Dana McKee handles all aspects of family law, which includes divorces, separation agreements, custody and child support disputes, and prenuptial agreements. She is a tough but fair negotiator who has successfully handled numerous mediations, trials, and appeals. Dana serves as a Court Ordered Settlement Conference Facilitator for the Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and has taught courses on custody issues for the National Association of Social Workers.
She is also a trained collaborative family law attorney, a board member of The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore and the Howard County Collaborative Professionals, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Dana has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from her peers. Less than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with an AV Preeminent rating. Since 2013 Dana has been listed annually in Maryland Super Lawyers. She was listed in Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers 2014 and 2015 and in Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers 2014 and 2015, for lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Maryland nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process. Also, she was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 and 2015 in the field of Family Law.
In addition to family law, Dana handles a variety of complex commercial and personal injury litigation matters. In March 2000, she obtained substantial sanctions against a national manufacturer and its attorneys for discovery abuses in a product liability case – a decision that has received statewide and national attention. Prior to joining Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Dana was an attorney with Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman, where her practice was devoted exclusively to complex commercial litigation.
Areas of Concentration
Family Law, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Serious Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Poole v. Textron, Inc. — Obtained a substantial settlement for child disfigured in a golf car accident and sanctions against the manufacturer and its attorneys for concealing information pertaining to the golf cart’s defective design.
Stonegate Limited Partnership v. American Siding & Roofing, Inc. — Successfully represented developer for substantial defects in a townhouse development caused by the negligent workmanship of one of its subcontractors.
Bertani v. Macklin — Obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of a homeowner in an architectural malpractice case.
Sember v. National Federation of the Blind — Defeated claims brought against the author, publisher, and sources of an article criticizing a government employee’s nepotism.
Second Chance Body Armor, Inc. v. Safariland, Ltd., Inc. — Successfully defeated claims in a nationally publicized multidistrict litigation for defamation and Lanham Act violations brought by a corporation against competing sales representatives.
Represented parents, relatives, and children — in high-conflict custody disputes.
Represented clients in divorce cases — involving substantial marital property, including business assets, retirement funds, securities, and real property. In many cases, child support and alimony also were at issue.