Profiles

The team at The Law Offices of Ralph L. Sapia:

Ralph Sapia

Attorney at Law

Ralph Sapia

Ralph Sapia, owner and principal, is a seasoned and highly respected attorney who brings years of professional experience to the law firm.  He is also a businessman, a teacher, and most importantly a thoughtful and caring human being.  “Ninety-Nine percent of the time, I get called because there is a crisis. My job is to treat the legal issue while being aware there is a person attached to it.” This awareness is exhibited in all his areas of practice.

Ralph’s business savvy allows him to represent clients in shareholders/members disputes, breach of contract and collection matters. Ralph brings his no nonsense approach to family law matters, where he guides his clients to focus on resolving disputes over alimony, property distribution and child custody in a swift and economic manner. He has the innate ability to meet his client’s objectives while creating realistic expectations.  He does so by conveying complex concepts in ways a non-lawyer can understand. Ralph has successfully argued real estate and family law matters in the court of special appeals demonstrating his strong litigation skills.

A graduate of the Cardinal Gibbons High School, Ralph grew up between Baltimore and Ocean City, MD.  During his 20’s he ran the family business. In order to secure his teaching certificate, he commuted from Ocean City to Baltimore.  He moved when he became a highschool teacher in Baltimore County. He taught senior level social studies and history.  During his number of years with the school system, Ralph co-wrote and piloted the Advance Placement Economics Curriculum. While teaching full-time he pursued his law degree at night and completed the program in three years.

Ralph continues his teaching as an instructor with the Shemer Bar Review and on weekends when he’s not in a courtroom, Ralph can be found on high school football fields throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County as a football official. He is married and is a proud father of his twin step-children.

Areas of Practice: Family Law, Business Law, Personal Injury

Professional Associations: United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law, Maryland League of Football Officials

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2002

College of Notre Dame, Certification in Secondary Education, 1995

University of Maryland Baltimore County, BA Political Science, 1989

Ralph can be reached at ralph@sapialaw.com or 410-828-8900 x123.

Robert Robinson

Attorney at Law

Robert Robinson

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Rob moved to Maryland so he could work at the beach “for the summer.” While working full time as the kitchen manager at a popular resort restaurant, he completed his Bachelors of Science in Finance and graduated magna cum laude. He moved to Baltimore upon acceptance to law school and began as a law clerk under Ralph’s tutelage in 2007.  An unabashed NHL fan and Penguins fanatic, when Rob is not working diligently for our clients, he can be found spending time with his wife Anna, and their Shih Tzu named Gucci.

Areas of Practice: Civil litigation, Collections, Contracts/Business Law, Personal Injury

Professional Associations: United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2009

Fluent in Spanish.

Rob can be reached at robert@sapialaw.com or 410-828-8900 x125.

Nicole Schutzman

Certified Paralegal and Office Manager

Nicole has been a practicing Paralegal since 1992 when she received her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Stevenson University.  She brings a wide range of experience from medical malpractice to all aspects of family and business law.  She is well respected by clients, attorneys, judges and masters for her knowledge and relationship building skills. Nicole was born and bred in Baltimore, graduated from Notre Dame Prep and received her BA in Marketing from Loyola College of Maryland.  Nicole’s main full time job is as a wife and mother of two.

Nicole can be reached at Nicole@sapialaw.com or 410-828-8900 x124.

 

Josh Farquhar

Post Judgment and Law Clerk

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Josh entered the United States Navy upon high school graduation. He became a highly skilled diesel mechanic and worked overseas in Japan and along the eastern seaboard of the United States. During his eight years with the Navy, he acquired significant critical thinking, troubleshooting, communication and organizational skills which he deftly applies to his current position with the firm. While working full-time, he is pursuing his BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland University College

Josh can be reached at 410-828-8900 x122 or josh@sapialaw.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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