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Mary Ellen Flynn

Mary Ellen Flynn

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation, Debt Collection

About Me

My practice of law is primarily in the areas of domestic relations, criminal, traffic, juvenile defense, personal injury, collections and other civil litigation including jury trials. My largest referral source is my clients, past and present. I have a reputation for being aggressive, effective, and thorough, without ever forgetting that I am serving my clients’ needs and goals first and foremost. I believe that my job is not only to be an excellent advocate for my clients, but also to educate and inform them so that they are empowered to make important decisions in their cases and in their personal and professional lives. Whether I am representing a client in highly-contested litigation or resolving outstanding matters through collaborative law, mediation or settlement negotiations, my primary goals are to provide my client with a clear understanding of how the law applies to his/her particular situation, to keep my client advised of the current status and next steps in the case process, and to obtain the best results for my client.


 


Born and raised in Queens, New York, I graduated from State University of New York in Binghamton with honors in 1985 and then received my law degree from Washington College of Law (WCL) at American University, cum laude, in 1988, and I now serve on the WCL Dean’s Advisory Council. During my law school years, I contributed to the publication Journal of International Law, clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for Magistrate Arthur Burnett, served as a Rule 13 prosecutor for the State’s Attorney’s Office for Anne Arundel County, and clerked as a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Candace Kovacic, assisting her on several law review journals. I began practicing law in Maryland in 1988 and in the District of Columbia in 1989. I very much enjoy being a successful litigator, advocate and counselor for all of my clients, and I consider it a privilege to serve the community through my practice of this worthwhile and honorable vocation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Family: 34%
  2. Debt Collection: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Lawrence F Regan JR

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Lawrence Regan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Barbara I Berschler

    I endorse this lawyer. She is careful, compassionate, resourceful.

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    Barbara Berschler Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Andalman & Flynn P.C.

8601 Georgia Avenue
Ste. 206
Silver Spring, MD, 20910-3439

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198901/31/2007
MDActive198807/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Maryland Super LawyerBaltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Recipient of the David Hjortsberg AwardMaryland State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Practice Section and the Howard County Bar Association2009
Maryland Super LawyerBaltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Maryland Super LawyersBaltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Honoree of Maryland’s Leadership in Law AwardThe success of 24 Marylanders2008
Recipient of Maryland’s Top 100 WomenThe Daily Record2008
Annual Meeting HonoreeMontgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland2007
Recipient of the President’s Outstanding Service AwardMontgomery County Bar Association2007
AV RatingMartindale HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerAndalman & Flynn, PC1998 - Present
Managing PartnerSilber, Andalman, Perlman & Flynn, P.A.1991 - 1998
AssociateLaw Offices of Susan Silber1988 - 1991
Assistant Corporation CounselCity of Takoma Park1988 - 1998
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Susan Silber1987 - 1988
Law ClerkUS Magistrate for US District Court for District of Columbia1987 - 1987
Rule 13 Student ProsecutorDistrict Court and Circuit Court, Office of State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County1987 - 1988
Law ClerkProfessor Candace Kovacic, Washington College of Law1987 - 1988
Law ClerkOffices of Stephen Trattner1986 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Court of Appeals of MarylandMember, Character Committee of the 7th Appellate Circuit2009 - 2014
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandDistrict Court Bench-Bar Committee2009 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
Montgomery County, Maryland Inns of CourtMaster of the Bench2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationSpecial Committee on Editorial Advisory2009 - 2010
Maryland State Bar AssociationLocal & Specialty Bar Committee2008 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandStrategic Planning Committee2008 - Present
Washington College of Law at American UniversityAdvisor, Dean’s Advisory Council2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Insurance TristTrustee2008 - Present
Girl Scout AssociationLeader. Cadette Troop 3752008 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc.Member2008 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range CommitteeMember2007 - 2007
Montgomery County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Montgomery County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2007 - 2008
Montgomery County Bar Association, Courthouse Construction CommitteeChair2007 - Present
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc.Personnel Transition Committee2006 - 2008
Montgomery County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2006 - 2008
Montgomery County Bar Association, Personnel Transition CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Personnel Transition CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Social CommitteeMember2006 - 2008
Girl Scout AssociationLeader, Junior Troop 3752005 - 2007
Maryland State Bar Association, Planning CommitteeMember2005 - 2005
Maryland State Bar Association, Budget & Finance CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.Treasurer2004 - 2007
Maryland State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2004 - 2005
Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range CommitteeMember2004 - 2004
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County ChapterFinance Chair2004 - 2004
Silver Spring Rotary ClubChair, Distinguished Speaker Series2003 - 2008
The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.Finance Co-Chair2003 - 2004
Girl Scout AssociationMember2003 - Present
Collaborative Dispute Resolution ProfessionalsFounding Member2003 - Present
Collaborative Dispute Resolution ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2003 - 2007
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar FoundationTreasurer2003 - 2004
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2003 - 2005
Maryland State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - 2005
Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Practice SectionChair2002 - 2003
The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.Member2002 - 2007
Montgomery County Bar AssociationAssistant Treasurer2002 - 2003
Montgomery County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Montgomery County Women’s Bar FoundationFounding Member2002 - Present
Montgomery County Women’s Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Membership Services CommitteeMember2002 - 2003
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar FoundationTreasurer2002 - 2003
Maryland State Bar AssociationProgram Chair, Solo Day at the MSBA Annual Convention2001 - 2001
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County ChapterFinance Chair2001 - 2001
Stonegate Homeowner’s AssociationTreasurer2001 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Practice SectionTreasurer2000 - 2001
National Society of Multiple SclerosisLegal Advisory Committee2000 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm SectionChair1999 - 2000
Montgomery County Bar Association, District Court Bench/Bar CommitteeMember1999 - 2002
Clara Barton Awards Luncheon Committee, American Red CrossMember1998 - 1998
Silver Spring Rotary ClubMember1998 - 2008
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of CommerceMember1998 - Present
State Women’s Bar Association of MarylandMember1998 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Nomination-Elections CommitteeMember1998 - 2001
Advocacy Board for Children of DivorceAdvisory Board1998 - 2000
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandGolf & Tennis Outing, Silent Auction Committee, Co-Chair1998 - 1999
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter, Triennial AuctionChair1998 - 1998
Maryland State Bar Association, Section CouncilMember1998 - 2004
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter, CLECoordinator1998 - 1999
Montgomery County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1997 - 1999
Montgomery County Bar Association CLE CommitteeExecutive Committee1997 - 1999
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandMulti-Bar Dinner Dance1996 - 1997
Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range CommitteeMember1995 - 1998
Montgomery County Bar Association, Nomination-Elections CommitteeMember1995 - 1996
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County ChapterPresident1995 - 1996
Women's Bar Association of MarylandTreasurer1993 - 1994
Women's Bar Association of MarylandExecutive Committee1993 - 1995
Women's Bar Association of MarylandBoard of Directors1992 - 1995
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandDistrict Court Bench-Bar Committee1992 - 2002
National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia Chapter, Demonstrations CommitteeCo-chair1990 - 1992
Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County ChapterExecutive Committee1989 - Present
Montgomery County Chapter of Women’s Bar Association of MarylandMember1988 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia ChapterBoard of Directors1988 - 1992
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MarylandMember1988 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia ChapterMember1988 - 1998
Girl Scout AssociationMember1969 - 1980

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Milford Don Thomas and Sierra Insulation v. LakeRecievership

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Journal of Family LawAuthor, Getting Paid2010
The Bar Association of Montgomery CountyAuthor, President’s Message2007
MICPELContributor, Fees: The Fine Art of Setting, Contracting & Collecting—Without Being Sued or Grieved2005
The Law Clerk (a publication of the MSBA)Author, Getting Paid for the Work You Do2004
The Law Clerk (a publication of the Maryland State Bar Association)Author, Petition for Relief from Domestic Violence, Practice Tips1999
The Law Clerk (a publication of the Maryland State Bar Association)Author, The Bad Check Law is Back! (Did you know it was missing?)1998
Montgomery County JournalContributor, Legal Column1993
Newsletter of Women’s Bar Association of MarylandAuthor, What Gender is Your Parachute1992
District of Columbia Chapter of the National Lawyers GuildCo-Author, Demonstrating in the District of Columbia; A Handbook for Demonstrators and Lawyers1991

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
State University of New York, BinghamtonPolitical Science and Law & PhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Teleconference/Live Audio Webcast ProgramSpeaker, Getting Paid for the Work You Do: How to Increase Your Income from Domestic Relations Cases2009
New Practitioner’s Nuts and Bolts CLESpeaker, Collections: The Pursuit and Defense of Claims2009
2009 Annual ConferenceSpeaker, Getting Paid for the Work You Do: How to Increase Your Income from Domestic Relations Cases2009
Maryland Women’s Bar Association, Montgomery County ChapterFeatured Speaker, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too2007
Bar Admission Ceremony of New Maryland AttorneysSpeaker, Bar Admission Ceremony of New Maryland Attorneys2006
MSBA Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSpeaker, Getting Paid For the Work You Do2005
MICPELPanelist, Fees: The Fine Art of Setting, Contracting & Collecting—Without Being Sued or Grieved2005
MSBA Annual Convention in Ocean CityPanelist and Moderator, Collect Your Fees Without Getting Burned2004
Gary Simpson Memorial CLE SeminarSpeaker, Collections and Law Firm Management2003
Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Debt Collection RetreatGuest Lecturer, Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Debt Collection Retreat2001
Montgomery Community CollegeGuest Lecturer, Family Law2001
Marlboro Inns of CourtGuest Lecturer, Finding the Money and Other Collections Tips2001
MSBA Annual Convention in Ocean CitySpeaker, How to PDA2000
Panelist with the Honorable Patrick WoodwardLaw School for the Public1999
Maryland State Bar Association ConferenceSpeaker, Hanging out your Shingle1999
Annual Meeting of the Women’s Bar Association of MarylandSpeaker, Creating and Maintaining a Law Firm1999
American Collectors Association DinnerSpeaker, American Collectors Association Dinner1997
Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MDModerator, Judicial Selections Process1995
Providing Effective Legal Representation to DemonstratorsPanelist, Providing Effective Legal Representation to Demonstrators1991