After working for several prestigious family law firms in central Maryland, most recently as a Partner at a well-known firm in Columbia and Annapolis, Tracey decided to establish her own family law practice in Howard County, Maryland in July 2020. Tracey has many years of experience as a family law attorney and litigator. She handles an array of domestic family matters across central Maryland including but not limited to divorce, custody, alimony, child support, property settlements, domestic violence, contempt of court actions, post-judgment issues, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Tracey believes each client and each case deserves time, attention, and an understanding of the unique family dynamics at play. She is passionate about helping clients find family-focused resolutions without the need for litigation. However, if contested litigation is necessary, Tracey has significant courtroom and litigation experience, and will zealously represent her clients in court during all stages of the litigation process.
Tracey was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 with a degree in Government and Politics. She went on to attend law school at the University of Baltimore, graduating magna cum laude in 2006, where she was a Production Editor on the University of Baltimore Law Review. After law school, Tracey served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward (Ret.), Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Throughout her legal career, Tracey has handled a wide array of domestic matters in Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties.
Tracey’s passion is helping her clients achieve family-focused results that are tailored to each client’s individual needs. In order to achieve such results, Tracey takes the time to develop a relationship with each client she represents to ensure that each client feels heard, understands all legal options available to him or her, and is able to make an informed decision. Tracey is an experienced advocate in all alternative dispute resolution methods – mediation, settlement negotiations, and collaborative law. Tracey is a trained collaborative attorney.
However, if your case must proceed to court, Tracey has a well-earned reputation as a smart and fierce litigator, often handling complex, high-conflict cases. She also routinely represents children who are embroiled in high-conflict divorce and family law cases in the Circuit Court for Howard County.
Community Involvement & Leadership
Tracey is the Co-Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a volunteer for the Howard County Circuit Court Family Law Assistance Program. Tracey is trained and has been appointed by the Circuit Court for Howard County to serve as an attorney appointed to represent children in high-conflict family matters. She is a member of the Maryland State and Howard County Bar Associations.
Tracey was the recipient of the Howard County Bar Association Service Award in 2016 and 2019. Tracey was selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2012 and 2013, and as a Top Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers® in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 including being selected as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland in 2015 and 2018, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland in 2018. Each year no more than 5% of the lawyers in Maryland are selected for the honor of Super Lawyers®. Tracey has a 10/10 Avvo Rating and has received Avvo’s Client Choice Award. To read Tracey’s many positive client reviews, please Click Here to view her Avvo.com profile.
The Personal Stuff
Sammy, the Frenchton
When not in the office, Tracey enjoys spending time with her son, Jacob, and their Frenchton pup, Samuel (aka Sammy). An avid Crossfitter, Tracey trains at 12 Labours Crossfit in Columbia, Maryland. Tracey is an avid reader who frequents the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City often. She also loves pretty much any beach, oat milk lattes from Starbucks, and spending time with Jacob, the rest of her family, friends, and of course, Sammy.
JD, magna cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2006
Production Editor on the University of Baltimore Law Review, 2005-2006
BA, magna cum laude, University of Maryland, College Park, Government and Politics, 2003
Government and Politics Honors Society
Howard County Bar Association
Howard County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair
Maryland State Bar Association
Super Lawyers, 2014-2021
Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland, 2018
Top 50 Women in Maryland, 2015 and 2018
Rising Stars, 2012-2013
10/10 Avvo.com Rating
Avvo.com Client’s Choice Award, 2016-2017
Howard County Bar Association Service Award, 2016 and 2019
Volunteer, Howard County Family Law Assistance Program
For a complete list of Tracey L. Perrick’s professional
experience, affiliations, and honors, check out her profile on LinkedIn.