"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."
25 West Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
Emily B. 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 and pre- and post-nuptial agreements for traditional and non-traditional families.
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 an Associate of the Inns of Court of Montgomery County. She currently serves as co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Community Outreach Section, organizing attorney volunteer events for Special Olympics Maryland and Shepherd’s Table.
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. She remains current on the ongoing development of familial structures, and has authored several articles on these topics.
Emily grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. Outside of the office, Emily volunteers as an adoption coordinator with K-9 Lifesavers, a local dog rescue. She also frequently participates in local mud runs and obstacle course races such as Warrior Dash and the Ridiculous Obstacle Course Race.
University of Michigan (B.A., cum laude, 2008)
University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
District of Columbia
Maryland State Bar Association (2011-present)
Bar Association of Montgomery County (2011-present)
Women’s Bar Association (2011-present)
Women's Bar Association, Montgomery County Chapter
Montgomery County Inn of Court
Maryland Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Star (2017)
Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Leader (2015)
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