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At the Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC, we know the challenges our clients are facing. We know how hard it can be to deal with separation and divorce, custody disputes, pending criminal charges, overwhelming debt, and estate planning. We offer our clients decades of combined experience that we use to secure results that help them move forward with their lives again. Our extensive experience as litigators and negotiators allows us to generate real results for you.

Legal challenges can be complex and stressful to navigate on your own. Whether you are going through a separation or divorce, custody dispute, managing a significant amount of debt or facing charges after a criminal arrest, such issues can affect nearly every aspect of your life. We understand the unique obstacles you face and aim to uncover a workable solution for you and your family.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills And Estates

Call at 888-699-3934 to arrange your initial consultation.

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Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Annapolis High School Mock Trial (Coach)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (Representative, Anne Arundel County)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2001 - Present (Member)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 2001 - Present (Member)
  • Legal Service Conference (Member, Planning Committee)
  • Women's State Bar Association (WBA)

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of the David Hortzberg Award, 2011-Present
  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Star List, 2010-2011
  • Named to Super Lawyers List, 2013-2021
  • Named to Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers List, 2014-2021
  • Named to Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers List, 2015-2021

Pro Bono Activities:

  • YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Education:

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, Parliamentarian - Spring 1999 to Spring 2000
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, Third Year Representative - 2000 to 2001
    • Honors: Family Law Clinic, Student Attorney - Spring 2000
    • Honors: Family Law Clinic, Supervising Student Attorney - Fall 2000
  • Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 1997
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Women's Studies

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Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1999
  • Maryland, 1998

Specialties and Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, Maryland, 1994
  • Real Estate Broker's License, Maryland, 2005

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association (MCDAA), 2005 - Present (Member)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association (Member)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar (Member)
  • Family Law Section of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association (Member)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Council, Executive Committee, Maryland State Bar Association, 2003 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Juvenile Public Defender Panel, 2016 - Present

Education:

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1993
    • B.S.
    • Major: Accounting

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Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 2014

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association (Member)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Saul Lefkowitz Brand Names Moot Court team
    • Honors: Moot Court, Executive Board
  • University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, Maryland, 2011
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

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Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 2011

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers, 2017 and 2018

Education:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 2010
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's Outstanding Merit Scholar, 2007-2010
  • Saint Mary's College of Maryland, Saint Mary's City, Maryland, 2007
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology and Anthropology
    • Minor: Environmental Studies

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers, 2017 and 2018

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Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 2020

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2019
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society
    • Honors: University of Baltimore Law Forum, Associate Editor
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and History

Attorney Carl Nicholas Ziegler

Carl Nicholas Ziegler has been practicing law in Maryland for over twelve years.  Prior to joining Travieso & Ziegler,L.L.C, Carl worked as a senior associate for the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., where his practice focused on Estates & Trusts, Family Law, and Criminal Law.  
 
Carl facilitated the merger of Mr. Mohink’s practice with the firm of Barnstorf & Barnstorf. Many of the Barnstorf clients Carl worked with had been with them for three or four generations and he continues to work with them as of counsel to Mr. Mohink’s firm. 

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland Bar admitted 2003
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law
    • 2003.Monsignor Thomas M. Reardon Award
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    • Political Science; Religious Studies, 2000

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Maryland Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Estates and Trusts Section; Family Law Section
  • Real Property Section, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • American Inns of Court

Attorney Taylor Michetti

Taylor Michetti is an associate with ZSTS, LLC. Originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Towson University in 2018 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Italian and The University of Baltimore School of Law in 2021. During her time at the University of Baltimore, she was the 2L Representative for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, member of the International Law Society, and participated as a student attorney with the Bronfein Family Law Clinic. Taylor was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in December 2021. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.

With gratitude I write this testimonial. Marla Zide and all her staff made a difficult situation (divorce) as painless as possible. They were always available to answer hundreds of questions and to follow through on important deadlines. Marla and her staff helped me navigate all the relevant legal aspects of my divorce and provided that extra empathy and moral support that I also needed. I highly recommend Marla Zide and her services for anyone who is considering legal action.

AMR – Annapolis


Knowledge, Passion and Strength are the core values of the Marla Zide Law Firm. Lawyer Robert Siegel displayed all those values while overseeing my DUI case this year. From the initial consultation meeting to MVA hearings, to the Final Court date after two postponements he stood by his client. His professionalism and knowledge of the court system of Anne Arundel County was on display during every meeting and court date. Excellent communication with clear and concise instructions on how the case would be prepared (what documents were needed) to achieve the best possible outcome and how the case would be handled during the trial; was communicated in a timely manner through email and phone calls. I would encourage anyone who needs representation on a legal matter to contact the Lawyers at the Law Office of Marla Zide. Rates are Affordable and Fair.

By Anonymous


Robert A.Siegel is a very capable lawyer. He is an intellectual person, he can clearly understand the customer’s case and solve it correctly and smoothly through the court. I greatly appreciate his help for solving my case so well!

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I am recently divorced as of April 29, 2019. Even though the path to this date wasn’t without tears, I had Lisa Roberts Windsor by my side every step of the way. She provided so much help and support that somewhere along the journey she became not just my attorney but my confidante. She was always willing to listen, explain my options and offer honest input grounded in the law. As I await the arrival of my official divorce decree, I couldn’t be happier with the work of Ms. Lisa Windsor.

Melinda M.


I was going through a high-conflict custody battle with my ex, and I was very disappointed with my attorney. Finally, I decided to change attorneys in the midst of the litigation, and I am glad I did!

Marla, my new attorney, completely changed the strategy. We worked as a team, and the whole process became less stressful. Always gave a realistic advice, and most importantly, she was ready to fight and protect my kids’ interests. I was very pleased with the results.

Ella B.


Marla Zide came highly recommended to me as I was researching family law attorneys to represent me during a highly contested custody battle over my young child. My divorce case ended up going 12 months to a three-day merits trial where not only did we win, but what I was also awarded, which went far beyond my own expectations; Marla Zide had a strategy and never deviated from it for 12 months; for that, I will forever be grateful. Marla Zide truly cares, is efficient, experienced and will always do what is best for her client.

Pete V.


Marla was extremely responsive, diligent and professional throughout our legal experience. She offered strong and ethical guidance and honest advice, looking at our situation thoroughly and specifically. She (and her team) made a challenging, emotional litigious experience far easier to understand and navigate. Though no promises were made, Marla’s approach was strategic, and our settlement was fair/reasonable. The outcome surpassed our expectations. We were grateful to be in such good hands every step of the process. Our time and money were well spent.

E.B.


Marla helped review my marriage separation agreement and provided consultation on what it meant, what should be changed, and gave me assurances to what rights of mine were protected. She also explained Maryland divorce law to me and what the process was. She was professional, and quickly jumped in and gave me exactly what I needed. Would definitely recommend.

Divorce Client


I have had to use Marla a few times over the past few years. The first time was for an emergency hearing where I was the defendant. My attorney was not able to represent me because of the expedited hearing. Marla was quick to respond. She took the time to meet with me, answered all my questions and asked the pertinent ones. Her retainer was fair and reasonable, and she made some payment arrangements with me going forward. This hearing turned into a “change of circumstance” hearing, which is what she predicted. She represented me professionally, and we did not settle until it was equitable.

Marla is still representing me today but on another matter. She has a very good rapport with her colleagues and the judges, which I think is very helpful. She is able to talk to me in terms I understand and lay out all of the possible scenarios. She was able to settle me when I needed and completely understood how such circumstances could rock someone’s perception. She ultimately left the decisions in my hands. However, with her guidance, I felt as if the choices I made were educated instead of from emotion. She made herself available by email, phone and in person. Her rates are fair, and she is an outstanding attorney. She really knows how to read people. She takes great notes and has an amazing memory. She is on point in the courtroom, and she really thinks out of the box. She is a pro at witness preparation, speaking for myself as well as my witnesses. We all knew what to expect, and we were prepared for our nerve-wracking cross-examination. Marla has worked very hard on behalf of my family the last few years. I have the utmost respect for her and her abilities and will refer her every time I get the chance.

Becca

Office Locations

Cambridge Office
306 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613

Glen Burnie Office
7310 Ritchie Highway
Suite 1001
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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