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Heather Lynne Sunderman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Potomac, MD

5.0   3 reviews

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Divorce and separation, including drafting agreements, litigating property and alimony cases

    18 years

  2. Guardianship
    25%
    Guardianship for minors and disabled adults

    15 years

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Drafting, advice and litigation regarding trusts

    15 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    15%
    Wills and living will, along with a financial power of attorney to create a basic estate plan

    16 years

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, trusts, guardianships, power of attorney, living wills, probate

    16 years

Even after more than fifteen years of practice, I still love what I do. My primary practice area is in estates and trusts, including litigation and gaurdianships/conservatorships as well as family law matters such as divorce and separation. I get to know my clients on a personal level, as I guide them through difficult decisions in their lives, as well as guiding them through the court processes when needed. I also enjoy attending various bar association events and continuing legal education.

Licensed for 18 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 04/07/2017
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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McMillan Metro, PC
7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD, 20854

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Compassionate
Was very impressed by her knowledge of the law and her compassion. Showed herself to be aggressive when needed. Composed and unintemidated by the arrogance and unfairness of the judge who presided over our case.
Posted by Cynthia C. | September 19, 2014
She's a lawyer with a good heart but tough in court
Ms. Heather represented me 3 times, custody issue & child support and my ex-spouse military retirement. And she did an excellent job for me and my sons. Ms. Heather is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable in Family Law. She's great in keeping you posted about the case either she'll give you a call or email. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by ErikDulinLott | May 5, 2014
Professional and objective
Ms. Sunderman has represented me a few times over the last few years regarding Family Law matters. She has taken time to carefully review documents, prospective testimony, and relevant law to provide me with the best strategy for proceeding. She knows the nature of the system and the likely outcomes (based upon the facts, the judges, etc), and is professional in her desire to give you an objective assessment of where you stand if you settle, vs. trial. As a father, I have found her very fair and understanding, I should note. She is also mindful of the costs of billable hours and therefore narrowly focuses on the key issues likely to matters of contention or controversy during settlement or at trial. I would highly recommend her, based upon my experiences over the last five years or so in utilizing her services, and I have worked with numerous other attorneys both privately and due to my profession (law enforcement) for two decades.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, PA
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kuwamura Law Group
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Mirsky Law Group LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Maribel Lafontaine
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Heather L. Sunderman
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Lynne K. Zusman and Associates PC
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Allegheny College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Maryland SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Power Conference
  • Preparing for death, divorce or disability in your business
  • 2016
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Lawyer's Panel
  • 2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mock Law School Class
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a dedicated attorney in matters relating to family representation. I have had the opportunity in the past to work with Heather in several cases relating to clients which had a combination of family and immigration law issues. Heather was always sensitive to the clients family law needs and was very thorough in her representation. I do not ever hesitate in referring any client with issues relating to family law to her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an aggressive and skilled advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a strong advocate for her clients and at the same time she really has a heart--an important combination in the field of family law."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is clearly passionate about her clients and works hard to help them meet their objectives."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Sunderman whom I have known since early 2015. She is well-respected by her colleagues and knowledgable in family law. I do not hesitate to refer my relocating clients to her."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I completely and whole-heartedly endorse Ms. Sunderman. I have referred several cases to her in which I felt she was a better choice than myself to meet the needs of the client and would have no hesitancy continuing to do so."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a very knowledgeable lawyer. She is my "go to" person when it comes to Maryland litigation issues, or if I am looking for information about how local judges in Montgomery County might rule on a case. She is committed to her clients, and I highly recommend her!"
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