In 1994, Marjorie G. DiLima graduated with a J.D. and M.B.A. from Hamline School of Law and St. Thomas University, respectively, followed by an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University School of Law in 1995. In 1995, Marjorie was confirmed to the Maryland Bar, serving in the Court of Appeals. In 1996, Marjorie started working for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and in 2000 she moved to the U.S. Tax Court.
Marjorie's determination to constantly improve her abilities in and out of the courtroom have resulted in a number of significant legal achievements throughout her career. Marjorie is currently a member of the Montgomery and Frederick County, Maryland State, and Women's Bar associations. For three years, Marjorie has also served the Family Juvenile Law Section Council for the State of Maryland as the head of the Mentor/Mentee sub-committee, which helps up-and-coming lawyers refine their skills. In addition to her mentorship work with Maryland, Marjorie also teaches family law to Paralegal Studies students at Montgomery College. A further reflection of her devotion to practicing law, Marjorie currently holds a lifetime position in the American Inns of Court in the Montgomery County Chapter.
As a result of her exemplary work ethic and focus on helping clients arrive at mutually beneficial arrangements in family law cases, Marjorie is certified in mediation and collaborative law. She also acts as a Best Interest Attorney for minors, working with clients in a variety of family law situations to reach productive arrangements. Throughout her career, Marjorie has focused on addressing cases where alcohol and drug use adversely affect family dynamics.
As you may be able to tell, Marjorie has a genuine passion for her work. Some of Marjorie's honors include:
- Being named the August 2019 Attorney of the Month for "Attorney at Law Magazine"
- Receiving lifetime recognition from the Metropolitan Who's Who Registry
- Being named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list in 2010, as well as 2015-2019
- Being elected as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation
- Receiving induction into the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation
- Recognition for extraordinary commitment to the delivery of legal services in 1999, 2001, and 2003 by the Maryland Bar Foundation
As if a constant stream of legal accolades and honors weren't enough, Marjorie also has a wealth of hobbies and charitable causes she devotes her free time to. In 2006, she crossed a life goal off her bucket list by running the Marine Corps Marathon and raising money for AIDS research. Because one time wasn't enough, Marjorie doubled back the next year to run the marathon again, this time raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As recently as 2016, Marjorie ran in long-form events like the Across the Bay 10K.
When she's not busy running races for charity, Marjorie spends her time helping veterans. She's a frequent participant in Rolling Thunder on her Harley Davidson, which has also seen action escorting soldiers from Walter Reed Hospital. Marjorie is currently training her second therapy dog, which she hopes to take with her to visit veterans in a variety of facilities.
Although Marjorie began her career as a Rockville, Bethesda, and Frederick family lawyer flying solo, her focus and drive saw Marjorie appointed as an associate of Fait & Wise, LLP, in 2003. In 2006, Marjorie started working as the Managing Partner at Fait & DiLima, LLP., where she remains to this day. Using her wealth of legal expertise and her certifications in collaborative law and mediation, Marjorie continues to help our clients develop comprehensive legal strategies suited to their unique circumstances.
Today, Marjorie maintains an appellate practice which she leverages to argue cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Notable cases she's helped prepare for Fait & DiLima, LLP., include:
- Richard v. Richards, 166 Md. App. 263, 888 A.2d 364 (2005), a case regarding subjects such as the determination of marital versus non-marital property as well as other similar subjects
- Mills v. Mills, 178 Md. App. 728, 943 A.2d 677 (2008), a case regarding the revisory power of the Court as it applies to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders