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Mary Ellen Flynn

Divorce and separation Attorney at Silver Spring, MD

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    Maryland - MD 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mary Ellen

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My practice of law is primarily in all areas of family law including separation and divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, and domestic violence.  I also litigate cases in many other areas of law before judges and juries.   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.   I am currently Chair of the Litigation Section (Trial Attorneys) of Maryland and I am a founder of Collaborative Dispute Resolution Association and currently sit on the board of the Collaborative Dispute Association.  I also serve on several committees of the Maryland State Bar Association and I am on the Legal Advisory Board of the Nation's Capital Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and on the Advisory Board of Revere Bank. 

I have served as President of the Montgomery County Bar Association and on the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association.  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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Location

Andalman & Flynn P.C.
8601 Georgia Avenue
Ste. 206
Silver Spring, MD, 20910-3439

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Posted by Susan | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
citizen
Mary Ellen Flynn has been my attorney since 2013. I wholeheartedly appreciate everything she has done on my behalf. What sets Mary Ellen apart from other lawyers, is not only her high expertise in family matters; but also her professionalism in all matters. She is compassionate and intelligent. It is a testament to her integrity & scrupulous justice, that she has been elected five times to the State Bar's Board of Governors. I highly recommend Mary Ellen Flynn & her firm Andalman & Flynn.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney
Mary Ellen has been extremely helpful and compassionate throughout my divorce proceedings. She is very responsive and readily available to answer questions and provide reassurance when needed. She truly cares about her clients and works tirelessly for the best outcome. I've definitely felt relieved to have her on my side!
Posted by Natascha | May 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer who cares and inspires...
Mary Ellen Flynn consulted with me while I was going through my divorce. She is amazing. I'm usually very uncomfortable in dealings with attorneys but Mary Ellen is not only knowledgeable and professional but also warm and caring; which is an all-rounder, as far as I'm concerned. I went into her office with fears and questions and came out feeling confident and informed. She truly cares about what a client is going through. Consequently, I didn't need to hire Mary Ellen as I was able to negotiate the terms but it was her helpful consultation that allowed me to do that. A lot of lawyers would just have you hire them, but Mary Ellen's integrity puts her in a class of her own. I would recommend her to anyone as not only a great attorney but also a true advocate.
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Posted by Laura | April 28, 2016
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High recommendation for Mary Ellen Flynn
Mary Ellen Flynn successfully helped me navigate my divorce, which involved working out alimony, child custody, child support, and property division with a belligerent opposing client and attorney team. Her pragmatism, clarity, and strong communication with both me and opposing counsel supported me throughout the process and helped me to attain the best possible settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2013
the best
Mary Ellen is responsive, honest, trustworthy & smart. Unlike a lot of other lawyers, she will not try to fleece you. She is a passionate advocate of her clients. I feel very lucky to have her in my corner.
Posted by M.C. | May 23, 2011
Recommendation
As an attorney, you never think that you will ever need an attorney yourself. Being on the other side of the table as a client could have been one of the most uncomfortable experiences to date. However, from my first meeting with Ms. Flynn, I knew I had made the right decision when choosing an attorney/firm to handle my case. Ms. Flynn and her paralegal Juli were great. They walked me through every step of my case. They were extremely responsive to all of my queries and very encouraging when I became weary throughout the LONG 10 month process it took to complete my case. What I appreciated most about them was their knowledge of the law and their ability to explain my case to me, as well as the very caring manner in which they dealt with me as a client. I would highly recommend Andalman & Flynn as a firm. I think they are top notch and they are exactly what I needed, an aggressive advocate and a firm that cared about me.
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Posted by Frederic | June 8, 2017
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Horrible Representation
This attorney misled me with regard to the legal representation. She pawned off her work to an associate who was a joke. She tried to extort additional retainer fees from me and I had to remove her from the case. I have filed complaints with the ABA and Montgomery County Bar. This attorney is the epitome of untruthful divorce lawyers. Stay away from her and her firm.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Andalman & Flynn, PC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Silber, Andalman, Perlman & Flynn, P.A.
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Susan Silber
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • City of Takoma Park
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Susan Silber
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • US Magistrate for US District Court for District of Columbia
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Rule 13 Student Prosecutor
  • District Court and Circuit Court, Office of State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Professor Candace Kovacic, Washington College of Law
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Offices of Stephen Trattner
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Milford Don Thomas and Sierra Insulation v. Lake
  • Recievership

Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Circuit Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Inns of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Insurance Trist
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Local & Specialty Bar Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Girl Scout Association
  • Leader. Cadette Troop 375
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington College of Law at American University
  • Advisor, Dean’s Advisory Council
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Courthouse Construction Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Personnel Transition Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Personnel Transition Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • Founding Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Girl Scout Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - Present
  • Stonegate Homeowner’s Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Society of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Legal Advisory Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter
  • Executive Committee
  • 1989 - Present
  • Montgomery County Chapter of Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Special Committee on Editorial Advisory
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Member, Character Committee of the 7th Appellate Circuit
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc.
  • Personnel Transition Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Social Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Girl Scout Association
  • Leader, Junior Troop 375
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter
  • Finance Chair
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Budget & Finance Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2007
  • The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.
  • Finance Co-Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Silver Spring Rotary Club
  • Chair, Distinguished Speaker Series
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Membership Services Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • The Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland, P.A.C.
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Practice Section
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Program Chair, Solo Day at the MSBA Annual Convention
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter
  • Finance Chair
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Practice Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, District Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Silver Spring Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Clara Barton Awards Luncheon Committee, American Red Cross
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Golf & Tennis Outing, Silent Auction Committee, Co-Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Advocacy Board for Children of Divorce
  • Advisory Board
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Nomination-Elections Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Section Council
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter, Triennial Auction
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter, CLE
  • Coordinator
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Montgomery County Bar Association CLE Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Multi-Bar Dinner Dance
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomrty County Chapter
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Nomination-Elections Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Long Range Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Executive Committee
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Treasurer
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Board of Directors
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • District Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • 1992 - 2002
  • National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia Chapter, Demonstrations Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 1990 - 1992
  • National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia Chapter
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1998
  • National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia Chapter
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Girl Scout Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Young Lawyers Section of Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • 25+ Top Divorce Attorneys in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Bethesda Magazine
  • 2013
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Annual Professionalism Award
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • 2011
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Executive of the Year Award
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
  • 2011
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine & Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Recipient of the David Hjortsberg Award
  • Maryland State Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Practice Section and the Howard County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine & Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine & Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Recipient of Maryland’s Top 100 Women
  • The Daily Record
  • 2008
  • Honoree of Maryland’s Leadership in Law Award
  • The Daily Record
  • 2008
  • Recipient of the President’s Outstanding Service Award
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Annual Meeting Honoree
  • Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • American Journal of Family Law
  • Author, Getting Paid
  • 2010
  • The Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Author, President’s Message
  • 2007
  • MICPEL
  • Contributor, Fees: The Fine Art of Setting, Contracting & Collecting—Without Being Sued or Grieved
  • 2005
  • The Law Clerk (a publication of the MSBA)
  • Author, Getting Paid for the Work You Do
  • 2004
  • The Law Clerk (a publication of the Maryland State Bar Association)
  • Author, Petition for Relief from Domestic Violence, Practice Tips
  • 1999
  • 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 Journal
  • Contributor, Legal Column
  • 1993
  • Newsletter of Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • Author, What Gender is Your Parachute
  • 1992
  • District of Columbia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Co-Author, Demonstrating in the District of Columbia; A Handbook for Demonstrators and Lawyers
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Convention
  • Trends, Defenses, and Claims in Collections Law
  • 2017
  • Teleconference/Live Audio Webcast Program
  • Speaker, Getting Paid for the Work You Do: How to Increase Your Income from Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2009
  • New Practitioner’s Nuts and Bolts CLE
  • Speaker, Collections: The Pursuit and Defense of Claims
  • 2009
  • 2009 Annual Conference
  • Speaker, Getting Paid for the Work You Do: How to Increase Your Income from Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2009
  • Maryland Women’s Bar Association, Montgomery County Chapter
  • Featured Speaker, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
  • 2007
  • Bar Admission Ceremony of New Maryland Attorneys
  • Speaker, Bar Admission Ceremony of New Maryland Attorneys
  • 2006
  • MSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Speaker, Getting Paid For the Work You Do
  • 2005
  • MICPEL
  • Panelist, Fees: The Fine Art of Setting, Contracting & Collecting—Without Being Sued or Grieved
  • 2005
  • MSBA Annual Convention in Ocean City
  • Panelist and Moderator, Collect Your Fees Without Getting Burned
  • 2004
  • Gary Simpson Memorial CLE Seminar
  • Speaker, Collections and Law Firm Management
  • 2003
  • Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Debt Collection Retreat
  • Guest Lecturer, Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Debt Collection Retreat
  • 2001
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Guest Lecturer, Family Law
  • 2001
  • Marlboro Inns of Court
  • Guest Lecturer, Finding the Money and Other Collections Tips
  • 2001
  • MSBA Annual Convention in Ocean City
  • Speaker, How to PDA
  • 2000
  • Panelist with the Honorable Patrick Woodward
  • Law School for the Public
  • 1999
  • Maryland State Bar Association Conference
  • Speaker, Hanging out your Shingle
  • 1999
  • Annual Meeting of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • Speaker, Creating and Maintaining a Law Firm
  • 1999
  • American Collectors Association Dinner
  • Speaker, American Collectors Association Dinner
  • 1997
  • Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD
  • Moderator, Judicial Selections Process
  • 1995
  • Providing Effective Legal Representation to Demonstrators
  • Panelist, Providing Effective Legal Representation to Demonstrators
  • 1991
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Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly capable family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is careful, compassionate, resourceful."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Silver Spring Divorce and separation Lawyer Mary Ellen Flynn
Mary Ellen Flynn
Divorce and separation Attorney
Silver Spring, MD
Licensed for 35 years