Laura McMahon DePalma

Laura McMahon DePalma has worked as Staff Attorney at FreeState Legal since March of 2015. A significant portion of Laura’s cases involve representing FreeState Legal’s transgender and gender non-conforming clients seeking name changes and decrees of legal gender identity in state circuit courts. Laura also handles most of the organization’s family law and estate planning matters. Additionally, Laura manages the organization’s pro bono panel, and works to engage practitioners all over the State of Maryland to help FreeState Legal carry out its mission to assist low-income LGBTQ Marylanders. Laura attended the David A. Clarke School of Law, which aims to educate lawyers for careers in public interest. Laura obtained her BA in Philosophy from Smith College in 2008. She lives in Patterson Park with her wife, Katie, a midwife and nurse practitioner.