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Alyson Dodi Meiselman

Civil rights Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights

    25 years, 25 cases

  2. Family

    42 years, 1,250 cases

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 for 42 years
State GA
Status Emeritus
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/03/2022
State MD
Status Inactive - Retired
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/20/2022

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Alyson Dodi Meiselman
913 Hillside Lake Ter Apt 410
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878-5250
Alyson Dodi Meiselman
913 Hillside Lake Ter Apt 410
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2009
Phenomenal Attorney
Ms. Meiselman is a phenomenal attorney that I would and have recommended to other individuals. She is a very compassionate individual who has served as my attorney in a child custody/visitation case. Ms. Meiselman provided support and guidance to help me through this exceptionally difficult and trying time. During the past three years, I have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and well versed in several aspects of the law. She is an attorney whose passion for and commitment to the judicial system is to be commended. She is the attorney you want an attorney who is fair, honest, and will fight tirelessly.
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Work Experience

  • 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


  • Potomac School of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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


  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • ILGA - Geneva, Switzerland
  • North American Update & International Bill of Gender Rights, Transgender Theory to Application
  • 2006
  • ABA Annual Meeting 2003
  • New Family Relationships: A Reality In Search of the Law
  • 2003
  • HBIGDA XVIII Symposium - Ghent Belguim
  • Legal Aspects of Transgenderism: Reversal Of Fotune (Or, Catching Up to the Past - The Transsexual Journey)
  • 2003

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