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About Fanning Law, LLC

Our firm is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance and our staff is committed to meeting those needs.  As a result, a high percentage of our business is from long-term clients and referrals.


Fanning Law, LLC welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best legal care available.


William C. Fanning, Jr | Attorney

Bill Fanning has been in private practice since 1993, focusing on family law issues with an emphasis on divorce, child custody, and support.  Mr. Fanning served five years as an Adjunct Professor of Family Law & Paralegal Studies at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus.  He has had unprecedented success in obtaining winning settlements for his clients. 


Mr. Fanning's great understanding of the complicated issues involved with employment law matters as well as general business law and civil litigation has ensured courtroom success in these areas as well.  Mr. Fanning has favorably represented personal injury claimants and criminal defendants throughout their often complex cases.  He has experience appearing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Mr. Fanning is proud of his support to our Southern Maryland community.  He has logged hundreds of hours as a pro bono attorney at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services and the Charles County Bar Association Family Law Clinic.


  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

  • B.A., Salisbury University


  • Maryland State Courts

  • District of Columbia Courts

  • United States District Court, District of Maryland

  • United States District Court, District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Charles County Bar Association

  • Prince George's County Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

Representative Cases

Butler v. Tilghman, 350 Md. 259, 711 A.2d 859 (1998).

Goshorn v. Goshorn, 154 Md.App. 194, 838 A.2d 1247 (Md.App. 2003).

Published Briefs

Jurney v. Jurney.  This successful Appellee's Brief was filed in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and argued before the three judge panel led by Chief Judge Murphy (July 3, 2012).

Fanning Law, LLC Staff

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Heather Fanning
Business Manager

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Amanda Payne
Social Media Coordinator


Sarah Oakley
Office Manager
Public Notary

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