Getting to know Sue Ann Armitage
With deep personal ties to our community and over three decades of legal experience, Sue Ann is the embodiment of integrity, commitment, and service.
Sue Ann’s legal career spans 33 years, with a focus on serving the needs of St. Mary’s County residents.
Throughout her career, she has worked in various legal arenas, gaining expertise in family law, traffic and criminal law, wills and estates, business matters, worker’s compensation, and personal injury claims. Her specialization in family law aligns with the majority of the Circuit Court landscape, where nearly 70% of cases involve family matters.
For several years, Sue Ann was an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s College, teaching Business Law until the birth of her daughter.
Sue Ann’s commitment to the community is evident in her professional affiliations. She has served on the Boards of Directors for St. Mary’s Ryken High School, the St. Mary’s County Bar Association, and Bay Montessori School.
Sue Ann was appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission in 1995 and was elevated to Chairman in 2007. She headed this commission, which plays an important role in choosing judges, until 2015.
Sue Ann is the Vice President of the Southern Maryland Chapter for the Inns of Court. The Inn provides education and mentorship for lawyers, connecting new practitioners with more experienced peers.
Through their firm, Armitage & Armitage, Sue Ann and her partner are able to provide free wills and powers of attorney for military personnel at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. This continued dedication to service has earned them the Maryland State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Service Award.
Sue Ann Armitage’s journey is woven into the fabric of St. Mary’s County. Growing up in Ridge, she shared her childhood with three sisters and was raised by her mother, a strong presence who worked at the NESEA Naval command, and her father, a World War II veteran and retired Navy Chief.
She attended local schools and has cherished memories of playing softball at Pennie’s, South Ridge and The Brass Rail. Her connection with St. Michael’s Church marked an important part of each week as well as family milestones.
Upon completing law school, Sue Ann returned home to St. Mary’s to establish her legal practice. A proud mother and wife, Sue Ann resides in Drayden with her husband, Dan Armitage, a fellow lawyer. Their daughter also lives in St. Mary’s.
Finally, if there is one thing a lifetime in St. Mary’s County has taught Sue Ann, it is how to throw the perfect crab feast. If you want the secret, be sure to stop by one of our upcoming events to ask her for yourself!