Mary Ellen Flynn
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
I am an experienced collaborative law facilitator, mediator, and attorney who handles a wide-variety of legal matters in Maryland, including but not limited to, family law, personal injury, wills and estates, and business partner and other contractual disputes, which range from the most amicable parting-of-ways to the most highly contested of situations. I have found in my 20+ years of practice that approaching each situation as an opportunity to resolve all outstanding matters to my client's satisfaction and in a way that lays the groundwork for that client to move forward and pursue happiness and success in future personal and professional endeavors is a worthy and attainable goal. The Collaborative Law Process is an excellent way to sideline traditionally-contentious court litigation and allow the parties and their facilitators to be actively-contributing participants in resolving disputes successfully.
Professional ActivitiesMember: ~Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD (1988-present; President 2007-2008) ~Maryland State Bar Association (1988-present; Board of Governors 2003-2005 & 2009-present) ~American Bar Association (2008-present) ~Montgomery County Chapter of Women's Bar Association of Maryland (1988-present; President 1995-1996) ~State Women's Bar Association of Maryland (1988-present) ~Montgomery County Maryland Inns of Court Masters of the Bench (2009-present) ~Court of Appeals of Maryland, 7th Appellate Circuit, Character Committee (2009-2014) ~The Committee to Retain Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, Maryland P.A.C. (2002-2007) ~National Lawyers Guild, District of Columbia (1988-1992) ~Active Supporter: ~Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (President 2008-2009) ~Montgomery County Women's Bar Foundation (Board of Directors 2002-present) ~Trustee/Advisor: ~Trustee, Bar Association Insurance Trust (2009-present) ~Advisor, Washington College of Law Dean's Advisory Council (2008-present) ~Legal Advisory Committee Member, National Society of Multiple Sclerosis (2000-present) ~Advisory Board Member, Advocacy Board for Children of Divorce (1998-2000) ~
State University of New York at Binghamton, Bachelors of Science, with honors, 1985
Majors: Political Science and Law & Philosophy
Washington College of Law at American University, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1988
Ongoing participation (as student and instructor) in professional continuing education in all aspects of the legal field, including litigation, negotiation, collaborative law, and mediation through classes, seminars, and other programs offered by professional organizations, associations, and educational training programs, 1988-present