Vincent M. Wills Named as Coordinator for Program at the Judicial College of Maryland; Patrick W. Dragga and Mr. Wills to Make Presentation at the Program on February 27, 2018

Vincent M. Wills has been selected to develop and coordinate a program titled, “Determining Income for a Self-Employed Parent When Calculating Child Support.”  The program was developed for Family Law Magistrates and will be presented at the Judicial College of Maryland on February 27, 2018.  Patrick W. Dragga and Mr. Wills will be presenters at the Program.

Vincent M. Wills, Chairman of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Maryland Chapter, 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Law

On Monday, October 9, 2017, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Maryland Chapter, presented the 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Law at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in College Park, Maryland.  Vincent M. Wills, Esquire was chairman of the Event. 

The Morning Program featured Sanford K. Ain, Esquire of Ain & Bank in Washington, D.C., and Lawrence J. Macklin, Senior Wealth Strategist at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, who presented “The Use of Trusts that Impact Divorce, and particularly, Wealthy Families.”  That presentation provided a description of the various trust devices frequently utilized by wealthy families, and a discussion of the manner in which divorce lawyers can assist their clients in protecting assets in the event of a divorce and in recovering assets when the other spouse attempts to protect them through “estate planning” or other asset protection techniques.

Patrick Dragga Attends AAML Mid-Year Meeting

Pat Dragga attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers mid-year meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  The meeting provided an opportunity for Fellows from across the nation to meet and to hear a variety of presentations.  The programs focused on practical knowledge for attorneys in and out of the courtroom.  Speakers included well-respected psychologist, Dr. Sol Rappaport, who, with Fellows Sherri Evans and David Steerman, put on a presentation regarding the neuroscience and heuristics of how people make decisions. Sean Carter, a self-described Humorist at Law, spoke about ethical guidelines, pitfalls and concerns involving social media and legal marketing. 

Vince Wills Named as Family Law Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Vince Wills on being named the Family Law Practitioner of the Year by the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County!  This honor is given in recognition of his contributions and commitment to continuing legal education for lawyers.  The Section is hosting a celebratory event on June 19, 2017 honoring Vince.

Vince has been a partner in the firm since 2001, after joining Dragga & Callahan in 1996.  Since 1996, his practice has concentrated primarily on family law, and particularly on complex litigation and appellate matters.

Most recently, Vince co-chaired the 21st Annual Symposium on Family Law.  He was the Moderator for the Electronically Stored Information (ESI) seminar for the Maryland Bar Association, and co-presenter with Kathleen Dumais on the topic of discussing relocation in custody disputes for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Maryland, Virginia, and DC Joint Chapter Spring Retreat.

Vincent M. Wills, Co-Chair of 21st Annual Symposium on Family Law

On Friday, November 11, 2016, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Maryland Chapter, will present the 21st Annual Symposium on Family Law.  The Co-Chairs of the Event are James D. Milko, Esquire and Vincent M Wills, Esquire.  Mr. Milko and Mr. Wills will welcome the attendees and introduce the speakers for the Morning Program, including, Dr. Robert Simon, Alvin Frederick, Esquire, and Gregory B. Cerbone, Esquire.  

Vincent Wills to Moderate ESI Seminar for Maryland State Bar Association

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is presenting a seminar on Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and what attorneys need to know about this developing and ever-changing area of evidence and discovery.  The program, being offered on September 9th in Columbia, will provide the basics of electronic devices (such as bits/bytes, hardware, software, iPads, etc.) and how that information is used in e-discovery.  The course will go further to help attorneys determine their duties at the initial client consultation, tips, tricks and traps in capturing ESI, when to hire a forensic expert, the legal responsibilities of both the requesting and responding party, how to review and analyze ESI and the admissibility of ESI evidence in court.  

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Maryland, Virginia & District of Columbia Joint Chapter Spring Retreat 2016

On May 14, 2016, Patrick W. Dragga, Kevin Hessler, and Vincent M. Wills attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Maryland, Virginia & District of Columbia Joint Chapter Spring Retreat in Cambridge, Maryland. The topic of the retreat was Relocation Issues in Custody Disputes. Vincent M. Wills and Kathleen Dumais presented part of the program, specifically addressing relocation discussions with Clients. The other presenters were the Hon. Cynthia Callahan, who offered a Judicial Perspective on application of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and Shannon Hines, Esquire, who discussed the Role of the State Department and Available Resources.

Vincent Wills to present at Divorce Roundtable Workshop

Vincent Wills, a partner in the law firm, will be speaking at a workshop titled “Protecting Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being in Separation and Divorce”, presented by The Divorce Roundtable of Montgomery
County. Mr. Wills, along with other co-presenters, will discuss “the voice of the child” as it pertains to children and the parents’ divorce proceeding. The workshop will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Vincent M. Wills Interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record

Vincent M. Wills, a partner at DHHW, was recently interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record about Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the impact ESI may have on family law cases. Although ESI
has been around for many years, the practices and standard of care surrounding ESI discovery are still developing in the state of Maryland. Mr. Wills is quoted in the Maryland Daily Record as saying “We’re trying to define what the best practices are [regarding ESI]. Right now, when we get a request for production of documents, they might ask for emails, Facebook pages, other forms of social media, and what most people are doing now is they’re going to the emails and they’re printing them out. With ESI, the trend – the way it’s being done in other states and how I imagine it’s going to be done in the future – is that people want the native data, the native format, the metadata.”


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