Author Archives: Tim Leahy

About Tim Leahy

Timothy P. Leahy, a partner at the firm, practices law in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of the American, Maryland, D.C, and Prince George’s County Bar associations. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore Law School in May 2000, earned his M.B.A. in 1993 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and his B.S. in Transportation & Logistics at Maryland in 1990. Timothy brings over 10 years experience in business to his practice of the law and focuses on litigation and general practice matters. A former home improvement contractor and army reservist, he volunteers with Christmas in April and has coached for the Bowie Boys & Girls Club. He is a Board member of his homeowners association, pro bono counsel for Bowie CLAW, and a volunteer Mediator for the District Court of Maryland. Timothy moved to Bowie in 1982 and lives there with his wife of 24 years and two sons.

A Caution:  Underage Drinking, Adult Responsibility, Thanksgiving & Other Good Times

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends get together to say thanks for all the good things in our lives. Parties are good things in our lives. Someone may drink too much. If alcohol is served, we have to … Continue reading

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Landmark Ruling: Grandparent, Same-sex Partner, & Third-Party Visitation Now More Likely in Maryland

For years there was no right to “Grandparent Visitation” in Maryland. There was little chance that an unrelated “Third Party”, someone who was not a biological, or adoptive, parent could succeed in getting a Maryland Court to award that Third … Continue reading

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Child Support Collection Just Got a Little Easier

Most people would agree that financially supporting your children is the right thing to do, including paying any child support ordered by a family law court, if your children live with their other parent. The Court of Special Appeals in … Continue reading

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Maryland Second Chance Act Makes it Easier to Shield Criminal Records

Maryland has a new law that took effect October 1, 2015 that allows people with minor criminal records to expunge or shield some criminal convictions from being public information (Maryland Criminal Procedure Section 10-301 – 10-306). Before October 1st even … Continue reading

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New Law in Maryland Allows a Quickie Divorce by “Mutual Consent”

It used to take couple wanting to divorce almost a year to do so in Maryland. Not anymore. Since October 1, 2015, there is a new ground for divorce in Maryland – divorce by “mutual consent.” You can be divorced … Continue reading

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