Mary Likos is a family law attorney who represents clients in child custody, child support, alimony, and complex financial matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mary brings integrity, compassion, and analytical prowess to her practice of law, serving as an empathetic, yet practical guide to her clients. She understands the depth and weight of their family law matters, forms fact-based arguments rooted in legal analysis, and dispenses wisdom well beyond her years in presenting solutions to their family law challenges.

Her clients don’t just view her as their attorney. Mary is a trusted advocate who will protect her client’s and their children’s well-being while helping them envision a new future for their family. She is described as being direct, candid, approachable, and funny, an excellent combination that helps her clients feel welcomed, included, and confident in working with Mary.

Although she has a depth of litigation experience, she strives to reach solutions through settlement and, to that end, is trained in mediation and interest-based negotiation skills. Mary believes that parties are often best served through compromise, conflict reduction, and a close focus on achieving optimal outcomes for children whose families are being restructured.

She has represented clients in all aspects of their family law challenges, with particular strength in the areas of child custody, child support, alimony, and financial analysis. She is court-approved child counsel in Montgomery County and serves as a Best Interest Attorney (BIA), Child Privilege Attorney, and Child Advocate, to represent children’s interests during their parents’ custody disputes. In D.C. Superior Court, Mary is on the list of ADR Facilitators for family law matters.

Outside of work, Mary is happiest spending time with her family, including her husband, son and two dogs, whether that’s just being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, enjoying a day at the beach, or enjoying a meal al fresco.


  • University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • College of Charleston (B.A., Political Science, 2007)


  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Honors and awards

  • Listed as “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers (2023-present)

Community involvement

  • DC Bar Prono Bono Mentorship (2023)

Professional memberships

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • DC Bar Association
  • DC Bar Family Law Section

Practice Areas

Divorce/Family Law

Lerch Early’s experienced family law attorneys help people resolve separation and divorce issues in Maryland and Washington, DC with the least possible impact on their emotions and their wallets.

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