My mission is to provide effective legal representation as well as personal service to members of the Frederick and Montgomery County communities.
The guiding principle of my practice of law is respect for the client and their goals. I will counsel and educate each client about their legal rights and options to empower clients in making informed decisions, decisions which impact their lives in significant ways and shape the future of their families.
Our Frederick office is located on West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, call (301) 698-1704 to schedule a consultation. Our Rockville office is located at One Church Street, only one block from the Circuit Courthouse. Call (301) 251-0100 for more information on Fait & DiLima's attorneys and services or visit our firm's web page at www.fdfamilylaw.com
Frederick and Rockville Attorney Laura Duncan, MBA, J.D. was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2014. She is also admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. She earned her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in 2013. Laura attended Hood College where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business in 2007 and 2009, she also holds an AAS degree in Accounting from Frederick Community College.
In her first year of law school, Ms. Duncan worked as a legal intern for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a Student Attorney in the UDC Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and in the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic during law school. In her third year, she traveled with Professor Waysdorf and other law students to work at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi, Mississippi over spring break. There, Laura completed heir title work under the Katrina Housing track for homeowners to receive federal funding for the repair of their homes following Hurricane damage.
She began interning with a criminal defense firm, Poffenbarger and Weddle in Frederick, Maryland in February 2013, and upon admission to the Maryland Bar in 2014, Laura started working as an Appointed Attorney under the District Court of Maryland’s Appointed Attorneys Program providing legal services to low income and indigent clients. She provides low bono and pro bono legal services to criminal defendants under the program.
Laura is a Professor of legal courses at Hood College and Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. She enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate students how to analyze legal issues in the contemporary business environment and incorporates several ethical frameworks into their learning experience.
Laura is Child Counsel and Collaboratively trained and Co-Chair of the ADR & Collaborative Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County and a member of the Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland. She worked on the Take Five Campaign to benefit the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Endowment Fund as a Leadership Development Academy Fellow in 2016-2017. In 2017, she became an Associate Member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Inns of Court. Laura is also proficient in Spanish.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Forensics and Debate - English Departmental Award||Walkersville High School||1999|
|Of Counsel||Fait & DiLima, LLP||2018 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Hood College||2015 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||District Court of Maryland Appointed Attorneys Program||2014 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||ADR & Collaborative Section Co-Chair||2017 - Present|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Fellow||2016 - 2017|
|Bethesda Magazine||Ask the Attorneys||2019|
|University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Hood College||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2009|
|Service-Learning Seminar-Practicum De-Brief||The Katrina housing track at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi, MS.||2013|
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