Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : March 2013

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Kelly M. Preteroti, a lawyer in the Litigation and Employment groups at Ober Kaler, was named to the Board of Directors of Baltimore Fitness Academy (BMoreFit), a program that provides youth and adults with physical fitness skills for lifelong, healthy living.

The ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee re-appointed David B. Applefeld as co-chair of the Construction Subcommittee. Applefeld is an attorney at Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC.

Hadrian Hatfield, a family law attorney with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., was admitted to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Fellow.

Paul M. Nussbaum was appointed to the Equal Justice Council, a group of lawyers in private practice who serve as the fundraising arm of Maryland Legal Aid. Nussbaum is chair of the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Litigation group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP.

Press, Potter, & Dozier, LLC, added Jamie Kent Hamelburg and A. Ari Ghosal as members.

Joshua Treem, Emily Levenson, Matthias Niska, and Rebecca Rodgers joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP.

Raymond Van Dyke gave a seminar on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association on the new Professionalism and Ethics Rules promulgated by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

DLA Piper promoted Christopher Edwards to of counsel in the firm’s corporate practice in its Baltimore office.

Sheela Murthy received an Outstanding Directors Award from the Baltimore Business Journal. Murthy, the founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, was honored due to her service as a longtime board member – and board chair – of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., named Michael Goecke as of counsel to the firm. Goecke’s practice ranges from business to tort matters with an emphasis on civil litigation.

Offit Kurman added David Coaxum to its Family Law Practice Group. Coaxum practices in the firm’s Maple Lawn office.

Keirston Woods was elected shareholder at Bryant Miller Olive. Woods’ practice involves public finance, real estate, affordable housing, and corporate trust and default.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Parker, LLC, made Thomas J. Kokolis a partner with the Rockville firm, which  will now practice under the name Parker, Simon & Kokolis, LLC.   

James P. Rathvon and Cristen S. Rose joined Paley Rothman and created the firm’s Regulatory Law & Litigation Practice Group.

Saul Ewing’s Baltimore Office was named Maryland State Firm of the Year by the U.S. Benchmark Litigation Annual Awards.

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