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Dianne Stewart Hamlin, Esq.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, 2001 (JD)
  • American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington DC, 2001 (MBA)
  • Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA, 1998 (BA)

Professional Organizations and Activities

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
    • Family Law Section
    • Solo Practice Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyer Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • The Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Member



Ms. Stewart Hamlin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Political Science at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, California, her Juris Doctor degree in May, 2001 at Washington College of Law at American University, and her Master of Business Administration degree in December, 2001 at Kogod School of Business at American University, in Washington D.C.  She has been listed in Who is Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (1999).  She was the Managing Editor for the ABA's Administrative Law Review at Washington College of Law, 2000-2001, and she has been a recipient of numerous academic honors and awards.


During law School, Ms. Stewart Hamlin worked in the Civil Practice Clinic where she represented indigent clients in front of the Board of Appeals of the Social Security Administration, the Housing Authority, and other such agencies.  She has worked extensively with various businesses and assisted them to becoming compliant with governing regulations.  She has experience working with condominium associations, cooperative associations, IT companies, consulting companies, real estate companies, and a variety of small businesses.   Since 2001 she has been working with various clients to ensure proper handling of fair housing rights at the Housing Authority’s Section 8 Regulation Adminstration Offices.  She litigates family law cases and various civil matters, acts as general counsel to several businesses, and conducts transactional law.


Ms. Stewart Hamlin is "Of Counsel" to Scheuermann & Menist, Attorneys at Law in Washington, D.C.


She is a native of Jamaica, West Indies where she attended Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to a variety of music, is a patron of the arts, and enjoys the study of world history.

Office Location:   8700 Georgia Ave., Suite 304, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  Phone:  301-589-4445

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