Heather Stansbury was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After attending Towson University for college, Ms. Stansbury graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2004. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Stansbury served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals from 2004 to 2005. In 2005, Ms. Stansbury relocated to the Ocean City area and joined the law firm of Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand, P.A. as an Associate and became a Principal in 2012.
Ms. Stansbury focuses her practice in the area of family law and criminal law. She is a trained mediator and is trained in Collaborative Law. Ms. Stansbury also practices in the area of criminal law, education law, trusts and estates, civil litigation, landlord/tenant matters and engages in Will preparation and the representation of children in high-conflict custody matters.
Ms. Stansbury is the attorney for the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland (2009-present), and she was a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Committee for the First Circuit (2009-2014). Previously Ms. Stansbury was also the attorney for the Shoreline Commission for Worcester County, Maryland (2008-2011) and a volunteer attorney at the Worcester County Pro Se Family Law Clinic (2007-2012). Ms. Stansbury has also been selected (2014) for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers top 100.
Ms. Stansbury is the Vice-Chaiperson for the Board of Trustees for Atlantic General Hospital (2013- present) and serves as a member of the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (2012-present). She previously served on the Ocean City, Maryland Paramedic's Foundation (2013-present), the Rackliffe House Trust (2012-2015), and as a member of the board for Diakonia, a non-profit emergency and transitional housing service in Ocean City, Maryland. (2010-2013).
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2008, State of Maryland, 2004.
Towson University B.A. 2001, cum laude; University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 2004)
American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Worcester County Bar Association.
Court-approved Mediator; Collaborative Law; Court-approved Child Counsel