Philip Gregory (Greg) Hilton was sworn in by Gov. Martin O’Malley as Clerk of Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009, and succeeds Leslie Gradet, who retired after 25 years as Clerk.
Karen Ellsworth, an attorney with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, was named treasurer for the Business Women’s Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation. The Network promotes and supports professional women in their careers as executives, business owners, and leaders.
Former Majority Leader of the State Senate, Rob Garagiola joined the Law Offices of Alexander & Cleaver, and will manage their new Montgomery County office.
C.J. Persson, an associate at Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC, was appointed chair of the business law committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.
Catherine M. Reese, of Reese Law Office, was appointed to serve as a member of the Judicial Nominations Committee for the Fairfax Bar Association and elected as the Chair of the Rules Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Lawyers Discipline by Virginia State Bar.
Clare Kristin Miller, partner at Ain & Bank, P.C., was named a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Edward J. Levin was named Chair of the Gordon Feinblatt LLC’s Real Estate Practice Group. Levin has just completed a four-year term as Chair of the Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) of the American Bar Association (ABA), and he is vice-chair of the ABA RPTE Section’s Real Estate Financing Group.
Beau Pichon joined Salisbury & McLister LLP as partner. The firm will now be called Salisbury, McLister & Pichon LLP.
Hunt Valley law firm Hofmeister, Breza & Leavers added Towson-based Law Offices of James A. List as “Of Counsel” to the firm.
Thomas D. Kohn was appointed chairman of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC’s Business and Corporate Practice Group.
Julie A. Hopkins has become a partner with Tydings & Rosenberg LLP and will chair its IP practice group.
Glenn Cooper of Paley Rothman has been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 DC Family Law Lawyer of the Year.
Stacey E. Kight joined Walker & Murphy, LLP as an associate in the firm’s civil litigation practice.
The Murthy Law Firm established a west coast presence with a satellite office in Seattle’s suburb of Bellevue, Washington.