Dana Whitehead McKee
Dana McKee is a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, where she heads the Family Law Practice. She has over 25 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of family law and handling complex commercial litigation.
Dana is a tough, but fair negotiator, who has successfully handled cases at the trial and appellate level. She counsels clients preparing for marriage regarding prenuptial agreements and those in the divorce process involving separation agreements, custody and visitation, alimony, property division, child support, child and spousal abuse, and post-divorce modifications.
Each divorce is different and Dana’s extensive knowledge regarding the many facets of ending a marriage makes her a great resource for her clients. She dedicates the time needed to understand the specific circumstances of each case and what the client would like to achieve, and then customizes her representation accordingly.
The key to family law representation is finding solutions that protect a client now and in the future. Dana is a skilled professional, who is an accessible advocate, committed to obtaining results.
Dana is also trained as a collaborative family law attorney, is on the Board of the Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore and the Howard County Collaborative Professionals, and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
In addition to family law, Dana handles a variety of complex litigation. She obtained substantial sanctions against a national manufacturer and its attorneys for discovery abuses in a product liability case ―a decision that received statewide and national attention. Dana’s legal experience includes professional malpractice matters; business disputes, including those involving medical practices; partnership disputes; securities litigation; banking litigation; and construction litigation. Her understanding of these various industries has enhanced her skills in divorce proceedings with her clients, who include those in the medical and legal professions.
Dana is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and Duke University School of Law. She is a member of the state and federal bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey. She is an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the Baltimore County Bar Association Family Law Committee, and the Baltimore City Bar Association Family Law Committee. She also volunteers as a Court Ordered Settlement Conference Facilitator for the Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
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. Since 2014, Dana has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America. She is listed in the fields of Family Law and Commercial Litigation.
Dana lives in Baltimore City with her husband and daughter. She is a board member of her community association and spends her spare time working on projects to improve her community. She was instrumental in obtaining the historical designation for the Ten Hills neighborhood and also worked closely with city officials and leaders from the surrounding communities in the redevelopment of the abandoned Uplands Apartments in Southwest Baltimore. Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and renovating her historic home.
Dana was interviewed and quoted in the Maryland Family Law Update article, “Prenup, plz,” which appeared in the publication’s December 2016 issue. She also was interviewed for Baltimore Bride magazine’s article “Love Meets the Law,” which appears in the publication’s 2012 issue.