"I enjoy assisting clients to navigate through challenging times and move forward in a positive direction."
- Andrew Italia  

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Andrew R. Italia, Principal

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Andrew R. Italia Attorney

Andrew Italia is a Principal with the Rismiller Law Group, focusing his practice in all aspects of Family Law, specifically divorce, child custody disputes, and domestic violence. He also specializes in Criminal Law/DUI representation and Mediation/ADR. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Italia clerked for the Honorable Michael D. Mason, presiding judge for the Montgomery County Circuit Court, where he gained experience with a  wide variety of matters, ranging from counsel disqualification issues, familial custody disputes and complex civil litigation. He also previously worked with the University of Maryland School of Law Appellate and Post Conviction Clinic, the Maryland State Attorney’s Office for Howard County, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender for Montgomery County, and the Maryland State Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County.

Mr. Italia obtained his Juris Doctor Degree Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Law. While attending law school, he was appointed to the Order of the Barrister, served as President of the Moot Court Board, and was named a semi-finalist in the Myerowitz Moot Court Competition. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Italia obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Politics, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland. While at College Park, he worked as the Senior Staff Writer and Film Critic for the Maryland Diamondback newspaper and was a member of the Primannum and Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Societies.

Mr. Italia is admitted to practice law in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has been an associate of the American Inns of Court for Montgomery County, a member of the Maryland Bar Association, and was selected as part of the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy of the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is a certified mediator with a  specialty in resolving family law disputes and is a Child’s Best Interest Attorney. He has consistently received Rising Star recognition as a Super Lawyer in the state of Maryland.

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.S. Government and Politics
  • Bar Association of Maryland
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • American Inns of Court, Montgomery County
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Maryland
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2017

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