Michelle Locey chose to become a family law specialist while working in major corporate law firm after law school. Since joining Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik in 2006, she has been able to apply her broader knowledge to traditional family law issues. A skilled researcher and writer, Ms. Locey taught legal research and writing and introduction to advocacy at The George Washington University Law School from 2007 to 2009.
While in law school, Ms. Locey participated in the Family and Civil Litigation clinic, representing low-income clients in divorce and child custody matters, and volunteered in the Family Court Self-Help Center at the D.C. Superior Court. Also while in law school. Ms. Locey honed her legal research and writing skills as an intern in the chambers of the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Locey handles divorce, spousal support, property division, including retirement and pension matters, child custody, child support, adoptions and other matters related to family law in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Locey is trained in Collaborative Law and a member of both the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Locey is the mother of three small children and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors of Dulin Cooperative Preschool in Falls Church, Virginia.