Carol Ghingher Cooper, Member

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  • Carol's 'bedside manner' and willingness to talk through the 'what-if' scenarios was a serious aid in reducing my anxieties throughout

    -Satisfied Client

    Carol was named was named to the Daily Record’s Family Law Power List 2023.



Carol Ghingher Cooper focuses her practice primarily in Family Law. She represents clients in matters related to divorce, custody and child access, visitation, child support, alimony, spousal support, division of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and other family law-related litigation.

Carol has represented clients in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Montgomery counties.

She is experienced in litigation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

Her practice includes mediation where she acts as a neutral mediator and she also represents clients in the mediation process.

Carol also regularly acts as a volunteer settlement conference facilitator for the family law division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

She is trained in Collaborative Law and has advocated for clients through her Collaborative Law practice.

Carol is a founding member of The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, a group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to promoting the highest degree of service excellence in the field of Collaborative Law practice. The group serves “to develop and promote collaborative practice as an effective means of alternative dispute resolution and to offer professionals of all disciplines involved in dispute resolution, and the populations they serve, a humane and respectful way to resolve conflicts.”

Carol has been actively involved in the Family Law committees of the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Bar Associations.

She interned for three judges of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and has contributed to local family law publications.

On June 15, 2015, Carol was appointed as a Standing Auditor for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In this role, she handles all matters which require an audit; and she examines, states or settles accounts referred to her by the court.

In her leisure, Carol enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, going to the movies, watching the Baltimore Ravens, exercising, and reading.


Named to The Daily Record's Family Law Power List, 2023

Named to TheBest Lawyers in America®for Family Law since 2022

Named Top 100 and Top 50 Women by Maryland Super Lawyers®, 2016 and 2017

Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Family Law since 2014

Selected to Rising Stars of Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Family Law, 2010-2012

Listed in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers 2012 Edition for Family Law


Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore

Member, Baltimore County Bar Association

Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City (Chair, Family Law Committee, 2008-2009)

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland

Publications and Lectures





J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Maryland School of Law, 2002
B.S., Mathematics, Union College, 1982

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2003

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 2002