Neveen H. Kurtom
Law Office of Neveen H. Kurtom, LLC
Encouraging and empowering young women to see their full potential is what Neveen Kurtom strives to do each day in her life. Leading by example, Kurtom, an Arab American, opened her own family law practice at the age of 26 and dedicates her free time to women’s causes.
She currently serves as chair of the Howard County Commission for Women, and piloted the program “Discovering Your Path to Success” to enable high school students the opportunity to ask successful women career and personal questions.
Earlier this year, she helped collect feminine hygiene products to aid females living in poverty. Kurtom was also a panel speaker for Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative by the United Nations Foundation dedicated to positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. In 2016, Kurtom was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan as chair of the Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern Affairs. She also serves as vice chair of the Howard County Board of Appeals.
As a single mother of three boys, Kurtom seeks to demonstrate that women can be leading examples. She’s the first in her family to become a lawyer, and her philosophy is to always give back to others.
“I think it’s imperative for me to demonstrate to my sons that a woman can have a full-time job, be a good mother, and give back to her community in any way she can. To me, a woman’s strength is knowing who she is, to push through adversity and leave an impacting mark on society,” she said.