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Kathleen McClernan

Kathleen McClernan

Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Maryland
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Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock Trial Competition. Her dedication to the legal field in both work and philanthropy is only matched by the dedication she gives to her clients. Ms. McClernan’s legal career began with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD), assuming increasingly more significant positions from June 2006 through June 2013. In December 2007, she began practicing as an attorney in St. Mary’s County, providing representation for clients in criminal cases. She was then promoted to the Hagerstown office of the OPD. She has had numerous trials and jury trials in cases ranging from simple possession to 1st degree Murder. From June 2013 until October 2015, Ms. McClernan worked as an associate attorney in a private practice firm in a range of fields including but not limited to landlord tenant and family law. In 2016, Ms. McClernan opened her own firm that then expanded into a partnership in 2018.

University of Baltimore
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity (member 2004-2005, President 2005-2006, Marshall 2006-2007)
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Professional Experience
Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC
- Current
The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC
Merged into Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC
Associate Attorney
The Law Office of D. Anne Emery & Associates, LLC
Assistant Public Defender
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Empowering Women Award
Daily Record
The Daily Record’s new Empowering Women awards recognizes companies and organizations that have shown a strong commitment to supporting and elevating women in Maryland. Empowering Women will honor companies that can demonstrate a commitment to some or all of the following: Have a track record of recruiting, hiring and promoting women in their organization. Offer a mentoring program for women. Work toward systemic change in society to combat inequality.
Leadership in the Law
Daily Record
Leadership in the Law - Generation JD
Daily Record
Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity
- Current
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St. Mary's County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Treasurer 2009-2011
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Maryland State Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
  • English
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Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC
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Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC
22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Telephone: (240) 309-4179