Member, Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05. Legislative representative, Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, 2004-. Member, Task Force to Combat Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, 2007-08; Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2007-; Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2008-.
Born in La Jolla, California, July 5, 1958. Attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, Maryland; Mount Vernon College, B.A. (public affairs & government; communications), cum laude, 1980; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987; District of Columbia Bar, 1993. Attorney. Principal, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg & Cooper, 1996-. Attorney, Quinn, McAuliffe & Dumais, 1989-96. High school teacher (U.S. history & government), Montgomery County Public Schools, 1986-87. Acting administrative assistant, Office of Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, 1987-88. Assistant to Dean, Graduate School, University of Maryland University College, 1988-89. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (section of family & juvenile law); Montgomery County Bar Association (treasurer, 1997-98; co-chair, family law section, 1997-98; co-chair, new practitioners' section, 1990-92); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, montgomery county chapter, 1999-2000; executive committee, 1995-). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1999-. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1998- (treasurer, 1998-99). Montgomery County Chapter, American Inn of Court (pupil, 1990-92; barrister, 1993-96, 1999-); Alan J. Goldstein Chapter, American Inn of Court, 1997-. Board of Directors, Summer Ridge Condominiums, 1991-99. Board of Directors, St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, 1998- (vice-president). Board of Trustees, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2003-; Citizenship for Law-related Education Program, 2003-. Member, District 15 Democratic Club; Women's Suburban Democratic Club. Recognized as one of top fifty divorce lawyers in metropolitan area, Washingtonian magazine, 2000, 2004. Recognized for outstanding pro bono services, Catholic Charities Legal Services Network, 2001, 2004. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005, 2007, 2009 (Circle of Excellence).
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