Morgan E. Foster joined the Maryland law firm of McAlister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, which has offices across the state, in October 2019. She practices family law with a concentration in divorce, division of property, alimony, custody, visitation and child support.
Foster earned her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 2001 and her Juris Doctor from Emory University Law School in 2005.
What is the most important thing you do in your job?
The most important thing I do every day is really listen to and seek to understand my clients. I make sure to consider their priorities so that I can think creatively in order to craft an appropriate strategy to help them achieve the best possible result. When a client feels heard and understood, we are able to work as a team, which is essential to achieve the best results.
What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?
I would like to see a more collaborative, amicable, cooperative process and to achieve resolutions outside of the court process, which is inherently adversarial. The combative nature of litigation adds to the stress of separation for both parents and children, and ultimately causes strain and trauma to families.
If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
I am an artist at heart and endeavor to bring this creativity to the practice of law. Someday, I hope to travel more extensively with my children and spend more time making art.