“I value building relationships with my clients. Understanding their family structure and goals allows me to pursue resolutions that best fit their needs.”

Jacqueline Mendelsohn


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Jacqueline Mendelsohn is an Associate in the firm’s Family Law department and a member of its Litigation practice group.  Jacqueline prioritizes listening to her clients, understanding their goals, and working efficiently to identify effective strategies. She is committed to building relationships with her clients and pursuing resolutions that benefit them and their families in both the short and long term. Jacqueline understands the complex psychological, financial, and legal issues involved in family law matters and is skilled in all methods of dispute resolution—litigation, mediation, and collaborative—to help her clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Jacqueline practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Washington, D.C. She represented clients in a wide range of litigation, including antitrust, consumer class action, and white collar matters. Jacqueline also maintained a successful pro bono practice, obtaining a civil protective order in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of a domestic abuse victim and working on a team that secured the release of a client detained at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Jacqueline graduated with high honors from The George Washington University Law School, where she was the recipient of the Pamela Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration Competition Award. During law school, Jacqueline served as President of the Moot Court Board, a member of The George Washington Law Review, and a Writing Fellow. Prior to law school, Jacqueline graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and received a Fulbright scholarship to research family law reform in Morocco.

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia

  • Maryland

  • New York

  • J.D., High Honors, The George Washington University Law School (2013)
         - Order of the Coif
         - Pamela Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration Competition Award
         - President, Moot Court Board
         - Member, The George Washington Law Review
    Writing Fellow

  • Fulbright Scholarship, Morocco (2008-09)

  • B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University (2006)

  • Additional Training
         - Certificate of Completion of 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training (2017)
         - Certificate of Completion of 20-Hour Child Access Mediation Training (2017)
         - Certificate of Completion of Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training (2017, 2020)

Civic & Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Past Volunteer

  • Montgomery County Bar Association