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Sanjay M. Shirodkar

Sanjay M. Shirodkar

Jerald B. Lurie, of the law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Handler, LLC, has been elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the preeminent research center of law, legal institutions and legal processes in society.

Sanjay M. Shirodkar has joined Ober Kaler’s Baltimore office, complimenting the firm’s securities and general corporate practice.

James J. Gorney announces the relocation of his law offices to the new Baldus Center, 101 Charles Street, Suite 202, LaPlata, Maryland. The mailing address remains P.O. Box 386, LaPlata, MD 20646-0386.

Elizabeth Frey

Elizabeth Frey

Elizabeth Frey, a nurse-attorney at the Washington, D.C., malpractice firm of Jack H. Olender & Associates, has been installed as President-Elect of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association at the Association’s annual convention in Baltimore.

The law firm of Daniel M. Twomey, P.A., announces that W. Randolph Shump has joined the firm as of counsel. The firm has relocated to 401 Washington Avenue, Suite 701, Baltimore, Maryland 21204; (410) 832-8888.

Rhian McGrath has joined Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., as an associate in the firm’s Family Law group.

S. Craig Holden

S. Craig Holden

Ober Kaler president and Health Law principal S. Craig Holden has been selected for Nightingale’s Healthcare News’ “Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyers 2005” list. Chosen from a pool of other nationally-recognized candidates, Holden was nominated for the list by clients and colleagues.

MSBA Technology Committee chair Donald A. Rea has joined the Baltimore Office of McGuireWoods LLP, while Michelle N. Lipkowitz also has joined the office as an associate.

The MSBA Family Law Section Council announces that the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly has been selected as the 2005 recipient of the Beverly Groner Family Law Award in recognition for her work as an advocate for family law causes.

Michelle N. Lipkowitz

Michelle N. Lipkowitz

David R. Polodsky has relocated his office to 25 West Middle Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Polodsky has also become of counsel to the firm of Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, P.C.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. announces that associate Jennifer R. Busse has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce for 2005-2008. Busse works in the Real Estate Section in the firm’s Towson office, where she focuses here practice in land use, zoning and real estate development.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. announces that Priscilla K. Carroll has been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Carroll chairs the firm’s Real Estate Section. (w/pic)

Donald A. Rea

Donald A. Rea

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) has selected F. William Dubois, III, an associate in the Government Affairs practice group of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, as the recipient of its Pro Bono Service Award, in recognition of his work on behalf of organizations striving to found charter schools in Baltimore City. PBRC has also granted to Pro Bono Service Award to the firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz. P.A.

Kimberly A. Talbert Myers spoke recently at the New Towne Village Senior Center on power of attorney, wills and advance directives.

Steven Paul Anderson has been appointed the new Director for the State Law Library at the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis, Maryland.

Priscilla K. Carroll

Priscilla K. Carroll

Venable LLP announces that litigation partner Paul Kemp has been named recipient of the John Adams Award from the U.S. District Court in Maryland for his work in representing indigents as a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel.

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller has been inducted into the University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame.

Aubrey Moss and Howard Soypher – both members of the Litigation and Family Law practice groups at Paley Rothman – have been named principals at the firm.

The Rockville-based law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., announces the addition of John D. Adams as an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department.

Aubrey Moss

Aubrey Moss

Aida M. Lebbos has joined Saul Ewing LLP as an Associate in the Business Department of the firm’s Baltimore office.

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP associates M. Peter Moser and William L. Reynolds have been named Life Members of the American Law Institute.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. announces that Thomas C. Barbuti, Priscilla K. Carroll, James R. Chason, Robert B. Curran, Peter D. Guattery, Jeanne M. Phelan, Joseph K. Pokempner, William F. Ryan, Jr., and Larry M. Wolf have been recognized in the 2005-2006 edition of America’s Leading Business Lawyers, published by Chambers & Partners.

Howard Soypher

Howard Soypher

Dana Petersen Moore has been named Chair of the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine at Mercy Hospital; Moore has also recently been named to serve a five-year term on the Board of Trustees of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, announces that firm attorneys Ronald P. Fish, Morton P. Fisher, Jr., and Raymond G. Truitt have been named “Leaders in Their Field” in the 2005-2006 edition of Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their clients and peers. Ober Kaler’s Health Law practice, chaired by Sanford Teplitzky, has tied for first place in Chambers USA’s national rankings. Chambers USA has also given its top tier ranking to four practice groups in the Baltimore office of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, giving favorable mentions to law partner residents Russell H. Gardner, Richard J. Hafets,

Dana Petersen Moore

Dana Petersen Moore

Emmett F. McGee and Larry Seegull. The 2005 edition has also recognized McGuireWoods partners James P. Gillece, Jr., Douglas M. Topolski and Patrick M. Shelly as leading lawyers.

The law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver has launched its annual John Chandler Baldwin Community Grants Program. Named in honor of the firm’s former chair, the $35,000 community grants program will aid nonprofit organizations serving the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas.

A group of Eastern Shore attorneys has formed the Eastern Shore Bankruptcy Bar Association to address the equities of Maryland bankruptcy law.


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