Maria Athanasakis

Maria A. Hilaris

Associate Attorney

Maria A. Hilaris is an Associate at RLG Law, focusing her practice in Family Law.

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“I find it heartwarming to work with families, supporting them and helping them understand the complexities of the law. I want them to know there are people in their corner.”

– Maria A. Hilaris

Ms. Hilaris joined the firm after serving as an Associate at Columbus Community Legal Services in Washington, DC. There, she represented refugees and advocated for clients in obtaining visas through the Humanitarian Parole Petition and in deportation proceedings. Prior to this role, she was a Summer Associate with global firm Integreon, where she worked in the business litigation unit.

During the course of completing her education, Ms. Hilaris was a Summer Associate, Law Clerk and Intern with RLG Law, where she was a valued member of our team over several years.

Ms. Hilaris received her Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. During her law school career she worked in the School’s clinic. She also attended The Catholic University of America for undergraduate studies, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During this time, she was an active member of the Pre-Law Society, serving as Vice President. She also volunteered for Justice for Juniors and was a member of the Mock Trial team.

Bar Admissions


  • Maryland 
  • The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2022
  • The Catholic University, B.A., 2019, cum laude

Professional Memberships


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2023
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society
  • Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honors Society
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society
  • Theta Alpha Kappa Theology Honors Society
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Maryland
5 star review

What a talented, kind-hearted lawyer

“I had a chance to consult with Maria H. Athanasakis. What a talented, kind-hearted lawyer. She helped by providing me with information and resources needed to successfully finalize my divorce. Thank you.”

Contact Us

Located in the heart of Montgomery County, the RLG Law offices are next to the Circuit Court and District Court buildings, and conveniently situated within walking distance to the Rockville Metro Station.

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