Mollie G. Caplis


Mollie G. Caplis


(410) 659-1325 (direct)

(410) 659-1350 (fax)


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Areas of Practice

  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Litigation


Avvo Rated 9.0

Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009-2013

Named a "Top Northeast Lawyer for Divorce," Avvo (2011)


University of Baltimore, School of Law, J.D. cum laude 2004

Brandeis University, B.A. cum laude 2001.

Bar Admissions

Maryland State Bar

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

District of Columbia

In August 2004, Ms. Caplis joined Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP, where she has developed a busy family law and estates and trusts litigation practice. In the family law context, Ms. Caplis handles a wide range of issues on behalf of her clients including, but not limited to, separation and divorce, custody (including third party custody disputes involving grandparents), child support, alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as domestic violence and adoptions. Ms. Caplis has also been collaboratively trained to handle family law disputes. Ms. Caplis also regularly handles estates and trusts litigation, which entails caveat proceedings (will contests) and guardianship matters. Further, Ms. Caplis is routinely involved in general civil litigation, where she has had the opportunity to represent clients in state court, federal court, private mediation, as well as the American Arbitration Association.

With the strong encouragement and support of the firm, Ms. Caplis has become very involved with the Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”) of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, where she has had the opportunity to chair various committees, such as Continuing Legal Education and Membership. Further, Ms. Caplis also progressed through various positions of the executive council of the YLD, where she ultimately served as the Chair in 2007 – 2008.


Co-chair, Family Law Committee, Bar Association of Baltimore City (2017-2018)

Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore

Maryland State Bar Association

Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”) of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Co-Chair of Membership Committee (2008-2010); YLD Chair (2007-2008); YLD Chair-Elect (2006-2007); YLD Secretary (2005-2006)

Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association (2008-2010)


McDonogh School, Alumni Executive Counsel


HBO’s Divorce:
Analyzing Sarah Jessica Parker’s Series from the Perspectives of Two Family Law Attorneys

Family Law Counts™ Newsletter, Maryland Family Law Information for Clients & Professionals

Co-Author: “Sorting Out the Financial Interests of Unmarried Couples,” WC&S Viewpoints (Summer/Fall 2011).

University of Baltimore Law Forum: “HUD v. Rucker, Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1437d(I)(6)’s Plain Language of Lease Terms Affords Local Housing Authorities the Discretion to Evict Tenants for Drug Related Activities of Household Members or Guests, Regardless of Whether the Tenant Knew of Such Activity” (2002).

University of Baltimore Law Forum: “Nussle v. Porter: Prison Inmates are Required to Exhaust Administrative Remedies When Seeking Redress for General Circumstances or Particular Episodes of Alleged Excessive Force or Some Other Wrong” (2003)


Medpsych Associates -  Custody Disputes: Issues and Resolution (9/2015)

Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies at UMBC – Protective and Peace Orders in Maryland  (11/2015) 

Judicial Institute of Maryland – The Legal Rights of Unmarried Couple:  What Law Applies