Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : April 2009

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Youshea A. Berry received the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Robert B. Curran was named 2009 Baltimore Corporate Lawyer of the Year by Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America.

Heather L. Howard
Heather L. Howard


The Women’s Bar Association chose Kim Viti Fiorentino and Heather L. Howard, both attorneys with the law firm Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., to serve on their Judicial Selection Committee.

Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Skok, P.A., added Paul S. Lewis to their Gaithersburg law firm as a principal and shareholder.

David W. Kinkopf, a partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones, was appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Jim Astrachan, an attorney with Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C., was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Sakeenah Smith and Katherine A. Lawler joined the trial team at Brown & Sheehan, LLP.

The Brunswick, Ohio District Schools will induct Gary Norman into their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

Kathleen “Kate” Masterton of the Law Office of Kathleen J. Masterton, P.C., was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the North American Point-to-Point Association, Inc., a non-profit association that fosters the sport of steeplechasing and timber racing.

Mimi L. Magyar and Ruth O. Katz joined Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

McGuireWoods LLP added Cori M. Shepherd and Sherryl S. Zounes as associates in the firm’s Capital Markets Department. Furthermore, Joshua Smilovitz joined the firm’s Energy & Utilities Department.

Joal Barbehenn is now the Corporate Counsel for Message Systems, a message management platform provider.

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., brought in David I. Schoen, who will focus on White Collar Criminal Defense and Civil Rights/Constitutional Litigation.

Sean Logan and Larry Yumkas announced the expansion of their Annapolis-based firm, Logan Yumkas, LLC, to Logan, Yumkas, Vidmar & Sweeney, LLC, after the addition of Jim Vidmar and Paul Sweeney. The firm focuses on Bankruptcy and Business litigation.

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