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Steven J. Gaba, Attorney and Counselor at Law Rockville

Maryland Divorce and Family Law Attorney

The most important goal of my practice is to help individuals find a dignified solution to divorce and custody issues. I am committed to exhausting every alternative before litigating your family law case. I aim to show clients that most disputes can be resolved out of court, protecting your best interests while avoiding the expense and turmoil of a trial.

I represent clients in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase and throughout Montgomery County in all aspects of Maryland family law. I have practiced law for nearly 30 years, including 25 years of exclusive focus on divorce and family law matters. I established Steven J. Gaba Attorney and Counselor at Law as a solo practice in 2003, with the goal of expanding the use of alternative dispute resolution for my clients.

Compassion and Close Contact in Exploring Your Options

I understand the tensions of ending a marriage, especially when there are deep disagreements over division of property, where the kids will live, and ongoing financial support. Yet many people do not realize that there are alternatives to fighting it out in family court - procedures that allow you considerable control in customizing your divorce or custody agreement. I will take the time to listen to your unique situation and explore out-of-court alternatives, including mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. I strive to put the solution in your hands. In those circumstances when litigation is warranted, I can capably protect your interests in court.

Two of the most common complaints against law firms are (a) "You're not the person I hired" and (b) "They won't return my calls." I will be your direct point of contact. Only on the rarest of occasions will someone else take your call or meet with you. I handle your case myself from initial consultation to final resolution. I also believe that client communication is important - being accessible when you have questions or concerns, and contacting you about developments or upcoming decisions. I rely heavily on e-mail communication to allow my clients greater and more flexible communication with me.

Qualified to Represent Your Interests

I maintain a strong connection to the legal community though memberships to national and local bar associations. I am a member of the Family Law Sections of the Bar Association for Montgomery County and the District of Columbia Bar. I am also a member of the Maryland and American Bar Associations and part of the National Order of Barristers. In addition, I serve as a facilitator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division. Additionally, I am a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, an organization whose goal is to help assist individuals reach resolution to their disputes without engaging in costly and stressful litigation.

To learn more about how I can help you take control of your divorce or family law matter, contact Steven J. Gaba online or call our Rockville, Maryland office at 301-738-7770. We accept all major credit cards.

Steven J. Gaba, Attorney and Counselor at Law, serves family law clients throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, including Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Olney, Poolesville, Darnestown, Wheaton-Glenmont, Montgomery Village, and Germantown.


  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Child Support


  • Connecticut, 1987
  • New York, 1988
  • Maryland, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1993


Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
J.D. - 1987
Honors: Order of Barristers
Honors: Editor-in-Chief, Cardozo Moot Court Board, 1986-1987

New York University, New York, New York
B.A. - 1984
Major: English Literature


  • Instructor, Advanced Legal Writing, New York Law School, 1988 - 1990
  • Facilitator, Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Division, 2001 - Present
  • Faculty: Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases in Maryland, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, March 2018


  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section, Member, 1993 - Present, Co-Chair, 1998-2000, 1993 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Member, Fee Arbitration Panel, 1999 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 1993 - Present
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Associates, Co-President, 2015 - 2017, Board Member, 2005 - Present