Trusted Leaders In the
Practice of Family Law

Howard B. Soypher

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Estate & Trust Litigation


Howard Soypher focuses on a variety of domestic relations matters, representing clients of all walks of life in such matters. Howard’s approach is both efficient and direct. He has a reputation for being fair with his clients and the opposition, knowing what battles need to be fought and where focus of attention and resources is less-likely to be beneficial to his client. He is known for his accessibility, making himself available to his clients when it is convenient for them, including before and after traditional business hours.

Howard’s family law practice is focused on complex financial issues such as the valuation of business interests and other assets, and also includes dispute negotiations along with prenuptial, separation and other agreements. His general litigation practice focuses on counseling trustees and trust beneficiaries in matters relating to will contests, disputes regarding distributions, and breaches of fiduciary duty. Howard is also retained by clients for private mediations and arbitrations.

In recognition of his outstanding work, Howard was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a national organization whose members are recognized for maintaining the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and excellence in the practice of family law. He is one of about 30 attorneys in the state of Maryland to be named to this prestigious group.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1996
  • District of Columbia


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Maryland
    • B.A. - 1993


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers
  • Listed in “Top Lawyers” in Washingtonian Magazine – December 2017
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Prenuptial Agreements, 2005
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2007, 2011, 2013
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Divorce Lawyers, 2009, 2012
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Maryland Top 100,” Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
  • “D.C. Top 100,” Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Maryland Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
  • Bethesda Magazine, Top Divorce Lawyers, 2013, 2017
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected as among the Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland by 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Selected as Top Family Law Lawyers by 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers