Alisa G. Cummins

Alisa G. Cummins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbia, MD

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC
 | 10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 600
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-995-5800
Fax: 410-309-6161
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Alisa G. Cummins is a member of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC, located in Columbia, Maryland. Focusing her practice on family law, she handles such matters as family mediation, adoption, guardianship, separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and collaborative family law. Ms. Cummins represents clients in Howard and Baltimore counties and the surrounding areas. In 1989, Ms. Cummins graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, and three years later was awarded her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and was subsequently admitted to practice in the state of Maryland. She has since been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States. In order to stay abreast of current developments in family law, Ms. Cummins is an active participant in several professional associations. She is a member of the Howard County Bar Association and is former co-chair of that organization's Family Law Section. Ms. Cummins also belongs to the Maryland State, Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Women's bar associations and is a fellow at the Maryland Bar Foundation. In addition, she served on the Statutory Considerations Committee of the Commission on Child Custody Decision Making. Dedicated to public service and her community, she has also done pro bono work with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers' Service and Legal Services to the Elderly, has worked with the Howard County Bar Association Family Law Assistance Program, and serves on the Board of Maryland Search and Rescue, Inc. She also has given a number of lectures and authored several publications on various topics related to her practice area. 

    About Alisa Cummins

    Admitted: 1992, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Legal Elite, Smart CEO, 2010
    • Worldwide Registry Lifetime Member Recognition

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator Trained Collaborative Family Lawyer Certified Best-Interest Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Women's Bar Association; Sobeloff Society
    • Supreme Court of the United States, 2012
    • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
    • American Bar Association, Section on Family and Juvenile Law
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Leadership Howard County Class of 2014
    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1993
    • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee 
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Solo and Small Firm Practice
    • Howard County Inns of Court
    • Member, Statutory Considerations Committee of the Commission on Child Custody Decision-Making 
    • Maryland, 1992
    • Howard County Bar Association, Family Law Committee—Former Co-Chair 
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Council - Section on Family and Juvenile Law
    • Women's Bar Association of Maryland

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, pro bono,1997–present 
    • Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Domestic Facilitator, 2005–present 
    • Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Domestic Mediator, 1997–present
    • Board Member, Maryland Search and Rescue, Inc., 2015
    • Legal Services to the Elderly, 1997–present 
    • Howard County Bar Association Family Law Assistance Program, 2010–present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Maryland State Bar Association, The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XLV, Number 1, "Custody and Visitation Cases; How to Serve the Child's Best Interests," Co-Author with The Honorable Diane O. Leasure and Keith N. Schiszik
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law, "Interesting Places to Subpoena"
    • Faculty, Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration, "Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases in Maryland: the Guidelines of Practice for Court-Appointed Lawyers Representing Children in Cases Involving Child Custody or Child Access"
    • Baltimore City Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, "Basic Divorce Law for the General Practitioner"
    • Family Law University, MICPEL, "Direct and Cross Examination"
    • Institute for Paralegal Education, "Complex Divorce Issues for the Maryland Paralegal"
    • University of Maryland School of Law, Guest Speaker, Children and Divorce, Practical Advice & Tips from Court-Appointed Attorneys

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University
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    Office Location for Alisa G. Cummins

    10211 Wincopin Circle
    Suite 600
    Columbia, MD 21044

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    Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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