Dorothy R. Fait

Dorothy R. Fait

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rockville, MD

Fait & DiLima, LLP
 | One Church Street, Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-251-0100
Fax: 301-424-7865
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Dorothy R. Fait is a founding partner of Fait, Wise & DiLima, LLP. Dorothy is a member of the Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Maryland State Bar Associations, as well as the American Bar Association. She is AV-rated, and listed as a preeminent attorney in family law by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a Bencher and former President of the Montgomery Inn of Court. She is a member of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and was awarded the Woman of Valor award by the Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse in 2003. She is Treasurer of the Montgomery County Family Justice Foundation. Dorothy was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2004, 2007 , and 2011 by the Daily Record and inducted into the Daily Record's CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE in 2011 .In 2013 Dorothy received the prestigious LEADERSHIP IN LAW award from the Daily Record.Dorothy's reported cases include Sininger v. Sininger, 300 Md. 604, 479 A.2d 1354 (1984), a landmark case on the rights of adult disabled children; Dorsey v. Dorsey, 302 Md. 312, 487 A.2d 1181 (1985), concerning the law of gift between spouses; Wilson v. Wilson, 87 Md. App. 547, 590 A.2d 579 (1991), regarding the impact of out of state decrees on a pending domestic Maryland case; Weathersby v. Kentucky Fried Chicken Natl Management Co., 86 Md. App. 533, 587 A.2d 569 (1991) concerning standards for employment discrimination claims; Caldwell v. Caldwell, 103 Md. App. 452, 653 A.2d 994 (1995), concerning factors to consider in indefinite alimony; Geramifar v. Geramifar, 113 Md. App. 495, 688 A.2d 475 (1997), concerning equitable adoption; Crabill v. Crabill, 119 Md. App. 249, 704 A.2d 532 (1998), regarding whether the Court will consider part time employment in addition to retirement income in an alimony determination; Sczudlo v. Berry, 129 Md. App. 529, 743 A.2d 268 (1999), regarding imputation of income to people who fall outside of the Child Support Guidelines Income limits; Collins v. Collins, 144 Md. App. 395, 798 A.2d 1155 (2002), regarding military pensions and their divisibility in a divorce action; Richards v. Richards, 166 Md. App. 263, 888 A.2d 364 (2005), regarding monetary awards and equitable distribution; Mills v. Mills, 178 Md. App. 728, 943 A.2d 677 (2008), regarding the revisory power of the Courts pertaining to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and Boemio v. Boemio, 994 A.2d 911(2010) regarding the use of alimony guidelines.

About Dorothy Fait

Admitted: 1973, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • In 2011 Dorothy was inducted into Maryland's Top 100 Women's Circle of Excellence., Circle of Excellence, The Daily Record, 2011
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2007
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2004
  • Woman of Valor Award, Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dorothy is a Past Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association., 2012
  • Dorothy is a Past President and current program co-chair of the Montgomery County Inn of Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dorothy is Treasurer of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland JD, 1973
  • George Washington University
Office Location for Dorothy R. Fait

One Church Street
Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20850

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Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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