Mariah D. Stover , Esq.
Ms. Stover is an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters including family law (divorce, custody, child support), criminal and traffic (DUI/DWI, theft, Post-Conviction Petitions), personal injury (auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls), and immigration (naturalization, adjustment of status, and asylum).
After graduating law school, Ms. Stover clerked for the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD. Throughout her clerkship, Ms. Stover not only gained knowledge of the law and the inner workings of the courthouse, but she also gained extensive insight into a wide variety of family law matters, an area of law where judges have fairly broad judicial discretion.
Ms. Stover also has experience litigating criminal matters. In law school, she was part of American University’s Criminal Justice Clinic. As part of the clinic, she presented criminal and traffic cases in the District Court for Montgomery County, MD on behalf of the state of Maryland. Finally, Ms. Stover has served as law clerk for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and interned for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
Ms. Stover understands that when clients hire Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC to assist them, they are often unsure of the law and legal procedures, scared and stressed about the potential outcomes, and sometimes even upset and angry that they have found themselves in the middle of a legal proceeding. Throughout each case, Ms. Stover takes the time to explain every step of the legal proceeding or application process to the client in order to ensure the client has no worries or concerns about what might happen next. This includes thoroughly preparing the client for each and every appearance in court or interview before an immigration officer.
Ms. Stover strives to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients whether they have complex family law matters, have been injured in an automobile accident, or have been charged with a crime.
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2008
Marshall Brennan Fellow
President of WCL’s Innocence Project
Officer of Criminal Law Society
Design and Layout Editor of The Criminal Law Brief
Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2005
Graduated magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Social Chair
Golden Key Honor Society
Dorm Hall Council, Representative
Dance Marathon, Volunteer & Fundraiser
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeMaryland, 2008
Bar Admissions and Associations:
Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 2008
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Member Since: 2008
Legal Specialties and Certifications
Law Clerk to the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD 2008-2009
Drafted orders and opinions in family and criminal cases in response to motions for absolute divorce and petitions to modify child custody arrangements, and motions for reconsideration and post-conviction petitions, respectively. Researched and prepared memoranda on issues arising from requests to modify child support and alimony, Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) claims, and motions to suppress evidence.
Law Clerk for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office 2007-2008
Researched and wrote memoranda on evidentiary, constitutional, and statutory issues for trials in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Drafted and edited motions that were submitted to the court for trial and pre-trial purposes. Assisted attorneys in trial preparation and strategy for criminal matters.
Legal Intern for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project 2006
Researched and wrote memoranda on criminal and constitutional issues, such as eyewitness misidentification, jailhouse snitches, and Fourth Amendment violations. Pre-screened cases to determine whether the petitioners qualified for assistance. Investigated DNA and non-DNA criminal cases in preparation for the appellate process.
Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office through American University’s Criminal Justice Clinic from Jan. 2008 – May 2008
Presented criminal and traffic cases in the District Court for Montgomery County, MD. Interviewed witnesses and police officers in preparation for trial. Proposed potential plea offers to defendants, proffered facts to the Court, and recommended sentences after consultation with the supervising attorney.
Featured Pro Bono Activities
AILA DC Chapter’s Dreamer Day on August 25, 2012
The AILA D.C. Chapter’s Dreamer Day was organized in conjunction with a number of Community Based Organizations with the objective of conducting a pro bono legal clinic to assist young people in determining their eligibility under the Deferred Acton program, advising them as to the pros and cons of filing, and helping them prepare the application forms and supporting documentation for submission to USCIS.
Marshall Brennan Fellow through American University 2007-2008
Taught Constitutional Law to 20-25 Roosevelt High School students, grades ten through twelve, three days a week. Managed all aspects of classroom, including planning lessons and disciplining students.
Volunteer for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue