Kathleen McClernan

Kathleen McClernan

The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC
  • Family Law, Juvenile Law, Criminal Law...
  • 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 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 Center for Children and Community Mediation of St. Mary's County. She can also be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock Trial Competition. Ms. McClernan just completed a two year term as President of the St. Mary's County Bar Association. The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC is focused on providing exemplary legal representation at a reasonable cost to clients. Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. 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. Ms. McClernan was responsible for four to five District Court dockets weekly for more than 100 cases a month. She was then promoted to the Hagerstown office of the OPD. She completed over 100 cases and carried a caseload of approximately 40 Circuit Court felony cases. Ms. McClernan handled five jury trials, two court trials, and four suppression hearings in under two years. These cases ranged from simple possession to 1st degree Murder. You can read about some of Ms. McClernan’s trials in the news section. 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, family law, secur

Education
University of Baltimore
J.D.
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Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity (member 2004-2005, President 2005-2006, Marshall 2006-2007)
Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Law Office of D. Anne Emery & Associates, LLC
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Assistant Public Defender
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
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Awards
Leadership in the Law - Generation JD
Daily Record
Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity
Alumni
- Current
St. Mary's County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Treasurer 2009-2011
Maryland State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Adjusted by case
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Divorce
Languages
  • English
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Website
The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Kathleen McClernan, LLC
41620 Courthouse Drive, Suite 8
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
USA
Telephone: (240) 317-7020