstein, Glackin & Herriott, LLC. He has been selected a Top Ten Super Lawyer for the State of Maryland for multiple years, and has been a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the past 13 years. This list of the best of the best lawyers covers all practice areas. Prior to the founding of RG&H, Paul Reinstein was a partner at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, where he built a family law department of highly rated domestic relations lawyers that have held state-wide family law positions and have been selected as top lawyers in Maryland. Mr. Reinstein is widely recognized by his clients and peers as one of the premier family law attorneys in the Washington metropolitan area.

Mr. Reinstein has been named by publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, the Washington Post, and Best Lawyers as one of the top family law practitioners in the MD/DC/VA area. In 2022 Mr. Reinstein was named Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Annapolis by Best Lawyers, and was also named Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation in Annapolis. The Daily Record, Maryland's leading law publication, also recently named Mr. Reinstein to its Family Law Power List as one of Maryland's "power players."

Paul Reinstein is one of only 39 Fellows in the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML- and he and his partner, Maureen Glackin are the only Fellows in the Southern Maryland Area. An "AV"-rated attorney, Mr. Reinstein is a Past-President of the Maryland Chapter of AAML.

Mr. Reinstein lectures frequently throughout the state to judges, magistrates and lawyers on current issues in family law, as well as before the Administrative Office of the Court's Judicial Institute. He is a past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section. Mr. Reinstein teaches continuing legal education courses to attorneys for the Maryland State Bar Association and local bar associations throughout Maryland.

Paul Reinstein also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the courts in multiple jurisdictions for family law, child custody, and divorce cases. He was recently selected by his peers and named by Best Lawyers Magazine as "Lawyer of the Year" in both 2019 and 2020 for his work in Family Law Mediation in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Only a single lawyer in a specific area and location is honored with this designation.

Paul Reinstein, nationally recognized divorce lawyer was a founding partner in the law firm of Keiffer, Johnston & Reinstein.

Mr. Reinstein is a graduate cum laude of Villanova University and the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America.


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 05/1980
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 05/1977
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1982
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland, 1982

Published Works

  • Family Law Update, MICPEL, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Domestic Violence Training Manual, MICPEL, 2001
  • Family Law Update, MSBA, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


  • Top 10 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009 to present
  • Super Lawyer, 2006-2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 to Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • "AV" Rated Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Domestic Lawyers, 2009 to 2020. Top Lawyer Lifetime Achievement List, 2022
  • Washington Post Top Family Law Practitioners
  • Top 10 Washington Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers 2016
  • Maryland Daily Record Leadership in the Law Award, 2003
  • Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year Annapolis, 2022
  • Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year Mediation Annapolis, 2022

Past Positions

  • Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher, Partner, 2004-2012
  • Keiffer, Johnston, Reinstein & Papirmeister, LLC, Partner, 1987 to 2003
  • Richard A. Palumbo, P.A., Associate, 1980 to 1987

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President, Maryland Chapter
  • Maryland State Bar Association/Family and Juvenile Law Section, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Former Chair, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court, Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member