After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2002, Spencer M. Hecht began his path towards developing a boutique family law and criminal defense firm founded on principles of unmatched work ethic, comprehensive knowledge of the law, and the real practicalities of the family dynamic. Mr. Hecht’s extensive divorce and child custody experience, aggressive approach, and high rate of success, has allowed him and his firm to become a strong presence in Montgomery County and the surrounding counties. Hecht & Associates is now the largest family-based law firm in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
A native of Montgomery County himself, Mr. Hecht and his firm are deeply rooted in the community. Mr. Hecht takes great pride not only in his trial experience and success, but the relationships he has formed with local judges, lawyers, and business owners throughout the years. After moving the firm from DC to Silver Spring in 2005, Mr. Hecht is committed to a long-term presence in the Metropolitan area. In 2011, Mr. Hecht relocated the firm to an incredible new space located adjacent to the Silver Spring Metro. See contact us for more information.
The following is a list of Mr. Hecht’s current concentrations:
- High-Asset divorces involving business valuation, military pension, and marital property awards
- Interstate custody disputes under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
- Emergency Temporary Custody, Modifications of Custody/Support, and Contempt of Court
- Custody and Visitation negotiation and resolution
- Complex child support issues and URESA child support actions
- Serious felony and misdemeanor criminal jury trials in State and Federal Courts throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia
- Representing area businesses in a variety of litigation and corporate settings
- Orchestrating civil settlements on behalf of personal injury clients
Mr. Hecht has significant experience in both federal and state courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the D.C. Court of Appeals (and Superior Court), Maryland Court of Appeals (includes District and Circuit Courts throughout the State of Maryland. Mr. Hecht maintains a top secret security clearance and is a member of the local State and County bar associations.
Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Mr. Hecht studied at the University of Wisconsin where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1999. Immediately following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Hecht attended the University of Maryland School of Law where he excelled in trial and appellate advocacy. Mr. Hecht obtained his jurist doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2002 as a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity. Mr. Hecht resides in Montgomery County with his two sons.
“Spencer Hecht’s professionalism and expertise is invaluable. The help and support he gave me during my divorce process was outstanding. My intention was to pursue an amicable divorce and Spencer was clear in his respect and support of that intent. Spencer provided me with answers to my questions, was consistently accessible, and brought together excellent ancillary professionals that assisted me with financial concerns and future planning. During the entire process, his office staff and his associate, Lauren Keiser, were welcoming and responsive to my calls and questions in a positive and supportive way. I felt that my divorce was as important to Spencer as it was to me, and for his attention to detail, professionalism, and dedication to me as the client, I am indeed grateful to have worked with Spencer Hecht.”
“Spencer Hecht is without a doubt one of if not THE best family law attorney in the state of Maryland if not the entire country. I have dealt with many attorneys in my career and Spencer is the perfect combination of a brilliant legal mind, thorough attention to detail and strategy. His firm is one of the best and fastest growing in Montgomery County and he continues to attract, recruit, retain and motivate the top talent in the area to his firm.”
“Spencer Hecht helped me with a very difficult and emotional family matter. Spencer helped managed my emotions, the law, and my schedule to ensure that we moved to a satisfactory conclusion. His skills gave me the comfort and confidence that we would get a satisfactory judgment (which we did). I have and will continue to recommend several friends and colleagues to Mr. Hecht.”
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