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Alyson Dodi Meiselman

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Family

Alyson Meiselman

About Me

Ms. Meiselman, a solo practitioner, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, concentrates her practice in gender and sexuality law with a focus on matters effecting transsexuals. She is a past chair of the Legal Issues Committee Chair of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (350 professionals representing 34 countries).   Ms. Meiselman, is a past member of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, from 2006-2009, presently serves as a member of the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, appointed in 2010.   


Ms. Meiselman, who transitioned to female in 1998, was the subject of a French TF1 Reportagé documentary entitled “My Dad, This Great Woman,” in 2001.  Ms. Meiselman is a frequent CLE panelist and lecturer, nationally and internationally, on issues of civil and human rights regarding gender identity.  She is a member of the ABA Sections of Family Law, Individual Rights & Responsibilities, and the Judicial Division’s Lawyer’s Conference. 


Ms. Meiselman balances her professional life with creative talents including the design and creation of gold silver fine jewelry, stained glass artwork, woodcarving, and playing guitar.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Civil Rights: 90%
    17 years, 25 cases
  2. Family: 10%
    34 years, 1.25 thousand cases

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Contact Info

913 Hillside Lake Ter Apt 410
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878-5250

913 Hillside Lake Ter Apt 410
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive198105/08/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 198005/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Transgender Business Person of the YearPEN - Metro DC's Chamber of Commerce2009
Trinity Award - Outstanding Community ServiceInternational Foundation for Gender Education2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAlyson Meiselman, Attorney at Law2007 - Present
Attorney PartnerScurti, Meiselman & Bledsoe, P.A.2006 - 2007
Associate / Attorney / PartnerScurti & Gulling, P.A.2003 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Judicial Divisionmember2007 - Present
ABA - Section of Individual Rights & ResponsiblitiesMember2001 - Present
World Professional Association for Transgender HealthLegal Issues Committee1999 - Present
ABA - Family Law SectionMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sensabaugh v. Gorday, 90 Md. App. 379, 600 A.2d 1204 (1992)Affirmed finding of contempt
McNaughton v. McNaughton, 538 A.2d 1193 (Md.App. 1988)Affirmed in part, reversed in part.
Nnoli v. Nnoli, 101 Md. App243, 646 A.2d 1021 (1994)Affirmed in part, reversed in part.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Breast Cancer Advocacy Guide, Revised 2007Breast Cancer Advocacy Guide, Revised 20092009
Causes of ActionCause of Action for Change of Legal Gender2004
Georgetown Journal of Gender & LawSlavery, Sex & Gender, and the Ancient Doctrine of Stare Decisis: A Re-Examination of the Doctrine In Light of Time Influenced Legal Reasoning and The Current State of Transgender Legal Issues2001
Maryland Bar JournalY2K - Looking Forward And Back On Marriage2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Potomac School of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ILGA - Geneva, SwitzerlandNorth American Update & International Bill of Gender Rights, Transgender Theory to Application2006
HBIGDA XVIII Symposium - Ghent BelguimLegal Aspects of Transgenderism: Reversal Of Fotune (Or, Catching Up to the Past - The Transsexual Journey)2003
ABA Annual Meeting 2003New Family Relationships: A Reality In Search of the Law2003