Jerry W. Hyatt

Jerry received his B.A. from Hampden Sydney College in 1997 and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of law in 2000. After completing his judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul A. McGuckian of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Jerry accepted an associate position with the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. While at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., Jerry has handled and managed several complex civil litigation cases involving all types of matters. In 2005, he established his own law practice then became a partner at Clifford Debelius from 2007 until 2019 practicing general litigation. In 2020, he opened his own law firm in Rockville, Maryland.

Jerry practices primarily in the areas of family law, business litigation, personal injury and criminal defense. In his extensive litigation background, Jerry has handled several types of cases, including high asset divorce cases, complex custody and support cases, business and construction disputes, criminal misdemeanors and has obtained litigated and recovered millions in compensation for personal injury and wrongful death clients.

Jerry was born and raised primarily in Montgomery County, Maryland. His family has been residents of Montgomery County for generations, with his father serving as a Judge for the District Court and Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Jerry is active on numerous committees and youth sports associations and spends time away from the practice of law with his wife and children.

Areas of Practice Family Law, Commercial & Business Litigation, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, Criminal law

Bar Admissions Maryland District of Columbia United States District Court for the District of Maryland United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Education University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2000. Hampden-Sydney College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 1997

Biography Montgomery County and Maryland State Bar Associations; Montgomery County Inns of Court; Law Clerk to Hon. Paul A. McGuckian, Judge, Circuit Court, Montgomery County, 2000-2001; Miles & Stockbridge, P.C, Associate, 2001-2005; The Law Office of Jerry W. Hyatt, LLC, partner, 2005-2007; Of Counsel at the McKeon Law Firm 2013-2017.

Jerry was very helpful walking me through a difficult custody battle for my daughter. He was extremely knowledgeable in the law and was there when I had any questions proving counsel and guidance.  I am most grateful for his representation and highly recommend his services to anyone going through what I went through.  O.K.

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We had an issue with a contractor who was performing work at our home, including the construction of an addition.  We ran into several problems with the contractor, who had grown very hostile, and no work was being performed at my house.  Jerry was able to deal with the situation with the attorney for the contractor so that the situation resolved and the project was finished by another contractor.  Jerry’s knowledge of contract law is first rate and I am grateful for his assistance in this matter.  I highly recommend Jerry to anyone who needs legal assistance.

Testimonial author name (K.P.)

I had a payment issue with a tenant at one of my properties.  Jerry moved quickly to eject the tenant from my property so I could prepare the property for future rental.  He also was able to garner a judgment against the tenant for damage done to the property.  I highly valued Jerry’s skill and advice.

Testimonial author name (B.R.)

Jerry has represented me in a long custody dispute involving my daughter.  He has been with me every step of the way, providing the counsel I needed.  We recently prevailed at trial.  Jerry is very good at what he does, cannot thank him enough for his hard work and perseverance in protecting my daughter.

Testimonial author name (R.V.)

I want to thank Jerry for representing me over the last several months. This has been the worst time of my life, being charged with a DUI.  Having his representation brought a tremendous feeling of peace to me. Jerry was always there when I had questions and I am very satisfied with his representation.  Despite the turmoil I felt at the beginning, now that the matter has concluded, I now feel confident that I can get on with my life.

Testimonial author name (M.W.)

I was sued in my capacity as personal representative of my mother’s estate.  The purchaser of my mother’s home brought suit against the estate arising of the alleged concealment of defects in the home.  Jerry very aggressive in defending the lawsuit and his skill and knowledge of Maryland tort and contract law was exceptional.  He was able to get the matter dismissed before trial and even recovered attorney’s fees that the estate expended to defend the litigation.  I highly recommend Jerry and his firm.

Testimonial author name (D.R.)

Jerry handled my divorce for me and a great job.  I cannot thank him enough.  The issues in the case were complex, involving custody, support and complicated property issues. Jerry was always there to answer my questions and his advice was valuable.  He got me a good result and I highly recommend him to anyone going through divorce.  

Testimonial author name (R.N.)