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Meet our team

For decades, we at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC have taken pride in the trust of our clients and the respect of our peers. We are committed to providing the highest quality advice, counseling and advocacy in identifying our clients’ needs and goals and doing all that can be done within the law and their circumstances to meet or exceed those goals. We work with the assistance of a paralegal and administrative staff whose experience in the field approaches that of our attorneys.


Following are profiles of our attorneys:


Paul Smollar has been practicing family law for more than thirty years, and has become a leader in Collaborative Practice in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Recognized as the only trained mediator in the District of Columbia by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Smollar nevertheless is an accomplished litigator when matters do not settle. Read more>>>


Having been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington D.C. area’s top family law practitioners, Theresa Mihalik has been called the “Princess of Pre-Nups” for her extensive experience in crafting pre-marital agreements.  Practicing before the courts of the District of Columbia and Virginia, Ms. Mihalik has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Read more>>>


Chris Locey practices in the District of Columbia and Virginia. Combining an analytic and sensitive approach to client issues, as a litigator and negotiator, Mr. Locey’s practice includes experience in the interface between Shari’a and Islamic law and the courts and laws of the local jurisdictions. Read more>>>


Marcia Kuntz has rejoined Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC after years as a legislative counsel and committee staffer on Capitol Hill and as a legal advisor, editor, political strategist, and executive in the non-profit sector. Read more>>>


Makia Weaver practices law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She graduated from American University, Washington College of Law (WCL) in 2016. She is passionate about family law practice. Prior to joining KSFM, she served as a public defender in Maryland for three years. Read more>>>


Armin U. Kuder was a principal and founder of the firm.  Armin has retired from private practice. Armin – or Rick – Kuder is the senior member of the firm, recognized as a leading family law attorney for more than forty years. In addition to practicing in the District and Maryland, Mr. Kuder has taught family law, lectured on numerous legal topics, and served as a mentor for many successful attorneys. Mr. Kuder is also the only arbitrator in the District of Columbia certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Read more>>>


Susan M. Friedman was a principal of the firm and practiced family law for over 30 years.  Susan has retired from private practice. Susan Friedman was named one of Washington’s “Top Forty” divorce lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and one of D.C.’s top fifty female lawyers by Super Lawyers. Having practiced family law for thirty years, she continues to be recognized as a professional counselor and advocate for clients with intricate family law matters in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  Read more>>>


Serving Family Law Clients in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC provides comprehensive family law services to clients in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria counties in Virginia. Call us today at (202) 331-7522 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your concerns.


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