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Richard S. Granat
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Richard S. Granat

MDFAMILYLAWYER.COM Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, United States


About Richard S. Granat

MDFAMILYLAWYER.COM is Maryland's first virtual law firm that provides online legal services in family law to pro se litigants for a fixed fee.

I am the author of "How to Do Your Own Divorce in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia," and "Divorce: A Do-It-Yourself Manual For Marylanders." I am also a member of the Maryland Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

I am presently Co-Chair of the ELawyering Task Force of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, whose mission is to help lawyers deliver legal affordable legal services over the Internet to clients of moderate income. I am also a liaison member of the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services of the ABA., which is concerned with developing new methods of delivering legal services to people of moderate means. I am Co-Author of the Best Practice Guidelines for Legal Information Web Site Providers which were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in February 2003.

In addition, I have been:

The Coordinator of a pro se project on self-help representation in family law matters. See research on pro se representation at This is where I learned about the power of self-representation, and I maintain this site for others who are interested in this important movement.
The Founder of the People's Law Library of Maryland. This project taught me about the power of the Web to change peoples lives through the provision of legal information.
a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, (and a member of the Family Law Section for both), and the District of Columbia Bar Association.
I am a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, (J.D.); University of Pennsylvania, (M.S.); and Lehigh University, (B.A.).
Winner- 2013 -ABA James I Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Legal Services.
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Background Information

Practice Areas Family
Languages English


Authority Year
District of Columia


School Degree Graduation year
Columbia University School of Law Juris Doctor 1965

Professional Experience

Company Job title Start End
Granat Legal Service, P.C. Managing Partner 2001 Present



112 Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland