J. Michael McWilliams
J. Michael McWilliams, President of McWilliams Dispute Resolution and
Past President of the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar
Association, was recently named President-Elect of the College of
Commercial Arbitrators. He also serves as First Vice President of the
International Academy of Mediators.
Whiteford, Taylor and Preston L.L.P. attorney
Gardner Duvall will be the
President of the Maryland Defense Counsel for 2004-2005. The Defense
Counsel is an organization of civil defense attorneys that promotes
defense interests, the efficiency of the legal system and fair and equal
treatment under the law.
Charles R. "Rick"
Effective this month, Richard J. Peltz has been awarded tenure at the
William H. Bowen Law School at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Charles R. “Rick” Claxton has been promoted to principal at the Bethesda
law firm of Garson & Associates, LLC. The firm will now be known as Garson
Lisa Ellen Ball has joined the Baltimore law firm of John H. Denick &
Associates, P.A., as an associate.
Stephen J. Cullen has been selected as a recipient of the 2004 American
Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Awards.
Timothy E. Clarke has been presented with the 2004 Marriott Spirit to
Serve Community Award, which recognizes those who perform volunteer
activities in the community.
James D. Skeen has formed the new firm Skeen & Kauffman LLP at 800 N.
Charles Street, Suite 400 Baltimore, Maryland 21201; (410) 625-2272.
Catherine M. Brennan has joined Hudson Cook LLP’s Linthicum office as an
associate. Hudson Cook focuses its practice on consumer financial
Catherine M. Brennan
Mark T. McDermott
Mark T. McDermott has been reappointed as the legislative chairman for the
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. The Academy is a national
organization of over 300 attorneys who have distinguished themselves in
the field of adoption law. McDermott is a past president of the Academy.
Sanford V. Teplitzky
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, announces that
Timothy D.A. Chriss, David H. Fishman, Robert C. Kellner and Abba David Poliakoff have been selected for the 2004 edition of
Chambers USA: A Guide
to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, an annual publication based on
in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key inside
counsel in the primary areas of commercial law. Ober Kaler announces that
Sanford V. Teplitzky, Leonard C. Homer, Kenneth B. Abel and MSBA Past
President Pamela J. White have also been listed in the Chambers
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, announce that Ronald
Morton P. Fisher, Jr., and Raymond G. Truitt were named to the list.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has named Timothy E. Meredith to the
Fifth Appellate Circuit Seat for the Court of Special Appeals. Meredith,
an attorney in private practice, will serve until the 2006 election cycle,
when he will stand for election to a full ten-year term.
Michele A. Gallagher has been promoted to partner at the law firm of
Anderson Kill & Olick, LLP.
Kathleen J. Masterton announces the opening of the Law Offices of Kathleen
J, Masterton, P.C., 1400 Front Avenue, Suite 202, Lutherville, Maryland,
The Towson office of the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. has signed a
10-year lease for approximately 17,000 square feet of office space at