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Theresa M. Mihalik

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC
1350 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-331-7522
Fax: 202-331-0388


  • Domestic Relations Law.


  • Pennsylvania, 1987;
  • District of Columbia, 1988;
  • Virginia, 1989


  • Georgetown University Law Center (Certificate in Employee Benefits Law), 2006;
  • Catholic University of America (J.D.), 1987;
  • University of Scranton (B.A.), magna cum laude, 1984


Theresa M. Mihalik is one of the leading practitioners in the area’s domestic relations field. She has been recognized by the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, D.C.’s top lawyers. She is a principal in the firm and currently serves as its manager. In addition to her work in handling divorces, she has extensive experience in drafting prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, which is a large part of her practice. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Catholic University of America’s School of Law, teaching Family Law.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rufus G. King, III, at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, from 1987 to 1989. During her tenure as Law Clerk, Judge King served as the Calendar One Judge for Domestic Relations cases. In 1995, she was elected to the D.C. Bar Association\'s Family Law Steering Committee. She served as the Program Chair and Treasurer for the Steering Committee from 1995-1996. From 1996-1998, she served as Co-Chair for the Steering Committee at-large. During her tenure, the D.C. Bar Family Law Section was awarded the Frederick B. Abramson Award for its partnership in the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic. In addition to her Section leadership, she has served as a faculty member for the D.C. Bar PSAC Uncontested Divorce Pro Se Clinic, and currently serves as a mentor for the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic. She is also a referral source for the Virginia Women\'s Center.

In addition to her court practice, she is trained as a mediator and presently serves as an Alternative Dispute Facilitator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) program. She is also trained in Collaborative Law, and serves on the Board for the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


  • District of Columbia Bar (Member: Section of Family Law);
  • Virginia State Bar (Member, Section of Family Law);
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Family Law);
  • Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, 1989-1993.