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Kathryn Sharkey Mcdonough

Kathryn Sharkey Mcdonough

also known as Kate McDonough, Kathryn McDonough

About me

My professional legal career includes successes through both litigation and negotiation, with an emphasis on family law, collections, probate, and contested estate matters. I have extensive experience at all court levels, including Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as State and County Courts throughout the State of Maryland.


My family law practice covers the full range of divorce, separation, child custody, child and spousal support matters from negotiating simple and complex contractual agreements through negotiation and mediation to litigating complex issues at trial and appeal hearings. I am also a court-certified Best Interest Attorney and a trained Collaborative Law facilitator.


Through my probate and contested estate practice, I have successfully negotiated and prevailed in Court proceedings so that my clients’ rights have been well-protected and bequests made to them ultimately disbursed. I have also been appointed by the Court to serve as a Personal Representative
and Trustee in estate matters.


I, and a number of my office staff, are fluent in both English and Spanish.


In 2011, I was nominated, selected and recognized as a Maryland “Leading Woman”—an award bestowed to a small group of women, all under the age of 40 years, in recognition of their accomplishments to date in their business and legal careers. Additionally, I have been named a 2012 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.


My professional memberships include the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland and its Family Law Section; the Maryland State Bar Association; the Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association; and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


I am a Montgomery County native and a graduate of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. My Bachelor of Arts (with a double-major in International Affairs and Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies) is from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. My Juris Doctor is
from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 30%
    8 years
  3. Debt Collection: 10%
    8 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alicia Raquel Lucero

    Kathryn is an excellent trial lawyer who will vigorously litigate for her clients. I would highly recommend this attorney.


    Alicia Lucero Family Attorney
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  • Andrew Nyombi

    Kathryn is a great lawyer.Highly respected in the community.


    Andrew Nyombi Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Andalman & Flynn, PC

Ste 206
8601 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD, 20910


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Leading WomenDaily Record2011
James Salter Pro Bono AwardMontgomery County Bar Foundation2011
President's Citation for Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceBar Association for Montgomery County, Maryland2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAndalman & Flynn, PC2012 - Present
AttorneyAndalman & Flynn P.C.2007 - 2012
Law ClerkAndalman & Flynn, PC2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair2012 - 2013
American Inns of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MarylandExecutive Committee2010 - Present
American Inns of CourtAssociate2010 - 2012
Xavier University Alumni AssociationWashington, DC Chapter President2009 - 2010
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Georgetown Visitation Alumni AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Bays$100,000 victory for my clients
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Xavier UniversityInternational Affairs and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Media for Family Law PractitionersWBA Brown Bag2012
Montgomery County Bar AssociationCollections Practice Seminar2009