Thomas B. Stahl
Founder and Lead Attorney
With an unwavering commitment to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of divorce, Lead Attorney Thomas Stahl has become a trusted pillar of support for those facing challenging times in their marriages across Maryland and DC. Recognized for his compassionate approach and relentless dedication to protecting his clients’ rights and best interests, Tom has established himself as a reliable and effective legal guide.
Tom’s journey in the field of law began when he graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2008. Eager to further his expertise in family law, he pursued an advanced program at the Institute for Family Law Associates in 2012. During this period, Stahl had the privilege of serving as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone, where he honed his skills and gained invaluable insights into the legal system. Additionally, he had the opportunity to assist the now-retired Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney during the high-profile trial of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, further enhancing his understanding of complex legal proceedings.
After gaining valuable experience as an associate attorney at Silverstein & Ostovitz, Tom co-founded Spencer & Stahl, P.C. in 2015. This venture allowed him to establish a practice centered around his client’s needs, providing unwavering support during times of emotional distress. Tom’s ability to combine empathy with legal expertise has earned him the trust and loyalty of numerous clients, who consistently rely on him for guidance in their divorce proceedings.
In recognition of his exceptional leadership and involvement in the community, Lawyer Legion bestowed honors upon Tom. His contributions to the field of family law have been acknowledged by the Maryland Super Lawyers (since 2013), and more recently, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named him one of the Top 10 family law attorneys in the state of Maryland in 2023. Notably, Tom’s outstanding reputation also led to his inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America since 2021. Such accolades reflect his ongoing dedication and commitment to delivering the highest quality family law and estate services to his valued clients.
Beyond his legal accomplishments, Tom has gained recognition from publications, including Lawyer Monthly, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Fortune. His expertise and insights have been sought after by these reputable sources, further solidifying his position as a respected authority in the legal field.
Since joining the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2006, Stahl has remained an active member, consistently staying abreast of the latest developments in the legal profession. Licensed to practice in both Maryland (2007) and Washington D.C. (2010), he possesses a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape in the region. Currently, Stahl serves as the Co-Chair on the Rules of Practice Committee in the Maryland State Bar Association, where he actively contributes to shaping the legal framework for the benefit of his colleagues and the community at large.
Thomas Stahl’s biography exemplifies a legal professional dedicated to providing unwavering support and guidance to individuals and families facing the challenges of divorce. With his compassionate approach, extensive experience, and recognition within the legal community, Stahl has positioned himself as a dependable advocate for those in need.
Current: Law Offices of Thomas Stahl, president and lead attorney
2015-2020: Spencer & Stahl, P.C., co-founder and attorney
2009-2015: Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC, associate attorney
2008-2009: Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland, judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone
2008-2014: University of Baltimore School of Law, adjunct professor of law
2008: Warnken, LLC, law clerk
2012: Institute for Family Law Associates, Advanced Program
2005-2008: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
1990-1992: University of Virginia, M.A. Soviet Studies
1986-1990: George Mason University, B.A. International Studies & Russian Studies
2023: American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Top Best By State (Maryland)
2019-2023: Super Lawyer, Maryland Super Lawyers
2022-2023: Lawyers of Distinction
2021-2023: The Best Lawyers® in America
2021: Recognized for Community Leadership, Lawyer Legion
2021: Recognized for Professional Involvement, Lawyer Legion
2013-2018: Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers
2014: President’s Award, Howard County Bar Association
2013: Service Award, Howard County Bar Association
American Bar Association (member since 2006)
- 2018: Member of the Maryland Delegation to the ABA House of Delegates
DC Bar (member since 2010)
Maryland State Bar Association (member since 2007)
- 2017-current: Co-Chair of Rules of Practice Committee
- 2016-2018: Member of the Board of Governors
Howard County Bar Association (member since 2011)
- 2011-2013: Secretary
- 2013-2014: Treasurer
- 2014-2015: President-Elect
- 2015-2016: President