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Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.

May 13, 2015 11:16AM ● By Cate Reynolds


Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A., is located in an 18th-century building in the heart of downtown Easton. The firm, founded in 1954 by the late L. Clark Ewing, provides valuable legal services and thoughtful counsel to individuals, businesses, community organizations, and local governments throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The firm’s 10 attorneys use a collaborative, synergistic approach to structure the best solution to issues confronting their clients.

Today, the firm, renamed upon Stephen Kehoe’s appointment to the Circuit Court for Talbot County, has eight partners and two associates. Talbot County native Tom Fountain, a 2014 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in trusts and estates, is well-known and widely respected for his expertise in estate planning and administration.

Phil Dietz, Mr. Ewing’s first partner in the 1970s and a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in business law, is well-versed in real estate, zoning, business, banking, and estate planning and administration.

Karen Kaludis, a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in family law and mediation, is well-known and highly regarded throughout the Mid-Shore as a dedicated family law attorney and mediator.

Talbot native Matt Eglseder, a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in business law, joined the firm in 2014 from his well-established solo practice in St. Michaels and works extensively in estate planning and administration.

Sharon VanEmburgh, Town Attorney for Easton and Centreville and a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in both appellate law and zoning, planning and land use, also has an extensive trusts and estates practice.

Alexis “Lex” Kramer, a Talbot native and retired U.S. Naval Officer, is an experienced, tenacious litigator. A 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer inappellate law, Kramer focuses primarily on general civil, family law andbanking litigation.

Chris Jennings, a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in appellate law, is a trial attorney with years of experience in state and federal courts, focusing on criminal defense and general civil litigation.

Talbot native Patrick Fitzgerald, a 2015 Eastern Shore Leading Lawyer in business law, has a Master of Laws in Taxation and a Certificate in Estate Planning. His focuses are estate planning and administration, business formation and transactions, and real estate.

Associate Garrett Fitzgerald is engaged in a wide-ranging practice including civil and criminal litigation, family law and municipal law.

Associate Will Chapman, a former sports writer and editor at The Star Democrat, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. His general practice includes family law and civil litigation, municipal law, zoning and other areas.

When not working on behalf of clients, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis maintains a long tradition of giving back to the community and supporting local businesses — like Easton’s iconic Crackerjacks, pictured above. The firm’s attorneys volunteer time and talent to local organizations, including Character Counts, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center, Easton Rotary, For All Seasons, Memorial Hospital Foundation, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Talbot Hospice Foundation, the Waterfowl Festival and YMCA of the Chesapeake.

Ewing, Dietz, Fountain, & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street, P.O. Box 1146
Easton, MD 21601
410-822-1988 |

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