Bryan Renehan, Senior Partner

Years in Practice: 37 Years
Admitted: Maryland, Washington, DC
Professional Activities & Certifications: Former Chair of Family Law Section for Maryland State Bar Association, Former Chair of Family Law Section for Montgomery County Bar Association

Family law has been the sole professional focus for Bryan Renehan since 1977. An aggressive and systematic approach to family law is the best way to characterize Mr. Renehan’s representation of clients. He is celebrated by clients, journalists, and fellow practitioners as one of the area’s best divorce attorneys.
Mr. Renehan manages a wide range of family law issues for clients including:

  • Divorce and Separation including many cases dealing with complicated financial situations
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Prenuptial & Marital Agreements

“I believe that every client’s case is unique and has its own challenges.   No two case are alike and each client deserves a particularized and systematic approach to solving their divorce or other family law issue.”   Mr. Renehan’s organized and professional approach helps to maximize a client’s result by settlement or, when necessary, by litigation.

He has been consistently recognized by his peers as being at the top of his profession.   Martindale-Hubble peer and client reviews earned Mr. Renehan the highest “AV Preeminent” Rating.  Washingtonian Magazine and Bethesda Magazine have consistently named him one of the top divorce attorneys in the Washington D.C. area.   Every year Mr. Renehan is also awarded Super Lawyer status by Super Lawyers Magazine. CEO Magazine named Bryan as an “Elite” attorney.  He is recognized nationally in The Best Lawyers in America publication.  

The Maryland Bar Association frequently selects Mr. Renehan to teach Family Law courses to Maryland lawyers.  He has given seminars on topics such as taxes in divorce, valuation of businesses, division of pensions, custody, and alimony.  Since 1985 he has taught an annual course named the “Family Practice Update” which reviews all Family Law cases and new legislation each year.

Mr. Renehan graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in economics and from New England School of Law having concentrated in trial practice, business planning and tax.  His career in Family Law began in 1977 after clerking for a circuit court judge in Montgomery County.

In addition to his passion for the law, Mr. Renehan’s outside interests include endurance sports, golf, woodworking and photography.   He has run more than 20 marathons including qualifying for the Boston marathon on three occasions.  He challenged himself with numerous Triathlons including the Escape from Alcatraz in San Francisco and the Lake Placid Ironman in upstate New York.   His current challenge is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
His professional and personal pursuits uniquely position him to handle the most challenging of cases.  His patience allows him to handle the surrounding emotional issues with compassion while his stamina helps with the rigors of the most complicated cases. His professional experience, approach, and focus on detail are all geared to achieve the best results for his clients.  “I am very fortunate to have had fabulous mentors who guided my approach to family law while my passion for practicing it shows in the results I obtain for clients.” 

The Maryland General Assembly modified the grounds for divorce. This is a major change in the law. It shortens the time a spouse, who does not have an agreement to separate or a fault ground, has to wait for a divorce to one year down from two years. Read More

  • Named as a Top Divorce Lawyer by Bethesda Magazine 2014
  • "AV" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for Excellence in the Practice of Law As Distinguished by Members of the Area Bar and Judiciary
  • Maryland and DC Super Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, & 2015
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s List of “Top Divorce Attorneys” for Past 17 Years
  • Named by SmartCEO Magazine to 2010 Legal Elite
  • Named as one of Baltimore & Washington DC's Best Attorneys by Legal Leaders Magazine in 2015
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Brodsky Renehan
Pearlstein &
Bouquet, Chartered
16061 Comprint Circle
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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No Fault Divorce in Maryland: New Rules & Reduction of Separation Period
A new law was recently passed in the Maryland General Assembly making a change in the grounds for divorce.