William C. Fanning, Jr.

Attorney in La Plata, MD
Honoree, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Adjunct Professor, Family Law & Paralegal Studies, College of Southern Maryland, 1994-1999. Sole Practitioner, William C. Fanning, Jr., Esquire, 1993-1995. Partner, Devine, Fanning, & Greer, P.A. 1997-2001. Partner, Devine & Fanning, P.A. 2001-2013, Sole Practitioner, Fanning Law, LLC 2013-.
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  • Divorce
  • Custody and Support
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning


Overall Client Rating

in Business Law and Family Law
4.8 out of 5.0

Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money

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  • Recommended by 9 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 08/22/12
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1991, Maryland
1993, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
1995, U.S. Supreme Court
2005, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Credit Cards Accepted
American Express
Law School Attended

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Class of 1991
Columbus Community Legal Services - Families and the Law Clinic; Moot Court Associate

University Attended

Gwynn Park Senior High School
Class of 1984

Salisbury University
Class of 1988
Political Science

Associations & Memberships

Charles County, Prince George's County, Maryland State and Federal Bar Associations.

Representative Transactions

Representative Cases:

Butler v. Tilghman, 350 Md. 259, 711 A.2d 859 (1998).
Goshorn v. Goshorn, 154 Md.App. 194, 838 A.2d 1247 (Md.App. 2003).Published Briefs:

Jurney v. Jurney. This successful Appellee's Brief was filed in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and argued before the three judge panel led by Chief Judge M... More

Representative Cases

Butler v. Tilghman, 350 Md. 259, 711 A.2d 859 (1998); Goshorn v. Goshorn, 154 Md.App. 194, 838 A.2d 1247 (Md.App. 2003).

Hobbies & Interests

Reading, gardening, running, and spending time with our four children.

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William C. Fanning, Jr.
The Law Offices of William C. Fanning, Jr. - 201 Centennial Street, Suite 2A,
La Plata, MD 20646


Fanning Law, LLC (La Plata, Maryland)

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