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Dorothy A Emery

Family Attorney at Leonardtown, MD

5.0   4 reviews

also known as D. Anne Emery

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dorothy

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Anne Emery created the firm in 2004 after retiring from the State's Attorney's Office for St. Mary's County. Over 18 years she prosecuted major felony cases (including murder, child abuse and rape), traffic cases (both minor and serious) and worked with DSS to establish paternity and enforce child support orders. 


Ms. Emery is a graduate of the University of Maryland, a 1987 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, and was admitted into the Maryland Bar in June of 1987. She is also a current member of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the Governor's Commission for Judicial Selection for St. Mary's and Calvert counties, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, the Maryland State Bar Association and the St. Mary's County Bar Association. She previously served as President of the St. Mary's County Bar Association and has served on the boards of the St. Mary's Council on Children and Youth, and the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau.

Ms. Emery has completed courses in the handling of domestic violence cases, contested custody matters, child abuse and computer crime. She currently handles cases involving: divorce/custody matters, protective/peace orders, criminal defense (felony and misdemeanor), DUI and other serious traffic matters, wills and estates, and business organizations.


The Law Office of D. Anne Emery & Associates, LLC
41670 Courthouse Drive, 2nd Floor
P. O. Box 1960
Leonardtown, MD, 20650-1960


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Carol | June 4, 2015
Ms. Emery is professional, knowledgeable, and always kept me on top of what was going with my case. In addition, she is kind, sensitive and very caring. During a very tumultuous time, Ms. Emery helped guide me both professionally and personally. A wonderful lawyer!
Posted by AKB | May 21, 2015
Caring and Compassionate
Anne's knowledge and understanding of the law were just one of the reasons I chose her to represent me in my divorce. Anne and her entire team were so encouraging during my divorce. She was very attentive to my concerns and swift in her actions. The personal stress of the long process was much easier to manage knowing my case was being handled with such professionalism. Thank you Anne and team for your care and compassion during this trying time.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2015
Compassionate and Straightforward
I consulted Ms. Emery on an issue outside her specified field of expertise. She is an excellent listener and asked important, detailed questions to assist me in defining the type of attorney needed and then offered to confidentially seek someone in the field of expertise I desired / needed. In other situations I've known her to assist individuals in unusual circumstances with no-one to turn too for advice or guidance. She cares about family, children and parents, and works for the healthiest outcome for all. Ms. Emery is compassionate and straightforward. I would recommend her services to individuals needing legal assistance in the areas of her expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
She truly worked for me
I would highly recommend Mrs. Emery she was efficient, determined, and I felt like she really cared about my issues. Any time I needed to speak with her she was quick to either return my call or send me a quick email. She never wasted my time or money when it came to handling my case.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of D. Anne Emery & Associates, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • State's Attorney for St. Mary's County
  • 1986 - 2004


  • University of Baltimore
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987


  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • St. Mary's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Emery is a highly sought after attorney due to her legal knowledge, professional demeanor, courtroom presence, and work ethic. She has built her law firm over the past decade based on her hard work and client loyalty. I recommend her legal services."
Criminal defense

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Leonardtown Family Lawyer Dorothy A Emery
Dorothy A Emery
Family Attorney
Leonardtown, MD
Licensed for 37 years