Jessica B. Saunders
Phone: (301) 657-0010
Fax: (301) 657-0012
Ms. Saunders (formerly Ms. Borno) has been practicing family law since 2011. She joined Hostetter Strent in January 2017. Prior to joining Hostetter Strent, Ms. Saunders practiced family law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ms. Saunders was named a Rising Star by Washington, DC’s Super Lawyers Magazine in 2020-2022 and Maryland’s Super Lawyers Magazine from 2020-2023. In addition, she has been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine’s 2021 and 2022 Top Divorce Lawyers List. Ms. Saunders was also recognized in the 30th Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Saunders has represented clients in custody and complex asset division disputes, as well as child support, spousal support and alimony proceedings. Ms. Saunders understands the emotional toll and financial uncertainty of separation and divorce and seeks to find well-reasoned and practical solutions that are in the best interest of her clients and their families.
Ms. Saunders earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Villanova University in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Ms. Saunders was a judicial extern for the Honorable Elizabeth T. Hey, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In addition, she served as a certified legal intern at the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic, where her practice included family law matters. Ms. Saunders also received the Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Award from Villanova University School of Law for her work with the Integrated Domestic Violence Unit at the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office in 2010.
Ms. Saunders is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is retired from the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Saunders is a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. She has been a member of the Montgomery County Inn of Court and volunteers with the District of Columbia Superior Court’s Family Law Self-Help Center.