Law Office of Heather L. Sunderman
University of Washington
Heather L. Sunderman is a graduate, cum laude, of American University’s Washington College of Law. Before moving to the D.C. metro area, she also attended Duquesne University School of Law for one year as the recipient of a full tuition merit scholarship. She was admitted to practice in Maryland in 2003. Ms. Sunderman regularly participates in Continuing Legal Education programs to keep up with the constant changes in the law, particularly in family law and estate planning. In addition, she has volunteered at the Women's Law Center Family Law Hotline, Montgomery County pro se project and takes pro bono referrals for family law cases through the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Ms. Sunderman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, with a major in History and a minor in Geology. She was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honor society. She also completed 900 hours of community service through the Americorps Bonner Leader program. Her community service program included providing swimming lessons to low-income children, teaching preschool, and assisting in fundraising for the YWCA. Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sunderman was previously an Associate in the firm Lynne K. Zusman and Associates, P.C. in Washington, D.C., where she focused on family law, business law, contract law and employment law. While in law school, Ms. Sunderman worked as a legal intern in the Office of General Law of the United States Coast Guard, where she worked in the areas of employment law and administrative law. Her primary duties included legal research and drafting motions and briefs in employment discrimination matters and federal administrative law. She also participated in the law school's externship program, working at Coast Alliance and Center for Food Safety researching evironmental and administrative law. Ms. Sunderman is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and has been an Associate member of the Montgomery County Inn of Court. She has also served as a section liaison for the Family Law section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County. Ms. Sunderman originally hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and daughter.