Mr. Bokman has dedicated his legal career to helping children and families. Over the past 25 years, he has litigated and advocated for children and families in thousands of cases involving custody, representing parents as well as serving as a Best Interest Attorney for children, as well as child abuse/neglect and adoption cases. Mr. Bokman currently serves as counsel for the Frederick County Department of Social Services, which he has done over the past 13 years, and previously represented Child Welfare in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Mr. Bokman strives to provide legal counsel that allows for the best outcomes for children and families in these various roles. He has particular expertise in child abuse, substance use, sex abuse, and intimate partner violence, as well as in children with special needs. He believes that resolving custody cases amicably often serves families best, but he enjoys vigorously litigating cases for his clients when litigation is necessary.
Mr. Bokman grew up in Prince George’s County and attended the University of Maryland for both his B.A. in Psychology and his law degree. He enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu, photography, and listening to records. He currently resides in Rockville with his blended family – following his own divorce – including his wife, Colleen, his two sons, Noah (an IDF Paratrooper) and Adin (an MCPS high school senior), and his step-daughter, Eva (an MCPS middle school student).
In re Nicole B., 410 Md. 33 (2007)
Won case of first impression before the Maryland Court of Appeals regarding reunification efforts under the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Bd. Of Educ. v. S.G, 230 F. App’x 330 (4th Cir. 2007)
Won trial and appeal on behalf of a foster child obtaining special education services. Named one of the 25 most important cases in special education law by the Council of Parents, Advocates, and Attorneys.