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Leading Lawyers 2014 - Eastern Shore

May 07, 2014 02:41PM ● By August Schwartz
This winter, ballots were mailed to nearly 150 attorneys practicing in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. They were asked, “If you needed to recommend an attorney (other than yourself) to a friend or loved one, which Eastern Shore attorneys would you recommend in the following specialties?” We then listed a variety of practice areas and explained that they could nominate up to three attorneys in each category. We further explained that the voting was anonymous and that only original forms may be submitted—no copies.

A true peer review survey is a rarity in this day and age—most publications don’t take the time and trouble to do the large mailings and ballot tallying—which makes these results more meaningful. These are not “editors’ picks” or the result of limitless ballots from the general public. These honors only come directly from other attorneys—people who really know what it takes to be a good lawyer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We are especially gratified because we believe this poll provides an invaluable service to our readers. 

We are also proud of the fact that, as far as we know, this thorough peer review survey of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot county attorneys is a first of its kind. It is exclusively presented here as a service to the loyal readers of What’s Up? Eastern Shore. —Sarah Hagerty

Bankruptcy 

George R. Roles
Russack Law
Easton • 410-934-4350
Russacklaw.com

Business Law

Thomas N. Yeager
Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager
Chestertown • 410-810-0428
Yeagerlawoffice.com 

Collaborative Law/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Elizabeth Tong 
Easton • 410-822-5993

Criminal Law

Philip T. Cronan 
Hollis, Cronan & Fronk 
Easton • 410-822-8822
Hcflaw.com

Stephanie A. Shipley
Easton • 410-822-7660
Shipleyfirm.com 

Domestic Violence

Philip T. Cronan 
Hollis, Cronan & Fronk 
Easton • 410-822-8822
Hcflaw.com

Karen M. Kaludis
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain and Kehoe
Easton • 410-822-1988
Ewingdietz.com

Susan Land
Akman & Associates 
Salisbury • 410-749-6118
Susanjlandesq.com

Family Law

Karen M. Kaludis
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain and Kehoe
Easton • 410-822-1988
Ewingdietz.com

Susan Land
Akman & Associates 
Salisbury • 410-749-6118
Susanjlandesq.com

Patrick Palmer
Law Offices of Stevens Palmer
Centreville • 410-758-4600
Spp-law.com

Litigation

Curtis H. Booth
Cowdrey Thompson 
Easton • 410-822-6800
Ctklaw.com 

Sean Poltrack
Braden, Thompson & Poltrack
Chester • 410-643-4110
Bt-lawyer.com

John Leo Walter
Law Office of John Leo Walter
Centreville • 410-758-2662
Easternshorelegal.com

Mediation

Robert C. Mueller
RCM Mediation Services
Centreville • 443-994-7266
Rcmmediation.com

Patrick Palmer
Law Offices of Stevens Palmer
Centreville • 410-758-4600
Spp-law.com

Elizabeth Tong
Easton υ 410-822-5993

Medical Malpractice

Curtis H. Booth
Cowdrey Thompson 
Easton • 410-822-6800
Ctklaw.com

Real Estate

Anne C. Ogletree
Denton • 410-479-2573

Joseph A. Stevens 
Law office of Stevens Palmer
Centreville • 410-758-4600
Spp-law.com

Trust & Estate/Wills & Probate

W. Thomas Fountain
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kehoe
Easton • 410-822-1988
Ewingdietz.com

Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Joseph A. Stevens 
Law office of Stevens Palmer
Centreville • 410-758-4600
Spp-law.com