Robert K. Erdman, Jr.

Rob is a partner at the firm, and his practice is dedicated to family law cases. He also handles many cases representing children as a Best Interest Attorney, Privilege Waiver Attorney and/or Child Advocate in contested custody matters.

Rob is a graduate of Loyola Blakefield (1998) and University of Delaware (2002 – BA English Journalism). While at Delaware, Rob was the Managing Sports Editor for the University’s student-run newspaper, The Review. After UD, Rob earned his JD at the University of Baltimore School of Law (2005), where he was the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the 2004 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation from law school, Rob clerked for the Honorable Patrick Cavanaugh on the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Following his clerkship, Rob started his practice with a small Baltimore County firm prior to joining what is now known as Howanski & Erdman, LLC in 2009.  Rob completed his Child Counsel Training in 2007, and is frequently appointed to represent children in contested custody matters.  Additionally, Rob completed his Parent Coordination training in 2018, and is now certified to assist families in resolving their differences in this capacity as well.

In addition to being an avid Ravens and Orioles fan, Rob enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three sons, working out, playing golf, and sitting on the beach.

  • Family Law
  • Parent Coordination
  • Court-Appointed Lawyer Representing Children in Cases Involving Child Custody or Access
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland (2005)
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America (2009)
  • J.D., University of Baltimore, 2005
    • Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Environmental Law
    • National Telecommunications Moot Court Team
  • B.A., University of Delaware, 2002
  • Diploma, Loyola Blakefield, 1998
  • Maryland Bar Foundation’s Edward F. Shea, Jr. Professionalism Award, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Maryland Top 100 Lawyers (2018-2019)
    • Selected to Super Lawyers (2014-2019)
    • Selected to Maryland Rising Star (2012-2013)
  • Attorney Grievance Commission
    • Peer Review Committee (July 2018 through June 2020)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
    • Executive Council, At-Large Member (2017-present)
    • The Advocate Committee, Chair (2013-14)
    • Bench Bar Committee, Young Lawyers Representative (2011-12); At-Large Member (2016-17)
    • Entertainment Committee, Chair (2012-13)
    • Membership & Admissions Committee, Chair (2014-15)
    • Technology Committee, Chair (2015-16)
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Chair (2011-12)
  • Baltimore County Bar Foundation
    • At-Large Member (2017-present)
  • Loyola Blakefield Alumni Association
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
    • Fellow (June 2014)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Budget and Finance Committee (2013-present)
    • Family Law Section
    • Leadership Academy (Class of 2013)
    • Leadership Academy Committee (2013-15)
    • Local and Specialty Bar Liaison Committee (2012-15)
    • Planning Committee (2013-present)
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Board of Governors (2015-17)
      • Secretary (2014-15)
      • Treasurer (2013-14)
      • Baltimore County Circuit Representative (2011-13)
      • Disaster Relief Committee (2010-11)
  • The Daily Record, Contributing Writer – “Generation J.D.” blog (2009-2011)
  • Recent Development, Montgomery Co., Md. v. Anchor Inn Seafood Rest., 11 U. Balt. J. Envtl. L. 231 (2003).
  • “Del. State’s ground game brings Morgan to earth,” Baltimore Sun, October 21, 2001, at D10
  • “Acclaim’s lacrosse game misses goal,” Baltimore Sun, September 10, 2001, at C1
  • “Pastrana’s ‘bad starts’ end in pair of defeats,” Baltimore Sun, June 18, 2001, at D1