Marcia Kuntz

Ms. Kuntz started her legal career as an associate at Arnold & Porter, and then moved to Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC. While at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, she also co-taught Sexual Orientation and the Law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown.

At Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, she handled divorces, spousal support, property division, and child custody, wrote numerous briefs, and argued before the D.C. Court of Appeals. Her current practice again focuses in these areas and in LGBT family law issues.

On Capitol Hill – as legislative counsel to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and as Rep. Frank’s counsel on the Housing sub-committee of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services – Ms. Kuntz worked on issues of great importance to Rep. Frank, including the preservation and expansion of low income housing and the advancement of justice and equal rights for the LGBT community. As a result of her work on LGBT issues for Rep. Frank, Ms. Kuntz was given the 1999 Distinguished National Service Award from the Gay and Lesbian Attorneys of Washington and the 1999 National Service Award from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Ms. Kuntz has authored book chapters on legal issues of particular relevance to the LGBT community and on health care coverage. She has published numerous Op-eds, columns, and articles, both in her name and written on behalf of others.

Ms. Kuntz is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School. She lives with her partner in Takoma Park.

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