Heather Sunderman

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Potomac, Maryland

McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.
Heather Sunderman
McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 2003

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2019

McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.

7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854 Visit website


Heather Sunderman is an attorney at the law office of McMillan Metro, P.C., located in Potomac, Chevy Chase and Frederick, Maryland, as well as in McLean, Virginia. Ms. Sunderman works out of the Potomac office assisting clients in the surrounding areas with family law issues and estate planning and administration-related matters.

An Allegheny College graduate, Ms. Sunderman earned her bachelor’s degree in 2000 and went on to study law at the American University Washington College of Law. Earning her law degree cum laude in 2003, she passed the bar exam and gained her license to practice in Maryland the same year. She is also admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. 

Ms. Sunderman began her legal career clerking for the United States Coast Guard. Passionate about the law and helping people, she strives to get her clients the most favorable outcome in each case she handles. She is trained in collaborative law practice and mediation, which enables her to efficiently handle family law matters and resolve issues without the need for traditional litigation. 

Rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo, Ms. Sunderman is well renowned within the legal community, and she has received numerous five-star ratings from her satisfied clients. She is also listed in the Best Lawyers publication and peer-reviewed on Martindale-Hubbell with a 4.7/5 rating for her vast knowledge of the law and professionalism. Actively involved in her legal circle, she is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation

Focus areas

Divorce, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 70% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Family Law
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation

First Admitted: 2003, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/our-people/heather-sunderman/

  • Best Lawyers, 2019-2022, Best Lawyer
  • Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2013 - 2017, Peer Review Committee
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2013-2016, 2018 and 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2020-2022, Super Lawyer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Member
  • Virginia State Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Maryland’s SAFE Act Helps Elderly And Disabled Victims Of Financial Crimes, Author
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Rockville, Maryland, Active Member
Educational Background:
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Major: History, Minor: Geology, Major: Alpha Theta Chi Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Society, Active Member

Office location for Heather Sunderman

7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: 301-664-4798


5 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2019

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