Marsha L. Williams Biography

Marsha understands that no two cases are the same. She prides herself in taking the time to listen to her clients so that she can provide them with the legal advice and zealous representation that is needed for their particular case. Having been a practicing attorney since December 2000, Marsha has experience in handling cases in Maryland’s trial and appellate courts.

Marsha’s legal career has afforded her the opportunity to build upon the knowledge and expertise needed to handle even the most difficult case. Marsha’s legal career began at the House of Ruth of Maryland where she represented clients in domestic violence cases. She later moved to Maryland Legal Aid’s Southern Maryland Office where she represented clients in child welfare proceedings. Family law matters, including, but not limited to, adoption, custody, and divorce, are Marsha’s main area of concentration.

Raised in Camden, NJ, Marsha attended Rutgers University - New Brunswick where, in 1997, she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 2000, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University School of Law. Marsha has called St. Mary’s County home since 2002. She is an active member of the local bar association, a member of the board of directors for her homeowners’ association, and a proud mother of a Boy Scout. Marsha enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Alycia E. Stack Biography

Alycia Stack has spent her career litigating in Southern Maryland, helping families and children through times of crisis. She concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She most recently represented children in the child welfare system, throughout foster care, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions as a Staff Attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. Prior to that she represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings. Alycia has handled over 300 peace and protective order cases and has extensive training in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and trauma. She is active in the local bar, having served as president and president-elect, and as a member of the scholarship committee.

Alycia is a proud midwesterner, born and raised in Indiana and having attended Kenyon College in Ohio. After graduating from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2009, she and her husband moved to St. Mary’s County. She is happy to call Southern Maryland her home because she believes that the values of this community in many ways match those that she was raised with: family as a priority, a slower pace of life, and a love of the outdoors. She and her family enjoy hiking at local parks and attending the River Concert Series and events on Leonardtown Square.

Kathleen M. McClernan Biography

Kathleen is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. Most recently, in April 2018, Kathleen was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland by the Daily Record, joining top judges, attorneys, and businesswomen from all over Maryland.

Kathleen’s legal career began with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD), assuming increasingly more significant positions from June 2006 through June 2013. In December 2007, she began practicing as an attorney in St. Mary’s County, providing representation for clients in criminal cases. Kathleen was responsible for four to five District Court dockets weekly for more than 100 cases a month. She was then promoted to the Hagerstown office of the OPD. She completed over 100 cases and carried a caseload of approximately 40 active Circuit Court felony cases. Kathleen handled five jury trials, two court trials, and four suppression hearings in under two years. These cases ranged from simple possession to 1st degree Murder.

Kathleen has zealously defended clients in landlord tenant, family law, security clearance issues, and criminal law matters. Since entering private practice, she regularly travels between the three Southern Maryland counties and Prince George’s County. Kathleen has also handled cases for client’s as far away as Harford County and Arlington, VA. She also represents clients in front of Administrative Law Judges for Motor Vehicle Administrative (MVA) hearings, security clearance hearings, and Title IX hearings for students at St. Mary’s College of Southern Maryland.

Kathleen was born and raised in Linthicum, Maryland. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of Arizona, a 2007 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December of 2007. She is a current member of the Maryland State Bar Association, St. Mary's County Bar Association, an Alumnus of Leadership of Southern Maryland (Class of 2016), and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Children and Community Mediation of St. Mary's County. She can also be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock Trial Competition.

Kathleen’s husband works at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and they are raising their daughters in St. Mary’s County.

Joshua S. Brewster Biography

Joshua S. Brewster graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 2002. Joshua practiced civil rights law with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission for ten years, where he rose to the level of Deputy Director and Chief Staff Counsel. In his years with the statewide civil rights enforcement agency, Joshua investigated, litigated and mediated claims of discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations, and was particularly concerned with providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities. Joshua maintained close working relationships with housing providers, educators and employers providing training and advice on compliance with state and federal law.

Joshua also worked closely with other state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts in the enforcement of sometimes overlapping laws and regulations. Joshua has received extensive training in the enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act and federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws. Entering the private practice of law when he moved to St. Mary’s County in 2012, Joshua has focused on employment, landlord/tenant and adult guardianship cases. He is frequently appointed by the Circuit Courts of Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert to represent adults alleged to have a disability in guardianship proceedings.