For Judy Cornwell, commercial litigation is an intricate puzzle that she prides herself on solving piece by piece. With a focus on complex commercial and construction litigation, Judy recognizes that her clients are often busy and understandably very anxious about their case and her goal is to establish and maintain their complete confidence as she develops a strategic plan to successfully resolve their concerns.
Her thorough understanding of the construction industry, and the array of detailed and complex construction contracts it frequently entails, gives Judy the edge in guiding contractors, subcontractors, developers and other involved parties through negotiations, dispute resolution or litigation where necessary.
Judy was drawn to Stein Sperling while serving as a judicial law clerk because of the professionalism and passion for the law that she saw in the firm’s attorneys who continue to “captivate and inspire” her. This very passion underpins her litigation practice. Regardless of the details of each individual case, Judy always looks compassionately at the big picture, while never losing site of the client’s personal connection to the case..
Prior to joining Stein Sperling, Judy clerked for the Honorable Ronald B. Rubin in the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
University of Kentucky (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
Catholic University, The Columbus School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
Outside of the office, Judy enjoys traveling to places near and far, yoga, interior design; and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Admissions & Certifications
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Memberships & Activities
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Co-Chair Litigation Section (present)
New Practitioner Section, Co-Chair (2015-2016)
Chamber Chat Committee, Chair (2013-2014)
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2022)
Maryland Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2015-2021)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2015-2021)