ABOUT MARIA CARUSO, MD DIVORCE LAWYER
MARIA CARUSO GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE LAW SCHOOL IN 1989 AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE MARLAND BAR AS A LAWYER LATER THE SAME YEAR. SHE HAS OVER 20 YEARS TRIAL EXPERIENCE IN THE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURTS OF MARYLAND. TRIAL EXPERIENCE IS CRUCIAL FOR AN ATTORNEY WHEN NEGOTIATING YOUR ISSUES BECAUSE THE THE ATTORNEY CANNOT BE AFRAID TO GO TO TRIAL. MARIA WILL NOT BE PUSHED AROUND BUT NEITHER WILL SHE FIGHT FOR NO REASON JUST TO RAISE YOUR BILL.
Ms. Caruso handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, modification of custody and child support, and domestic violence protective orders and peace orders. She is very familiar with the process of custody and psychological evaluations and well prepares her client for the process should the case be heading in that direction.
Ms. Caruso has also been a Best interest attorney where she represents the interest of children that find themselves in the middle of a custody battle. She understands the emotional and financial difficulties divorce can bring to one's life and she is compassionate yet assertive and knowledgeable in this area to handle even the most complex family law matters. She also handles guardianship cases of both minors and adults.
Ms. Caruso practices in many jurisdictions including Harford, Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Cecil Counties and Baltimore City.
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In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Caruso has been very involved in other law related activities. Throughout her legal career, Maria has been very involved in Bar Association activities at all levels, including the local Harford County Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association ("MSBA"), and the American Bar Association. In addition to serving on numerous local and State bar committees, she was a member of the Executive Committee for the Young Lawyer's Section of the MSBA, and held the position of Treasurer. She was also the Harford County representative to the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the MSBA.
Maria has been appointed to the Inquiry Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission, which governs lawyers' conduct and determines appropriate punishment and a Board of Trustee member for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers ("MICPEL"). Maria received an Award of Achievement from the American Bar Association at the its annual convention in 1997 for her work with the MSBA Young Lawyer's Section and in 1998 she had the honor to lecture at the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division meeting in San Diego, California.
Maria lives in Harford County with her husband and their three children.