Marjorie G. DiLima

Montgomery County Family Lawyer



Marjorie G. DiLima
Managing Partner

Rockville, Maryland
Frederick, Maryland

Rockville: 301-251-0100
Frederick: 301-698-1704


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Marjorie G. DiLima, a Rockville and Bethesda family lawyer, was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1995, the Court of Appeals of Maryland in 1995, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in 1996, and the U.S. Tax Court in 2000. She received her J.D. from Hamline School of Law, graduating cum laude, in 1994 along with her M.B.A. from St. Thomas University in 1994; and her LL.M. in Taxation (Masters in Law) from Georgetown University School of Law in 1995.

Marjorie is a member of the Montgomery County, Maryland State, and Women’s Bar Associations. Marjorie is in her second year serving on the Family Juvenile Law Section Council for the State of Maryland and heads the Rules sub-committee. Marjorie served on the Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association for three separate terms and currently serves on the Bench Bar Committee for Montgomery County. Marjorie is Past President and currently a Bencher (lifetime position) in the American Inns of Court in the Montgomery County Chapter. Marjorie also participates in Peer Review Panels for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.

Marjorie is a board member of Collaborative Divorce Associates (CDA), which offers the process of collaborative divorce as an alternative to litigation. Marjorie is also a Certified Mediator for all family law issues, including custody and financial matters, and serves as a Best Interest Attorney for minor children.

Marjorie is currently teaching Family Law to Paralegal Studies students as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College.

Marjorie has received several honors for her work, including lifetime recognition from the Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry for her outstanding leadership and achievement in her profession. She has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2010, 2015, and 2016.  In 2007, she was elected a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation for her outstanding dedication to the welfare of her community, the administration of justice, and the traditions of the profession of law. In 2006, Marjorie was inducted into the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation as a Bar Leader, and has received the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation Award for the Extraordinary Commitment to the Delivery of Legal Services in 1999, 2001, and 2003.

In 2006, Marjorie accomplished a lifelong goal by running the Marine Corps Marathon while raising money for AIDS research. In 2007, Marjorie raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Team in Training) and ran the Marine Corps Marathon for a second time. Currently, Marjorie continues to run for exercise and charity. Most recently, she ran in the 2016 Across the Bay 10K. Marjorie annually participates in Rolling Thunder and provides motorcycle escort for soldiers from Walter Reed in her commitment to support veterans and active duty military and their families.

Marjorie began her career as a solo practitioner from which she built a healthy practice and hundreds of professional relationships. Marjorie was recruited by Fait & Wise, LLP and became an associate in the firm in January, 2003. In June 2006, Marjorie became the Managing Partner of Fait & DiLima, LLP. Marjorie has proved a committed member of our team, focused on providing our clients with the best of her considerable knowledge and expertise and has continued to build the practice and increase our professional relationships. Marjorie has concentrated a portion of her practice on issues arising from alcohol and drug abuse in the family.

As a Montgomery County family lawyer, Marjorie maintains an appellate practice, arguing cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She has been instrumental in brief preparation for many cases of the firm, two of which have been reported opinions: Richard v. Richards, 166 Md. App. 263, 888 A.2d 364 (2005), regarding monetary awards, determination of marital versus non-marital property, and equitable distribution; and Mills v. Mills, 178 Md. App. 728, 943 A.2d 677 (2008), regarding the revisory power of the Court pertaining to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate