Nancy L. Weller
Nancy has been practicing law since 1989. She received her undergraduate degree from UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), majoring in Political Science, and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the school's Law Review, an associate editor, and published a Casenote. She also received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Criminal Procedure. Following law school, Nancy did a 1-1/2 year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Cornelius F. Sybert, Jr., Circuit Court judge for Howard County.
Following her judicial clerkship, Nancy entered private practice with Hartman and Crain in Annapolis, Maryland. After working for that firm and several other spin off firms for many years, she opened her own firm. Although her practice has included a variety of civil matters, she now focuses on family law which includes collaborative law, mediation, and estates & trusts.
Nancy has a strong commitment to family values which is apparent in her work style. She strongly believes that most cases can be resolved through hard, creative work using negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law. Litigation is the option of last resort. Nancy is admitted to the Maryland and DC Bars, is a certified Mediator, and is a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer.
Professional activities include membership with the Maryland State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, Anne Arundel County Collaborative Professionals, and Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals.
Originally from Cumberland Maryland, Nancy has made her home in Annapolis since 1990. She loves the water and the close knit community a small town offers. When not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, kayaking, and cooking.
Stacey E. Andersen
Stacey brings a diverse professional background to her practice. She has actively litigated in the areas of family law, domestic violence matters, consumer law, public benefits on behalf of the disabled and indigent and public utilities advocacy. She has represented children as a guardian ad litem or best interest attorney, and has actively represented commercial clients in civil matters. In addition, she has also practiced in the realm of criminal law, as an assistant state's attorney.
In addition to her litigation practice, Stacey is a trained collaborative law practitioner, which she offers as a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to litigation.
For nearly 15 years, Stacey has taught writing on the college level. Since 2001, she has taught writing and oral advocacy at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Stacey is a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Bachelor of Arts in English, Honors Program, magna cum laude), a 1993 graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland (Master of Arts in Liberal Arts), and she graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1997 with a Juris Doctorate. She has been licensed to practice law in Maryland since 1997 and is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and before the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland.
Professional activities include membership with the Maryland State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, Howard County Collaborative Professionals and Anne Arundel County Collaborative Practice Group. Stacey also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Collaborative Law Association.