Ria P. Rochvarg

After beginning her legal career at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Mental Disabilities Unit in Baltimore, Maryland, Ria Rochvarg founded her own private law practice in 1994. Her firm has offices in Howard County, Montgomery County and Baltimore City, and represents clients in courts in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County and Montgomery County.

Ria’s primary practice area is guardianship law. She has been appointed as counsel by Maryland circuit court judges in over 1,000 cases involving the appointment of a guardian. She also has been privately retained in guardianship cases. Ria is actively engaged in guardianship legislation, and has served as a member of a legislative workgroup on guardianship law. She has published and lectured on guardianship law.

Ria’s practice also involves representing children as a court appointed "Best Interest Attorney," in circuit courts in Maryland. Additionally, her practice areas include representing clients with intellectual disabilities seeking services from Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration, and cases involving mental health issues such as involuntary admission hearings and Clinical Review Panel appeals before Maryland’s Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Ria has experience in a variety of hearings before OAH, and in cases involving judicial review of administrative decisions. Ria has also been court appointed as a family law mediator, and is a member of the Custody Subcommittee of the Administrative Office of the Courts since 2004. In 2011 and 2012, Ria Rochvarg was named a "Maryland Super Lawyer."



Ria P. Rochvarg, P.A. // Offices located near the courthouses in Howard and Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City
P.O. Box 1907, Ellicott City, MD 21041 // (410) 313-9725 // fax (410) 313-8232 // rrochvarg@comcast.net



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