Donna Rismiller

Rismiller Law Group, LLC
51 Monroe St Ste 1406
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 340-1616

Donna K. Rismiller is the founder of the firm and is an accomplished litigator and collaborative resolution professional. Focusing her practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, she assists her clients with complex financial resolutions, significant custody decisions, as well as highly emotionally-charged disputes, often involving the challenging dynamics of abuse and control.

Donna Rismiller has been recognized for her high achievement and legal aptitude by several publications including the Maryland Daily Record, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and The Washington Post Magazine. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Top 10 Family Lawyer by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She was also honored among the top 1% of attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

In 2016, Ms. Rismiller was selected to receive the Forerunner Award by the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation. In 2014, she was honored by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and was chosen to receive their Community Award. In 2011 Ms. Rismiller was the recipient of the Maryland Daily Record's VIP (Very Important Professional) Award.

Ms. Rismiller was awarded a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (cum laude) from the University of Maryland in Her undergraduate education and training in the fields of economics and business management have equipped her to uniquely assess the opportunity costs for her clients when making critical decisions that impact their and their family's long-term welfare.

Ms. Rismiller is admitted to practice in Maryland and in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Women's Law Center of Maryland, and the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council.

Bar Admissions

2000, Maryland
2002, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland


Georgetown University, J.D., 2000
University of Maryland, B.S. Cum Laude, 1996

Professional Memberships

Bar Association of Maryland, 2000  present
Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2000  present
Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2002  present
Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, 2007  present
Maryland Collaborative Divorce Resolution Professionals, 2007  2009
American Inns of Court, Montgomery County, 2003  2004
The National Trial Lawyers, 2013  present


Maryland Daily Record, VIP (Very Important Professional) List, 2011
MNADV, Community Award, 2014
Super Lawyers, Maryland, 2011- present
Super Lawyers, Washington D.C., 2011- present
Rising Stars, Baltimore Magazine, 2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014- present
10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
Lifetime Achievement  America's Top 100 Attorneys