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Publications : Bar Bulletin : March 2007

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MSBA Past President Pamela J. White has been sworn in as Circuit Judge for Baltimore City. Formerly a chair for Ober Kaler's Employment & Labor Group, White was also the firm's first female Partner.

MSBA Past President Harry S. Johnson, Partner with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, has been elected as Secretary of the Healthcare Board of Directors for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC).

The University of Baltimore School of Law has awarded Charles O. Monk, II, a Partner in the Litigation Department of Saul Ewing LLP, the Robert M. Bell Award for Leadership in Public Service. Colleague Joyce A. Kuhns, a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department of the same firm, has been named to the Class of 2007 for Leadership Maryland, a non-profit organization designed to assist upper-level executives in critical state issues.

Cheri H. Dorsey, an Associate in the Trusts and Estates Group at Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has appointed William Boshnick, an attorney with Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC, as Vice-Chair of the International Education Committee.

Paul W. Kim, counsel and member of Ober Kaler's Health Law practice, has been elected as a member in the American Bar Foundation's The Fellows, a limited group of one third of one percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Ober Kaler also welcomes back Jervis S. Finney as Of Counsel to their firm following his stint as legal advisor to former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Venable LLP has announced that Harry I. Atlas, Darek S. Bushnaq, Edward S. Evans, III, Michael A. Leber, Norman Lencz and David R. Warner have all been elevated to partnership status.

Jennifer S. Lubinski has been elected to shareholder status by Lord & Whip, P.A. She will continue her practice in individuals and businesses civil litigation.

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., will now do business under the title Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. The firm's Towson address and contact information remain the same, however, the firm has divided their Labor & Employment Law group between the Towson and Howard County offices. Rochelle S. Eisenberg has spearheaded the transition.

John M. G. Murphy has started his own practice, The Law Office of John M. G. Murphy, LLC, where he will focus on litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes. The firm is located at 20 South Charles Street, Suite 702, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; (410) 244-6700.

Wiley Rein & Fielding, LLP, has changed their name to Wiley Rein LLP. The firm remains at 1776 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 719-7000.

Paula J. Peters has formed her own firm, Paula J. Peters, P.A., located at 1410 Forest Drive, Suite 27, Annapolis, Maryland 21403; (410) 990-0090.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, has relocated its Columbia, Maryland office to 50 Corporate Center, Suite 750, 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044; (410) 884-0700.

Trye, Abou & Joseph, LLC, has been formed and is located in the Court Square Building, 200 E. Lexington Street, Suite 1500, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; (410) 685-5342.

Hyatt, Peters & Weber, LLP, has changed its name to Hyatt & Weber, LLP, and moved to the Severn Bank Building, 200 Westgate Circle, Suite 500, Annapolis, Maryland 21401; (410) 266-0626.

Sean J. Rogers & Associates, LLC, has moved its office to 20555 September Point Lane, P.O. Box 1327, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650; (301) 997-0716.

The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, P.C., and The TLPJ Foundation have become the Public Justice, P.C., and Public Justice Foundation.

So what have you done lately? Send your latest news to Patrick Tandy, c/o Bar Bulletin, 520, West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or e-mail ptandy@msba.org and be the talk of the town!

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