Ms. Stover is an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters including family law (divorce, custody, child support), criminal and traffic (DUI/DWI, theft, Post-Conviction Petitions), personal injury (auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls), and immigration (naturalization, adjustment of status, and asylum).
After graduating law school, Ms. Stover clerked for the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD. Throughout her clerkship, Ms. Stover not only gained knowledge of the law and the inner workings of the courthouse, but she also gained extensive insight into a wide variety of family law matters, an area of law where judges have fairly broad judicial discretion.
Ms. Stover also has experience litigating criminal matters. In law school, she was part of American University’s Criminal Justice Clinic. As part of the clinic, she presented criminal and traffic cases in the District Court for Montgomery County, MD on behalf of the state of Maryland. Finally, Ms. Stover has served as law clerk for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and interned for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
Ms. Stover understands that clients are often unsure of the law and legal procedures, scared and stressed about the potential outcomes, and sometimes even upset and angry that they have found themselves in the middle of a legal proceeding. Throughout each case, Ms. Stover takes the time to explain every step of the legal proceeding or application process to the client in order to ensure the client has no worries or concerns about what might happen next. This includes thoroughly preparing the client for each and every appearance in court or interview before an immigration officer.
Ms. Stover strives to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients whether they have complex family law matters, have been injured in an automobile accident, or have been charged with a crime.
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Personal Injury
- Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC
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- American University Washington College of Law
- J.D. (2008)
- Activities: Marshall Brennan Fellow; President of WCL’s Innocence Project; Officer of Criminal Law Society; Design and Layout Editor of The Criminal Law Brief; Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic.
- Bowling Green State University
- B.A. (2005)
- Honors: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Social Chair; Golden Key Honor Society.
- Activities: Dorm Hall Council, Representative; Dance Marathon, Volunteer & Fundraiser.
- Maryland State Bar Association
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- Bar Association of Montgomery County
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- Mariah D. Stover's Website Profile
- Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC Website
- Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog
- How a Baltimore Man Got His Convictions Reversed After the Prosecution Sent His Defense Lawyer Critical DNA Evidence in an ‘Inaccessible Digital Format’
10 January 2020
- When You Can Keep Police Body Camera Video Footage Out of a Criminal Trial in Maryland
24 December 2019
- How Battered Spouse Syndrome Evidence May Help You in Your Murder or Manslaughter Trial in Maryland
12 December 2019
- What Constitutes an Unconstitutional Search or Seizure, as Opposed to a ‘Consensual’ Interaction With Police in Maryland?
9 December 2019
- What the Right of a Maryland Defendant to ‘Be Present at all Stages of a Criminal Trial’ Means and How that Right Can Help
6 November 2019
- How a Prosecutor’s Misstatement of the Law in Closing Arguments Got One Maryland Man a New Trial
23 October 2019
- What You Do — and Don’t — Have to Say to Invoke Your Right to Legal Counsel in Maryland
11 October 2019
- What You Need to Get Evidence Seized in a Police Checkpoint Thrown Out in Your Maryland Criminal Case
24 September 2019
- When a Statement is — and is Not — Admissible Against You in Maryland as an ‘Excited Utterance’
9 September 2019
- Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog
- ‘There is More to Parenting Than Being a Physical Presence’: Deciding Custody Time and Schedules in Maryland
16 January 2020
- How the State of Maryland Distributes Your Alimony and Child Support if Your Wages Are Being Garnished
27 December 2019
- How the Right Argument or Evidence in Your Maryland Child Custody Case Can Still Be Wrong If It’s Presented at the Wrong Time
16 December 2019
- Don’t Put Your ‘Head in the Sand” — Tackle Your Maryland Child Support Case Head On
2 December 2019
- Don’t Let Your Past Litigation Errors Cause You to Give Up on Your Maryland Child Custody Case
13 November 2019
- Why It is So Important that You Get Every Term, and Every Modification, of Your Maryland Marital Settlement Agreement Put Down in Writing
30 October 2019
- How a Maryland Wife Avoided Paying Any Alimony Even Though She Made More Than Three Times What He Did
16 October 2019
- How Your Child’s Other Parent May Be the One Who Owes Child Support in Maryland, Even if the Children Reside with Him/Her More than 50% of the Time
30 September 2019
- A Self-Represented Father in a Maryland Custody Case Demonstrated Why Proceeding Without an Attorney is Generally the Wrong Choice
16 September 2019