Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactional practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs.

He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and estate planning practice, and is always looking to push the envelope to develop creative and innovative solutions to client’s unique and ever-changing needs. He has worked on and closed transactions totaling literally billions of dollars. That said, no client is too small. He enjoys taking the time to listen to individual concerns, and structure deals or negotiations accordingly. Attention to detail is a hallmark of a competent attorney, but the ability to transition to bigger picture analysis and generate solutions to practical constraints is what sets him apart.



Michelle D. Lee is an attorney whose practice focuses on family and fiduciary litigation.  For the past twelve years, Ms. Lee has represented clients in family, guardianship, and trust & estate litigation matters.  In addition to litigating cases, Ms. Lee also represents clients in estate & trust administration, estate planning and elder law matters.  Her top priority is client satisfaction.  She always has enough time to explain the legal nuances of a case or just act as a sounding board for processing grief.

Ms. Lee graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2006, and is licensed to practice in Maryland and the United States District Court for Maryland. 

Super Lawyers 2018 
Rising Star 2015 – 2017


Carl joined the firm in February 2022, with a primary focus on litigation. His principal areas of practice are in civil, criminal, and family law matters.

After graduating from Syracuse University College of Law, he began his legal career with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office representing the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, engaging predominately in appellate litigation. He then expanded his trial experience through a position with the Prince George’s County Public Defender’s Office where he concentrated on representing juveniles and youth.

Carl enjoys volunteering and is on the Vestry of his church. He’s active in the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar Association, and had positions on its governance committee. Carl was also the head coach of the men’s and women’s water polo teams while at Syracuse, balancing his legal studies and athletic schedules.

Carl was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended Prince George’s County Public Schools. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Maryland Young Lawyers Section.

“Customer service and aggressive client advocacy are my touchstone legal values. I have represented the full continuum of clients ranging from large institutions engaging in complicated financial transactions, to individuals trying to complete a simple will or defend their home from foreclosure. From all of this experience, I have found that the most rewarding feeling is to be able to help someone in need.”

Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.