Geoffrey Scott Platnick

Geoffrey Scott Platnick

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

When it comes to achieving a positive outcome for his clients, Geoffrey Platnick is passionate. Often meeting him under emotionally devastating circumstances, clients rely on Geoff to assess their specific family circumstances and goals, and then formulate and execute a strategy to achieve a desirable outcome for them and their families. His experience and training provides him an insightful perspective into the field of family law and its complex needs. He presents clients with strategic, thoughtful and zealous representation, providing solutions for both their immediate and long-term concerns. Geoff is particularly adept at crafting settlement agreements that ultimately serve the client and the best interest of minor children involved in these family disputes. A highly accomplished trial lawyer and shareholder at Shulman Rogers, Geoff’s areas of practice include all aspects of complex family law matters, including divorce and litigation, complex custody litigation, child support and alimony issues, property distribution and business valuations, settlement agreements, custody agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, grandparent visitation issues, contempt/enforcement actions, modification actions, domestic violence matters, as well as legal issues faced by same-sex couples. He regularly litigates before Family Division magistrates and judges of the Circuit Court of Maryland (statewide) and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in contested and uncontested divorce, custody, property division, and financial support matters, all with the singular focus of preserving his client’s ability to maintain quality familial relationships and fiscal well-being. Geoff frequents the Maryland appellate courts and is often appointed by the trial courts to represent the needs of children as a trained and experienced Best Interest Attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker
- Current
Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (2002) | Law
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West Virginia University
B.A. (1991) | Communications
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Awards
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyer in America
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Maryland, Bar Foundation, Inc. Montgomery County
Bar Leader
- Current
Activities: Bar Leader
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
Washington, DC Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member
Maryland State Bar # 46223
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Co-chair
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Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee
Co-chair
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Contact & Map
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
USA
Telephone: (301) 231-0927
Fax: (301) 230-2891