Alisa G. Cummins is the principal at the Law Offices of Alisa G. Cummins, PC. She is admitted to practice in Maryland in the circuit and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland. Ms. Cummins received her B.A., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1992. Her areas of practice include:
-Collaborative family law
-Property settlement agreements
-Grandparent custody and visitation
-Court-appointed representation of children
-Other third-party custody and visitation
-1993, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
-2012, Supreme Court of the United States
-Super Lawyer, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
-Legal Elite, Smart CEO, 2010
-Howard County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeCo-Chair
-Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
-Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
-Maryland State Bar Association, Council - Section on Family and Juvenile Law
-Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Solo and Small Firm Practice
-International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
-American Bar Association, Section on Family and Juvenile Law
-Women's Bar Association of Maryland
-Howard County Inns of Court
-Phi Alpha Delta
-Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
-Member, Statutory Considerations Committee of the Commission on Child Custody Decision-Making
-Leadership Howard County Class of 2014
Teaching, Lecturing, and Publications:
Ms. Cummins has had the privilege of teaching and lecturing in a variety of contexts both in the areas of continuing legal education and law school course work. Ms. Cummins' speaking engagements include:
-Maryland State Bar Association, The Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XLV, Number 1, "Custody and Visitation Cases; How to Serve the Child's Best Interests," Co-Author with The Honorable Diane O. Leasure and Keith N. Schiszik
-Maryland State Bar Association, Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law, "Interesting Places to Subpoena"
-Faculty, Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration, "Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases in Maryland: the Guidelines of Practice for Court-Appointed Lawyers Representing Children in Cases Involving Child Custody or Child Access"
-Baltimore City Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, "Basic Divorce Law for the General Practitioner"
-Family Law University, MICPEL, "Direct and Cross Examination"
-Institute for Paralegal Education, "Complex Divorce Issues for the Maryland Paralegal"
-University of Maryland School of Law, Guest Speaker, Children and Divorce, Practical Advice & Tips from Court-Appointed Attorneys
-Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, pro bono,1997present
-Legal Services to the Elderly, 1997present
-Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Domestic Mediator, 1997present
-Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Domestic Facilitator, 2005present
-Howard County Bar Association Family Law Clinic, 2010present