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John Anthony Wolf

John Anthony Wolf

The Honorable Kathleen O’ Ferrall Friedman, former associate judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, has been elected as chair to the College of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Class of 1962.

The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers has named Ober Kaler Chairman John Anthony Wolf “one of the world’s leading practitioners” in the field of construction law.

Two Maryland Judges have garnered national recognition by being elected to lead two prominent national judicial organizations. The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, has been named president for the 2006-2007 term of the Conference of Chief Justice. During that same term, The Honorable William D. Missouri, Administrative Judge for the Prince George’s County Circuit Court, will serve as chairman of the National Conference of State Trial Judges.

Retired Maryland attorney-turned novelist Debbi Mack has released her first book, Identity Crisis, the first in a hardboiled mystery series featuring female lawyer/sleuth Sam McRae, who gets in over her head while investigating seemingly related cases of murder and identity theft in the Baltimore-Washington suburbs.

The law firm of Bankert and Associates, P.C., has announced its closure after 21 years of serving the Washington Metropolitan area. Joseph E. Bankert will become Vice President and Eastern United States Operations Counsel for D.R. Horton, Inc.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P., has brought in three new attorneys to join two factions of their extensive law practice. Jessica A. Gray and James P. Gillice, Jr., are now a part of the Labor and Employment Law Group, while Nichole M. Velasquez has joined the Construction and Surety/Fidelity Law Group.

In a recent publication of Baltimore Smart CEO magazine, Adleberg Rudow Dorf & Hendler, LLC, had six lawyers recognized among “Maryland’s Legal Elite”, including David B. Applefeld, Paul A. Dorf, Michael G. Hendler, F. Kirk Kolodner, Jerald B. Lurie and Walter R. Stone.

Jeremy M. Tucker

Jeremy M. Tucker

Heather L. Howard has been elected to the Board of Directors of Hospice Caring, Inc. Her Commercial Litigation practice includes fiduciary litigation matters such as guardianship, elder law and trust and estate litigation.

Shauntese Curry Trye has moved her practice to the Court Square Building at 200 E. Lexington Street, Suite 306, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202; (410) 685-0940.

Jeremy M. Tucker has joined Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., as an associate in the firm’s Community Associations Group.

The following Maryland attorneys have been recognized in the upcoming 2006 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc.:

Saul Ewing LLPHenry R. Abrams (First Amendment Law), Harriet E. Cooperman (Labor and Employment Law), William E. Scholtes (Trusts and Estates Law), Jay A. Shulman and Irving E. Walker (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law).

McGuireWoods LLPAva Lias-Booker (Commercial Litigation) and Ernest G. Wilson (Public Finance Law).

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.G. Scott Barhight (Real Estate), Ward B. Coe III (Business Litigation), Robert B. Curran (Corporate Law), Harry S. Johnson, M. Natalie McSherry, Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., (Business Litigation), S. Keith Moulsdale (Technology and Intellectual Property), Paul M. Nassbaum (Bankruptcy), Jeanne M. Phelan, Joseph K. Pokempner (Labor and Employment Law), Herman Rosenthal (Tax), William F. Ryan, Jr. (Business Litigation), Steven E. Tiller (Technology and Intellectual Property), William B. Whiteford (Medical Malpractice Litigation), Larry M. Wolf (Labor and Employment Law), and Robert M. Wright (Construction, Surety and Fidelity Law).

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A.Charles F. Morgan (Entertainment and Intellectual Property), David N. Pessin (Sports and Entertainment Law), Patricia McHugh Lambert (Insurance Law) and Randall M. Lutz (Environmental and Natural Resources Law).

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