Meet Our Rockville Family Attorneys
Susanne Lustig is an experienced family law attorney. She ran a sole practice for 14 years from 1996 to 2009 specializing in family law matters including divorce, custody, property division and adoption. Ms. Lustig is also a trained separation and divorce mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. Ms Lustig graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Communications, Magna cum laude and received a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar admitted in 1982. Ms. Lustig has served as a Best Interest Attorney representing the interests of children in custody disputes and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.Ms. Lustig is passionate about practicing family law having entered law school with the intention of making the compassionate and skilled practice of family law her career.
Jerry Gudis is a seasoned family law practitioner with 15 years experience as a litigator and mediator. He is a member in good standing of the Maryland and D.C. Bars, admitted in 1993 and 1995, respectively. With a B.A. in Speech Communication from George Washington University (1988) and a Juris Doctor from The Columbus School of Law/The Catholic University of America in 1993 (top 10%), as well as a unique and successful first career in the Hospitality and Food Service industries (A.O.S. degree from The Culinary Institute of America, 1978, awarded “Most Outstanding Student” ), Mr. Gudis blends a tireless passion for people and the law. He is relied upon as a Maryland Circuit Court certified mediator (Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2004 – present) for divorces with complex property and financial disputes. From 1991-94, he appeared before Maryland’s District Court system as a Community Volunteer/Advocate in Maryland’s CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program on behalf of CINA (Children in Need of Assistance) clients, and has accepted court appointments to investigate and advocate on behalf of minor children’s best interests in the Maryland Court system. He is an active and ongoing member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section (1995 – present). Mr. Gudis is a native New Yorker and resides with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.