Jac E. Knust

Jac E. Knust

Bringing You Court-less Divorces and Mediated Settlements Out of Court

Columbia, MD


  • user-graduate Education University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Experience 49 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation

Practice Areas

Domestic Violence
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Agricultural Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
    Since 1972

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written


Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit Court for Howard County, MD. His personal hobbies and interests include farming, restoring old structures and vehicles, off roading, beach activities, and reading. Jac E. Knust is a trained mediator and has mediated family law and civil disputes for the past 24 years. He emphasize out of court solutions to legal disputes. Jac E. Knust is trained in the collaborative law process, which uses coaches and financial professionals who help the parties reach an amicable non-adversarial solution to problems, with special sensitivity to the impact of divorce on children.

Professional Experience

  • Special Magistrate
    Circuit Court for Howard County, MD
    2014 - Current

Professional Associations

  • Howard County Women's Bar Association
    2014 - Current


  • Catonsville Community College
    Certificate of Accounting | Accounting
    1973 - 1975


  • Certified Mediator
    Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution


  • Friends School Athletic Hall of Fame
    Friends School of Baltimore

Speaking Engagements

  • Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, Technology and Collaborative Practice , Baltimore, MD
Legal Answers
  • Q. I was hit in a car accident. Lawyer says I can only get $30K bcuz that was other driver’s policy. Is this true?
    A: If you have uninsured or under insured motorist coverage you may be able to recover more money from your own insurance company. Don’t rule out filing suit against the person there may be some assets that you were not aware of. A judgment can always be used as a means for garnishing a paycheck etc. Also if he was working for someone else at the time the employer may have a policy that would offer some coverage.
    August 24, 2020


  • Free Consultation We offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, except with the purchase of online forms where personal lawyer contact is not included.
  • Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash, Personal and Business Checks, Money Orders
  • Contingent Fees Accepted based upon type and complexity of case
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Most accepted cases are done on an hourly basis with a retainer deposited against future legal work and costs. We also offer fixed fees on many cases once we have evaluated your legal matter.