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Bruce E. Avery - Rockville, MD

51 Monroe StreetSuite 707 Rockville, MD 20850- 2452

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Updated: 01/11/2021

Rockville Family Law Lawyer


Everybody has a special talent, a skill that gives them satisfaction and pleasure. Some are tap dancers, some are prize fighters. I am neither. I help people solve problems.

Over my 30 years of experience in resolving legal conflicts, I have learned and practiced problem-solving techniques that benefit and satisfy both parties without losing sight of my clients' needs and feelings.

My foundation for this approach comes from my 20 years in the Army...

About Bruce E. Avery

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Child Support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Military Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Name Changes
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Spousal Support
  • Mediation
  • Parent Coordination

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • Kentucky, 1976
  • Maryland, 1992
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1993
  • South Korea, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (Founding Member and Past President)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Maryland Collaborative Practice Council (Founding Member)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • DC Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • International Legal Society (Tokyo and Seoul)
  • Collaborative Practice Training Institute (Founding Member)
  • Association of Family and Concilation Courts


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, 1976
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1987
  • Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1971
    Major: Sociology
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Military Service - US Army, Major, July 29, 1971 - September 1, 1991

Classes and Seminars

  • Basic Collaborative Training, Bridgewater, VA., October 24, 2008 - October 25, 2008
  • Multidisciplinary Collaborative Training, Collaborative Practice Training Institute/MICPEL, May 20, 2009 - May 22, 2009
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training,Rockville, MD, March 4, 2010 - March 6, 2010
  • Multidisciplinary Collaborative Training, Maryland Administrative Office of Courts/CPTI, March 2, 2011 - March 4, 2011
  • 30-hour Interest-Based Negotiations for Collaborative Professionals, Natural Bridge, VA , September 11, 2011 - September 14, 2011
  • Doctors do it – Why Not Lawyers; Informed Consent, San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2011
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training,Columbia, MD, 2009 - Present
  • Law for Non-lawyers, Rockville, MD, 2009 - Present
  • Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice (3 times), 2009 - 2010
  • Issues in Military Divorce, Rockville, MD, 2010 - Present
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training, Annapolis, MD, 2011 - 2015
  • Collaborative Law and Practice (law school class), Baltimore, 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Law and Practice (law school class), Baltimore, 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Law and Practice (law school class), Baltimore, 2017 - Present
  • MSBA Fundamentals of Retirement and Pension Orders, Military portion, Columbia, MD, 2013 - Present
  • Limited Scope Representation, Rockville , 2015 - Present
  • Limited Scope Representation, Frederick, 2016 - Present
  • QDROs, What are they ..., Military Retirement section, Rockville, 2016 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Trainer, Collaborative Practice Training Institute


Other Sources of Feedback About Bruce E. Avery

Included on the 2023 Maryland list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Maryland Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Bruce E. Avery on Super Lawyers


  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2017
  • Listed in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2017
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2014 - 2018

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Office Information


51 Monroe StreetSuite 707 Rockville, MD 20850- 2452


  • (301) 762-8539

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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