Cheryl Hepfer Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine Cover Story
For Immediate Release
Bethesda, MD | December 9, 2019
Cheryl Hepfer, a Family Law attorney with Offit Kurman, is featured in the cover story of the most recent issue of Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine. The feature recognizes Ms. Hepfer for her distinguished career and contributions to the legal field.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented annual selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
In addition to its annual lists of top-rated attorneys, Super Lawyers publishes magazines about attorneys and the legal industry in the regions it covers. Ms. Hepfer is profiled in the Maryland publication’s 2020 edition.
“Choosing whom to write about is my favorite part of my job as a senior editor at Super Lawyers Magazine, and getting on the cover is no easy feat,” said Super Lawyers senior editor Amy White.
“For one, these lawyers tend to be top listers, a triumph in itself. But it can’t be just that—there has to be a compelling story there, too. Cheryl was all of those things. Not only does she have a prestigious history of making Super Lawyers top lists, but she also has one heck of a story: overcoming a scary childhood illness and constantly finding herself the only woman in the room has made for one bold, pioneering woman at the top of her game. To steal a line from Cheryl herself, she ‘bloodied [her] forehead against a glass ceiling that most young women today wouldn’t recognize.’ It is our honor at Super Lawyers Magazine to be able to tell her story.”
Cheryl Hepfer is a highly-regarded attorney who has practiced family law for more than 40 years. She has been rated by her peers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and as a top lawyer in the Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, and Super Lawyers. She is a past president of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Ms. Hepfer’s practice consists primarily of domestic litigation involving significant assets and business interests. She has a wealth of experience in complex cases involving significant assets and property distribution, alimony, child custody, and access. She has significant experience representing owners of businesses and their spouses, and those with significant assets, and works with business valuation experts and forensic accountants to maximize the benefits to her clients.
Although Ms. Hepfer frequently appears before trial and appellate courts, she is often able to resolve cases through negotiation, settling most of her cases out of court because she explores settlement options early, hoping to limit client costs and enhance the opportunity for an amicable resolution. Her decades of experience as a trial lawyer provide her with the ability to evaluate her cases and to determine when settlement is or is not in the client's best interest. In the event that settlement is not the best option, her trial skills allow her to proceed to trial when that is in the client's best interest.
As a mentor to other family lawyers, Ms. Hepfer teaches at the Institute of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers every year and provides guidance to local family lawyers who aspire to become Fellows of the AAML.
Ms. Hepfer is also a frequent lecturer on matters of family law, including issues of the valuation and division of marital assets, custody, access and general divorce-related topics, such as divorce litigation. She also has been quoted by several national and regional media outlets such as CNN, ABC's Nightline, The New York Times, WBAL Radio, and National Public Radio.
Ms. Hepfer’s Super Lawyers feature can be found in the most recent issue of the magazine’s Maryland edition. To learn more about Ms. Hepfer’s practice at Offit Kurman, and to contact her, please visit her attorney page.
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