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Meet Our Family Law Team

At Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield, we take a team approach to representing clients. While you may work primarily with one attorney, you will have the knowledge and experience of the entire team behind you throughout your legal matter.

We have carefully assembled a team of family law attorneys with complementary strengths in order to offer our clients a broad range of perspectives and options. All of our attorneys have decades of experience concentrating in divorce, custody, and other family law disputes. We believe that every client and every case is unique and deserves a dispute resolution strategy customized to their needs. By combining our own experiences, strategies and strengths, we are well-positioned to help you achieve your goals in your family law matter.


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Geoffrey S. Platnick

Fax: (240) 406-4390
Geoffrey Platnick (“Geoff”) has a singular focus—achieving his clients’ goals. With a practice dedicated exclusively to family law within the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, Geoff takes the time to meet people…
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Hadrian N. Hatfield

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Attorney Hadrian N. Hatfield concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of family law, including family law litigation, divorce mediation, and international divorce and custody issues. Hadrian knew since an early age that he wanted…
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Scott M. Strickler

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Divorce and other family law disputes are often once-in-a-lifetime events that will forever alter the trajectory of a person’s life. When the stakes are that high, and when the issues involved are complex, there is…
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Allison Druckemiller

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From the moment Allison Druckemiller joined Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield, she quickly proved to be an essential member of the team. Although Allison originally considered becoming a criminal defense attorney upon entry into law school,…
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Erin Barrow

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Legal assistant Erin Barrow has worked with the attorneys of Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield for well over a decade. Erin is indispensable to the firm. With her warm personality and caring nature, she puts clients…
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Julee Schnell

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Legal assistant Julee Schnell has been with Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield since the firm’s opening, and has years of prior experience in the legal field. Julee is responsible for managing and organizing the many client…
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“Great lawyer to work with. Excellent communicator and listener. Courtroom skills exceptional. Would highly recommend for any family law situation.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Review
“I highly recommend Geoff. He and his all-star team assisted me through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody case. Geoff’s knowledge and personal relationships really assisted in the positive outcome of my case. Geoff was efficient throughout the…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“Took a personalized approach to my complex divorce and was available to achieve an outcome beyond my highest expectations.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Review
“Strategic and Pragmatic. Geoff has seen plenty of situations and how they play out. Geoff has an expert understanding of the process. Geoff does a great job of communication and letting you know what’s going on by including you in…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“One of the most dedicated, fair, competent, patient attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped myself and many others through some difficult times. He is a very good listener and can direct you in the…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Review
“Excellent at simultaneously executing specific tactical aspects of the case while maintaining overall macro view.”
– Family Law Attorney
“I have worked with Geoffrey S. Platnick as an expert witness in several cases and find him to be an excellent attorney with a real interest in his clients.”
– Child Custody Expert , ★★★★★ Review
“Absolutely amazing during a very difficult time.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Review
“He is a brilliant lawyer, a fantastic strategist, willing to resolve cases through mediation but kick butt in court if that is required, and in the final analysis, effective in achieving his clients’ goals. One of the really great ones.…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review
“A very empathetic and diligent person and attorney. His tact in suggesting acceptable solutions to emotionally charged situations and sensitivity to child issues that can easily get neglected in the egoic fracases in such cases is truly exemplary. I am,…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review