Divorce and Family Law

Licensed to Practice in Maryland and
the District of Columbia

About Gregory Nugent

Gregory Nugent has devoted his legal career to trial work. He gained matchless investigative and litigation experience as a prosecutor in Chicago for the first seven years of his career. In his capacity as an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, Greg organized and presented hundreds of felony cases to judges and juries including cases of armed robbery, home invasion and capital murder. Greg became familiar with the dynamics of domestic relations and child custody as a trial lawyer for the State in the abuse and neglect section of Chicago's busy Juvenile Court. He also spent a year out of the courtroom working "on the street" with Chicago Police Violent Crimes detectives visiting crime scenes, tracking down leads, dealing with forensic evidence and interrogating alleged offenders.

Since coming to the Washington, DC area, Greg has applied his considerable skills to the practice of family law in the District of Columbia and many of the counties of Maryland, including: Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Cecil, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Greg has also been specially admitted from time to time to represent clients in the courts of Northern Virginia. Even though Greg is adept at handling all aspects of complex and challenging divorce, custody, property and support cases, he takes great pride in his ability to negotiate and settle these matters in ways that are both creative and client focused. Since becoming a practitioner in this area, Greg has been recognized by his peers as an ethical and effective attorney as shown by his AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and his addition to the DC and Maryland rolls of SuperLawyers, a publication acknowledging those at the top of their field.

As a family law practitioner, Greg has effectively handled divorce cases, mediations, arbitrations and appeals involving the distribution of multi-million dollar estates, business valuations, tax and accounting pitfalls and substantial support awards. In addition, he has calmly and sensibly guided clients through the wrenching process of child custody litigation with an eye on the particular sensibilities of the children. On occasion, Greg has been appointed by the local courts to represent children as their best interest attorney or guardian ad litem in recognition of his extensive experience in custody matters.

It is the highest calling of the practice of law for attorneys to give back to the community through the rendering of pro bono services. Because Greg has the ability to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), he periodically provides such service to deaf adults and children involved in family law matters.

A 1984 graduate of Boston College, Greg attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he earned his J.D. degree in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.

Greg is a Fellow of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is listed among the top divorce lawyers in the DC area by Washingtonian Magazine. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Maryland State and Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Associations, and the District of Columbia Bar. Greg serves as a Mentor for recently admitted attorneys through the Montgomery County Bar Association Mentor/Mentee Program. He has participated on a volunteer basis as an Attorney-Negotiator in the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to help unrepresented parties find common ground. For a number of years, Greg taught a review course on civil procedure, criminal procedure and professional responsibility for experienced attorneys preparing to take the Maryland Bar exam. He has also been a contributing writer for the Washington Business Journal.

Reported Cases:

  • Barton v. Hirshberg, 137 Md. App. 1, 767 A.2d 874 (2001)
  • Wagley v. Evans, 971 A.2d 205 (D.C. 2009)
  • Downing v. Perry, 123 A.3d 474 (D.C. 2015)

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