Jillian S. Morris is Principal at Markham Law Firm in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Morris has exclusively practiced family law in private practice since 2011 and with Markham Law Firm since 2016. Ms. Morris represents clients in Washington, D.C. and throughout Maryland, focusing her practice on all aspects of divorce, including child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. Ms. Morris also has extensive experience in domestic violence matters in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Ms. Morris has a particular expertise in high-conflict custody matters including cases in litigation involving mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and domestic violence. Ms. Morris is trained as a mediator and in Collaborative Law. She currently serves as a facilitator at the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. She is also eligible to serve as a Child Privilege Attorney and Best Interest Attorney in Montgomery County and Guardian Ad Litem in the District of Columbia, and she has been appointed to do so on several occasions. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Morris gained invaluable experience when she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Fern Flanagan Saddler at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for two years while Judge Saddler sat on the domestic relations and domestic violence dockets.
Honors / Awards:
Ms. Morris is listed in Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers for 2021 and 2022 in “Ones to Watch”. Ms. Morris has repeatedly been selected for inclusion as a "Rising Star" by Maryland SuperLawyers Magazine and DC SuperLawyers Magazine.
Memberships / Professional Associations:
Ms. Morris is an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section; the Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomery County Chapter; and the District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section. She currently serves as the Social Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association and contributed to Markham Law Firm earning the 2019 Bar Association of Montgomery County President’s Award. Ms. Morris is currently a member of the Montgomery County Inns of Court.
Ms. Morris received her JD from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2008. Ms. Morris graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 2002 with a BA in Political Science.