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Kendall Barbara Summers

Divorce and separation Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Kendall

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      Helping families through divorce and difficult transitions, protecting them through the court processes, and guiding them into new and whole lives is my passion and defines my approach to family law practice.

      My legal practice began with the large multi-national firms in Washington DC where the income was great and the legal problems interesting and complex, however, after many years of this kind of practice, I discovered that my true interests were working with people and families rather than abstract principles and economic analyses.

      My divorce/family law practice begin 13 years ago.  I have helped many individuals and families through challenging times of change.   If you are in need of legal help with a family matter involving, divorce, separation, child custody, domestic violence, alimony, or any other matter related to marriage, children, separation and divorce, the Law Office of Kendall Summers can help you.  We are well-recognized in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Calvert County, and the Eastern Shore.  Our approach to divorce and family law practice utilizes experienced litigation technique, combined with settlement options including negotiated settlement, mediation and collaborative resolution models. Our firm is highly experienced in all aspects of divorce and family law.

      If you need a divorce attorney, call Kendall Summers Law at (410) 224- 4677, or  visit our website at .  In most cases, we are able to provide you with a free telephone consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help you with your case.

      Whether your divorce, custody or family law case is simple or complex, an attorney at Kendall Summers Law can advise you and help you reach your goals. The Law Office of Kendall Summers is committed to legal excellence both with regard to legal advice and representation but also in client relations and communications.  In addition in providing you with excellence in legal advice and consultation, we promise that you will have regular personal contact with your attorney, and timely responses to your questions.  We also offer our clients a developed network of divorce professionals including accountants, therapists and experts whose services are available as desired by our clients.

      If you need an attorney for your divorce/custody or other family law matter, call the Law Office of Kendall Summers at (410) 224 - 4677. 


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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2011
Kendall puts her clients FIRST.
Kendall puts her clients FIRST. Her holistic approach combines a strong sense of family law with a compassion that is refreshing and unique. (Both are equally important.) A skillful negotiator, Kendall seeks to settle your case amicably. However, if necessary, she will be bold in her efforts to obtain justice through the courts. Her accessibility and calm demeanor are welcome assets when those inevitable emergency situations arise. She makes herself available and actually gets back to you. I have been extremely blessed to know and work with Kendall. You will be too.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2010
I wanted the BEST!!
She is very sweet but extremely knowledgeable. She made me feel at ease in a time of utter distress. She has been easy to contact and willing to go the extra mile!
Posted by Monica | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney that cares about her clients
With Kendall’s help I was able to get a fully executed separation agreement in place within a short period of time. She knew I wanted an amicable divorce with minimal court proceedings, so she helped me communicate my wants and needs to my ex in a respectful and constructive way. This helped keep costs down for both parties. She was truely concerned about my well being before, during and after the divorce. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Sarah | August 1, 2018
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Professional AND Personal
I was very pleased with the work that Kendall did for me on my divorce case. Not only was she professional and knowledgeable, but she was also supportive and caring. I could not have asked for a better advocate or a better sounding board. Thank you, Kendall!
Posted by Amanda | November 26, 2015
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5 star Lawyer
I hired Kendall to help me with my complex divorce case. She was incredible. I found her to be very easy to work with. She was highly knowledgeable in family law. We would meet in a comfortable conference room. She was prompt in responding to my text messages , emails, and phone calls. She kept me informed and motivated during the tough process. I felt she was always available. I could tell she valued me as a client and on a personal level. She was exactly the representation I was looking for. Her efficiency and hard work allowed me to expedite my divorce on the grounds of adultery. In addition, I used the private investigator she recommended, who was also wonderful. Lastly, she helped solidify a settlement that was in the best interest of myself and children. I am grateful for her!
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Posted by Edit | July 25, 2015
Outstanding lawyer
Kendall is very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who tries to work out your case amicably. She was very professional and personable at the same time. She kept me informed about each step in the process, quick to respond via telephone and/or email. Kendall constantly looked out for me and guided me during the divorce. When negotiated with the other party she was confident and protected my interests. She paid attention to details even at the very end of the case and fought for everything to make sure the outcome is right. Her positive approach helped us to come to an agreement and settle outside the court. She was a good listener and great support during a very difficult phase of my life. I was very comfortable with her because I knew my case was in good hands. Her fees are very reasonable too. I highly recommend her services!
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Posted by Jim | July 22, 2015
Excellent experience
I was fortunate enough to have a family friend recommend Kendall Summers to me when I went through a Divorce. From the first time I spoke with her, I was impressed. Throughout the process of my divorce, she was hard working, trustworthy, reliable, and very open and honest. She always kept my best interest in mind, and was very up front and honest about my options. Kendall wasn't in it for the money. She helped me by providing sound, honest advice. My case settled outside of Court, which is a tribute to Kendall. She earned my highest recommendation to anyone who is looking for legal advice in her areas of expertise.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal, partner
  • Kendall Summers Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Willkie Farr and Gallagher
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate International
  • Howrey & Simon
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 1985 - 1988
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  • Harvard University Law School
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1986
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BBA
  • 1982


  • A Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Good Divorce Network
  • Director
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Family Mediators
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law, Maryland Women's Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"During my many years practicing family law, I have developed a deep appreciation for great family lawyers like Kendall Summers. Kendall’s professionalism is exceptional and she has all the qualities of a great family law practitioner and more. Kendall is not only an expert in family law but also keeps herself up to date on other areas of law that are often times needed in family law work. Kendall is trained in multiple forms of dispute resolution -including negotiation, mediation, litigation and collaborative law. She makes sure that her clients are well-informed and that they choose a dispute resolution process that helps them achieve their goals while being cognizant of the impact on their family. Her passion and compassion for her work and the people she works for make her a diligent, highly competent and sensitive advocate. I highly recommend Kendall Summers as a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Kendall Summers. Kendall was opposing counsel on a divorce/custody matter in which I observed Kendall advocate for her client, while at the same time providing the necessary and appropriate counsel in order to have the parties reach a very comprehensive settlement. I am looking forward to hopefully being able to see her as opposing counsel in subsequent cases!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kendall Summers was opposing counsel in a highly contested matter. Kendall is a highly skilled and experienced attorney. She is well prepared, organized and intelligent. She is an effective negotiator and is able to obtain favorable settlements for her clients. She is also a zealous advocate who is equally comfortable litigating cases that cannot settle. These are just a few of the reasons that I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kendall is extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic and works very hard to get the best results for her clients. She has a "no nonsense" approach and clarifies the issues so that all of her energy is spent on achieving the best results possible--all of which inures to the benefit of her clients. Moreover, she is a generous colleague. I recommend Kendall without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred my clients and friends to Kendall. All have been extremely pleased with her responsiveness, talent, compassion, and efficiency. She is the first attorney I turn to on any family law matter, and each time I have sent one of my clients to her, those clients come back to thank me for doing so."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Summers is an excellent attorney and mediator. She will fight for her client, but also assist them in reaching a settlement. As a mediator, she helps parties work past their difference so that the family can succeed in the future."
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Annapolis Divorce and separation Lawyer Kendall Barbara Summers
Kendall Barbara Summers
Divorce and separation Attorney
Annapolis, MD
Licensed for 36 years