|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorney||National Association of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Leadership Academy Fellow||Maryland State Bar Association||2013|
|Best Interest Attorney Certification||Circuit Court for Howard County||2012|
|Collaborative Practice Certification||The Department of Family Administration- Administrative Office of the Courts- Maryland Judiciary||2011|
|Honors||Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society||N/A|
|Commissioner||Commission for Women for Howard County||2017 - Present|
|Commissioner||Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs||2016 - Present|
|Best Interest Attorney||Circuit Court For Howard County, Maryland||2012 - Present|
|Court-appointed attorney in guardianship cases||Circuit Court for Howard County||2011 - Present|
|Court-appointed attorney in guardianship cases||Circuit Court for Prince George's County||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||The McLeod Law Firm, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Mediator Certified||Maryland||2006 - Present|
|Attorney||Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, P.C.||2008 - 2008|
|Assistant State's Attorney||State's Attorney's Office for Prince George's County, MD||2007 - 2008|
|Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John M. Glynn||Baltimore City Circuit Court||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk in the Felony Trials Division||Office of the Public Defender||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Howard County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Prince George's County Women's Bar Association||Judicial Selection Committee||2013 - Present|
|Prince George's County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Membership Committee||Member||2013 - 2013|
|Anne Arundel Bar Association||Member||2009 - 2013|
|University of Baltimore Law Alumni Society||Member||2008 - 2009|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Maryland||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Women in the Law Reception||Women In The Law||2012|
|The People's Law Forum||Civil, criminal, and landlord/tenant issues affecting people's everyday lives.||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Ms. McLeod did an absolutely fantastic job for me. She helped drive a negotiation that cleaned up all kinds of incompetence and open holes left by my last attorney. Ms. McLeod was incredibly well prepared, had her arguments worked out and brought great closure which got me way more time with my daughter. My ex absolutely hated her. She was always professional, but she was no non-sense and able to call out her schemes and games. She was a sharp tack and totally shut down my ex's schemes. I give Ms. McLeod my endorsement one-hundred million times over. I so wish I had her as my attorney the first go round, but she did a lot to make a bad deal more tolerable with respect to access time with my daughter which was my number one concern.
If you have sense enough to start off with a touch cookie, then this is the attorney you want to hire. I started off with a nice guy - trying to be civil, and ended up putting myself and my access to my daughter at extreme jeopardy. Divorce is war. As much is it is not in my natural grain and faith do be that way, you have to come at it hard. Another attorney gave me advice that I wish I had listened to. It's always easier to be nice later than it is to start off nice and then get tough later.
Ms. McLeod is totally a nice person, but she will be tough when it comes to protecting your interests and helping you to think clearly.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. McLeod helped me in a tough time of my life. She fought hard for me every step of the way and helped me get custody of my kids. She responds quickly to emails and voice messages. She is intelligent, caring, and knows her stuff. I highly recommend her to anyone going through a custody battle.
Posted by anonymous
Gave the review because I do not know what a standard proceeding is but Ms. McLeod has handled everything very professionally. She has informed me prior to the events on what to expect and has demonstrated poise under harsh conflicts and situations. She is very quick to respond and provide her advise based on sounds reasoning and not just guesses or feelings.
It shows that she cares about the clients and is not just there to play a part or a role. This aspect of her makes the court proceeding a lot more manageable and reduces stress. I contacted her last minute, due to the nature of the case, and she made it possible to meet and discuss the case.
The characteristics of her that I have appreciated the most is her professionalism and sticking to the facts of the case and not just looking at my best interest. She looks at the bigger picture and explains the consequences of my decisions. This is especially important when children are involved and the other party is hostile like in my particular case.
Another aspect that I consider in which she has done an excellent job is helping explaining all the legal jargon and wording that makes no sense to an average person.
George Meng, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I worked with Ms. McLeod on a difficult and complex estate probate matter that also involved a guardianship. We spent many hours together and I became well acquainted with her knowledge, integrity and work ethic. I think she is a rising star. She's very good and I have no doubt will become an expert in her chosen fields of practice.