David Bulitt’s Blog

David Bulitt is a father of four daughters and best described by a client as “the non-shaving, motorcycle-riding, bourbon-drinking, non-lawyer, lawyer.” He is regularly included as one of the DC area’s finest divorce lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers. Read more about David’s legal career at www.divorcelawyerMD.com

THE 5 CORE CONVERSATIONS FOR COUPLES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

David Bulitt’s latest book is co-authored with his wife Julie, a family therapist. Published by Skyhorse Publishing and Simon & Schuster ebooks, THE 5 CORE CONVERSATIONS FOR COUPLES is now available for pre order on all major online book sellers. THE 5 CORE CONVERSATIONS FOR COUPLES tackles every corner of relationships with the wisdom, knowledge […]

The Dating Advisory Board – Video

Talking Shop

Because I Had To, David Bulitt – Review

DAVID AND JULIE BULITT LAUNCH ‘SHOPTALK’ FACEBOOK PAGE

Follow David and Julie as their groundbreaking book, SHOPTALK, moves from napkins and notepads to Amazon, Barnes&Noble and your neighborhood book store. A relationship guide like no other, SHOPTALK is sure to turn a lot of heads! https://www.facebook.com/Shoptalk-172783613413991/

BREAKING NEWS: DAVID AND JULIE BULITT SIGN LITERARY CONTRACT WITH THE SEYMOUR AGENCY

David Bulitt and his wife of 31 years, therapist Julie Bulitt, have accepted a literary contract with Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency, a literary firm based in New York. Author of two published fiction novels, CARD GAME (2015) and BECAUSE I HAD TO (2017), David teams with Julie to share their personal and professional […]

David Bulitt interviewed by the Dating Advisory Board

The Dating Advisory Board’s Jen Hecht interviewed Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal attorney David Bulitt for an online video segment discussing how people can apply successful business techniques in their personal relationships. During the interview, David discusses the ins-and-outs of divorce law and some of the themes that he tends to see in his legal […]

Saving Children and Families from Opioid Addiction

As both a family law practitioner and a parent who has a child with an opioid addiction, I have, for many years now, had a front row seat to the damage that drugs can do to a family. Some years ago, we would encounter opioid addiction in a divorce case only occasionally. However, as the […]

Divorce and Special-Needs Children

I have been a divorce lawyer for more than 30 years. Over that period, I have represented many parents with special needs children. Maryland judges have also appointed me, on well over a hundred occasions, to represent children as a Best Interests Attorney. Many of those children have also had special needs. These cases can […]

BECAUSE I HAD TO 2017 ‘Tour at the Shore’

BECAUSE I HAD TO 2017 ‘Tour at the Shore’ visits Drifting Grounds Coffee House in Bethany Beach and The Avenue Inn in Rehoboth Beach. Next stop – Bethany Beach Books, August 4, 5:30-6:30pm

David Bulitt Introduction

LAWYER/AUTHOR DAVID BULITT TALKS MONEY AND DIVORCE

 

The Raw Marriage Show #28 with Host Zev Halpern Psychotherapist/Marriage Coach

 

Photos from Book Signing – Barnes & Noble (March 18, 2017)

 

BULITT’S “BECAUSE I HAD TO” FEATURED IN BETHESDA MAGAZINE

LAWYER AND AUTHOR DAVID BULITT TALKS “BECAUSE I HAD TO”

BECAUSE I HAD TO is a “cant-put-it-down-tale of adoption secrets and the dark side of a therapist’s couch.” Its author, David Bulitt weighs in on some of the mental health and contemporary themes that are woven throughout the novel, as well as writing from the perspective of a 23 year old woman. Q: Lets start […]

Photos from book release party

READERS LOVE ‘BECAUSE I HAD TO’

THE EARLY REVIEWS ARE IN – READERS LOVE ‘BECAUSE I HAD TO’:  “great read, lovingly rendered” “From the moment I read the first page, I was hooked.” “Couldn’t, wouldn’t, and didn’t put it down until it was done.” “If this novel starts with a punch, it ends with an upward kick into my sternum.” “I […]

The Raw Marriage Show episode#24 with Relationship/Marriage Coach Zev Halpern

 

The Raw Marriage Show #23 with Host Zev Halpern Relationship -Marriage Coach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4PO2KpZ4Zc&feature=youtu.be

DAVID BULITT TO BE REGULAR TV PANELIST

David Bulitt will be a regular panelist on Zev Halpern’s “The Raw Marriage Show”. The show, airing on MCCTV Channel 21 is thirty minutes of wide open insight, discussion and banter about love, sex and what helps makes marriages work. Halpern, a highly respected, frequently quoted and published relationship and couples counselor, moderates the monthly […]

Happyness Journey Episode 10: Guest Author David Bulitt

https://youtu.be/e0kSx_4Z_iY

THE JOLIE-PITT BREAKUP: HOLLYWOOD POWER GIVES WAY TO HIGH PROFILE DIVORCE

The entertainment news has recently been dominated by the very high profile divorce of one of Hollywood’s power couples, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Although the couple was actually together for 12 years, they were only married for two. They have six children together and reports indicate since their marriage in 2014, the two have […]

Advance Review Copies of BECAUSE I HAD TO – heading out to reviewers and bloggers – PUB DATE JANUARY 27, 2017!

Maryland Family Law Attorney Pens First Fiction Novel, ‘Card Game’

RAIN, RAIN – GO THE HELL AWAY!

18 days in the DC area, 17 of them raining.  Its like living in London, without the Tower. Maybe Seattle, without the Space Needle.  Rather than wallow in it, I thought I would come up with my Top 5 “rain” songs.  Believe me when I tell you, I gave this a lot of thought.  Unable to […]

HERE’S TO THE BAD MOM’S

On a day when everyone is posting pictures and loving thoughts about their mothers, I wanted to raise a glass to three of television’s, shall we say, unpleasant ones: CERSEI LANNISTER, whose brother is her son’s father; LIVIA SOPRANO, who tried to kill her son; and GILLIAN DARMODY, who had sex with her son. Cheers!

GREENSBORO FREEZE OUT

All who know me, particularly my wife and kids, are painfully aware of my addiction to all things Springsteen.  I listen to Bruce in the car, at the gym, when I walk my dogs.  I listen when I want to celebrate and when I want to wallow. So, when Bruce canceled his scheduled concert in […]

ITS A WRAP

Having just been a guest at another book club earlier this week I thought it would be a good time to “slow down”, borrowing from Ohio Governor John Kasich, and take a quick look back over the last 10 months since CARD GAME was published.  Not yet the NYT bestseller I was hoping for, but […]

55 is the New ?

This is a tough number – 55. 30 didn’t bother me at all; neither did 40, for that matter. 50? Can’t say I lost any sleep over that one, either. But 55? Yeesh.  Maybe because it represents a speed not to pass; could also be that it’s as close to 70 as it is to […]

BULITT AGAIN NAMED AMONG DC’S TOP LAWYERS

Along with his law partner, Timothy F. Maloney, David Bulitt is again included among Washingtonian Magazine‘s Top Lawyers.  Bulitt, who practices almost exclusively family law, has been included in the magazine’s Top Lawyers for 15 years. Learn more HERE

MUSIC I’M SPINNING

Exclusive of my usual dose of Springsteen – and with Julie away for the week, I have been running through “The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle” more than a few times – I am really enjoying a few other albums. If you are looking for some new music, give these a try: […]

CARD GAME AND BOOK CLUBS

Writing CARD GAME was a ton of fun. Hard work, but I really enjoyed it.  My second book, BECAUSE I HAD TO, came a lot easier, despite its more complicated characters and contemporary story lines.  What I didn’t realize going in, however, was the amount of effort it would take to try to get CARD GAME […]

BULITT TO APPEAR AT DCJCC LOCAL AUTHOR’S FAIR

DAVID BULITT will be among a few selected local authors to appear and speak at this year’s DCJCC Local Author Fair. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Washington DCJCC, located at 1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Fair is sponsored by the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman […]

QUEEN ELIZABETH – Congrats, or something – – –

Today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 63rd year as the Queen of England, that nation’s longest reigning monarch. After all these years and despite not much to do, the Brits sure seem to love her. I thought it might be fun to look back at a few of England’s prior rulers who history does not treat […]

WHO NEEDS A SPORTS BOOK WHEN YOU GOT TONY’S?

So, New Jersey is not getting sports books.  No legal gambling on sports events in The Garden State. The Atlantic City casinos, what’s left of them, are going to have to find some other way to avoid getting boarded up. My guess is that its going to take one long meeting with New Jersey’s Governor […]

THE MERRY WIDOW

In the last ten years, I have spent a lot of time, far too much some would say, sipping, mixing and talking about what has become my favorite spirit, American Bourbon. While there are a lot of bourbons out there, I like to think that there are more that I have tasted than those I have […]

GREAT WEEKEND AT THE BEACH

DB and Julie took CARD GAME to the beach last week where we were hosted by the terrific folks at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth. Several friends dropped by to say hello and many more, new to CARD GAME, came in to talk and pick up their copy. With […]

CARD GAME BRINGS IN BIG SOUTH FLORIDA CROWD

It was a big night last Thursday at The Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens.  Close to a hundred people showed up to grab a book and take a spot at the CARD GAME table.  Thanks to the supremely talented Cheryl Baldwin of Sweet Boo Designs and Jenn Schnipper of Marketing Divaz for putting the night […]

CARD GAME VIDEO TRAILER RELEASED

http://youtu.be/Q1Y_6DJwFPY

A TRUE AMERICAN HERO

Ben Franklin? Thomas Jefferson?  John Adams?  Big whoop.  The true American hero for an Independence Day celebration?  Joey Chestnut, the King of the Hot Dog, of course.  While the rest of us grab a cold beer, enjoy some fireworks or time on the beach, King Joey will be looking to earn a ninth consecutive title in the […]

BULITT TAKES CARD GAME TO BARNES AND NOBLE

June was a busy month filled with CARD GAME release events. From Dominic’s in Silver Spring to Grillmarx in Olney as well as other appearances in Olney, Bethesda and Annapolis, DB and his wife, Julie, worked to spread the CARD GAME “word”.  A highlight of the month was DB’s signing at the Rockville BARNES AND NOBLE […]

READ DB’S INTERVIEW ON THE INDIE SITE, “UNDERGROUND BOOK REVIEWS”

Here at the Underground, our goal is to promote as many quality indie authors as we can. Toward this end, we’re continuing Author Spotlight Thursdays.  Please welcome David Bulitt. If you had a writing motto, what would it be? Show me, don’t tell me. Where do you draw your inspiration? For the first book, its a friendship and […]

CARD GAME ROLLS THROUGH OLNEY

A great crowd came out Wednesday night to eat, drink and talk CARD GAME at Olney’s favorite local spot,  GrillMarX.  Thanks to all those who took the time to stop by! https://www.facebook.com/DBtheAuthor/posts/778312958952759  

CARD GAME KICKS OFF AT DOMINIC’S ITALIAN GRILLE

https://www.facebook.com/DBtheAuthor/posts/775092915941430  

FIRST WEEKEND EVENTS

I enjoyed a great weekend of  CARD GAME events. Friday night (and well into Saturday morning) was spent with a couple dozen neighbors at the home of our friends, Kevin and Denise Brady.  A lot of CARD GAME was talked and a lot of bourbon was tasted. Julie and I spent Sunday under blue skies […]

HOT SHOPPES v BIG BOY

Back in the 70’s and long before there were calorie counts on restaurant menus, my buddies and me had a regular debate. One that continues to rage, decades later. Which joint was better? Hot Shoppes or Big Boy? Hot Shoppes had the Mighty Mo; Bob’s, “The Big Boy”. The Mighty Mo had “special dressing”, The […]

WHY I RIDE

A few years back, just before cracking 50, I decided that the time had come. Suffering through the usual midweek sleeplessness, I watched John Travolta in “Wild Hogs” for about the sixth time and promised myself I was going to learn how to ride a motorcycle. My wife, concerned in equal parts for both my […]

EARLY REVIEWS COMING IN – CARD GAME IS A WINNER

THANKS TO FOLKS WHO HAVE SHARED SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT CARD GAME “I have never read a book quite like this one. It was enchanting. I cried, laughed, and got really caught up in the characters’ lives. This book was fantastic and brought back so many memories since I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and knew most […]

MORE PRESS COVERAGE FOR CARD GAME RELEASE

FROM THIS WEEK’S MONTGOMERY COUNTY GAZETTE: Olney divorce lawyer writes first novel By Gazette Staff David Bulitt, 54, of Olney recently published his first book, “Card Game,” and is already deeply entrenched in a follow-up. Bulitt, a divorce lawyer who practices in Rockville, said that after years of talking about writing a book, he finally […]

BELLY ON UP

A while back, I popped up a short post about my favorite TV lawyers. Having taken the week away from the divorce wars, I have been sipping a little bourbon at night, watching some TV and reminiscing about my days working at a bar of a different sort . If I had the chance, here […]

Maryland Family Law Attorney Pens First Fiction Novel, ‘Card Game’

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake lawyer David Bulitt sprinkles tales from family law into story about death, lifelong friendships and honesty As a successful divorce attorney and principal with law firm Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, David Bulitt guides his clients through some of the most difficult and gut-wrenching experiences of their lives. As author of the fiction […]

IF HE CAN DO IT, SO CAN I

IF HE CAN DO IT, SO CAN I Sometime in the next couple of weeks, my baby is going to have a baby. That makes me, a baby myself on occasion, a grandfather. The whole grandparent thing has got me thinking. What do I do? What’s my role in this kid’s life? When do I […]

Carnival-Fat Tuesday-MARDI GRAS!

Carnival-Fat Tuesday-MARDI GRAS! Tomorrow starts the celebration. Mardi Gras, 2015. Although maybe a bit old to squeeze myself through the gin soaked streets of the French Quarter during carnival time, I can pass along a few of my favorite New Orleans haunts, that I urge you to visit – after the beads have been tossed: […]

Golden Retriever for President

So, its becoming obvious Bush is running for President. Jeb, not George. Clinton, too. Hillary, not Bill. They may be joined by an assortment of others: Rand Paul (with that hair?), Mitt Romney (not again), Martin O’Malley (he buried Maryland in debt – might as well swing for the fences), just to name a few. […]

Card Game Soundtrack – “A” Side

Narrated by a burnt-out divorce attorney, CARD GAME is a story about life and loss among a group of now 50-year-old guys who have been playing poker together since they were about 16. Alternating back and forth between the 1970’s – when the card game boys first gather in a suburban Maryland basement – and […]

Fatherhood – A Tough One

Fatherhood – A Tough One.. Being a Dad is no walk in the park. Often it seems, no good deed goes unpunished, as they say. After stumbling through 26 years of parenting and striving to overcome my fair share of ineptitude, I think I have come upon one key to successful “pop-hood”: STAY. Stay connected, […]

54? ‘It Don’t Matter!’

To be honest, I don’t think too much about getting older. Even today, at 54, I don’t give it a ton of thought. Someone shot me a note this morning wishing me happy birthday and including this gem of wisdom from the great baseball pitcher, Satchel Paige: “Age is a case of mind over matter. […]