Paul A. Capriolo and Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee are pleased to  work together as partners in the practice of law.  We truly appreciate our clients and the faith they have put in us to effectively serve their legal needs.

Paul A. Capriolo has been practicing law for 30 years, and practicing as a Family Law mediator for 15 years.  He is experienced in the areas of:

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration

Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee has been practicing law for 15 years and has extensive experience in the areas of

  • Family Law,
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Personal Injury Law

Our law firm is dedicated to assisting our clients and serving their legal needs.  After an initial consultation, our knowledge and experience allow us to understand your legal issues and provide you with sound legal advice and effective representation. 

Our office is conveniently located in Westminster, just blocks from the Court House in Carroll County.  Let us utilize our extensive knowledge of the court system to provide you with effective representation. We are Carroll County lawyers. We live and work in Carroll County and have vast experience with the Judicial system in Carroll County, experience that out of county lawyers and law firms cannot duplicate.

In the area of Family Law, we represent parents and separating or divorcing persons. Our services include handling all claims for divorce, alimony, child custody, child access, child support, division of marital property, and negotiating and preparing marital settlement and parenting agreements.  

In addition to practicing as a trial attorney, Paul A. Capriolo is also an experienced  Family Law Mediator and assists people in avoiding expensive and extended litigation through the mediation process.  Paul currently mediates over 150 family law cases per year, with most reaching an amicable resolution. Mediation can help resolve issues concerning children, as well as financial and property issues.  In addition to conducting private mediations, Paul has been appointed by the Circuit Court for Carroll County to serve as a Family Law Mediator and Settlement Officer to assist  litigants with the successful and amicable resolution of  their divorce and family law cases. In divorce cases and other family law matters, the parties, through mediation, can almost always come up with a better resolution than will result from litigation. Mediation is a wonderful way of coming to an amicable resolution of important issues, rather than having a judge or hearing master dictate a resolution to you. 

Beware of those who claim to be mediators.  Many attorneys claim in their advertising or in their firm name that they provide Mediation services.  Anyone can claim to be a mediator but only those with special training in the area of Family Law mediation can be appointed by the Circuit Court to serve as a Court Appointed Mediator.  Also, only those with proper training and continuing education in Mediation can belong to the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME).  Paul is a member of this association which assists him in providing high quality services to our clients. 

In the area of Criminal Defense Law, we represent those accused of various criminal offenses including DUI/DWI, assault, battery, burglary, robbery, theft, CDS possession and distribution, shoplifting, forgery, arson, harassment and all other felonies and misdemeanors. 

Please contact us at the listed phone number to schedule a consultation.  If you need to reach us promptly and cannot reach us by phone, please email Paul Capriolo at the listed email address and he will usually be able to reply to you outside normal business hours. 


Address : 196 E. Main St.
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone : (410) 871-1700
Fax : (410) 871-9781
Email :