Carol Ghingher Cooper, Member

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  • I strive to bring reasonableness to difficult, emotional situations.

    Carol was named a Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Baltimore by Super Lawyers.



Carol Ghingher Cooper focuses her practice primarily in family law. Carol represents clients in matters related to divorce, custody, visitation, child support, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, adoption and other civil litigation.

Carol has represented clients in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County,  Harford County, and Montgomery County. She has been actively involved in the family law committees of the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Bar Associations and was Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Baltimore City Bar Association in 2008-2009.

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

Carol completed the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training presented by the Department of Family Administration of the Administrative Office of the Courts, in cooperation with the Maryland State Bar Association CLE Department. She 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 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 successfully completed the Maryland State Bar Association mediation training in compliance with the Maryland Rules of Procedure and is eligible to be appointed as a mediator in civil disputes. She regularly acts as a volunteer settlement facilitator for the family law division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In addition, she has been a frequent contributor to local family law publications.

Carol interned for the following judges of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City: the Hon. Edward J. Angeletti, the Hon. Joseph H.H. Kaplan, and the Hon. Carol E. Smith. She also spent a summer working as a law clerk at the Legal Aide Bureau; and worked as a research assistant for an Adjunct Family Law Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.

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


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

Listed to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Family Law since 2014

Listed as a Rising Star for Family Law by Maryland Super Lawyers®, 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




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