Robert R. Bowie, Jr., founding partner at the law firm Bowie & Jensen, has been elected as president of the Harvard Alumni Association. The Association has 330,000 members. Bowie is a 1973 Harvard graduate.
The Equal Justice Council of Maryland’s Legal Aid Bureau honored Michelle Dickinson with the Champion of Justice Award.
Gary H. Leibowitz, a member at Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A., was elected president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland.
The Howard County Bar Association added David A. Burkhouse to their Board of Directors. Burkhouse is an attorney at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.
Laura L. Katz was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Katz is a partner at Saul Ewing LLP.
The American College of Real Estate Lawyers elected Searle E. Mitnick to their membership. Mitnick is a member of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC. Mitnick was the only Maryland lawyer elected this year.
Creative Dispute Resolutions, LLC, added two retired judges to their mediation and arbitration group. The Honorable James P. Salmon (Ret.) and the Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney (Ret.) served Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals and the Circuit Court of Howard County, respectively.
Offit Kurman’s Elder Law practice has affiliated with three paralegals, Valorie Leeb, Sherry Rush and Daphne Vasold, who plan services for the elderly and their families.
Leah B. Morabito became an associate at Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, P.A.
Jackson Lewis LLP added Gil A. Abramson as a partner, and Donna M. Glover and Charles J. Kresslein as associates.
Rhian McGrath became a partner in the Family Law group at Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Linowes and Blocher LLP added Bryson M. Filbert and Yum Yu Cheng as partners. Filbert works in the firm’s Real Estate Transactions practice and Cheng works in the Land Use practice.
Shump Law Firm acquired the law firm Daniel M. Twomey, P.A.
Towson, Maryland law firm Bowie & Jensen opened its New York office in midtown Manhattan.