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Jac E. Knust

Jac E. Knust

Bringing You Court-less Divorces and Mediated Settlements
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Maryland
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Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit Court for Howard County, MD. His personal hobbies and interests include farming, restoring old structures and vehicles, off roading, beach activities, and reading. Jac E. Knust is a trained mediator and has mediated family law and civil disputes for the past 24 years. He emphasize out of court solutions to legal disputes. Jac E. Knust is trained in the collaborative law process, which uses coaches and financial professionals who help the parties reach an amicable non-adversarial solution to problems, with special sensitivity to the impact of divorce on children.

Catonsville Community College
Certificate of Accounting | Accounting
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Heuisler Honor Society
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Clemson University
B.S. | Industrial Management
Professional Experience
Special Magistrate
Circuit Court for Howard County, MD
- Current
Special Magistrate for the Circuit Court of Howard County, MD
Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender's Office for Howard County
I defended all types of cases from misdemeanors involving assaults, domestic violence, theft, DUI/DWI, robbery, rape,manslaughter, and murder.
Assistant State's Attorney
Howard County State's Attorney's Office
I prosecuted all cases in the District Court of Maryland for Howard County.
Speaking Engagements
Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, Technology and Collaborative Practice, Baltimore, MD
Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore
Certified Mediator
Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
Friends School Athletic Hall of Fame
Friends School of Baltimore
Awarded to athletes who have accomplished outstanding performance
Heuisler Honor Society Recipient-1973
Heuisler Honor Society
Award for exceptional academic performance. I graduated 8th in a class of 274 law students
Rank of Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Professional Associations
Howard County Women's Bar Association
- Current
Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore
- Current
Maryland Collaborative Practice Council
Board Member and former president
- Current
Howard County Collaborative Professionals
- Current
Howard County Bar Association
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association
- Current
Howard County Collaborative Professionals
District of Columbia Bar
Howard County Collaborative Professionals
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, except with the purchase of online forms where personal lawyer contact is not included.
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  • Contingent Fees
    Accepted based upon type and complexity of case
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most accepted cases are done on an hourly basis with a retainer deposited against future legal work and costs. We also offer fixed fees on many cases once we have evaluated your legal matter.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Agricultural Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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The Collaborative Law Group
5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 220
Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: (410) 465-8900