Education

  • University of Baltimore, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • Elon College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991

Practice Areas

Trial and Appellate Practice concentrating in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation Rights, Domestic Violence, Property Settlement Agreements, Adoption Law, Name Changes, Modification of Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support Orders.

Memberships

  • Member, Judicial Selections Committee, Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2010 – to present
  • President, Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2013 – 2014
  • Board of Directors, Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2007 – to present
  • Executive Board of Directors, Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2008 – to present
  • Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2003 – to present
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2005 – to present
  • Member, Professionalism Committee, Maryland State Bar Association, 2005 – to present
  • Fellow, Leadership Academy, Maryland State Bar Association, 2004 – 2005
  • Co-chair, Judicial Selections Committee, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2008 – 2009
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2003 – to present
  • President, Prince George’s County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2006 – 2007
  • Executive Committee, Prince George’s County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2004 – 2007
  • Member, Prince George’s County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 2003 – to present
  • Member, Maryland Association for Justice, 2009 – to present
  • Board of Directors, Resource Connections of Prince George’s County, 2006 – 2011
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, 2008 – 2013

Community Service

  • Steering Committee Member – Women Moving Forward,  a Pre-Release Conference for Women of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, October 4th, 2008, October 2nd, 2010, October 22nd, 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney, Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, 2005 – to present
  • Prince George’s County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association’s Community Service Projects:
  • Speaker, National Adoption Day (Prince George’s County Circuit Court), 2007 – to Present
  • Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center, 2004 – 2013
  • Children’s Education Project, 2006
  • Mentoring Program, Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc., 2011, 2012-2013, 2015

Awards

  • 2007 Small Firm Pro Bono Award, Community Legal Services
  • 2008 Pro Bono Award, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • 2009 President’s Award, Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • 2012-2013 Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine

Admissions

  • 2003, Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland