Sara   Donohue


Phone: 240.507.1703
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
Linkedin: Sara Donohue

Additional Practice Areas

  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Post Divorce Issues
  • Adoption
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law


Super Lawyer Washingtonian Top Lawyers 2011 Listed In Best Lawyers

Points of Distinction

Ms. Donohue has received numerous honors, awards, and recognition by publications and surveys, including:

    • Named in the "Best Lawyers in America" publication in the Family Law category in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
    • Named to the "Maryland Top 100 Lawyers" by Super Lawyers in 2013
    • Named to the "Maryland Super Lawyers" listing in 2012 and 2013
    • Named to the "Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers" listing in 2012 and 2013
    • Named to the "Washington DC Super Lawyers" listing in 2012 and 2013
    • Named to the "Washington DC & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers" ALM listing in 2013 
    • Named to Baltimore Magazine’s “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland” listing in January 2012
    • Named to Washingtonian's "Best Divorce Lawyers" listing in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013
    • Named to Bethesda Magazine's "Top Divorce Lawyers" listing in 2010 and honorable mention in 2013

She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association and has acted on the Judicial Selection Panel Committee, the Nominations & Elections Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association.  She is also a Master of the Bench in the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Inns of Court.  Ms. Donohue has served as the co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, president of the Women’s Bar Association of the Maryland-Montgomery County Chapter, chairperson of the Circuit Bench/Bar Committee, member of the board of directors and former treasurer for the Collaborative Divorce Association Inc.


Ms. Donohue has spoken on a number of occasions on various topics related to her profession as a family law attorney for programs with the Montgomery County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1987
  • B.A. (cum laude), University of Massachusetts, 1983
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, participating in the Executive Committee, the Judicial Selections Committee and the Family Law Section
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee and the Maryland Inquiry Committee
  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association, Montgomery County Chapter and the American Bar Association
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