Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Anne Adkins Weissenborn, Esq., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in both law and education.
Ms. Weissenborn grew up around law professionals, as her father was an attorney in general practice and his father was a judge. Several other extended family members were also attorneys. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Western College for Women in 1961 where she benefited greatly from that school’s then-new intercultural studies program, followed three years later by a Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where her area of geographic concentration was Africa. In 1968, she earned an MEd from Harvard University. In 1977 she was awarded a Juris Doctor degree by the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. By that time, she had accumulated a multitude of beneficial experiences in her academic and professional endeavors including almost two years as a program officer with the US Department of Education’s Teacher Exchange Program, a year in Tanzania as a volunteer teacher at a US-supported secondary school for refugees from Southern Africa, two years as an instructor and administrator at Western College in its intercultural studies program., and several periods as a recruiter for US Agency for International Development programs in Africa.
A member of both the Maryland and District of Columbia bars, from 1977 until her retirement in 2003 Ms. Weissenborn worked with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. where she climbed the ranks from attorney to senior attorney, with several intermittent periods as an assistant general counsel leading enforcement teams. In the years following her retirement, she returned to education, working as a substitute teacher for Montgomery County in Maryland as well as remaining active with the Western College Alumnae Association. In 2012, her accomplishments were recognized with a WCAA Service Award. As a further testament to her success, she is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, as well as the 11th edition of Who’s Who in American Law, the 27th edition of Who’s Who in the East, and the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women. Most recently, in 2019, Ms. Weissenborn became a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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