Anne Marie Jackson
Anne Marie Jackson is a co-founder and principal of Feldman Jackson, representing clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, support, and property division issues. Prior to entering private practice, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Theodore G. Bloom of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Anne Marie chose to concentrate her practice in the area of family law because of the opportunity this practice area affords to make a significant difference in the lives of clients. She derives great satisfaction from helping clients navigate one of the most challenging times of their lives and to emerge with hope for the future.
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Understanding that every family is unique, with different needs, Anne Marie offers clients a variety of approaches to divorce, including Collaborative divorce, negotiation, and litigation. Noting that many family law attorneys excel at reaching settlement or at litigating, but rarely both, she is committed to achieving strength in both litigation and negotiation, so that she can pursue whatever avenue will best meet each client’s goals.
Deeply involved in the legal community and the family law bar, Anne Marie frequently lectures at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for the D.C. Bar and Stafford Publications, and has also lectured for CLE programs through the Montgomery County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
- Collaborative Divorce
- Child custody and support
- Equitable distribution of property
- High net worth divorce
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Family law litigation
- Family law appeals
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (current and past D.C. Chapter president; former member, National Board of Governors; former member, Board of Editors of the Journal of the AAML; current Family Law Institute faculty)
- American Bar Association, Family Law Section (Chair of Ethics Committee and Financial Officer)
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy (faculty of Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute)
- District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section
- Maryland State Bar Association (past fellow, Leadership Academy)
- Montgomery County Bar Association (past co-chair, Family Law Section)
- Women’s Bar Association of Maryland (past member, executive committee; past co-chair, statewide judicial selections committee)
- Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomery County Chapter (past president)
- Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation
- D.C. Association of Collaborative Professionals (founding member and founding board member)
- Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Divorce and Family Law, Bethesda Magazine, November 2019.
- Named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law, Washington, D.C., 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
- Named one of Washington’s Top Lawyers in the area of Divorce and Family Law, Washingtonian, December 2018.
- Named in Super Lawyers (2010-2019)
- Named in Top 50 Women Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2010, 2012-2017)
- Named in Top 100 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2012-2015)
- Named in Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2020
- Named one of Washington’s Top Lawyers in the area of Divorce, Washingtonian, December 2017.
- Named as a Top Divorce Lawyer in Bethesda Magazine, June 2017
- Martindale-Hubbell AV rated
- Received award for Outstanding Service to the WBA
- Received Outstanding Section Chair of the Year Award from Montgomery County Bar Association
- “From Negotiation to Litigation: Professional Custody Evaluations” MSBA Bar Bulletin, September 2003
- “Complex Family Matters,” with Sanford K. Ain, The National Law Journal, January 24, 2000
- “Deviating from Child Support Guidelines,” MSBA Bar Bulletin, September 1998
- “The Coming of Age of Grandparent Visitation Rights,” 43. Am.U.L.Rev. 563 (1994)
- Washington College of Law, American University, J.D. cum laude (1994)
- Emory University, B.A. (1991)
- Maryland (1994)
- Virginia (1995)
- District of Columbia (1997)
- United States Supreme Court (2004)