Firm profile of Paul A. Capriolo and Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee, A Professional Association of Litigators and Mediators in Westminster, Carroll County Maryland

Paul began his first law practice in 1985.  He has tried cases in most Maryland courts in the Baltimore- Washington area.  Cynthia began her practice of law in 1999.  Both now practice primarily in our home county of Carroll County, Maryland, and those counties bordering Carroll County, including Baltimore, Howard, and Frederick Counties.   As experienced litigators, we will help you achieve fair and equitable results in your Family Law cases, either through  negotiation or through litigation, in the areas of:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Child access
  • Alimony
  • Division of marital property

As litigators, we have extensive court trial and jury trial experience in other civil and criminal matters, including:

  • Criminal  cases
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI/DWI's
  • Personal Injury Law

We will fight to protect your rights.

In the course of our career, we have regularly attended continuing legal education to keep abreast of new laws and new court decisions.  This knowledge of the laws and the courts allows us to provide our client's with more effective and efficient representation.

As a mediator trained by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers, Paul has extensive knowledge enabling him to mediate disputes involving:

  • Family Law matters
  • Divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Child access
  • Alimony
  • Division of marital property 
  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration
  • Guardianship and Adoption

Practicing as both a private mediator and as a court appointed mediator for Family Law cases in Carroll County, Maryland,  Paul has extensive experience conducting thousands of mediations. Additionally, he is a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence and regularly attends continuing education seminars.  Many people and lawyers who hold themselves out as mediators have received no training or continuing education in this field.  Anyone can hold themselves out as a mediator.  Let Paul put his valuable knowledge and experience to work for you.

We are also available to assist you with your Estate Planning needs, including the preparation of:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Directives for the Appointment of a Health Care Agent
  • Living Wills
  • Estate Administration services after the loss of a loved one. 


Members of The Maryland State Bar Association, The Carroll County Bar Association, and Family Law Section of the Carroll County Bar Association.



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