Amy B. Strent
Phone: (301) 657-0010
Fax: (301) 657-0012
Ms. Strent is a founding member and the managing partner of Hostetter Strent LLC. Her legal practice consists of family law in the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her experience includes litigation and negotiation in the areas of child custody and support, complex property disputes, alimony, retirement, issues involving same-sex couples and all other issues arising out of marriage dissolution. Ms. Strent also represents individuals planning to marry. Her practice includes post-trial work regarding retirement benefits and appellate litigation. Additionally, she is trained in collaborative law and mediation, having successfully mediated cases and also having helped her own clients mediate their matters.
Ms. Strent belongs to the Maryland State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. She volunteers for Loaves for Love, an organization dedicated to providing nourishment and community to elderly Jewish families who cannot easily leave their homes.
Ms. Strent chairs the Montgomery County Law Firm Management section, an active committee whose members devote their time to improving the business of law and promoting the high standards of the legal community in Montgomery County.
She is featured in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and is recognized as one of the top divorce attorneys in Washingtonian Magazine (2018-present). In addition, Ms. Strent has been included in Maryland and D.C.’s Super Lawyer’s Magazine recognition of top lawyers from 2009 through 2022. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Strent served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John M. Campbell of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Strent earned her J.D., cum laude, from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1997 and received her B.A. in international relations from American University. She spends her time outside the office with her husband, Craig, and sons, Sammy and Oliver, in Bethesda, reads books, goes to the theater, cares for her two rescue dogs, and travels.
Ms. Strent takes a personal approach with each client and tailors her presentation to the clients’ individual needs. She focuses on putting her clients in an optimal position so that they can best accomplish their goals, helping them both emotionally and legally.