Clifford, Debelius, Boynton & Hyatt, Chtd. offers experienced attorneys practicing in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1975, our firm is located in in Olde Town Gaithersburg in Montgomery County. Jim Clifford, Jim Debelius, Lynn Boynton and Jerry Hyatt, the four named partners in the firm, have a combined total of over 100 years of legal experience.

Over the years, our firm has distinguished itself within the Maryland legal community, multiple partners have been elected President of the Montgomery County Bar Association and other partners been appointed to the Bench, becoming Judges in the District and Circuit Courts for Montgomery County, including a Domestic Relations Master as well. Moreover, as time has passed, our firm has integrated technological advances that have enabled us to become more efficient. While we have welcomed these changes, we have always strived to maintain the spirit of a small community by embracing our original philosophy – that every client should be treated as though he or she was our only client. We know that choosing an attorney is a very personal decision, and we appreciate the trust that is put in our hands. We know that a client often requires our services in times of a crisis or perceived crisis. We understand this, and strive to do everything possible to alleviate the anxiety and frustration clients suffer from the legal process; by educating you so that you make well informed decisions, therefore allowing us to facilitate the plan needed to make those decisions or choices a reality.

Our staff is made up of loyal, experienced paralegals and administrative assistants who work closely with both the attorneys and our clients to ensure you are kept apprised of the status of your case. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in several jurisdictions, and is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for its clients.

Testimonials from Our Clients

"As our corporate attorney, Mr. Clifford has provided legal advice and guidance to help continue our tradition of agricultural education, entertainment and great food for millions of our citizens..."

"…I found Jim (Debelius) to be an excellent attorney, very professional, always prepared, of high integrity, straight forward, honest, direct, detailed, and kept me fully informed at all times. In my opinion, Jim is the finest attorney in the DC metro area."

"It is difficult to express just how much it meant to my entire family to be in the compassionate and highly capable hands of Lynn Boynton for the Trust and Estate Planning of my parents during their time of need..."

"Jerry handled my divorce for me and a great job. I cannot thank him enough. The issues in the case were complex, involving custody, support and complicated property issues..."

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