Ms. Nee Is a graduate of University of Baltimore, with high honors in Jurisprudence, and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctorate with honors, with a concentration in Family Law and Trial Advocacy. She was a staff editor of the Law Forum Journal and participated in the Family Law Clinic program for two years as a student attorney and mediator. She participated in and won the American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition’s at the University of Baltimore two consecutive years, moving on to regional competitions. Ms. Nee also worked as an intern in the Baltimore County Circuit Court for Judge Daniels. She has a small firm in Carroll County, Maryland.
Ms. Nee is active in assisting in the formation of the Therapeutic Family Law, and is a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association Family Law Section, Carroll County Bar Association and Baltimore County Bar Association. She was a co-founder of the Carroll County Collaborative Professional group, which provided advanced education to professionals in collaborative family law. She was a co-founder of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Family Law Association, a group designed to further educate law students in the area of family law. She is a trained, court-approved, mediator and has helped to critique those learning to mediate at the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. Ms. Nee is trained in Collaborative Law, which provides options to clients seeking a different approach to divorce or custody matters than traditional litigation. Ms. Nee also volunteers at the Carroll County Pro Se clinic.
Ms. Nee has an Associate of Science degree in Psychology, focusing on the normal and abnormal development of children and adolescents. She worked and gathered additional training as a child care provider for several years, helping her to provide a unique insight into the needs of children. She has volunteered as a PTA board member, softball coach, 4H leader, 4H fair board member, 4H judge in public speaking, as the Vice President on the Baltimore County Extension Advisory Council, and as the Vice President of the Manchester Area Merchants Association.
American Bar Association Family Law Section member
Maryland State Bar, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution member
Carroll County Bar Association member
Baltimore County Bar Association member
International Association for Collaborative Practitioners
Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) member
Manchester Area Merchants Association (MAMA) member
John A. Distel, Esq.
John is a native of Ulster County, New York and moved to Maryland when the US Army transferred him from Vilseck, Germany to Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland in 2000.
John is a graduate of University of Baltimore, School of Law, and holds a dual Juris Doctorate cum laude and Master’s Degree in Public Administration (JD/MPA) in 2017 with a concentration in Criminal Law Practice. John participated in the Criminal Law Clinic and was a student attorney (Rule 19) with the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.
While in law school, John was a summer law clerk at the Frederick County District Court for the Hon. Oliver J. Cejeka (Ret.) and the Office of the Attorney General, Organized Crime Division.
John was a five and half year US Army Veteran, two and half year member of the Maryland Army National Guard, and was deployed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned an Honorable Discharge from Active Duty Service in 2002 and the National Guard in 2004.
Maryland Bar Association
Maryland Association for Justice
Frederick County Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Kelly Gillett, Esq.
Kelly grew up in Timonium, and currently resides in Baltimore City. While in law school, she demonstrated her commitment to family law, while acting as a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Family Law Clinic and the Mediation Clinic.
Kelly was also staff editor for the Law Forum Journal. During the summer, she interned in the Baltimore City Circuit Court for Judge Karen Friedman and for Lazarus Legal Group in Montgomery County. Prior to law school, Kelly majored in psychology and studied counseling and child development. Her interest in family counseling motivated her to pursue a career in family law.
She earned her J.D. in May 2018 from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and B.A., in 2012 from Towson University. She was admitted to the bar of Maryland in December 2018 and is continuing her commitment to helping families through difficult experiences.
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