The Honorable Jean S. Baron, District Court Judge for
Prince George’s County, attended the International Women Judges Conference
in Uganda in May. Female judges from around the world participated in the Conference,
which addressed worldwide concerns relating to the theme of Access to Justice.
Kevin L. Shepherd, co-chair of Venable LLP’s
Real Estate Practice Group and chair of its Finance Committee, has been elected
chair-elect of the nearly 30,000-member Real Property, Probate & Trust
Law Section of the American Bar Association. Sherpherd will serve a one-year
term as chair-elect and will become chair of the Section in September 2005.
James W. Bartlett, III, a Principal of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes,
P.C., has been elected Secretary of the Maritime Law Association of the United
States, an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association whose membership
consists of lawyers involved in maritime matters, judges active in matters
involving admiralty issues, admiralty law professors and non-lawyers involved
in the maritime field.
After 10 years as Senior Assistant County Solicitor for Howard
County, Katherine L. Taylor has returned to the private practice of
law. The Law Office of Katherine L. Taylor, P.A., will be located at Dorsey
Manor House, 5100 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042; (443) 420-4075.
The firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered, announces
that Robin L. Dierbeck has joined the firm as an associate in its real
estate transactions and business and tax law departments.
John W. Steele, III, vice president and general counsel
of The Rouse Company, and Robert J. Kresslein, a principal in the law
firm of Severn, O’Connor & Kresslein, P.A., have been named to the
Sheppard Pratt Board of Trustees, a group of 25 volunteer members.
Teju Rau, who previously served as a law clerk to
the Honorable Phillip T. Caroom of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, has
opened her own law practice at 170 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401;
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. announces that Thurman
W. Zollicoffer, Jr., has rejoined the firm as a partner. Since leaving
the firm in 1999, Zollicoffer has served as a City Solicitor for Baltimore
Danielle Cover and Bobbie G. Steyer have joined
the law firm of Weinberg &
Schwartz, L.L.C., as associates.
Cordier Law Offices LLC announces the addition of Carlotta
A. Woodward to the firm, where she will pursue the general practice of
law. Woodward previously worked as the law clerk for the Honorable Ann
Bobbie G. Steyer
Demetrios Datch has joined the firm of Troutman Sanders
LLP as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group at the firm’s
Tyson’s Corner office.
In its first-ever ranking of top Washington attorneys, The
Washington Business Journal has named Piper Rudnick Pro Bono Partner Elizabeth
R. Dewey a co-winner in its Young Guns category. Venable, LLP, Partners Elizabeth
Hughes and George Pappas were named as finalists in the awards.
Donald W. Usher was appointed to the position of Superintendent
of the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick,
Georgia. He will direct the basic and advanced law enforcement training mission
for the National Park Service.
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Todd Gustin has joined the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods
LLP as an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department.
Robert C. Erlandson, a partner at Lord & Whip,
has been nominated by the Defense Research Institute to chair the Workers’ Compensation
Committee for a second consecutive year.
Michael Conron, a partner in the law firm of Venable
LLP, has been elected a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) by the organization’s
Executive Board. The ALI drafts and then publishes various restatements of
the law, model codes and other proposals for legal reform. Its membership consists
of judges, practicing lawyers and legal scholars from all areas of the country
as well as some foreign countries, selected on the basis of professional achievement
and demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law.
Fred Warren Bennett, Gary E. Bair, Michael R. Pearson and Rachel
Marblestone Kamins announce the formation of Bennett & Bair, LLP,
6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 419, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770; (301) 220-1570. The
new law firm will concentrate in the area of criminal defense in state and
federal courts at the trial, post-conviction and appellate levels.
The Law Offices of Garrow & Evans, L.L.P., have relocated
to 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Suite 560, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202)
Miles & Stockbridge P.C. has won a 2004 WebAward from
the Web Marketing Association for its newly revamped website and content management
The Baltimore law firm’s website, which was designed and built by the
Baltimore office of Weber Shandwick Worldwide, was named an “outstanding
website” in the 2004 competition.
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