Heather Sunderman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Rockville, MD

Kuwamura Law Group, P.A.
 | 11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-453-8136
Fax: 301-589-5412
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Kuwamura Law Group, P.A., Heather Sunderman divides her practice among family law matters, estate planning and administration, and fiduciary litigation. Located in the firm's Rockville office, she provides advice and counsel to clients throughout Montgomery County and other parts of Maryland. In addition to Maryland, Ms. Sunderman is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and she has received a 9.7 peer review rating through Avvo for the quality of her work and high degree of ethics.

Ms. Sunderman's family law experience has largely involved the representation of people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with such issues as property division, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when necessary and appropriate, her training in mediation and collaborative law often allows her to help her clients reach an accord on some of these matters through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods. In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Sunderman also has experience in adoptions and in helping domestic violence victims seek appropriate protective orders from the court. She has also been appointed as guardian ad litem for minor children whose parents are involved in high-conflict custody battles.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Ms. Sunderman attended Allegheny College in her native state, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 2000. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the American University Washington College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2003. Her professional memberships include the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (40%): Will Contests

Family Law (30%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Estate Planning & Probate (30%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

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

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About Heather Sunderman

Admitted: 2003, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.klgestatelaw.com/attorneys

Honors/Awards:

  • Maryland SuperLawyers Rising Stars list for 2013-2016, 2018 and 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 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

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

11140 Rockville Pike
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-453-8136

Fax: 301-589-5412

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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