22835 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Kathleen M. Werner

Kathleen m. Werner

Katie moved to St. Mary’s County as a child with her family via the U.S. Navy in the mid-1970’s, she joined the Dorsey Law firm in 1992 as an associate attorney, and became a partner in the firm in 2003.

Graduating Great Mills High school in 1980, Katie went on to Mary Washington College, earning honors and scholarships, and interning for Senator Paul Sarbanes in 1984. From there she went to the University of Baltimore Law School, graduating with her Juris Doctorate in 1989.

Since joining The Dorsey Law Firm, Kathleen has focused her practice in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, estates and will drafting, administrative hearings, civil litigation, trial preparation, personal injury and domestic law.

Education:

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland; Juris Doctorate, 1989

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Political Science, 1984

            Honors:

* Jeannine Mary Pfeifle Memorial Scholarship, 1983-1984

* Mary Washington College Anonymous Scholarship, 1982-1983

* Mary Washington College Anonymous Scholarship, 1981-1982

            Activities:

* Intern for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, 1984

* Class Representative to Honor Council, 1981-1984

Great Mills High School, Great Mills, Maryland, 1980

*          International Order of Jobs Daughters, Past Honored Queen, Bethel 42

Legal Experience:

The Dorsey Law Firm, Leonardtown, Maryland

Associate Attorney, November 1992 to December 31, 2002

Partner, January 1, 2003 to present

*General practice and trial experience.  Areas include workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, estates and will drafting, administrative hearings, civil litigation, trial preparation, personal injury and domestic law.

* Emphasis on workers’ compensation and personal injury.

Community Activities:

08/28/97 – 09/14/00 – Member, St. Mary’s County Cable Advisory Committee

09/29/97 – Present – Member, St. Mary’s County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

07/27/01 – 01/25/02 – Chair

07/09/02 – 06/30/09; 01/01/2013 – Present – Member, St. Mary’s County Commission for Women
Served as President, 07/08 – 06/09

02/18/03 – 03/16/04 – Member, Teen Center Advisory Board

07/01/03 – 06/30/2010) – Member, Board of Directors Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
Previously served as Secretary President (07/01/08 – 06/30/2010)

01/01/06 – 12/31/2011 – Member, Board of Directors St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission

2007 – served as Vice-Chair, 2008 – 2010 – served as Chair

04/01/09 – 12/31/2010 – Vice-President, Southern Maryland Parrot Head Club

04/14/09 – Present – Member, Board of Directors St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL)

07/2010 – Present – President; in addition, also serve as a dog foster for SMAWL

2009 – Present – Member, League of Women Voters of St. Mary’s County, Maryland
Currently serving as Vice-President