My commitment to clients
Born and raised in Maryland, I received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1986 from Hobart College and received my Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 1991. Since that time I have been helping clients resolve complex legal problems arising out of separation, divorce, and personal injury. I understand the emotional and financial pressures associated with any lawsuit and the importance of prompt, efficient resolution. I place a premium on keeping my clients informed and involved.
I have been recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Family Law in both Maryland and Washington D.C. every year since 2012, and in 2015 and 2016 was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 lawyers in both Maryland and in Washington D.C. I received honorable mention as a Top Divorce Lawyer, in Bethesda Magazine, November-December 2013.
I was named one of the Washington D.C. area’s top Collaborative Family Law attorneys in the 2014 and 2015 issues of the “Best Of” Lawyers’ Edition in the Washington Post and in 2014 was named Lawyer of the year in the area of Collaborative Family Law.
Accident and Injury Law
I was voted “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” in 2012 by the Maryland Association for Justice for my successful work on a case involving premises liability, Mary Thomas v. Panco Management, et al., 423 Md. 387, 31 A.3d 583 (2011).
I am a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, and various other legal and collaborative groups and associations. I am a certified Collaborative Practitioner, and have been active in the collaborative community in Montgomery County and throughout the state since 2006. In 2011 I served as the President of Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County, and from 2013 to 2014 served as the President of the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council (MCPC), the statewide umbrella organization for Collaborative Practice Groups throughout the State of Maryland. During my tenure as President of MCPC, MCPC lobbied for, and saw the passage of the Maryland Uniform Collaborative Law Act in 2014.