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When your life, liberty and future are at stake, turning to a legal advocate with clear-cut skills and tenacity to protect your rights is vital.

Serving clients in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties with criminal defense and family law matters.

Representing Annapolis And Beyond For Over 15 Years 

For more than 15 years, attorney Kathleen Kirchner has been helping individuals in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County find solutions to a wide range of legal matters.

Defending clients against serious felonies to advocating for children in family law custody disputes, she is no rookie to the courtroom and has the top-notch negotiation skills you need on your side to protect your interests.

“I am here to provide sound legal advice based on your goals – not mine.”

– Kathleen Kirchner

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Criminal Defense Practice

Family Law Matters

The initial filing to the final divorce decree

Making the decision to file for divorce is only the first step in this process, even if it also serves as an ending. The truth is that the end of a marriage takes quite some time to finalize. Submitting paperwork to the courts and serving a spouse will only begin the...

Are you a candidate for drug treatment court in Maryland?

Most people arrested and indicted for a criminal offense assume they only have two options. They can plead not guilty and go to trial, or they can plead guilty and throw themselves on the mercy of the courts. Not everyone realizes that there is frequently a third...

What do you need to know about custody or support modifications?

After the end of a marriage or a romantic relationship with the other parent of your children, you will need to create a parenting plan or custody order. Child support will also be part of the plan. Courts will consider support amounts based on the needs of the...

A few facts you should know about the Miranda Warning

Most people have a hard time making good decisions when they feel stressed out, and getting arrested is no exception. Sadly, police know this. When under arrest, many will attempt to put the pressure on. Some officers will threaten, lie, and claim they are "helping...

What is post-conviction relief?

A criminal defense attorney plays multiple roles in providing defense to an individual facing charges, including before, during and after trial. Criminal defense attorneys are particularly useful in pursuing what's known as post-conviction relief. A defense attorney's...

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