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Linda S. Ostovitz

Principal and Legal Operations Chair, Columbia Office
Offit Kurman

Linda S. Ostovitz is a leader at her firm Offit Kurman, taking positions on the board of directors, as a member of the management committee and is also legal operations chair.

Her practice focuses on divorce litigation, mediation, child custody and access, child support, alimony, business valuation and property and asset distribution. She also enjoys writing and teaching about the law, giving seminars on divorce options in Maryland, parenting classes at the National Family Resiliency Center and lecturer for the Maryland State Police and Howard County Police Departments, among other roles.

Ostovitz had this advice to share with rising women leaders when she was interviewed by The Daily Record in 2021: “Don’t talk about how good you are — show them. Know your value and that it’s not negotiable. Don’t allow your client’s financial problems to become yours.”

Ostovitz earned both her law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Baltimore. She was admitted to practice before the Maryland Court of Appeals in 1981, the U.S. District Court in 1989 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990.

Ostovitz began her career as a victim witness coordinator and then prosecutor in Howard County before entering private practice.

She is active in the community and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Business Women’s Network of Howard County, the chair of the executive committee of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and past president, board member and membership chair of the Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent.