is an established family law practitioner with extensive experience in civil
litigation, business law, contract matters, guardianships, step-parent adoptions,
probate and wills and estates. She is a leader in the collaborative community,
and believes strongly in this approach for serving her clients best interests.
She is a member of both the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and a trained
mediator. She graduated cum laude from the University of Hartford
with a Bachelors Degree in Counseling, and received her law degree from the
University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1987) where she is currently an adjunct professor.
She is actively involved in the Montgomery County Bar Association, having served as Secretary, on the
Executive Committee as Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Section,
and is currently a member of the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. For the Maryland State Bar
Association, Ms. Eckstein served on the Board of Governors, Executive Committee
and is currently the Vice-Chair of the ADR Section Council. In the collaborative area, she was founding President
of Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, a local practice group;
founding member of the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, a statewide
organization; and Civil Chair of the District of Columbia Academy of
Collaborative Professionals and founding Co-President of the collaborative Project
of Maryland, a non-profit organization providing collaborative services to Maryland
families of modest means. She successfully argued what the Family Law Monthly
described as the landmark case of Rock v. Rock, a precedent-setting
decision on the award of indefinite alimony. Locally, former CBS reporter Jan
Fox featured her advice regarding prenuptial agreements on the Consumer Reports
segment of Channel 9s Eyewitness News.
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