Submit a Nomination

To be eligible for nomination, a person must:

  1. Currently be licensed to practice in Maryland;
  2. Be a current dues-paying member of the MSBA;
  3. Practice predominately in the area of litigation;
  4. Practice predominately in Maryland; and
  5. Be actively engaged in the practice of law in the 12-month period prior to the nomination deadline.

Criteria for evaluation of nominations:

  1. Assessment of litigation skills;
  2. Assessment of legal management skills;
  3. Results of litigation;
  4. Professionalism and civility;
  5. Extra-curricular contributions to the profession, i.e., bar service, service to judiciary, etc.; and
  6. Extra-curricular contributions to the community at-large.

Previous Award Recipients

Andrew Jay Graham — 2011-2012
Alvin I. Frederick — 2012-2013
Timothy F. Maloney, Jr. — 2013-2014
Kathleen Howard Meredith — 2014-2015
Ava E. Lias-Booker — 2015-2016
Amy E. Askew — 2016-2017
Bruce Marcus — 2017-2018
Julia Doyle Bernhardt — 2018-2019