About the Award

Beverly A. Groner Family Law Award

The Beverly A. Groner Family Law Award recognizes an attorney or judge who has served the Maryland legal community through her/his dedication to the practice of family law and has exemplified the highest professional standards during a distinguished legal career.

The Beverly Groner Family Law Award was created to provide a vehicle for highlighting the importance of family law to our community, and to celebrate those who improve family law practice in our state. It is named in honor of the late Beverly Ann Groner, the Maryland family law practitioner whose long, distinguished career featured chairing the state commission which researched and drafted the present Marital Property Act and Alimony law.


Previous Recipients

2002 – The Honorable Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
2003 – The Honorable John F. Fader II, Circuit Court for Baltimore County
2004 – Senator Sharon Grosfeld, Montgomery County
2005 – The Honorable Julia Weatherly, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
2006 – The Honorable Ann Sundt, Circuit Court for Montgomery County
2007 – Roger A. Perkins, Esquire, Anne Arundel County
2008 – The Honorable Theresa A. Nolan, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
2009 – Sheila K. Sachs, Esquire, Baltimore City
2010 – Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Montgomery County
2011 – Keith N. Schiszik, Esquire, Frederick County
2012 – The Honorable Diane O. Leasure, Circuit Court for Howard County
2013 – The Honorable Louise G. Scrivener, Circuit Court for Montgomery County
2014 – Leslie Billman, Esquire, Anne ArundelCounty
2015 – The Honorable Cynthia Callahan, Circuit Court for Montgomery County
2016 – Christopher W. Nicholson, Esquire, Baltimore County
2017 – The Honorable William O. Carr, Circuit Court for Harford County
2018 – The Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, Court of Special Appeals
2019 – Mary R. Sanders, Esquire, Baltimore County
2020 – Thomas C. Ries, Esquire, Baltimore County