People turn to Scott Strickler when they are facing a challenging situation involving their marriage, custody of their children, or other legal concerns involving their family, particularly when the issues are complex and the stakes are high. Clients benefit from Scott’s inventive tactics. Opponents are rarely able to predict how he will approach a particular issue in a case.
Scott’s clients benefit from his creative style, his highly tactical approach, and his three decades of experience in the field of family law. Understanding that no two cases should be approached alike and that every circumstance requires a different strategy, he treats each matter as unique, with no preconceived notions and in a manner that is not one-size-fits-all.
Bethesda Magazine has featured Scott multiple times as one of the top divorce lawyers in the DC metro region. The magazine notes that he is excellent at “dealing with complicated tax issues” and he remains focused and committed to improving his clients’ overall “strategic position.” Scott has also been selected numerous times by Worth Magazine as one of the top one hundred attorneys in the country serving the needs of affluent clientele, recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as among the top family law attorneys in Maryland, and named in Washington Post Magazine’s “Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys.”
Scott began practicing law in 1986, after serving as the judicial law clerk to the Chief Judge of Maryland’s Fifth Judicial Circuit. Since then, his practice has concentrated solely on the field of domestic relations and family law. He represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements, antenuptial agreements, and post-nuptial agreements, and litigates before the Family Division Masters and judges of the Circuit Courts of Maryland in contested and uncontested divorce, custody, and support matters.
Scott has argued and/or briefed cases in both of the appellate courts of Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Much of his practice focuses on complex domestic relations issues involving such things as business valuations, domestic relations taxation, and the use of the tax code to optimize settlement solutions for both parties in a case.
A respected authority in the field of domestic relations and family law, Scott is a frequent lecturer and has given numerous presentations to other lawyers, accountants and financial advisors, as well as members of the general public. He has presented programs at the:
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,
- Bar Association of Montgomery County,
- Montgomery County Bar Foundation,
- Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers,
- International Association of Financial Planners,
- American Association of Attorney CPAs, and
- Maryland Commission for Women.
His presentations have included such topics as
- “Stock Options and Hidden Assets in Divorce,”
- “Alimony Trends in Maryland”,
- “Creative Settlement Strategies – Maximizing Tax Savings,” and
- “How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer.”
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Frequent expert witness on issues related to attorneys fees in divorce cases
- Expert witness before The World Bank on Maryland child support laws
- Pro Bono Mentor, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1994 to present
- Chair, Program Committee of Family Law Section of Bar Association of Montgomery County, 1997-1998
- Court-Appointed Domestic Relations Mediator and Facilitator, 1998 to present
- Chair, Family Law Section of Bar Association of Montgomery County, 1998-1999
- Executive Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2000-2001