Kristina Badalian

Kristina Badalian

Partner

Practices: Maryland

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Kristina Badalian joined the firm as an Associate in September 2006 and was promoted to Partner in 2015. Ms. Badalian is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. Born in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Badalian received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 2001. She later obtained her Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2005.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Badalian was a law clerk with the Montgomery County District Court. Ms. Badalian is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and the Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Badalian has served as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, and was honored as the Co-Chair of the Year in 2013. She has also served as Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County and since 2014 has served as an at-large member of the Women’s Bar Association Executive Committee. Ms. Badalian has also served on the Maryland State Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association’s Judicial Selections Committee’s. From 2018 – 2019 she will chair the Judicial Selection Committee for the Montgomery County Bar Association. Ms. Badalian speaks Armenian fluently.

Education

  • American University's Washington College of Law - 2005
  • University of California, San Diego - 2001

Professional Activities

  • 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 At Large Member
  • Certified as Best Interest Attorney for Minors
  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association Judicial Selections Committee
  • At Large Member of the Maryland State Judicial Selections Committee
  • Chair of the Montgomery County Judicial Selections Committee

Awards & Honors

  • Best Law Firms in Maryland in U.S News &World Report - 2016, 2017
  • Named a Rising Star by Maryland & Washington, D.C. SuperLawyers - 2012-2017
  • Co-Chair of the Year by Montgomery County Bar Association for Her Leadership of the Family Law Section - 2013