Rosalyn W. Otieno

Rosalyn W. Otieno

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone:
301-358-3797
Fax:
301-345-5070
Email:

Background:

Rosalyn W. Otieno is the founder and principal of the firm.  She is an experienced litigator practicing primarily in the area of Family Law.  Ms. Otieno handles cases involving legal separation, divorce, child custody, child support, visitation disputes, property division and distribution, spousal support/alimony, separation agreements, and modifications of existing orders, amongst other areas of Family Law.  She also has over 15 years of experience in general civil litigation, and has tried a number of cases during her career.  Ms. Otieno practices in Prince George's County, Montgomery County, Charles County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County. 

Ms. Otieno was admitted to the bar for the State of Maryland in 2003.  She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Ms. Otieno graduated from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1991.  

Ms. Otieno is committed to assisting low income or indigent persons, and handles pro bono family law cases by volunteering her time through a local charitable organization. 

Philosophy:

Ms. Otieno's goal is to provide each client with excellent representation.  She highly values the trust and confidence her clients place in her, and she works hard to earn it.  Ms. Otieno strives to educate her clients on the legal process, and to explain clearly the steps she intends to take in their cases.  She believes that this helps minimize the amount of stress and fear that some clients may experience from being involved in a lawsuit.  Ms. Otieno believes that each case is unique, and that listening carefully to what the client is seeking to accomplish is crucial to achieving a good result for the individual client.  Although Ms. Otieno will work toward settling a case if appropriate, she believes in trying cases where appropriate or when necessary, and works with clients to prepare them for either outcome from the inception of the case.

Ms. Otieno has been complimented by clients on her excellent communication, and she strives to ensure that her clients are never in the dark about what is happening with their matters.  Ms. Otieno strongly believes that an attorney should be in regular contact with clients to advise them of the progress on their matters, and to be ready to answer questions as they arise.  Simply put, Ms. Otieno believes that clients come first.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1991
  • Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, 2002

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Law Review: Hamline Law Review, 1990 - 1991
  • Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2003 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Archdiocesan Legal Network (Catholic Charities), 2005 - 2008
  • Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, 2008 - Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2011 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha