John S. Dame is an attorney at the law firm, Feldman Jackson, P.C. His practice covers all aspects of family law, including divorce, property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support. John is trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). John believes that Collaborative practice permits parties experiencing challenging circumstances to navigate disputes in a more organized and cooperative manner than litigation allows, and he strongly encourages individuals to pursue Collaborative because of his belief in the process.
John practices family law in both the District of Columbia and Maryland. He chose to practice family law because of his interest in working with individuals confronting difficult times in their lives. He believes in managing cases with integrity and attentiveness, while listening and speaking to his clients with compassion for their individual situations.
Prior to entering private practice, John served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Cynthia Callahan of the Sixth Circuit of Maryland. Judge Callahan is the author of Fader’s Maryland Family Law. She is also the former Judge in Charge of the Family Division at Montgomery County Circuit Court. During law school, John acted as a Summer Counsel at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau at Harvard University, representing clients in family law cases.
In part due to his work for Judge Callahan, John follows the legislative and appellate developments in family law very closely. This allows him to bring a vast amount of knowledge in family law to his cases.
Additionally, John's interest in sports is wide ranging. He interned for the Indianapolis Colts in Football Operations. He also played a key role with Tufts University’s football program while working toward his undergraduate degree.