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 novel “Card Game,” Mr. Bulitt sprinkles in tales from family law while demonstrating a similar empathy for his characters who experience their own brand of drama throughout their lives.

Mr. Bulitt’s first novel, “Card Game” was published in April and is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers. The book is presently available in hard copy and coming soon on all ebook platforms, including Kindle and Nook.

“Card Game” is a funny, poignant, and at times painful meditation on death, lifelong friendships and honesty. It focuses on JB, who also happens to be a successful divorce lawyer, and his band of poker-playing brothers. In the story, the sudden death of JB’s best friend forces him to re-examine a lifetime of choices. The book’s backdrop is the late 1970s, when the card game boys gather in a suburban Maryland basement, and the moments when the now-grown friends gather at a funeral to remember all they’ve faced together, and, even more importantly, all that they have not. The story also is an homage to an era of prank phone calls and fake IDs, unsupervised boys’ nights out, and more than a fair share of head-shaking depravity.

In his family law practice, Mr. Bulitt has helped numerous clients reach favorable divorce settlements that protect their rights, their assets and their children. For matters that cannot be settled, Mr. Bulitt also has been an aggressive courtroom advocate who has successfully litigated divorce cases throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia since the mid 1980s. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed attorney on behalf of children in custody disputes since the early 1990s.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Bulitt is the assistant managing director of the firm. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and also holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland.