Renée Bronfein Ades concentrates her practice on many aspects of family law, including divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, custody and child support. In appropriate cases, she has represented children in custody matters having either been appointed by the court or by agreement of the parties.
Her business and accounting background makes her particularly well suited for high net worth individuals seeking either a divorce or a pre-nuptial agreement. Renée is known among her clients, referrals sources and colleagues as a problem solver who is capable of crafting creative solutions to complex family law issues. She serves clients in Baltimore and the surrounding counties in Maryland. Prior to becoming an attorney, Renée worked in the accounting industry and served as chief financial officer for a private business.
Active in the Maryland legal community, Renée recently became a member of the faculty of The Judicial College of Maryland. She is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and has served in various positions of leadership in the Family and Juvenile Law Section Counsel of that bar. She also belongs to the Baltimore City Bar Association, where she is a past chair of the family law committee and the Women’s Bar Association, where she served on the board of the Baltimore chapter. Other memberships include the Baltimore County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Renée served on the Governor’s Commission on Child Custody Decision-Making, a year-long commitment that culminated in a comprehensive report to the governor.
Her community activities have included three terms on the board of governors of Baltimore’s National Aquarium, a board position on the University of Baltimore Foundation and the Dean’s Law School Advisory Committee. Outside of Maryland, she formerly held a board position at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Recognized for her accomplishments in law school, in 2001 she received the Excellence in Clinical Education Award from the University of Baltimore School of Law. In 2004 and 2007 she received the H. Mebane Turner Service Award from the University of Baltimore Alumni Association. She has returned to UB Law upon request to lecture in individual classes or participate on panels. Renée mentors young lawyers.
Renée received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore and earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She obtained her law license in 2000 and has more than twenty years of experience.
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- Cross Training: The Intersection of Family Law with Education & Immigration Law
Sponsored by the MSBA-Continuing Education Department
Moderator for morning panel on Family Law and Education
April 30, 2015
- Alimony Workshop
Sponsored by the Family and Juvenile Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Administrative Office of the Courts
Group Discussion Leader
October 25, 2013
May 30, 2014
- University of Baltimore School of Law – Guest Panelist for the Center for Families, Children and the Courts
- University of Baltimore School of Law – Guest Lecturer for the Family Law Mediation Clinic
- Family Law 101: Basics for the New Practitioner
Sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
University of Baltimore School of Law
Co-Taught the Section on Pendente Lite Hearings and Exceptions
September 20, 2013
September 21, 2012
June 4, 2015 Divorce Taxation Workshop
Sponsored by the Maryland State Bar Association
Co-Taught the Intermediate Tax Workshop
- University of Baltimore School of Law – Guest Lecturer for Interviewing, Negotiating & Counseling – Fall 2013, Spring 2009, Fall, 2008
- Maryland State Bar Association Mid-Year meeting, 2007 – Alimony Faculty Panelist
- Participated as a faculty member at the Judicial Education Institute at the Family Law University
- Faculty of The Judicial College of Maryland
- Kennedy Krieger Institute, External Relations Committee
- University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Committee
- University of Baltimore Foundation, Former Board Member
- National Aquarium in Baltimore
Former Member, Board of Directors
Former Member, Executive Committee
- Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey