Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : May 2010


Paul D. Beckman

MSBA Past President Paul D. Bekman received the 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Maryland School of Law.  Bekman graduated in 1971 and is a partner at Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.  The University also gave the Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award to the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., and the Star Award to Mary Katherine Scheeler.

Robert C. Erlandson, a founding member of Godwin, Erlandson, MacLaughlin, Vernon & Daney, LLC, was inducted as a fellow into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

The American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry selected Tracy L. Steedman, an attorney at Niles Barton and co-chair of MSBA’s Membership Committee, to be one of three fellows in their Women and Minority Fellowship Program.

Daniel P. Wilansky was elected to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Wilansky is an associate in Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office.

The American College of Trial Lawyers has added Jerrold A. Thrope as a fellow.

Bowie & Jensen added Priscilla Carroll to the firm as a partner.

Eben Hansel joined Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department as an associate. Hansel works in their Baltimore office.

Offit Kurman brought in Thomas W. Repczynski to their Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights practice in the Bethesda office.

F. William DuBois joined Saul Ewing, LLP, as special counsel in the firm’s Energy and Utilities, and Environmental and Natural Resources practice groups.

Niles Barton elected Brett A. Buckwalter to the firm’s partnership.  Buckwalter practices in civil litigation and employment law.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, added Mary Porter to their Employee Benefits practice group. Porter is a counsel in that group.

Kathryn E. Hummel joined Kaufman, Ries & Elgin, P.A., as an associate.

Ober Kaler added Eileen M. Coggins as a principal in their National Health Law practice.

Bedford T. Bentley, Jr., retired as the secretary of the State Board of Law Examiners after 23 years of service.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C., is now Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin, P.C., after adding the name of Julie R. Rubin to the firm name.  Rubin litigates commercial cases and counsels businesses on issues, including employment and intellectual property assets.

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