Dorothy is a member of the Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Maryland State Bar Associations and has served on and chaired a number of committees for each. She is a Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Associations of Maryland and Montgomery County.
During her career, Dorothy has served as President of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and was a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Family Law. She is a Bencher and Past President of the Montgomery County Inns of Court where she currently serves as the Program Co-Chair. Dorothy was a Commissioner on the Maryland State Ethics Commission, from 2000 to 2005, and served as its Chair. She was also Chair of the Montgomery County Spouse Abuse Task Force for years prior to the establishment of the Family Justice Center, and is currently the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation. She is also a member of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
Dorothy’s commitment to her community garnered her the Woman of Valor Award from the Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse in 2003, and she was named as one of Maryland’s 100 Top Women by The Daily Record in 2004 and again in 2007, and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence by the Daily Record in 2011. Dorothy has been named one of the area’s Super Lawyers in Maryland and D.C. from 2006 through 2016. She was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Law Award from the Daily Record in 2013. In 2015, she received the Founder’s Award from the Family Justice Center of Montgomery County and was named a Top Lawyer in Family Law by Washingtonian Magazine.
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