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Shelly D. McKeon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Gaithersburg, MD

The McKeon Law Firm
Firstfield Place, 17 B Firstfield Rd, Suite 101
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-417-9222
Fax: 301-977-2598
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

As the founding attorney of The McKeon Law Firm, Shelly D. McKeon serves clients in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland, Montgomery County and in neighboring Frederick County, Howard County, and Prince George's County. She focuses her law practice in the area of family law, with a particular interest in cases involving divorce, including such issues as asset valuation, legal separation, child custody, fathers' rights, and child support. She also handles cases involving domestic violence and prenuptial agreements, and handles appellate cases.

Prior to founding The McKeon Law Firm, Ms. McKeon spent a number of years practicing law as an associate attorney with two other law firms, always maintaining a focus on family law matters. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Connecticut and New York. 

Ms. McKeon earned her law degree at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., in 1994. She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Washington, located in Seattle.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. McKeon is also a member of a number of professional organizations. She has served on both the executive committee and the judicial selections committee for the Montgomery County Bar Association and as the chairperson for the family law section of the Women's Commission of Montgomery County. Ms. McKeon has served on the Judicial Selections Committee for the Maryland State Women's Bar Association since 2011 and has served as a panel member and as panel chair on the Peer Review Committee for the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission since 2002. Ms. McKeon is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Frederick County, Maryland, Bar Association.

In her more than two decades of practice, Ms. McKeon has received a number of honors and awards. She has been named to lists of top family law attorneys in numerous publications and received the rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, the peer-review service's highest rating.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2021 - 2022

About Shelly D. McKeon

First Admitted: 1994, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.mckeonlawfirm.com/Attorneys/Shelly-D-Mckeon.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Women's Commission, 2005 - 2009

Educational Background

  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, B.A. in Political Science, 1986
  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, Juris Doctor., 1994

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Maryland, 1994
  • Bar Leader, Member, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Maryland State Women's Bar Association, Judicial Selections Committee, 2011 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1994
  • Member, Judicial Selections Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2005 - 2009
  • Member, Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2002 - Present
  • Chair, Women's Commission of Montgomery County, Family Law Section, 2005 - 2007
  • New York, 1996
  • Appointed Member, Nominations and Elections Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1994
  • Member, Executive Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Associate, American Inns of Court, 1995 - 1996 and 1997 - 1998
  • Co-Chair, Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Program, 2002 - 2003
  • Connecticut, 1995
  • Member, Frederick County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1996
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2004 - 2005
  • Barrister, Member, Executive Committee, American Inns of Court, Montgomery County, 2001 - 2007
  • Co-Chair, Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003 - 2004

Honors/Awards

  • Selected to the 2022 Washington DC Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Washington DC receive this distinction. , Washington DC Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected to the 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Maryland receive this distinction. , Maryland Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated, Shelly D. McKeon, 2007 - 2022, AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, AV Rated, 2008 - 2022, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Selected to the 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Maryland receive this distinction. , Maryland Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Selected to the 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Washington DC receive this distinction. , Washington DC Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2010, Maryland Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, Washington DC Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • Washingtonian Magazine, "Best of Washington" Issue, Named One of Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area's Top Divorce and Family Law Attorneys, December 2004, One of Washington DC Metropolitan Area's Top Divorce and Family Law Attorneys, Washingtonian Magazine, 2004
  • Bethesda Magazine, "Top Divorce Lawyers", May/June, 2010, Top Divorce Lawyers, Bethesda Magazine, 2010
  • Named One of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area's Top 88 Divorce Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, Named one of the Top 88 Divorce Lawyers in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, Washingtonian Magazine, 2009
  • Named One of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area's Top 52 Divorce Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, One of Washington DC Metropolitan Area's Top 52 Divorce Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2005
  • Small Firm Business, Small Firm Business Magazine, 2004
  • Outstanding Section Chair of the Year Award, Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2004
  • Trial Advocacy Honor, George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1994
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Office Location for Shelly D. McKeon

Firstfield Place
17 B Firstfield Rd, Suite 101
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Phone: 301-417-9222

Fax: 301-977-2598

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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