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Summary Biography of Deborah Luxenberg, Esq.

 

Education

  • J.D. Catholic University of America, 1974
  • B.A. Case Western Reserve University, 1970

Licensures

  • Pennsylvania Bar, 1974
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1975
  • Maryland Bar, 1982

Teaching Experience

  • American University & Catholic University in Family Law
  • George Washington University in the Institute for Law and Aging
  • Continuing legal education courses in family law for the D.C. Bar, Women’s Bar Association of D.C., the Bar Association of D.C.

Selected Media Interviews and Appearances

  • The Today Show, Burden of Proof, National Public Radio, Evening Exchange, To The Contrary, News Talk, Good Morning Washington and CNN Live

Professional Affiliations, Memberships and Service

Current:

  • D.C. Bar and its Family Law Section
  • Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Women’s Bar Association Maryland and its Family Law Section
  • Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, and its Family Law Section
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow
  • Bar Association of DC
  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Council for Court Excellence, Board Member
  • National Association of Jewish Jurists
  • Simon Sobeloff Society

Past:

  • 2002 – 2009 Executive Committee Member, Council for Court Excellence;
  • 2001 – 2009 Chair, Children & Courts Committee, Council for Court Excellence.
  • 2008 – Judicial and Public Appointment Committee, Bar Association of DC
  • 1994 – 2007 Chair, Domestic Relations Committee, Bar Association of DC
  • 1999 – 2000 President, D.C. Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 1997 – 1998 President, Foundation of the Bar Association of DC
  • 1996 – 1998 Vice President, D.C. Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 1994 – 1995 Secretary, D.C. Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 1988 – 1990 Chair, Family Law Section of the D.C. Bar
  • 1975 – 1978 Chair, Task Force on Abused Women, Women’s Legal Defense Fund
    Consultant, Emergency Domestic Relations Project, Women’s Legal Defense Fund

Awards and Recognitions

  • An AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com –the highest possible ranking by the most prestigious U.S. attorney rating service for more than 20 years. Included in Preeminent Women Attorneys listings.
  • Ranked as a Top Attorney by Washingtonian Magazine since 1995
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2007 – 2015
  • Bethesda Magazine 25 top divorce lawyers, 2010
  • Council for Court Excellence Charles Horsky Award, 2009
  • Bar Association of D.C. Quality of Life Award, 2009
  • DC Bar CLE Certificate of Appreciation 1990
  • DC Bar CLE Recognition Award 1989
  • Coalition Against Domestic Violence Special Award-1987