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Leading Lawyers 2014 - Anne Arundel County

May 07, 2014 02:41PM ● By August Schwartz

While the snow was falling (repeatedly) last winter, we were busy mailing out our biennial Leading Lawyers Peer Review survey forms to more than 800 attorneys who practice in Anne Arundel County. The survey had expanded this year to three pages and included such first-time categories as Administrative Law, Employment Law, General Practice, and Military Law. We would like to thank the many area attorneys who took the time and effort to fill out the official ballot and return it to us. (Only original ballots were accepted, no duplicates.) The ballots are all anonymous, or we would thank them individually.

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 all the 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 right here in Anne Arundel County. We are especially gratified because we believe this biennial poll provides an invaluable service to our readers. 

The following names, in 26 categories, represent the individuals who clearly received the most substantial amount of votes, not everyone who was nominated. Some categories list more names than others. This is as a result of the especially active voting in those categories. The attorneys’ names are listed in alphabetical order. They are all Leading Lawyers.—Sarah Hagerty


Administrative Law/Liquor Laws/Hearings

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Alan Hyatt
Hyatt & Weber
Annapolis • 410-266-0626
Hwlaw.com

Kemp Hammond
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Brian D. Lyman
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

David M. Plott
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com

Appellate Law

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com
                                
Cynthia E. Young
Annapolis • 410-224-0407
Marylandappeals.com

Arbitration


Rignal W. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Nicholas Capousis 
Annapolis • 410-263-0500

William L. Corbin
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com

Bankruptcy

James M. Greenan
McNamee Hosea
Annapolis • 410-266-9909
Mhlawyers.com

Carolyn G. Krohn
Law Offices of Carolyn G. Krohn
Annapolis • 410-266-2777

Tate M. Russack
Russack Associates
Annapolis • 410-505-4150
Russacklaw.com

Robert A. Siegel
Glen Burnie • 410-760-0068
Robertsiegellawoffice.com

Paul J. Sweeney
Yumkas, Vidmar & Sweeney
Annapolis • 410-571-2780
Yvslaw.com

James Vidmar
Yumkas, Vidmar & Sweeney
Annapolis • 410-571-2780
Yvslaw.com

Lawrence Yumkas
Yumkas, Vidmar & Sweeney
Annapolis • 410-571-2780
Yvslaw.com

Business Law

F. Joseph Gormley
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Geoffrey S. Mitchell
Law Offices of Geoffrey S. Mitchell
Annapolis • 410-263-7330
Gsmitchell.com

Midgett S. Parker, Jr.
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com

Dominic Souza
Souza Law 
Annapolis • 410-571-8366
Souzalaw.com

Collaborative Law/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Nicholas Capousis
Annapolis • 410-263-0500

William L. Corbin
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com

Hollie S. Cutler
Law Office of Hollie S. Cutler
Annapolis • 410-224-7630
Holliescutler.com

Stephen P. Krohn 
Krohn & Krissoff
Annapolis • 410-266-1136
Kklawannapolis.com

Nancy L. Weller 
Nancy Weller LLC
Annapolis • 410-263-3660
Nancyweller.com

Susan Wyckoff
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

Construction Law

Jeffrey Bowman
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Michael P. Darrow
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Matthew S. Evans III
Law Office of Matthew S. Evans III
Annapolis • 410-870-9982
Msevanslaw.com

Dominic Souza
Souza Law 
Annapolis • 410-571-8366
Souzalaw.com

Criminal Law

Jennifer M. Alexander
Brassel, Alexander & Rice
Annapolis • 443-837-9800
Brassellaw.com

Crighton A. Chase
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Christopher J. Drewniak
Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw
Annapolis • 410-897-9000
Ryandrewniak.com

Frank C. Gray, Jr.
Jimeno & Gray
Glen Burnie • 410-590-9401
Jimenogray.com

Robin Henley
Henley & Henley
Annapolis • 410-280-0530
Henleylaw.net

Greg P. Jimeno
Jimeno & Gray
Glen Burnie • 410-590-9401
Jimenogray.com

Peter S. O’Neill
Murnane & O’Neill
Glen Burnie • 410-761-6800
Murnaneandooneill.com

David Putzi
Fischer and Putzi
Glen Burnie • 410-787-1800
Fischerputzilawfirm.com

Richard R. Trunnell
Trunnell Law
Crofton • 410-721-7169
Trunnelllawfirm.com

Eugene M. Whissel, II
Law Office of Eugene Whissel
Annapolis • 410-990-9595
Whissellaw.com

Dispute Resolution
 

Rignal W. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
bkglawfirm.com

William L. Corbin
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Par • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com

Stephen P. Krohn 
Krohn & Krissoff
Annapolis • 410-266-1136
Kklawannapolis.com

Education Law

P. Tyson Bennett
Carney, Kelehan, Bressler, Bennett & Scherr
Annapolis • 410-573-2001
Carneykelehan.com

Kemp Hammond
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Elder Law

Eileen Cochrane
Annapolis • 410-280-2211

Carol S. Craig
Dalnekoff & Mason
Annapolis • 410-841-6500
Dalnekoffmason.com

Catherine Stavely
Annapolis • 410-268-9246
Stavelylaw.com

Employment Law

Paul V. Bennett
Law Office of Paul Bennett
Annapolis • 410-224-4850
Paulvbennett.com

P. Tyson Bennett
Carney, Kelehan, Bressler, Bennett & Scherr
Annapolis • 410-573-2001
Carneykelehan.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Susan Shapiro
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

Environmental Law

Susan Ford
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

Charles R. Schaller, Jr.
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com

Family Law

Mary C. Baldwin
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Frank C. Gray, Jr.
Jimeno & Gray
Glen Burnie • 410-590-9401
Jimenogray.com

Stephen P. Krohn 
Krohn & Krissoff
Annapolis • 410-266-1136
Kklawannapolis.com

Michael Malone
Law Office of Michael Malone
Crofton • 410-721-3900

Paula J. Peters
Paula J. Peters, P.A.
Annapolis • 410-990-0090
Petersdivorcelaw.com

Stacey B. Rice
Brassel, Alexander & Rice
Annapolis • 443-837-9800
Brassellaw.com

Donna M. Schaeffer
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

Marietta B. Warren
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Susan Wyckoff
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

General Practice
 

John Gardner
John K. Gardner, P.A.
Glen Burnie • 410-761-0076

Ronald H. Jarashow
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Immigration Law

Gilda O. Karpouzian
Annapolis • 410-280-8864
Karpouzianlaw.com

Ann L. Lamdin
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com 

Marysabel Rodriguez-Nanney
Attorney-at-Law
Annapolis • 410-268-5070
Lawfirmofannapolis.com

Intellectual Properties/Patent Law

F. Joseph Gormley
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Lawrence E. Laubscher, Jr.
Laubscher & Laubscher
Annapolis • 410-280-6608
Laubscherlaw.com

Litigation

Rignal W. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

E. Anne Hamel
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com 

Jonathan P. Kagan
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

John P. Lynch
McNamee Hosea
Annapolis • 410-266-9909
Mhlawyers.com

Mediation

Rignal W. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Anita Deger
Law Office of Anita Deger
Annapolis • 410-974-9294
Anitadeger.com

Stephen P. Krohn 
Krohn & Krissoff
Annapolis • 410-266-1136
Kklawannapolis.com

David A. Simison
David A. Simison, P.A.
Annapolis • 410-268-7787 
Daslaw.com

Medical Malpractice

Briggs Bedigian
Gilman & Bedigian
Annapolis • 410-919-9445
Gblegalteam.com

Michael H. Bereston
Michael Bereston, P.A.
Annapolis • 410-296-5011
Berestonlaw.com

Jon W. Brassel
Brassel, Alexander & Rice
Annapolis • 443-837-9800
Brassellaw.com

J. Robb Cecil
McGowan & Cecil
Laurel • 301-483-9960
Lawmcs.com

Ronald H. Jarashow
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Diane M. Littlepage
Littlepage & Associates
Annapolis • 410-975-9191
Dmlmedlaw.com

Kathleen H. Meredith 
Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan
Pasadena • 410-685-1166
Ilimer.com

Military Law
Edward W. Brady
Fratus Brady
Annapolis • 410-295-7100
Fratusbrady.com

William M. Ferris
Krause & Ferris
Annapolis • 410-263-0220
Krauseferris.com

Michael J. Marinello
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Personal Injury

Jon W. Brassel
Brassel, Alexander & Rice
Annapolis • 443-837-9800
Brassellaw.com

J. Robb Cecil
McGowan & Cecil
Laurel • 301-483-9960
Lawmcs.com

Mandeep Chhabra
Cochran & Chhabra
Annapolis • 443-569-8210
Mdaccidentlawyer.com

Allen Cohen
Cohen & Greene
Annapolis • 410-268-4500
Cohengreene.com

Richard Jaklitsch
Jaklitsch Law Group
Upper Marlboro
410-268-2801
Jaklitschlawgroup.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley
Annapolis • 410-974-9200
Bkglawfirm.com

Deborah L. Potter
Jaklitsch Law Group
Upper Marlboro
410-268-2801
Jaklitschlawgroup.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Real Estate Law

Matthew S. Evans III
Law Office of Matthew S. Evans III
Annapolis • 410-870-9982
Msevanslaw.com

Merle Maffei
Merle Maffei, P.A.
Annapolis • 410-269-0405

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Thomas Mulrenin
Mulrenin & Associates
Annapolis • 410-573-5005
Mulreninlaw.com

Jonathan E. Pasterick
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Earl G. Schaffer
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com

Dominic Souza
Souza Law 
Annapolis • 410-571-8366
Souzalaw.com

Benjamin Wechsler
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com

Trust & Estate/Wills & Probate

Kimberly C. Aviles
Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles
Severna Park • 410-544-0314
Csalaw.com

Frank Campbell
Holden Campbell
Annapolis • 410-263-1667
Holdencampbell.com

Walter S.B. Childs
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com

Nicholas Crivella 
Bagley & Rhody
Annapolis • 410-573-1626
Bagleyrhody.com

Frederick R. Franke, Jr.
Law Offices of Frederick R. Franke, Jr.
Annapolis • 410-263-4876
Fredfranke.com

Christine Hubbard
Law Offices of Christine Hubbard
Annapolis • 410-798-4533

Maria W. McKenna
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan
Annapolis • 410-268-6600
Cbknlaw.com

Jonathan E. Pasterick
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Workers Compensation

Jack Schmerling
Attorney-at-Law
Glen Burnie • 443-805-6280
Jackschmerling.com

Michael D. Steinhardt
Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates
Glen Burnie • 410-766-7630
Steinhardtlawfirm.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Harry C. Blumenthal
Blumenthal, Delavan & Williams
Annapolis • 410-573-2900
Bdwlawfirm.com

Anthony F. Christhilf
Law Offices of Anthony Christhilf
Annapolis • 410-269-6424

Charles F. Delavan
Blumenthal, Delavan & Williams
Annapolis • 410-573-2900
Bdwlawfirm.com

Alan Hyatt
Hyatt & Weber
Annapolis • 410-266-0626
Hwlaw.com

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow
Annapolis • 410-263-3131
Hbdlaw.com

David M. Plott
Linowes and Blocher
Annapolis • 410-268-0881
Linowes-law.com