Marla Zide

Marla Zide (Glen Burnie, Maryland)

Marla Zide

Attorney in Glen Burnie, MD
Student Bar Association: Parliamentarian, Spring 1999-Spring 2000; Third Year Representative, 2000-2001. Family Law Clinic: Student Attorney, Spring 2000; Supervising Student Attorney, Fall 2000.

Community Activities: Planning committee, for the annual Legal Service Conference, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Mock Trial Coach, Annapolis High School, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007; Girls ages 7-8 Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Hartford County 2009 Spring Season.

Honors and Awards: Honoree, Pro Bono Resource Center 15th Anniversary Gala, October 2005; "What's Up Annapolis," Lending Lawyers, 2009; "Super Lawyers," Rising Stars, 2010; "Super Lawyers," Rising Stars, 2011; Solo Small Firm Practice Section 2011 recipient, David Hjortsberg Award.

Employment: Solo Practitioner, Family Law, Protective Orders, Law Office of Marla Zide, September 2011—; Partner (January 1, 2009—) and Associate, General Litigation (2004-2008), Family Law, Protective Orders, Law Offices of Forman and Zide, May 2004-September 2011. YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, January 2002-May 2004. Attorney, Family Law Litigation, concentrating in the representation of survivors of domestic violence in both District and Circuit Court. Maryland Legal Services Network, full time May 2001-January 2002, assisted in the created of the Peoples Law Library of Maryland Program Coordinator, networking together the Legal Service Providers throughout the State of Maryland.

410-402-5810 410-402-5810
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Visitation Rights
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Distribution
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Law
  • Adoption
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • LGBT Law
  • Domestic Partnership
  • Non-Traditional Family Law

Client Rating

Client Rating

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
4.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 3 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/14/12
Posted by a Consumer on 03/14/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Having been separated numerous years, with multiple pieces of real property, many issues had become clouded. Four attorneys declined the case or required exorbitant retainers. Ms.Zide accepted the case with minimal retainer, reasonable overall costs & creating a settlement package that gave each of us what was most important to us. I know I received at least a fair division. My text msg's, emails and calls were usually returned within minutes & always promptly. Couldn't have done it without her.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/13/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Ms. Zide was very helpful and supportive during my Separation process. She was very patient with the multiple revisions to my agreement. Her professionalism and knowledge were outstanding. She responded to my questions in a very quick and complete manner and provided me a variety of options to best meet my needs and the needs of my children. In addition, I believe that I received a bargain for the expertise that was provided. I could highly recommend Ms. Zide to anyone needing assistance.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/13/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Marla has helped me on a very difficult case that had several issues that were intertwined with each other. She kept me well informed through the whole process and made every effort to keep as much stress as possible of "my plate". Even now after the Divorce, she is devoting her time to ensure that all is continuing to go well. I don't know what i would of done without her!! Michele David
Posted by a Consumer on 07/09/11
1.0 out of 5.0
She was too busy to remember the case when it matters.

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 2001, Maryland
Law School Attended
University of Baltimore School of Law
Class of 2001
Family Law
University Attended
Suffield Academy
Class of 1993

Class of 1995
Spanish Study Certificate

Goucher College
Class of 1997
Associations & Memberships
Anne Arundel (Barrister's Ball Committee), Maryland State (5th Circuit Representative Young Lawyers Section Council, 2004-2005; Co-Chair Membership Young Lawyers Section County, 2005-2006; Chair/Co-Chair Public Service Young Lawyers Section County, 2006-2007; Executive Committee, Secretary Young Lawyers Section Council, 2007-2008; Executive Committee, Treasurer Young Lawyers Section Council, 2008-2009; Executive Committee, Chair Elect Young Lawyers Section Council, 2009—; Executive Committee, Chair Young Lawyers Section Council, 2010-2011; Executive Committee, Immediate Past Chair Young Lawyers Section and Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2010-2011; Board of Governors, Young Lawyer Representative, 2011—) and American Bar Associations; Women's (Anne Arundel County Chapter President and Member of WBA full board, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; Executive Committee, Member at Large, 2008-2009; Board Member, 2011—) Bar Association.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC
Empire Towers, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Marla Zide
Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC
Empire Towers, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC (Glen Burnie, Maryland)