The Hostetter Strent LLC Team

Rachel E. Grossberg

Fax: (301) 657-0012

Ms. Grossberg earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, cum laude, from the University of Florida. Ms. Grossberg concentrates her practice in all areas of family law including pre-separation advice, divorce, child support, spousal support, complex asset division, child custody disputes, petitions for protection from domestic violence, premarital agreements, postmarital agreements, and modifications.  Ms. Grossberg’s financial background serves her clients well as she is very detail oriented and thorough and enjoys working on creative solutions to complicated financial issues.  Ms. Grossberg’s experience in complex asset division includes helping clients navigate business valuations, business dissolution, IMF and World Bank assets and benefits, tracing premarital assets, and complex real estate holdings.  Along with her strong financial background, Ms. Grossberg is also attune to the emotional aspects of separation and divorce.  Whether clients are facing tough decisions about the finances or children or both, Ms. Grossberg approaches the issues with care and compassion, but also with practical solutions.    Ms. Grossberg is a trained collaborative attorney and has successfully resolved family law matters through mediation, negotiation, litigation, and collaborative law.

While in law school, Ms. Grossberg worked as a law clerk at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the National Labor Relations Board - Office of Special Counsel, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As a student with the University of Maryland's Immigration Law Clinic, Ms. Grossberg was a zealous advocate for her clients. Additionally, Ms. Grossberg volunteered with Baltimore City Teen Court and acted as Student Coordinator of the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Ms. Grossberg was also affiliated with Ms. Strent and Ms. Hostetter as their law clerk prior to being hired by them as an attorney in 2010. Ms. Grossberg is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Ms. Grossberg was the co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County's Family Law Section CLE Committee and was previously a member of the Membership Benefits Committee. She also has been a member of the Montgomery County Inns of Court and has been selected as a "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer" by Maryland and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazines.  In 2013, Ms. Grossberg was selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Montgomery County's Bar Association's Leadership Academy.  Ms. Grossberg is currently a member of the Maryland State Bar Association's Judicial Nominations Committee. In 2021, Rachel was named as a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine.

Ms. Grossberg has served as the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s liaison to the Montgomery County Commission for Women where she helped to organize free legal seminars on separation and divorce for the community, and was instrumental in updating the Commission’s free legal handbook on separation and divorce. Ms. Grossberg regularly volunteers at the D.C. Superior Court’s Family Law Self-Help Clinic. In June 2015, Ms. Grossberg was named a Bar Leader by the Montgomery County Bar Foundation in recognition of her service to the bar and the legal community.  She brings her varied experiences and tireless work ethic to the service of the firm’s clients.

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