J. Michael Conroy, Jr. will be installed as President of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) on June 18, 2005, during the Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. A partner in the Montgomery County law firm Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., Conroy will lead this professional, volunteer association of 21,000 lawyers for the next twelve months.
Conroy will be joined by newly-elected officers: President-Elect Edward J. Gilliss, a partner in the Baltimore County law firm of Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP, Secretary Alison L. Asti, Executive Director of the Maryland Stadium Authority and Treasurer John Patrick Kudel, a solo practitioner in Rockville and Of Counsel to the Rockville-based law firm Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind.
MSBA’s new leader is well known as an outstanding and effective leader of Maryland’s legal community who is dedicated to public service and diversity in Maryland’s legal community. He is proud to be a Maryland lawyer and looks forward to “giving something back to the community” through his service as MSBA’s volunteer President this year.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1967, Conroy served in the United States Army and the Reserves from 1968 to 1974. He earned his Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1972. Conroy worked in the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland in Montgomery County before engaging in private law practice. He has practiced law in Montgomery County for 32 years as a trial practitioner in the construction, banking and brokerage industries and in the real estate transactional area.