Hadrian N. Hatfield represents clients who want creative, informed, and thoughtful solutions to complex family law problems. His in-depth knowledge and extensive experience ranges from high-stakes and highly emotional cases to multi-jurisdictional situations. Mr. Hatfield focuses part of his practice on international divorces - he is fluent in French and has worked on international law issues at the U.S. Department of State. He is hands-on involved in crafting settlements, trying cases, and arguing appeals in the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His ability and effectiveness have been recognized by an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML), and repeated inclusion among the top family law practitioners by Washingtonian Magazine, SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers.
Mr. Hatfield represents many clients who are in mediation, and in addition is himself an accomplished mediator. He has made private mediation part of his practice for over fifteen years, including mediation of international divorce and Hague Convention issues. Mr. Hatfield participated in the pilot ABA International Family Mediation training in 2013. He is also a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), and a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc. in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Mr. Hatfield has written articles for publication on a variety of family law topics, including international aspects of divorce.
Mr. Hatfield participates in the District of Columbia Bar Family Law Section and Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), where he served on the Family and Juvenile Law Section Council (from 2002 through 2005 and from 2009 through 2012). Mr. Hatfield devotes substantial time to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, where he was Co-Chair of the Family Law Section during 2001-2002. He has served on the Executive Committee (2006-2008 term) and the Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable (President 2008-2009), and of The Counsellors in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hatfield is an active member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, where he co-chaired the International Law Committee in 2004 and has organized and presented continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics to a national audience of family-law attorneys. He also regularly teaches continuing legal education programs for the Maryland State, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations.
- Hadrian Hatfield interviewed by Fox5 News about Child custody\International Kidnapping incident
- Congratulations to Scott Strickler and Geoff Platnick, named to Bethesda Magazine's 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers in Metro Washington list. Also included on the Honorable Mention list is Hadrian Hatfield. Well done, gentlemen!
- Eight Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to 2013 Best Lawyers List
- Shulman Rogers Has Sixteen Attorneys Named to the 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing
- Sixteen Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to the 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Listing
- "Modern Family Law Views - Happy Anniversary!", July 2014
- "MFLV - Pre-Nuptial Agreements Receive Boost', April 2014
- "Growth Spurt Hits International Law Related to Children", Maryland Bar Journal, January 2012
- "Maryland's New Child Support Law", Family Law News, MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, March 2011
- "Wading Into Deep Water-The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses International Family Law- Abbot v. Abbot", Family Law News, MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, September 2010
- "You've Come a Long Way Baby Boomer!", Maryland Bar Journal, January/February, 2009
- "Private International Law Concepts in Divorce", American Journal of Family Law, Vol.19, No. 2, Summer, 2005
- "The New Rules on Access to Court Records", Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, December 2005
- "International Aspects of Divorce", Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Bulletin, September, 2001
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Hide the Baby - International Relocation and Child Abduction Issues, AAML Maryland Chapter, Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Family Law, Ellicott City, MD November 11, 2013
- International Mediation: What Makes It Different?, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 2013 Spring Conference, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2013
- International Mediation: Logistics, Language, Cultural Dynamics, and Foreign Law, MSBA Annual Meeting, Ocean City, MD, June 14, 2012
- The Spy Who Loved Me: When Divorce and Social Media Collide, BAMC Law Day Conference, Rockville, MD, May 18, 2012
- Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law - The Do's and Don'ts of Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Maryland State Bar Association., Annapolis, Maryland, March 2, 2012
- French American Legal Forum - What's New in France - U.S. Family Law, Potomac, Maryland, February 16, 2012
- Pre-Marriage and Post Marriage...from Pre-Nuptials to Divorce Planning and Considerations, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Chapter, Winter Meeting, January 18, 2012
- Divorce Tax Workshop, Maryland State Bar Assn., December 8, 2011
- International Abduction/Relocation, Bar Association of Montgomery, Co., Md., November 29, 2011
- Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Child Abduction, American Bar Association, ADR Section, Spring 2011 CLE Conference, Denver, CO. April 13, 2011
- Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Parental Kidnapping, MACRO Convention, December 10, 2010
- Tax Planning for Separation and Divorce, American Association of Attorney -CPA Fall Meeting, Chicago., IL., November 5, 2010
- Hide the Baby - Jurisdiction in Parental Kidnapping Cases, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Family Law Section, April 15, 2010
- ADR Approaches in Family Law, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, October 23, 2007
- Winning Ways at Trial, MSBA - MICPEL, September 15, 2006
- Guardian Ad Litem Training, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, November 9, 2005
- UCCJEA - What a Difference an E Makes, MSBA - MICPEL Hot Tips for the Family Law Practitioner, 2005
- International Divorce Issues, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Family Law Section, November 17, 2004
- Mediation Tools for the Custody Litigator, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting CLE Conference Hot Tips Program, Atlanta, GA, August 8, 2004
- Program Producer, Jet-Set Divorce: Issues for a Borderless World, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Spring 2004 CLE Conference, San Juan, PR, April 30, 2004
- Program Producer, U.S. - Canada Transborder Divorce Issues, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fall 2003 CLE Conference
- Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Family Law Section, 2002, 2005-2008
- Demonstrative Evidence of Tracing, Bar Association of Montgomery County , MD, Family Law Section, May 4, 2001
- Family Law Around the Beltway, D.C. Bar Family Law Section, June, 2000 and 2001
- Maryland Divorce law Seminar, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 1997-1999