150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Keith N. Schiszik

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Offit Kurman, P.A.

Contact Information

Office:
50 Carroll Creek Way Suite 340

Frederick MD 21701
Work (240) 772-5132


Practice State

Maryland

Introduction

"Conciliatory when possible; assertive when necessary".

Emphasis

I am an experienced litigators as well as trained mediator and collaborative law professional. If I am unable to settle a case in a reasonable fashion, the trial table is no stranger to me.....

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Counties

  • Frederick, Maryland
  • Washington, Maryland

Education

American University, Washington D.C. B.A. Political Science (1969) American University, Washington, D.C. J.D. (1971)

Legal Organizations

Commissioner, Legislative Commission on Child Custody Laws (2013 - 2014);  Chair of Statutory Subcommittee;

Past Chair, State Bar Family Law Section

Co-Chair, Family Law Committee - Frederick County Bar Assn. 2012-2014; 

Member - Maryland State Bar Assn.; Member - American Bar Assn.; Former Chair, Prince George's County Bar Assn., Family Law Committee 1989-1991; Member, Governors Task Force on Family Law, 1990-1992.

Awards

2011 Beverly Groner Award from the Maryland State Bar Association Family Law Section for "dedication to the practice of family law through a distinguished legal career".

Member, Frederick County Judicial Nominating Committee (2011 - 2015)

Commissioner - Maryland Legislative Commission on Child Custody-Decision-Making (2013 - 2015)

CLE Presentations

Multiple presentations (2003 - 2013) to the Maryland Judicial Institute to train Judges on custody issues; Presented at AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Annual Meetings in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis, Ottawa Ontario, and Washington, D.C. 2001-2009; Program planner and trainer at Maryland Court mandated "Child's Attorney" training sessions (2009 - 2013); Presented at the National Conference of Family Court Judges Annual Meetings in 1999 and 2001 on "Family Focused Decision Making; Maryland Judicial Conference, 2000 on "Child Focused Decision Making"; American Bar Assn. Children and the Law Law Annual Conference, 2002; Frequent Trainer Throughout Maryland on custody amd Children's Attorney issues - 1990 to present; Frequent Presenter on Various Family Law Topics at MICPEL (Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers) and County Bar Associations throughout Maryland from 1993 - present.

Author

"Custody and Visitation Cases: How to Serve the Best Interests of the Children", with Hon. Diane Leasure and Alisia G. Cummins, Esq., Maryland Bar Journal, Jan 2012. Also contributed to many continuing legal education training manuals in Maryland relating to custody, property, representing children, dealing with high conflict litigants, etc.

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