Recent awards

Mulinazzi Law Office is proud to receive the 2014 Client’s Choice Award from avvo.com. Avvo is the most popular legal Q&A forum and directory.

We are also honored to be selected as the Howard Magazine Reader’s Choice Best of 2014 Family Law Office – Honorable Mention www.howardmagazine.com.

Thank you to everyone who selected us for these awards.… Read entire article

News from Maryland Volunteer Laywers Service

MVLS Case of the Month: “Mary’s” Story  

“Mary” called MVLS in a panic. After just a year of marriage, her husband started abusing drugs and alcohol and turned violently abusive. After he held a knife to her throat, she feared for her own life and for the safety of her baby.  She fled to safety, but knew she needed a lawyer.  Fortunately, she found MVLS.

Our intake paralegal promptly connected Mary with experienced family law volunteer Tom Mulinazzi, who obtained a protective order and started divorce and custody proceedings. Ultimately, Mary’s divorce was granted due to “extreme cruelty and excessively vicious conduct.” The court also denied her ex-husband all contact with their child.

Mr. Mulinazzi explains that there were unique uses of social media as exhibits in the trial that made the case even more interesting.  “Besides her testimony, it was all we had. He didn’t show up at hearing or trial, but he proved all the evidence we needed via his Facebook account, Twitter and MySpace.

Read entire article

Article in The Baltimore Sun

Need for pro bono legal services rises as economy sags

Lawyer volunteers can’t meet the demand

By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun
The Balitmore Sun - In the news banner
Michael Bell’s body is dying of ALS, a fatal disease that has steadily robbed him of speech and muscle control. But his spirit still has fight.

So when his daughter’s mother threatened to keep the infant from him after he broke off the relationship, he waged war, filing a custody suit in Baltimore Circuit Court this year with the help of a volunteer lawyer.… Read entire article