Chief Judge Robert M. Bell has recently been named Chair of the National
Center for State Courts' Board of Directors and president of the Conference
of Chief Justices due to his leadership in the legal community and his positive
impact within the Maryland Court System.
General jurisdiction trail judges throughout the nation have elected Prince
George's Circuit Administrative Judge William D. Missouri as the chair
of the National Conference of State Trial Judge. He is also currently the chair
of Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges.
Mark F. Scurti, a founding partner of the law firm Scurti & Gulling,
P.A., has been elected President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City,
Maryland's oldest bar association.
The Board of Leadership Howard County, a nonprofit organization that prepares
members to be leaders in the community, has elected Paul G. Skalny as
Chair. Skalny is a principal at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC.
Aida M. Lebbos, an associate at Saul Ewing LLP, has been elected to
the Advocates for Children and Youth organization's Board of Directors. The
organization encourages policies and programs that improve the lives of Maryland's
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys has elected Kisha Brown and Arielle
Harry-Bess as its president and president-elect, respectively, for the
The Honorable C. Philip Nichols, Jr., Prince George's County Circuit
Court, has received his Master's Degree, with highest distinction, in National
Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Nichols is
a Captain in the US Navy Reserve and is assigned to the US Navy-Marine Court
of Criminal Appeals.
Rosenberg, LLP, announces that three of their attorneys have received high
distinctions within the legal community. Robert A. Gordon, a 14-year
employee, has been appointed to Judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Maryland; Ferrier R. Stillman has been honored as one
of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record; and John B. Isbister has
received a "Champion of Justice" award from the Equal Justice Council due
to his work with Maryland's Legal Aid Bureau.
Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine has recognized Adam S. Zarren,
an associate at Neuberger, Quinn, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., as one of
"Maryland's Legal Elite" for the second straight year.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has appointed The Honorable Jean S.
Baron as a member of the Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy,
with the focus of determining a strategy for enhancing the long-term civic
engagement within the State.
The American Bar Association has appointed Alyson Dodi Meiselman,
a partner with Scurti & Gulling, P.A., to its Commission on Women in the Profession.
Michael D. Zimmer has declared his candidacy for Carroll County Commissioner.
The Genesse Valley Outdoor Learning Center has named Glenn Cline, an associate
at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, to its Board of Directors. Furthermore,
three of Cline's colleagues at the firm have been named to Chambers USA,
America's Leading Lawyers for Business, including, Ronald P. Fish, Morton
P. Fisher, Jr., and Raymond G. Truitt, while Jon M. Laria was
named to the list and elected as vice-president to the Baltimore Jewish Council.
John F. Lessner, of Ober Kaler, has been named president of the board
of directors for the Court Appointed Special Advocate.
The law firm Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, has
announced that Lowell G. Herman was elected president of the Board
of Trustees of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, while David H. Fishman was
named to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2006
– Real Estate Area, and the Who's Who Legal USA: Real
Samantha J. Protokowicz has joined her father's family law practice
as an associate. Stanley E. Protokowicz, P.A., has also moved to 112 W. Pennsylvania
Avenue, Suite 301, Bel Air, Maryland, 21014.
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., recently added William
F. Gibson, II and William B. Schroeder to the firm's Commercial
James W. Dawson, Jr., has joined the law firm Stein, Sperling, Bennett,
De Jong, Driscoll
& Greenfeig, P.C. to concentrate in state and federal tax. Dawson is currently
the president-elect for the Tax Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association.
The Ellicott City-based firm Fishbein & Fishbein, P.A., has added Tracey
Fitzsimmons as an associate and will focus in domestic relations and
Mary Jane Fischer has joined Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
as an associate and she will concentrate her practice in business and corporate
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has elected Marci I. Gordon,
a general real estate lawyer, to partner.
William J. Thomas has joined Ober Kaler as a principal in the law
firm's national commercial finance and financial institutions practice.
Keirston R. Woods has joined Bryant Miller Olive and will practice
Public Finance and Real Property law in the firm's new Washington D.C. office,
located at 1775 Eye Street, Suite 700.
P. Terrence Gaffney has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, as
a partner and will lead the firm's Pharmaceutical Products Group.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione has added Robert Dalton Summers to its
Electrical & Computer practice.
The Law Offices of Kathleen J. Masterton, P.C., have relocated to The Riderwood
Building, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 312, Towson, Maryland, 21204.
W. Lawrence Wescott, II, has opened up his own practice concentrating
in appellate litigation at 28 Allegheny Avenue, Suite 500, Towson, Maryland,
Stark, Meyers & Eisler, LLC, has formed and headquartered at 11140 Rockville
Pike, Suite 570, Rockville, Maryland, 20852.
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