Edouard J.P. Bouquet

Edouard J.P. Bouquet

Senior Partner

Practices: Maryland, D.C.

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Ed Bouquet is a lifelong resident of the Washington, DC area. Mr. Bouquet brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience as a litigator specializing in complex and high conflict matters, primarily in family law and related areas in both trial and appellate courts.

Rated 10 out of 10 on AVVO, listed in U.S. News Best Lawyers and SuperLawyers for Washington, D.C. and Maryland, he has earned his AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for excellence in the practice of law and maintaining the highest standards of ethics. He has been recognized in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Baltimore Magazine. He has also appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, CNN and Entertainment Tonight. A seasoned negotiator and litigator who has handled matters for many prominent D.C. area residents, he zealously guards the privacy of his clients, including prevention or management of media exposure that can accompany such proceedings.

Mr. Bouquet is highly skilled at gathering and analyzing information to use effectively for his clients. He has written extensively about the use of technology to accumulate information and its application in the handling of cases. He has covered these topics for Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, including the use of GPS tracking and mobile devices in divorce proceedings.

Mr. Bouquet has lectured on many aspects of family law including family law generally for members of the bar; drafting pre-nuptial agreements; use of experts in divorce litigation; and proving or defending claims of voluntary impoverishment in child support and alimony cases.

Mr. Bouquet also has 20 years of experience as a certified mediator with a proven record of helping people, with or without their attorneys, in working out solutions. With the courts closed to the public for most matters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Bouquet provides remote mediation services to those who need assistance in their custody/access, child support, divorce, and other family law matters. Mr. Bouquet’s experience as a litigator gives him insight into how the courts handle a wide variety of matters and situations which has been invaluable in helping people to understand and make informed decisions about their cases and their lives. Mr. Bouquet has a long history of being appointed to mediate cases by DC Superior Court and Maryland Courts, as well as being retained by private parties and their attorneys looking for solutions outside of a courtroom.

Mr. Bouquet is a graduate of The George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and Emory University School of Law. Mr. Bouquet began his legal career as law clerk to the Honorable James S. McAuliffe, Jr. of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. and has appeared in actions in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Education

  • George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • Emory University School of Law

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for work in: Family Law - 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubble - 2017
  • Super Lawyer - 2017
  • Best Law Firms in Maryland in U.S News &World Report - 2016, 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Baltimore Magazine - 2016, 2017
  • Named to Maryland & Washington, D.C. SuperLawyers for - 2015, 2016, & 2017
  • Named as One of Baltimore and Washington D.C.'s Best Attorneys by Legal Leaders Magazine in - 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers in The Wall Street Journal - 2015
  • Named to Washington, D.C.'s and Baltimore's Top Lawyers - 2013
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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