Kate McDonough



I have been in private practice in Maryland since 2007.

McDonough Law was established in 2018.


•I have received an annual Award in Recognition and Appreciation from the Montgomery County Volunteer Pro Bono Legal Aid Program for 2009 through the present year.

•In 2010, I received the Montgomery County Bar Foundation’s President’s Citation for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

•The Montgomery County Chapter of the Inns of Court presented me with the 2011 James Salter Pro Bono Program Award.

•In 2011, I was nominated, selected and recognized by the Daily Record as a Maryland “Leading Woman”—an award bestowed to a small group of women, all under the age of 40 years, in recognition of their accomplishments to date in their business and legal careers.

•I was named a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine each year from 2012 through 2018,.

•In 2014, I received the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Section Chair of the Year Award for my work as the Co-Chair of the Family Law Section.


I am admitted to practice law in all Maryland state courts and Federal courts, including the Federal District Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. I was admitted as a member of the United States Supreme Court in 2017


•J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cleveland, Ohio (2006)

•B.A., Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio (2003)

•Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Washington, DC (1999)


I am an active member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland and its Family Law Section; the Maryland State Bar Association, the Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association; and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. I was a Co-Chair of the Family Law Section for the BAMC from 2013-2015 and President of the WBA from 2015-2016.


I am a former President of the Xavier University National Alumni Association (Washington, DC Chapter) and a member of the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Young Alumnae Association. I am a Junior Member of the Janet Montgomery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a parishioner at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. I frequently volunteer my time with the Montgomery County Pro Bono Program, the Family Law Self Help Center, Catholic Charities and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.