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Jessica Scavia Kern

Family Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

4.3   6 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Maryland - MD 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Jessica S. Kern represents clients in all aspects of Family Law with experience in Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Prince George’s County, among others.  Ms. Kern handles cases involving contested and uncontested divorce, division of property, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support.  Ms. Kern negotiates for her clients during mediations, both before and during litigation, to help clients reach Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Settlement Agreements, and Custody Agreements.  Ms. Kern also vigorously advocates for, and supports, clients through contested divorces, custody cases, domestic violence, modifications and enforcement of orders, in addition to other family law matters.   


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The Mckeon Law Firm
17 B Firstfield Road
Suite 101
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
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3 Bethesda Metro Center
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Bethesda, MD, 20814
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Posted by Christine | October 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
Jessica was my lawyer when I went through a difficult divorce. She always listened and was very supportive throughout the process. Jessica's knowledge and strength were things I admired all throughout the process.I was able to achieve the outcome I wanted with Jessica's representation. I would recommend her to everyone.
Posted by Clement | November 13, 2018
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Office Ass, IFC the World Bank Group
She handled my case very well and every has been done on the a time. I really like the way she contacted my case.
Posted by Andrea | July 23, 2018
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The Best Lawyer and Firm that will support you every step of the way.
Getting a divorce is full of difficult, emotional decisions. Jessica and the team at at the McKeon Law Firm helped guide me through the hard decisions that come from a difficult divorce. Jessica was always on top what was happening in my case, always willing to talk through all of the details and adept at helping me remove the emotion from my decisions so that I could make good choices for me and my kids future. Jessica is smart, capable, patient, efficient, detail oriented and organized and I knew I was in great hands from our first meeting. I am so grateful that I hired her as my attorney. It was the best decision I could have made.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
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Difficult Divorce
Jessica and everyone at the McKeon Law Firm did a great job in handling my divorce. My ex was very difficult, and Jessica handled everything in a very professional manner. She explained everything to me clearly, communicated with me and with the other party in an appropriate and timely manner, and made getting divorced about as painless as it could be made. I always understood what was going on and I got the outcome I was led to expect. I was very satisfied her representation.
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Posted by Ramiro | May 2, 2018
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Mr. Carranza
I hired Attorney Jessica to help with my divorce. Jessica was available all the time for answering my questions. Jessica is a humble person, and I felt very comfortable with her. I was lucky to have her to represent in my divorce process. I will say that she the best attorney in the region. Jessica, thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2016
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Below Mediocre
I spent several thousand dollars with Jessica before realizing I got very little value out of the engagement and canceled my contract with their firm. All I got was standard paperwork. I cannot even imagine her working with an opposing attorney – she is very weak. I didn’t wait to find out if she can drive my case to closing and I stopped throwing good money after bad. She never really took the time to understand the nuances of my case and she asked very few questions (other than the standard). I had to do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions. There is no attorney that can guarantee results but my other attorney helped me understand the options and allowed me to make informed decisions based on common practice and results from previous cases. I cannot judge Jessica’s experience but if she does have a lot of court experience, she definitely did not use it with me. Yes, she can draft papers for you. But don’t expect anything else.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The McKeon Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Family Law Self Help Center
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Student Attorney
  • Columbus Community Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate, Intern
  • Paradiso, Taub, Sinay & Owel, PC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Intern
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Victim's Advocate
  • Dimensions Health Care System
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020

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Gaithersburg Family Lawyer Jessica Scavia Kern
Jessica Scavia Kern
Family Attorney
Gaithersburg, MD
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available