Barry Chasen, a past chair of the Maryland State Bar Section on Negligence,
Insurance and Workers' Compensation, and a highly regarded philanthropist,
has been selected by the National Capital Area Chapter of American ORT to receive
the ORT Community Achievement Award, which is given to people who make a unique
contribution to the greater community and establish a new direction for society.
Joseph M. Quirk, a solo practitioner from Rockville, was awarded the
2005 John Carroll Society Pro Bono Legal Service Award for outstanding contribution
to the Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Charities, a pro bono program
serving the legal needs of the poor and homeless.
The American Judicature Society has presented its 2005 Justice Award to Benjamin
R. Civiletti, a former United States Attorney General and chairman of
the law firm Venable LLP, for his significant contributions to improving
the administration of justice nationally.
Jan I. Berlage, an associate in the Litigation Department of Ballard
Spahr Andrews &
Ingersoll, LLP, was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers
Division's Ethics and Professionalism Committee.
Nancy Morrison O'Connor, partner in Bracewell & Giuliani LLP's Washington,
D.C.'s office, has been named the new chair of the Montgomery County Commission
on Human Rights.
Jeffrey N. Zinn
Active Maryland State Bar member Leo J. Jordan was awarded arbitrator
of the year by the New York City Small Claims Court Arbitrators Association.
Jordan serves as an arbitrator several times a week in Lower Manhattan, Mid-Town
and Harlem Community Courts.
Robin A. Clark and Eric M. Glass are pleased to announce the
establishment of their new law firm, Clark &
Glass, LLP. The new practice, which specializes in family law, is located at
20 Courthouse Square, Suite 211, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
James K. Archibald and Kevin L. Shepherd, both partners with
Venable LLP, were awarded with 2005 Leadership in Law accolades by The Daily
Record. Archibald is a veteran Maryland lawyer who has extensive first-chair
experience, while Shepherd is the co-chair of Venable's Real Estate Group.
Kerri L. Ruttenberg
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers inducted their 2005-06 president, Cheryl
Lynn Hepfer, an attorney from Montgomery and Princess George's Counties.
Former Senior Vice President of Constellation Energy Group Kathleen Chagnon has
joined Saul Ewing LLP as a partner in its Business Department, while Jeffery
N. Zann, formerly with the WebMD Corporation as an Assistant General Counsel,
has been named an associate in the same department.
The Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) has elected Kerri L. Ruttenberg,
an associate with the Cozen O'Connor law firm, as the co-chair of the board
M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr.
Stockbridge, P.C. has opened a new office in the UMB BioPark complex, 800 W.
Baltimore Street. The attorneys in this office will specialize in working
with biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.
& Dickens, P.C., has opened a new office at 4520 East-West Highway, Suite #640,
Brassel & Baldwin, P.A., has changed its name to Brassel Baldwin Kagan & May,
P.A. The firm is located at 112 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401; (410)
Raymond Daniel Burke
The American College of Trial Lawyers have inducted M. Hamilton Whitman,
Jr., a principal with the Ober Kaler law firm, as a Fellow for his high standards
of ethical conduct, professionalism and civility.
The Maryland Negotiations Service presented the Education Group of Hodes,
& Katz, P.A., with the Distinguished Service Award for their contributions
to the Maryland Public School System.
Raymond Daniel Burke, a prestigious construction lawyer and litigator
of 25-years with Freishtat, Burke, Mullen & Dubnow, LLC, is now a principal
at Ober Kaler.
The following Maryland attorneys have been included in the 2006 Edition of Best
Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc.:
||Ronald P. Fish, Morton P. Fisher, Jr., Raymond
G. Truitt, Fred Wolf, III and Theodore W. Hirsh – Ballard
Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
||Thomas C. Ries –
Kaufman, Ries & Elgin, P.A.
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