J. Michael McWilliams, past president of MSBA and the American Bar
Association, has been elected president of the International Academy of Mediators
for a one-year term. McWilliams is a well-versed mediator with three decades
of practice in a variety of legal areas.
Camilla O. McRory has been recognized in the field of Elder Law in
the 2007 edition of the Woodward/White, Inc. Best Lawyers in America.
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) has presented both Maria
Ellena Chavez-Ruark, a senior associate at DLA Piper, and Brian Zemil,
a partner at Venable LLP, with its 2006 Educator of the Year award due to
their extensive volunteer work within MVLS. Other lawyers awarded include James
Sauer for the Pioneer Award; Erika F. Daneman Slater,
Robert N. Grossbart, Constance M. Hare and Darren M. Margolis for
the Ten Year Volunteer Award; and James W. Almand, Michael J. Baxter,
Neal D. Borden, Jonathan D. Eisner, Sally B. Gold and Anthony J. Rosso for
the Inner Circle Award.
Karen L. Cook
The Experiential Environmental Education, Inc., which supports environmental
stewardship through experiential education, has elected Irma J. Robins,
a University Counsel at the University of Maryland Baltimore, to its Board
Karen L. Cook, a member of MSBA’s Board of Governors and past
president of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, has been named Coordinator
of Legal Studies at Anne Arundel Community College, which includes management
of the college’s ABA-approved Paralegal Program.
H. Russell Frisby, Jr., a partner at Fleischman & Walsh, LLP, has
been selected to serve as Vice Chair of the ABA Section on Administrative and
Regulatory law. Frisby concentrates his practice in Telecommunications and
Youshea A. Berry
Youshea A. Berry, the principal attorney of the Law Office of Youshea
A. Berry in Washington D.C., has been named as a Diversity Fellow in the ABA’s
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division. Berry has held other ABA leadership
positions, and was named a Young Lawyer Scholar by ABA’s Young Lawyer
Several lawyers from Paley Rothman, a 38-attorney firm based in the Washington
D.C. metro area, have taken roles to aid the legal community. David P. Shapiro has
been elected co-chair of the Business Law Section of the Bar Association of
Montgomery County; Deborah A. Cohn has been named to the Section Council
of MSBA’s Estate and Trust Law Section; Paula A. Calimafde recently
served as a member of the faculty for the American Law Institute-American Bar
Association’s course “Representing Professional and Closely Held
Businesses”; and Glenn M. Cooper aided the Montgomery County judges
assigned to the Business and Technology Case Management program by providing
them an updated monograph of “Standards and Methods of Corporate Control – Maryland”.
The Defense Research Institute has honored James F. Rosner,
a partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP’s pro bono department,
with its 2006 Community Service Award due to his commitment to improving the
social and cultural well-being of the general public.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has appointed Travis P. Nelson to
the Maryland State Banking Board. Nelson is an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris,
Shriver & Jacobson, LLP.
Catherine Chen Hester, a member of the MSBA since 1995, has joined
the National Service with Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program of the
Governor’s Office, in which she will serve as the Volunteer Maryland
Coordinator with FIRN, a movement that strives to link immigrants and refugees
with key resources in hopes to increase their fluency in English and gain employment.
At the 22nd Annual Myers Society Dinner at the Embassy of Italy in Washington
D.C., Millard S. Bennett was named Chairman of American University’s
Washington College of Law’s John Sherman Myers Society, an organization
that honors commitment and leadership to the law school.
The 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for
Business has recognized Tim Chriss, a Real Estate attorney for
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC.
The following have been recognized in the latest edition of Woodward/White,
Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America:
- Henry Abrams, Harriet E. Cooperman, Joyce A. Kuhns, Charles O. Monk,
II, William E. Scholtes, Jay A. Shulman and Irving E. Walker (Saul
- Deborah H. Devans, Robert M. Ercole, Allan J. Gibber, Price O. Gielen and Richard
Rubin (Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.).
Ten attorneys from Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., have been acknowledged
in the Maryland Super Lawyers list, which identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys
in each state. The attorneys are: Steven A. Allen, Barry Bach, John Carroll
Broderick, Rochelle S. Eisenberg, Gerald M. Katz, Patricia M. Lambert, Randall
M. Lutz, Charles F. Morgan, Leslie R. Stellman and David M. Tralins.
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has added Paula Junghans to
their Litigation Division, in which she will provide expertise in criminal
and civil tax controversies and white-collar criminal issues.
Lawrence D. Coppel, chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Section
at Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, has been named
the Secretary of the Board of Directors at MVLS, while Christopher R. Rahl,
senior counsel for Provident Bank, was elected as the president.
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., have a brought Anne B. Fox aboard
their Employment & Labor and Litigation groups, where she will deal in
matters that concern employment relationships in the workplace and represent
corporations in a variety of manners.
The law firm Ethridge, Quinn, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger has added Lynn
Caudle Boynton in their Real Estate Section as a partner due to her extensive
experience in commercial and real estate matters.
Brandy Scheydt has joined Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., as
an associate in the Estate & Wealth Preservation Group, where she will
provide clients with innovative estate planning and wealth management solutions.
Franklin M. Lee has joined Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, as a partner
and will help enhance the firm’s ability to provide strategic legal counsel
to its business clients.
Virginia A. Zrake has moved her practice to 1518 Savannah Road, Lewes,
Delaware 19958. She can be reached at (302) 644-6770.
The Law Offices of Adam M. Spence, P.C., are now located at 409 Washington
Avenue, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21204, (410) 823-5003; however, their mailing
address is now P.O. Box 20369, Baltimore, Maryland 21284.
Thompson, Loss & Judge, LLP, has relocated to Two Lafayette Centre, 1133
21st Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington D.C., 20036 and can be reached
at (202) 778-4060.
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