Tracy E. Phillips is a dedicated and thorough attorney with a strong work ethic. Clients rely on her keen attention to detail, candor and commitment to preparation. This suite of skills helps them feel comfortable during complex and emotionally challenging depositions, mediations and trial. Tracy is known for her reliability, willingness to go the extra mile and positive attitude.

Providing assistance with a wide range of family law issues, Tracy helps guide her clients through divorce and legal separation and resolves difficult matters including custody arrangements, child support, relocation issues and protective orders. She works closely with Shulman Rogers attorneys in related areas of practice, such as real estate and tax law, and consults with outside professionals based on the distinct factors of each case.

Tracy has extensive experience in Maryland and District of Columbia courts on both a state and federal level. She has represented clients in jury and bench trials in both Maryland and the District of Columbia trial courts.  Additionally, she has a particular interest in appellate work and recently had the opportunity to conduct an oral argument before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which affirmed her client’s position.

Understanding that no two cases are the same, Tracy is patient, supportive, and takes the time to get to know her clients so she can best focus on their most important objectives. A former client remarked, “Tracy gave us more than 100% of her time and ability to the case at hand. She always treated my case as if it was the only case she had, but I knew she had a full load. She’s truly capable of anything passed her way.”

Prior to joining Shulman Rogers, Tracy worked at a mid-sized regional business litigation firm in Washington, DC. In addition to her courtroom experience, she has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and frequently argues motions in court. During her clerkship for The Honorable Nelson W. Rupp, Jr., Tracy assisted with complex trials involving divorce, property distribution, custody, child support and alimony.  This experience provided Tracy with valuable insight into the judicial process and perspective.

In previous internships with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Tracy advocated for victims of family violence, and developed a unique and empathetic understanding of their circumstances and needs. Since entering private practice, she has committed herself to being the best possible advocate for her clients. She has also completed the requisite Best Interest Attorney training in accordance with Maryland’s Child Counsel and Custody Rules and Guidelines.

Tracy lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and golden retriever, Nelly. In her free time, you can find her taking SoulCycle classes and exploring the DC restaurant scene.

Professional & Community Affiliations


  • Maryland Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2019, 2022 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, 2024