News about Capriolo and Unglesbee, Lawyers and Mediators located in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland

Paul A. Capriolo and Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee Fourth Anniversary


Attorneys Paul Capriolo and Cynthia Unglesbee formed their new partnership effective June 1, 2014, and will soon be celebrating our fifth anniversary working together.  The past year for Capriolo & Unglesbee continues to be busy and successful, and we have expanded our staff to assist us in providing our clients with excellent and efficient legal representation.  We look forward to continuing to serve the legal needs of our current and future clients.

Our practice continues to grow and we would like to thank all of our clients who have put their faith in us to help them with their legal needs, as well as the kind referrals they give to our practice. We look forward to continuing to work together as partners, and for our clients, to serve your legal needs.

We live and work in Carroll County and are blessed to work and raise our families in such a wonderful area.


Giving back to legal community

Cindy continues to serve as a Member for the Character Committee of the Maryland State Court of Appeals.  She regularly meets with students after they have completed law school and taken the bar examination, to help determine their character and fitness to practice as a lawyer. She also speaks with the bar candidates references to inquire as to their character and fitness to practice law and serve the residents of Maryland. 

Paul and Cindy also regularly host a high school or college intern at our office.  A student from Stevenson College is working with us, giving her  the opportunity to learn about the law as a possible career choice.  We are also looking forward to having high school and college interns experience learning about the practice of law.  We regularly host high school, college,  and law school students for these internship opportunities, involving them in all facets of the practice of law, including attending court with us.

Community Involvement


Cindy and her family regularly take part in the Father's Day Fun Run in support of the neo-natal intensive care unit at GBMC.

Cindy and her family also participate in the fundraiser to support research in the fight against prostate cancer, which is held at Johnny Unitas stadium in Towson.

Paul and his family regularly take part in the walk to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and will be doing so again this June. 

Paul and his family regularly take part in the YMCA Turkey trot, to raise funds in support summer camps for children without the financial means to otherwise afford them.  Though he regularly brings up the rear in the race, a good time, for a good cause, is had. 

Paul also recently worked with the Manchester Valley High School Mock Trial team, helping the with preparation for the direct examination of their witnesses.

Paul also recently conducted mock interviews with seniors at the Carroll County Career and Tech Center.  He was impressed with the quality of the students and with their future goals and ambitions. 

Paul and Cindy are sponsors of the Carroll County Bar Association's Secretaries dinner, which is an annual fundraiser to raise funds for those in our community who are in need, especially during the holiday season.  

Paul and his family took part in the Westminster Celtic Canter Run in March, which benefits Access Carroll and Target Community and Educational Services.  This year we enjoyed our walk for a good cause, with an Irish Celebration following.    

Paul is a board member of the St. Vincent DePaul Foundation and has been for over twenty years.  St. Vincent DePaul supports many good causes including literacy and education programs, employment training, and providing nutritious meals for those in need, especially children.  One of our subsidiaries, Kidz Table, provides nutritious meals for children in Baltimore City and County, and Harford and Carroll Counties. 



Professional Recognition


Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2018 and 2019. This distinction is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.  For the past 18 years, Cynthia has practiced primarily in the areas of Family Law, including all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support, and Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  She has extensive courtroom experience, including working as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Raymond E. Beck, Sr., gaining valuable insights into the workings of the court system.   Cindy also serves the legal profession as an appointed member of the Character Committee of the State Board of Law Examiners. Cynthia has also been recognized by the American Institute of Attorneys as one of Maryland’s 10 Best Attorneys in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Family Law, and Criminal Law for 2018.  The American Institute is a third-party rating organization recognizing the excellence of attorneys based upon a formal nomination, a high degree of professional achievement, and an impeccable client satisfaction rating.  Cindy was also nominated by the American Institute of Attorneys as one of Maryland's 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys, and as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers, based on Client Satisfaction.

Paul has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  This is the fourth year in a row that Paul has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law. Recognition will be made in the January 2018 editions of the Baltimore Magazine and the Super Lawyers Magazine. The Super Lawyer Award is based on attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  It is only awarded to five percent (5%) of Maryland lawyers.  Paul has also recently been named one of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maryland for 2018 and one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2018 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  

Both Paul and Cindy were selected for membership as one of the 2019 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys "Ten Best Attorneys" for Maryland in the field of Family Law. This recognition is based upon attaining the highest degree of professional achievement our field, as well as having an impeccable client satisfaction rating.



Professional Recognition

Based on his years of exceptional advocacy, success, ethical standards, and extraordinary accomplishments in General Criminal Defense matters, Paul has been re-selected among America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® for Maryland in 2019.

In accepting this honor, limited to only 100 attorneys in Maryland, Paul is among the ranks of Maryland's most esteemed White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys.

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has selected Paul for membership as one of the 10 Best DUI/DWI attorneys in Maryland for 2019.

Both Cindy and Paul were recently recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as being among the Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers in the State of Maryland. Call us if you are in need of excellent representation in a criminal matter, as well as family law matters, divorce, and for your estate planning needs.

Professional Involvement


Cynthia continues to serve as a Member of the Character Committee for the Maryland Court of Appeals and volunteers her time to meet with and interview candidates for admission to the Maryland Bar. 

Both Paul and Cindy also serve as Settlement Officers for the Circuit Court for Carroll County, Maryland.  This service helps other litigants settle their cases without the need for a costly and emotionally draining trial.

Paul previously helped organize a Mediation conference which was held at Turf Valley and was a moderator of one of the segments dealing with ethical topics in mediation. Paul also was an assistant lecturer at a Mediation conference in Carroll County, which was to help train community mediators.

Paul also regularly lectures at the local Parenting Seminars held at the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, which assists people experiencing divorce learn co-parenting skills which will help benefit their children. 

As part of our involvement with local schools, we regularly participate in Mock Interviews for High School students, giving them interview experience and information on a legal career. We also host student interns to provide them with insight into the practice of law. 



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