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Kendall Summers Law

May 10, 2016 10:55AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds

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Kendall Summers is a familiar face in Anne Arundel County. Over the past twenty years, she has called many neighborhoods in Annapolis home, from Bay Ridge to Downtown Annapolis to Eastport, and West Annapolis. She has been active in all their communities. She raised her children here, where they attended Key School and Severn School. Kendall Summers understands family life in Annapolis area.

When we asked her why she has made families the focus of her practice, she answered: “I do family law because I like to help people. Divorce is a very personal, frightening and difficult process, a bit like having a leg amputated. It causes great pain and forces individuals and families to redefine who they are while participating in an intense legal process. It is also a situation calling for excellence in legal knowledge. Folks are very vulnerable in this period of their lives. They need someone they can trust. I do my best to earn my client’s’ trust and to provide each one with exceptional legal guidance, while also helping them make good decisions for their lives and relationships.”

Kendall Summers is an experienced family law attorney with over 25 years in legal practice. Attorney Summers began her legal career in our nation’s larger firms, before opening her own law practice in divorce and family law in Annapolis, MD.

“My main focus,” Kendall says, “is guiding my clients through all the options, giving them knowledgeable legal advice and helping them to define their goals, to develop a plan, and to consider all the options for dispute resolution. Depending on the situation, these options may include working with an outline and negotiating issues with their partners, working through a mediator to help bring resolution and guide discussion and/or participating in collaborative processes of negotiation and settlement. Court litigation is the most expensive option generally and involves the highest level of conflict. We have wonderful judges in Anne Arundel County who try to make wise Solomon-like decisions that bring good results, but they often have limited options, which is why settlement discussions, where possible, may provide greater flexibility and more possibilities, and thus should be considered.”

  • Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation Training
  • Washington College of Law, The American University
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BBA)
  • Member in Good Standing: Maryland Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association.
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Maryland (MD Association for Justice) Co-Chair, Family Law 2016-2017
  • The Good Divorce Network, Director
  • Collaborative Law Professional
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Family Law

Kendall Summers also serves as a rostered leader in her church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and holds a Master’s of Divinity, and Master of Sacred Theology. Locally, she attends St. Martin’s Lutheran Church on Forest Drive and Spa Road, Annapolis.

A Family Law Practice

Divorce/Custody/Support
Separation/Property
Military Divorce

Marital Settlement Agreements
Collaborative and Negotiated Settlement
Mediation Services
Trial Litigation

Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts
Guardianship
Pet Trusts

Kendall Summers Law
7 Willow Street, Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-224-4677
www.KendallSummerslaw.com
Kendall@KendallSummersLaw.com

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Divorce Well...The Good Divorce Network www.GoodDivorceNetwork.com

Kendall B. Summers, Esq., Kate Cullen, Family/Divorce Mediator, Andrew R. Lombardo, CPA, CVA, Martin Kranitz, Family/Divorce Mediator, Nancy Weller, Esq.

 

DIVORCING WELL…MEDIATION
How Do We Help Clients to Have as Good a Divorce Process as Possible?
The possibilities for Mediation and Settlement are Important Options to Explore. Ultimately the resolution of outstanding issues pertaining to children, property and support can often be resolved through the use of neutral mediators who can facilitate a dialogue between the parties and their counsel to help bring about agreement.

DIVORCE MEDIATORS/MEDIATION SERVICES


Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C
(See profile under Therapists/Counselors)

Kate Cullen, Family/Divorce Mediator
Annapolis, MD
(301) 606-4578
www.KateCullenMediation.com

Martin Kranitz, Family/Divorce Mediator
Providing Quality Mediation Services for 35 years!
Annapolis, MD
(410) 280-8888
www.martinkranitz.com

Attorney Mediators

Tasnima Apol, Esq., Kimberly Arn, Esq.
Nancy Karkowsky, Esq., Mark Herbst, Esq.
Evan Koslow, Esq., Michael Malone, Esq.
Danielle M. Mikoy, Esq., MBA
Kendall B. Summers, Esq., Nancy Weller, Esq.
(See profile under Divorce Attorneys)

DIVORCING WELL...LEGAL COUNSEL
Knowledge is important for making good decisions through the processes of divorce, which is why it is generally recommended that one consult with legal counsel, if possible, before and as needed in the divorce process.

Cynthia H. Clark, Esq., Kimberly Arn, Esq., Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C, Parent Coordinator, Mark Herbst, Esq., Erica Redmond, Esq., Danielle M. Mikoy, Esq., MBA

 

DIVORCE/FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS


Tasnima Apol, Esq.
Family Law Attorney and Collaborative Professional Wills/Trusts and Guardianships
“Resolving Life’s Legal Issues”

Apol Law, LLC
Gambrills, MD 21054
(443) 333-9230
www.apollaw.com
tapol@apollaw.com

Kimberly Arn, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Mediator/Collaborative Professional Trial Litigation

ARN Family Law, LLC
1125 West Street, Ste. 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
(240) 345-2015
www.ArnFamilyLaw.com
KTA@ArnFamilyLaw.com

Judith Billage, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Divorce/Custody/Agreements/Wills, Trusts and Estate planning/ Trial Litigation/Adoption: private, agency, ART
1831 Forest Drive, Suite F
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-8411
www.BillageLaw.com
JB@BillageLaw.com

Carole D. Brown, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Divorce/Custody/Settlement/Trial Litigation/Former Prosecuting Attorney

Law Office of Carole D. Brown, LLC
107 Ridgely Ave, Suite 9
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 905-1166
www.carolebrownlaw.com

Cynthia H. Clark, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Divorce/Custody/Settlement/Trial Litigation

Peters and Clark, PA
1410 Forest Drive, #27
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 921-2422
www.PetersDivorceLaw.com

David Diggs, Esq.
Family Law Attorney and Trial Litigation

Kahn Smith and Collins, PA
8684 Veterans Highway, Suite 204
Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 224-1189
www.KahnSmith.com
Diggs@KahnSmith.com

Mark C. Herbst, Esq.
Family Law Attorney, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Professional, Litigation

P.O. Box 10
Harwood, MD 20776
(410) 269-8484
mch@mch.legal

Nancy Karkowsky - Divorce Mediation
Family Law Attorney/Mediator

Silver Spring, MD
(301) 452-9322
www.Mediate.com
nkarkowsky@gmail.com

Evan Koslow, Esq.
Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Koslow Law Firm, LLC
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 482-5141
www.KoslowLawFirm.com
EvanKoslow@KoslowLawFirm.com

Joseph Laumann, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Trial Litigation

Law Office of Joseph Laumann
1160 Spa Road, Suite 3C
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 216-9822
www.AnnapolisLawyer.net
laumannlaw@msn.com

Michael Malone, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Mediator/Collaborative Professional Maryland Delegate District 33

Law Office of Michael Malone
Gambrills, MD 21054
(301) 261-0005
www.MaloneEsq.com
Michael@MaloneEsq.com

Dawn Merino, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Trial Litigation/Divorce/Custody/Domestic Violence/Protective Orders/Marital Settlement Agreements

Law Offices of Michael Gilligan and Dawn Merino
105 Padfield Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 768-6733
www.gilliganlaw.com
dmerino@gilliganlaw.com

Danielle M. Mikoy, Esq., MBA
Family Law Attorney/Mediator/Divorce/Custody/Child Support/Marital Settlement Agreements/Wills/Estate Planning/Civil Litigation

Mikoy Garman, LLC
8777-B Piney Orchard Parkway, #220
Odenton, MD 21113
(443) 396-3116
www.MikoyGarman.com
info@MikoyGarman.com

Timothy J. Mummert, Esq.
Attorney/Mediator/Collaborative Professional Wills/ Trusts/Estates

Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 766-1100
www.MummertLaw.com

Erica Redmond, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Divorce/Custody/Child Support/Alimony/Marital Settlement Agreements

Frame & Frame, LLC
8562 Fort Smallwood Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
(410) 643-2202
www.frameandframelaw.com
ericaredmond@frameandframelaw.com

Kendall B. Summers, Esq.
Family Law Attorney/Mediator/Collaborative Professional/Divorce/Custody/Litigation Marital Settlement Agreements/Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning

Law Office of Kendall Summers
7 Willow Street, Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 224-4677
www.KendallSummersLaw.com
Kendall@KendallSummersLaw.com

Nancy Weller, Esq.
Collaborative Family Lawyer/Mediator, and Legal Coach President, Anne Arundel Collaborative Professionals Treasurer, Howard County Collaborative Professionals AA Cty Delegate to MD Collaborative Practice Council

Nancy Weller, LLC
22 ½ West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-3660
www.thecivilizeddivorce.com

Michael Malone, Esq., Carole D. Brown, Esq., Dawn Merino, Esq., Tasnima Apol, Esq., Evan Koslow, Esq., David Diggs, Esq., Dr. Rebecca McKee, PhD, LCPC-S, Judith Billage, Esq., Joseph Laumann, Esq.

 

DIVORCING WELL...EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND THERAPY
Family transitions such as divorce can be a traumatizing experience, when having therapy and support can be extremely helpful.

DIVORCE THERAPISTS

Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C
Family/Individual Therapist/Collaborative Coach/Child Specialist/Child Access Media/Parent Coordination College Parkway Office Center

530 College Parkway, Suite N
Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 349-1170
patticummings@outlook.com

Dr. Donald W. Hudson, PhD.
Licensed Psychologist
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 381-2244

Dr. Rebecca McKee, PhD, LCPC-S
Anne Arundel Counseling
Clinical/Forensic Psychotherapist

Annapolis – Glen Burnie – Edgewater – Kent Island – Centreville – Bowie
(410) 768-5988
www.annearundelcounseling.com
Individual, family and group counseling to children, adolescents and adults.

COUNSELING AND PARENT COORDINATION(CHILD CUSTODY)

Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C
(See profile under Divorce Therapists)

DIVORCE WELL...HEALTH 
Divorce is a high stress and difficult process. Using resources that can help evaluate your health and to develop steps to maintain your health during this process can be helpful.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Dr. Alan Weiss, MD

Annapolis Integrative Medicine
1819 Bay Ridge Avenue, Suite 180
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410 266-3613
www.AnnapolisIntegrativeMedicine.com

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLINICIAN

Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C
(See profile under Divorce Therapists)

DIVORCE WELL…FINANCIAL
Professional assistance with divorce financial accounting and analysis, as well, when appropriate, expert trial testimony, can be a very helpful resource in difficult family transitions such as divorce.

DIVORCE FINANCIAL

Andrew R. Lombardo, CPA, CVA
Public Accounting/Divorce Financial Consulting/Divorce Analysis and Accounting/Tax structuring for Divorce/Litigation Support/Expert Testimony/Business Valuation

Lombardo, Wagner and Ayers & Co., LLC
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-4201
www.lwacpafirm.com
alombardo@lwacpafirm.com

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