Heather R. Sweren
Heather R. Sweren joined the firm as an Associate in 2006 and was promoted to Partner in 2015. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland. Ms. Sweren received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2001 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2005.
Ms. Sweren is actively involved in several Maryland Bar Association committees and organizations, and previously served as a co-chair to the Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section for 2 years. She is the liaison to the Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section for the Women’s Commission of Montgomery County. In this role she helps coordinate the Commission’s efforts to educate women on the divorce and family law process. Ms. Sweren is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Judicial Selections Committee, the Montgomery County Inns of Court, Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association, and the Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.
Ms. Sweren assists annually in the preparation of The Family Law Update, which summarizes new legislation and reported case law in the previous 18 months. She presents these materials for both the Maryland State Bar Association and Montgomery County Bar Association each year.
Prior to her employment with the firm, Ms. Sweren interned with the Honorable Gary Everngam in the District Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Honorable John W. Debelius, III, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. She then clerked with the Honorable William J. Rowan, III, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
- Juris Doctorate, University of Baltimore - 2005
- Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, College Park - 2001
- Former Montgomery County Inns of Court
- Member of the Maryland Bar and Montgomery County Bar Association
- Former Co-Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section
- Active Member of the Family Law Section of the Maryland Bar Association
- Women's Bar Association
- Montgomery County Women's Commission Liaison to Montgomery County Bar
- Member of the Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
- Certified as Best Interest Attorney for Minors
- Certified Mediator
- Her Legal Global Blog - Success in Law - 2020
- The Daily Record - Maryland Family Law - 2020
- Developments in Maryland Family Law - 2016
- Developments in Maryland Family Law - 2015
Awards & Honors
- Maryland Super Lawyers 2021
- Named a "Rising Star" by Maryland & Washington D.C. SuperLawyers
- Seminar on Separation and Divorce for Montgomery County Commission for Women - November 4, 2020
- Family Law Update for the Maryland State Bar Association - August 26, 2020
- Family Law Update for the Montgomery County Bar Association - June 24, 2020
- Seminar on Separation and Divorce for Montgomery County Commission for Women - May 5, 2020