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About Gregory Nugent

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Early Career

Gregory Nugent has devoted his legal career to trial work. He gained matchless investigative and litigation experience as a prosecutor in Chicago for the first seven years of his career. In his capacity as an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, Greg organized and presented hundreds of felony cases to judges and juries including cases of armed robbery, home invasion and capital murder. Greg became familiar with the dynamics of domestic relations and child custody as a trial lawyer for the State in the abuse and neglect section of Chicago's busy Juvenile Court. He also spent a year out of the courtroom working "on the street" with Chicago Police Violent Crimes detectives visiting crime scenes, tracking down leads, dealing with forensic evidence and interrogating alleged offenders.

Family Law Experience

Since coming to the Washington, DC area, Greg has applied his considerable skills to the practice of family law in the District of Columbia and many of the counties of Maryland, including: Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Cecil, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Greg has also been specially admitted from time to time to represent clients in the courts of Northern Virginia. Even though Greg is adept at handling all aspects of complex and challenging divorce, custody, property and support cases, he takes great pride in his ability to negotiate and settle these matters in ways that are both creative and client focused. Since becoming a practitioner in this area, Greg has been recognized by his peers as an ethical and effective attorney as shown by his AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and his addition to the DC and Maryland rolls of Super Lawyers, a publication acknowledging those at the top of their field. In 2021, he was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, DC.

Greg has the ability to communicate in American Sign Language and for many years, has represented Deaf adults and children in family law matters.

Supporting the American Sign Language Community

It is the highest calling of the practice of law for attorneys to give back to the community through the rendering of pro bono services. Because Greg has the ability to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), he periodically provides such service to deaf adults and children involved in family law matters.


A 1984 graduate of Boston College, Greg attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he earned his J.D. degree in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.

Professional Affiliations

Greg is a Fellow of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, recently serving as the Chapter’s President. The Academy was founded in 1962 by a group of highly respected attorneys to “provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are more than 1650 Academy Fellows in 50 states, 11 in the District of Columbia. In order to be eligible for membership, attorneys must have significant experience litigating complex family law matters, must be recommended by the bench and bar and must pass a rigorous written examination.

Greg is listed among the top divorce lawyers in the DC area by Washingtonian Magazine. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Maryland State and Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Associations, and the District of Columbia Bar. For a number of years, Greg taught a review course on civil procedure, criminal procedure and professional responsibility for experienced attorneys preparing to take the Maryland Bar exam. He has also been a contributing writer for the Washington Business Journal. Greg recently served on the faculty of the Judicial College of Maryland Education Program presenting family law issues to the State’s Judges and Magistrates.

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