Thomas B. Stahl

Founder and Lead Attorney

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Maryland and DC individuals and families facing challenging times in their marriages rely on Lead Attorney Thomas Stahl to provide reliable and effective guidance when contemplating divorce. His clients have come to rely on his compassionate approach to their sensitive legal issues and tenacious dedication to protecting their rights and best interests in any action he represents.

As a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2008, Tom completed an advanced program at the Institute for Family Law Associates in 2012. During this time, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone and assisted the now-retired Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney during the trial of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon. With these experiences, he joined the firm Silverstein & Ostovitz as an associate attorney until co-founding Spencer & Stahl, P.C., in 2015.

In addition to his experience going from a law clerk to the founder of The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl, he has had the honor of being recognized for his community leadership and professional involvement by Lawyer Legion. Since 2013, Mr. Stahl has been recognized by the Maryland Super Lawyers for his ongoing dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality of family law and estate services to his clients.

Since 2006 he has been a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is licensed to practice in Maryland (2007) and Washington D.C. (2010). He currently serves as Co-Chair on the Rules of Practice Committee in the Maryland State Bar Association.

Thomas B. Stahl, president and lead attorney
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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

2019-2023: Super Lawyer, Maryland Super Lawyers

2022-2023: Lawyers of Distinction

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
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