"I am not just my clients’ lawyer, I am their teammate. My job is to support and advocate for them every step of the way."
— Emily Gelmann
Having grown up in a true “modern family,” Emily Gelmann is intimately acquainted with challenging family dynamics and understands how families, and particularly children, can not only survive a divorce but thrive afterward. Emily’s personal and professional experience enables her to understand clients’ challenges and needs, to help them achieve their goals, and to ensure that they are able to move forward following a divorce. She handles family law matters, including divorce, custody, pre- and post-nuptial agreements for traditional and non-traditional families and represents children in consent adoption cases.
As a trained mediator and certified collaborative divorce practitioner, Emily also enjoys working with clients interested in resolving their issues through alternative dispute resolution without the burden of costly complex divorce litigation. However, when litigation is unavoidable, she is equally adept at handling all aspects of each client’s case.
Emily remains up to date on the latest developments and best practices in family law through her involvement in local and state bar associations, and as a Barrister with the Inns of Court of Montgomery County. She currently serves as co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Family Law Section.
Emily focused on LGBTQ issues as an undergraduate and, while in law school, dedicated her studies to non-traditional families, with a concentration on intended parenthood and complex biological situations. Now she represents sperm donors for known donor agreements. She remains current on the ongoing development of familial structures, and has authored several articles on these topics
- Email and the Inadvertent Waiver of Attorney Client Privilege, The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume M, Number 2, March/April 2018
- Drink A Pint Smoke A Joint, The importance of Distinguishing Between Substance Use and Substance Abuse In Custody Cases, The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume L, Number 6, November/December 2017
HONORS & AWARDS
- Maryland Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Star (2017-2018)
- Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Leader (2015)