Bar Bulletin

September, 2004



Emily H. Nothstein

Emily H. Nothstein has Ober Kaler as an associate in the firm’s Baltimore office. She will practice in the firm’s Health Law Department.

John W. Jones has been named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of TV One, the new lifestyle and entertainment network targeting African American adults.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has selected Nancy V. Alquist, a partner in the firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland.


Steven R. Smith

Steven R. Smith, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Ober Kaler, has been selected as one of 12 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers – 2004” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News. Smith was selected from a pool of national hospital lawyer nominations submitted by colleagues and clients.

Jon M. Laria, a partner in the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was elected Second Vice President of the Baltimore Jewish Council at the organization’s annual meeting. The Baltimore Jewish Council represents area Jewish organizations and congregations on social, political and humanitarian issues that affect Jews and the quality of life locally, nationally and globally.

Emily A. Shrift has joined the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. as an associate in the Health Law section in the firm’s Baltimore office.

Bresnick   Moffet   Tindall
Michele L. Bresnick   Brian L. Moffet   Margaret W. Tindall

Michele L. Bresnick, Brian L. Moffet and Margaret W. Tindall have been elected as Members of the firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC.

Paul W. Kim has joined Blank Rome LLP as an Associate in the Health Law Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Stephen D. Shawe, a partner in the law firm of Shawe & Rosenthal, has been elected to be a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers by the organization’s Board of Governors. The College is an association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law.


Joseph F. Devlin

Joseph F. Devlin has joined the firm of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A. He will focus on civil litigation, business and real estate law with emphasis on zoning and land use issues.

Senior trial lawyer Kim Keenan of the law firm Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C., was installed as President of the National Bar Association at the organization’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Kim Keenan

David M. Kopstein of Seabrook, Maryland, and Robert T. Hall of Reston, Virginia, have been honored for their participation in Trial Lawyers Care, the largest free legal representation program ever undertaken, which took the cases of 9/11 victim families before the federal government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund without charge.

The firm of Ober Kaler has launched the John Chandler Baldwin Community Grants Program, a $30,000 program to aid nonprofit organizations serving the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. The program is named in honor of the program’s outgoing chair.


S. Allan Adelman

The American Health Lawyers Association has named S. Allan Adelman, senior partner of the law firm of Adelman, Sheff & Smith, LLC, as President-elect for the organization’s 2004-2005 fiscal year.

The Honorable William D. Missouri, Administrative Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit and for Prince George’s County, has been elected Vice-Chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges.

The Board of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has selected new officers: President Jerald B. Lurie, a partner with Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler in Baltimore; Vice President. M. Natalie McSherry, a partner with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Towson; Vice President Barron J. Stroud, Jr., a partner with the Baltimore office of McCarter & English; and Secretary Christopher R. Rahl, an attorney with Provident Bank. New Board members include Yvette Bryant, a partner with Allen, Karpinski, Bryant & Karp in Baltimore.

The firm of Samek McMillan & Metro, Attorneys at Law, has opened new offices at 1901 Research Boulevard, Suite 500, Rockville, Maryland 20850-3168; (301) 251-1180.

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