Judge Marcella A. Holland
Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges elected Baltimore City Circuit Judge Marcella A. Holland as its new chair and chose Queen Anne’s County Circuit Judge Thomas G. Ross as its vice-chair. Both will serve a two-year term. Judge Holland is the first African-American woman to head the conference.
Thomas B. Hudson, a partner at Hudson Cook, LLP, was elected Secretary of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
Robert W. Hesselbacher, Jr.
The Professional Liability Defense Federation named Robert W. Hesselbacher, Jr. to their inaugural board of directors. Hesselbacher is a partner with Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP.
Walker & Murphy, LLP, added Shelley L. Bagoly to the firm as of counsel. Bagoly will continue to practice in defending medical malpractice, long term care and insurance litigation.
Scott Pollins was added as of counsel to the law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson.
Dale K. Cathell was promoted to partner in DLA Piper’s Baltimore office.
Richard A. DeTar and Joseph W. Hovermill, attorneys at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., were elected to serve on the firm’s board of directors.
R. Julio Aleman joined the law firm Jezic, Krum & Moyse as an associate.
David W. Shineman, II, joined Axelson, Williamowsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.
Offit Kurman added two principals, William Heyman and Paul Walter, to the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice.
Daniel F. Lynch, Matthew C. Tedesco and Lindsey K. Erdmann were brought in to McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan & Lynch, P.A., as a principal and as associates, respectively.
Gallagher Evelius & Jones made Ryan J. Potter, David G. Sommer and Brian T. Tucker partners in the firm.
Todd Schuler joined Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A.
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP donated $10,000 to the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council of the Reservoir Hill neighborhood in Baltimore city. The donation is the amount awarded to the firm from sanctions against Wells Fargo Bank and Long & Foster for the companies’ misconduct in Minter v. Wells Fargo Bank, et al., an open case in Baltimore’s federal court.
Levin & Gallagher, LLC, changed its name to The Levin Law Firm, LLC. It is located at 250 W. Pratt Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 545-5871.
The Legal Services Corporation launched a Pro Bono Task Force to develop resources for low-income Americans facing foreclosure, domestic violence and other civil legal issues. The Corporation was established by U.S. Congress in 1974 and operates as an independent nonprofit.