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You will gain a solid ally in retaining the law office of Steven J. Gaba. As your Rockville, Maryland, attorney, I take a strong and aggressive approach toward domestic violence matters. In decades working on family law cases, I have represented men, women, alleged victims and alleged abusers. I understand the serious legal consequences of domestic abuse charges, as well as the severe emotional and physical damages associated with domestic violence.

As a former New York public defender, I also understand the criminal implications of domestic violence and provide straightforward guidance based on my clients’ situations.


When I believe clients are involved in abusive relationships, I educate them on the steps they need to protect themselves and their children. My guidance includes how to approach the court system, if needed, as well as contacting the police the moment they feel threatened. In Maryland, you do not need a lawyer to obtain an order of protection. However, you will need an attorney to represent your interests at a final protection hearing.

Different ways clients can protect themselves and their children include:

  • Keeping a bag of clothes and necessities handy so they can run
  • Making sure they have access to alternative housing
  • Setting aside funds to support themselves
  • Seeking help from publicly funded shelters
  • Safeguarding inheritances and other assets


As a dedicated Rockville domestic violence attorney, I understand the lasting consequences of domestic violence allegations, charges and convictions. Individuals with a temporary protection order filed against them have only seven days from the filing date to request a hearing. I have the experience and resources to evaluate your situation and show that allegations are false. Without proper representation, you could face serious consequences, including:

  • Social stigma
  • Orders preventing you from living in your home
  • Orders preventing you from seeing your children

With decades of experience handling divorce cases, I understand that individuals often make false allegations to secure child custody. I am dedicated to protecting my clients’ rights at every stage of their cases. I will evaluate your case from every angle to determine the best course of action.


If you find yourself the victim of domestic violence or accused of domestic violence, I will review your case. With decades of legal experience, I will do my best to assist you. For an initial consultation, contact me at 301-738-7770.

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