Location: Columbia, Maryland
Phone: 410-290-6270
Fax: (410) 290-6271
E-mail: E-mail Me


Ms. Kowitz is a Senior Family Law Associate with the Mulinazzi Law Office. Ms. Kowitz’s case load involves high asset cases, alimony and property division, as well as custody cases. She enjoys handling adoption cases and has tremendous success in domestic violence cases where she is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and those wrongly accused. She is an excellent litigator but also skilled at settling cases with favorable outcomes for her clients. She is respected by the Bench and the Bar. She serves the Court as a court-appointed Best Interests Attorney, a settlement facilitator, and as a volunteer at the Court’s Family Law Assistance Project. She has given presentations on behalf of and at the request of the Court to pro se litigants on best practices. She is the former President of the Howard County Women’s Bar Association and she is a leader in the Bar.

Ms. Kowitz attended the University of Baltimore, School of Law where she concentrated her studies in Family Law and Litigation & Advocacy. She worked as a Rule 16 Attorney at the Family Law Clinic where she represented clients of low income in their divorces, custody matters and protective orders. After graduating from the University of Baltimore, School of Law, Ms. Kowitz joined the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County as an attorney litigating and negotiating settlements on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Prior to joining the Mulinazzi Law Office, Mrs. Kowitz worked as an Associate for an established family law firm in Towson representing persons in all facets of their divorce cases. Ms. Kowitz is a zealous advocate focused on educating clients about the divorce process and seeking favorable outcomes for them. Ms. Kowitz is a member of the Howard County Bar Association and Howard County Women’s Bar Association. In her spare time, Ms. Kowitz enjoys volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House where she cooks meals and plans activities for patients and their families to include the annual Red Show Shuffle 5k fun run/shuffle.


  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Custody & Visitation and Child Support
  • Domestic Violence/Ex Parte Hearings
  • Best Interests Attorney for Minor Children
  • Separation, PreNuptial, and PostNuptial Agreements
  • Adult Guardianships
  • Special Education Law


  • Education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 2009
  • Ithaca College, New York, 2005
  • Garrison Forest School, Maryland, 2001


  • Howard County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Howard County Women’s Bar Association, past president

I wanted to take a moment to let you know of my personal experience with Ms. Shannon Kowitz and her assistant, Laura Yost. Far too often, people are eager to write letters or make a phone call to complain, but I wanted to take the time to write to let you know that I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism, and determination of Ms. Kowitz. Throughout my case, she was always prompt on her responses and always patient in explaining the status and details/developments of my custody case. Upon settlement of my case, I felt it was a fair settlement amount that Ms. Kowitz did everything in her power to ensure this process had truly been smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, copies of communication between myself and the Defendant were always sent to me. I could not have asked for a more better representative for my case! I thank and commend Ms. Kowitz and her assistant for truly being there for me and my family.

Sally Child Custody

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10015 Old Columbia Rd,
Ste B215 Columbia,
MD 21046

(410) 290-6271