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A graduate of Annapolis High School in Maryland, Jenna obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, School of Hospital Administration. She worked at The Law Offices of Alan S. Forman, LLC while attending the University of Baltimore School at night. During her final semester in law school, Jenna was a Rule 16 Attorney at University of Baltimore School of Law Bronfein Family Law clinic where she represented several clients in a variety of domestic matters, including domestic violence and same-sex custody cases. Additionally, while in law school, Jenna obtained her certification pursuant to Rule 17 of Maryland Rules of Procedure regarding mediation.
Upon admission to the Bar in Maryland in December 2014, Jenna continued to work at The Law Office of Alan S. Forman as an Associate until establishing Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC in early 2015.
Both in and out of the office, Jenna is passionate about family and focuses her practice on adoption, family law, and immigration. Whether you are seeking to add to your family through adoption or assisted reproductive technology, reshaping your family through divorce and custody proceedings, or looking to petition family members from another country to become lawful permanent residents and obtain citizenship, Jenna is able to assist you.
As an adoptee herself, adoption is near and dear to Jenna’s heart as she fully comprehends the importance and significant impact of adoption. Jenna’s adoption practice encompasses all aspects of adoption, including stepparent, readoptions, second parent adoptions, finalization of private agency adoptions, and contested adoptions. Jenna also represents foster parents seeking to adopt through the Department of Social Services, including representation at mediations with birth parents. Jenna represents private agencies in Maryland. She also represents birth parents and adoptees. Jenna handles all facets of adoption including coordinating the process with hospitals, negotiating Post Adoption Contact Agreements, she also handles adoptions involving the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).
Jenna is a trained Maryland Collaborative Divorce Attorney. Although a litigator in the courtroom, she believes that resolving family conflicts outside of the courtroom is most beneficial as it allows clients more control over their situation and more creativity with regard to reaching a resolution that works for each family. Jenna also believes that not having to go through litigation reduces conflict among families, is less detrimental to the parties’ children, and creates longer lasting resolutions.
Jenna is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland as well as within the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Jenna has been recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in Family Law in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Since January 2018, she has been an Adoption Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) where she serves on the Membership Committee and Independent Adoption Committee. Only 8 of Maryland’s 40,000+ attorneys are members of this organization. Being part of AAAA and its national network of attorneys who specialize in adoption enables Jenna to stay current with the latest trends in adoption and permits her to help Maryland birth parents and adoptive parents complete adoptions involving people from all over the country and the world.
Jenna is involved in the legal community including the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and serves on the Board of the Maryland Association of Collaborative Professionals. Jenna also volunteers on the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN), a group of over 10,000 Cornell alumni volunteers around the world who serve as enthusiastic ambassadors to prospective students, families, and schools in the United States and more than 50 other countries.
school, Jenna obtained her certification pursuant to Rule 17 of Maryland Rules of Procedure regarding mediation.