Deborah Reiser is a divorce attorney who practices in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is increasingly concentrating her practice on mediation during which, as a third-party neutral, she assists parties in reaching negotiated – not litigated – resolutions. Bethesda Magazine writes, "After 40 years in the family law business, no mediator is held in higher regard than Deborah Reiser." ("Untying the Knot," Bethesda Magazine, July/August 2017)
Knowledgeable, responsive, and compassionate, Deborah is committed to understanding her clients’ positions and is seen as a tough and formidable advocate for their interests. Even in the most contentious of situations, Deborah helps her clients weather the difficult times that often accompany divorce with extraordinary wisdom and a sense of humor.
Best Lawyers in America named Deborah the 2016 and 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in Washington, DC. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant.
For 13 years, Deborah chaired the firm’s Family & Divorce Law group, which was named one of the Washington, DC. area’s top tier family law practices by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers.
In her spare time, Deborah loves to travel and read.