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.
Licensed since 1980
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|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1980||07/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Transgender Business Person of the Year||PEN - Metro DC's Chamber of Commerce||2009|
|Trinity Award - Outstanding Community Service||International Foundation for Gender Education||2007|
|Attorney||Alyson Meiselman, Attorney at Law||2007 - Present|
|Attorney Partner||Scurti, Meiselman & Bledsoe, P.A.||2006 - 2007|
|Associate / Attorney / Partner||Scurti & Gulling, P.A.||2003 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Judicial Division||member||2007 - Present|
|ABA - Section of Individual Rights & Responsiblities||Member||2001 - Present|
|World Professional Association for Transgender Health||Legal Issues Committee||1999 - Present|
|ABA - Family Law Section||Member||1984 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|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.|
|ABA Breast Cancer Advocacy Guide, Revised 2007||Breast Cancer Advocacy Guide, Revised 2009||2009|
|Causes of Action||Cause of Action for Change of Legal Gender||2004|
|Georgetown Journal of Gender & Law||Slavery, 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 Issues||2001|
|Maryland Bar Journal||Y2K - Looking Forward And Back On Marriage||2000|
|Potomac School of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|ILGA - Geneva, Switzerland||North American Update & International Bill of Gender Rights, Transgender Theory to Application||2006|
|HBIGDA XVIII Symposium - Ghent Belguim||Legal Aspects of Transgenderism: Reversal Of Fotune (Or, Catching Up to the Past - The Transsexual Journey)||2003|
|ABA Annual Meeting 2003||New Family Relationships: A Reality In Search of the Law||2003|