Our Team

  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M (Taxation), Boston, MA
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., San Diego, CA
  • Connecticut College, B.A., New London, CT
  • Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT (High School)

  • Trained Divorce Mediator
  • Trained Child Access Mediator
  • Former Federal Hearing Officer
  • Trained Federal Shared Neutral

  • Member of the Maryland Bar
  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Berrywood Swim & Tennis Club, Board Member, 2018-Present

  • Maryland Rising Star and Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers 2018- 2021

Meet Eric

Eric is barred in three jurisdictions, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. Having obtained two law degrees, Eric concentrates his practice in domestic relations orders, estate planning, parenting coordination, and child custody disputes. Eric’s deep knowledge of issues related to state and federal taxation, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, healthcare, division of retirement assets, and family law, provides him with unparalleled insight on complex financial cases and estate planning. Eric often helps high net-worth individuals secure out-of-court settlements, mutually beneficial to all parties involved.

Eric is frequently asked to speak on the topic of domestic relations orders for private law firms and local bar associations. Eric is an expert in the area of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and prepares these documents for Firms and clients throughout the country.

Eric believes in family, hard-work, commitment and accountability. If he’s not working, you’ll find him with his two sons, his dogs and his wife and law partner, Laura. His hobbies include working on his antique Boston Whaler and home remodeling.

Domestic cases require an advisor you can trust, confide in, and collaborate with. Eric is that person for all his clients. Eric puts children first, and removes them at all times from the conflict that may arise in a domestic situation. Eric is the person you want guiding you and on your team.

Meet Laura

Laura is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University. She earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Laura and her husband, Eric Haviland, have been working together for a decade, and are the co-founders of Burrows Haviland Law.

During the Global Pandemic, with major delays in family cases, Laura recognized the need to train and coach other family law professionals, parents, and the Judiciary, in Parenting Coordination. Laura is passionate about learning and teaching the ways in which trauma impacts the parents and children of separation and divorce. She believes that Courts are not equipped to provide support and education to struggling parents, and is committed to improving the use of alternative dispute resolution and trauma informed processes for families. Laura has presented nationally, and internationally, in the areas of Family Law, including representing children, and Parenting Coordination.

Laura began her career, and made her reputation as a trial attorney in high-conflict divorce and custody matters. In 2022 Laura represented grandparents in a published case (Basciano v. Foster) involving de facto parenthood. She has successfully tried cases throughout Maryland involving drug and alcohol use disorders, domestic violence, child abuse, restrictive gate-keeping, parental contact failure, relocation, de facto parents, adult destitute children, children with special needs and learning differences, child support, rehabilitative and permanent alimony, business valuations, high net-worth cases, and more. Laura has advanced training and certifications in Parenting Coordination, Representing Children, Divorce mediation, Child Access Mediation, and Collaborative Law. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers for 11 years and was recently named to The 2022 Power List in family law, by The Daily Record. She was recently recognized by What’s Up Magazine in Annapolis, MD. Laura is an active Board Member on the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”). Her passion is advocating for children by supporting parents of separation and divorce to identify and develop creative actionable resolutions to their disputes in a non-judgmental and supportive process.

At this time, Laura is not taking new litigation cases, and is focusing on helping families as a parenting coordinator and mediator. Laura is a privately appointed and Court-Appointed Parenting Coordinator pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-205.2. Laura continues to work as a Court-Appointed child’s attorney. Laura offers individual mediation as well as co-mediation services with Eric. If your family is in conflict, Laura will use her knowledge, experience, skills, and compassion to support you in writing a healthy divorce/separation story, minimizing trauma for generations to come.

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., Baltimore, Maryland
  • Emory University, B.A., Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Paideia School, Atlanta, Georgia (High School)

  • Trained Divorce Mediator
  • Trained in Collaborative Law
  • Certified Child’s Privilege and Child’s Best Interest Attorney
  • Certified Parent Coordinator

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”), 
  • Chapter, Board Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Moot Court 
Adjunct Professor (2009-2013)

  • Maryland Rising Star and Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers 2012, 2014-2021
  • What’s Up? Media, Up & Coming Lawyers 2021, May 19, 2021

  • Speaker: Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, October 24, 2021
  • Speaker/Moderator: Maryland Chapter of AFCC, Annual Educational Seminar Series, Each Tuesday in October 2021
  • Speaker: Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law Section Committee, November 17, 2021
  • Trainer: 40 Hour Parenting Coordination Training, December 7-11, 2021
Past Seminars & Trainings
  • Founder/Moderator: Parenting Coordination – “Brown Bag Lunch Group,”, December 2020 to Present, Monthly Meetings
  • Speaker: Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post Pandemic, June 29, 2021
  • Speaker: Prince George’s County Bar Association Family Law Committee, 20th Annual Family Law Seminar, May 2021
  • Speaker: University of Baltimore, Family Law Course, March 2021
  • Trainer: 40 Hour Parenting Coordination Training, March 2021
  • Trainer: 40 Hour Parenting Coordination Training, May 2020
  • Speaker: What Best Interest Attorneys Need for Representing Children Under Age Five: AFCC 56th Annual Conference, June 2019, Toronto, Canada
  • Speaker: University of Maryland School of Medicine, March 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist: University of Baltimore School of Law: March 2018
  • Speaker: Maryland State Bar Association: Spring 2017
  • Panelist: Maryland Chapter of AFCC 2nd Annual Educational Seminar, October 2016
  • Presenter: Maryland State Bar Association: Spring 2015