Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais

2019 Regular Session

District 15, Montgomery County

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais
Annapolis Address:101 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3052 | 301-858-3052 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3052
Fax: 301-858-3219
Interim Address:101 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 301-858-3052
Fax: 301-858-3219
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2002. Member of the House since 2003.
Current Assignments:2011- Vice Chair, Judiciary Committee
2007- House Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations
2003- House Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2003- Women Legislators of Maryland
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past House Service
2016-2017Chair, Punitive Damages Workgroup
2013-2014Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
2013Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities
2011-2016Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2007-2010Chair, Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
2003-2010Family Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
2003-2006Estates and Trusts Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee
2005Juvenile Services Workgroup of the Judiciary Committee
Public Service
2017-Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment
2016-Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board
2015-2016Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council
2014-2016Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes
2013-2014Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
2013-2014Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland
2011-2012Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Workgroup
2010Maryland Alcohol Safety Action Program Committee
2008-2014Maryland Access to Justice Commission
2007-2008Task Force to Combat Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
2007-2012Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee
2006Legislative Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland
2005-Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2004-2005Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults
2004-Legislative Representative, Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Montgomery County
2003-Member, Montgomery County Delegation (Bi-county Committee, 2007; Chair, 2007; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Matters, 2007-08)
2003-Montgomery County Delegation (Chair, Bi-county Agency committee, 2008-2010; Member, Metro Washington Area Committee, 2015 -)
1998-2009Vice President, Board of Directors, St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel
1998-2006Board of Directors, Montgomery County Bar Foundation (Treasurer, 1998-99)
2005-Maryland Veterans Caucus
2003-Maryland Green Caucus
2003-Board of Trustees, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2003-Citizenship for Law-Related Education Program
1999-2002, 1993-1996Barrister, Montgomery County Chapter, American Inn of Court
1995-2002Executive Committee, Women's Bar Association of Maryland
1997-2000Alan J. Goldstein Chapter, American Inn of Court
1999-Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
1991-1999Board of Directors, Summer Ridge Condominiums
1990-1992Pupil, Montgomery County Chapter, American Inn of Court
Maryland State Bar Association (Family and Juvenile Law Section)
District of Columbia Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1997-98; Co-Chair, Family Law Section, 1997-98; Co-Chair, New Practitioners' Section, 1990-92)
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Executive Committee, 1995-2002; President, Montgomery County Chapter, 1999-2002)
District 15 Democratic Club
Women's Suburban Democratic Club
2017Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, Maryland Legal Services Corporation
2014The Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates
2011Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission
2010Champion for Children, Department of Human Resources and Maryland State Bar Association
2010Beverly A. Groner Family Law Award, Family and Juvenile Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association
2010Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland
2010Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award, The Women's Law Center of Maryland
2010Top Fifty Women Lawyers, D.C. Magazine
2010, 2009, 2008Top Twenty-Five Women Lawyers, Baltimore and Law & Politics Magazines
2009, 2007, 2005Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence
2009Legislative Policy Award, Maryland Chapter, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
2008Legislative Policy Award, Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women
2004, 2000Recognized, One of the Top Fifty Divorce Lawyers in Metropolitan Area, Washingtonian Magazine
2004, 2001Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Services, Catholic Charities Legal Services Network
Biographical Information
Born, La Jolla, California, July 5, 1958
St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, Maryland, 1976
Mount Vernon College, Washington, D.C., B.A., Public Affairs and Government, Communications, cum laude, 1980
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1983
High School Teacher, U.S. History and Government, St. Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg, Maryland, 1986-87
Acting Administrative Assistant, Office of Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, 1987-88
Assistant to Dean, Graduate School, University of Maryland University College, 1988-89
U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1990
Attorney: Quinn, McAuliffe & Dumais, 1989-96
Attorney: Principal, Litigation Practice Group of Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg & Cooper, Bethesda, MD 1996-2011
Senior Counsel, Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger, 2011-present

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