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2016-2017 Anne Arundel County Leading Lawyers

May 02, 2016 05:00PM ● Published by James Houck

At about the same time that New Year’s resolutions were being made, we were busy mailing out our biennial Leading Lawyers Peer Review survey forms to more than 1,500 attorneys who practice law in Anne Arundel County and/or the Eastern Shore. 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. We are especially gratified because we believe this poll provides an invaluable service to our readers.

The following names, in 27 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 by last name. They are all Leading Lawyers.

—James Houck

 

Administrative Law/Liquor Law/Hearings


Samuel J. Brown

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Alan J. Hyatt

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com

Brian D. Lyman

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Midgett S. Parker Jr.

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

J. William Pitcher

Law Office of J. William Pitcher
27 Maryland Ave., Annapolis
410-268-0842
marylandlobbying.com

David M. Plott

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com


Appellate Law


Ronald H. Jarashow

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Michael S. Steadman Jr.

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Cynthia E. Young

Cynthia E. Young
106-B Defense Hwy, Annapolis
410-224-0407
marylandappeals.com


Arbitration


Rignal W. Baldwin

Baldwin Law LLC
156 South St., Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Allen W. Cohen

Cohen & Greene P.A.
156 South St., Annapolis
410-268-4500
cohengreene.com

Ronald H. Jarashow

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com


Bankruptcy


James M. Greenan

McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan & Lynch, P.A.
888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 402, Annapolis
410-266-9909
mhlawyers.com

Carolyn Gilden Krohn

Law Office of Carolyn Gilda Krohn
2521 Riva Rd., Ste. 3, Annapolis
410-266-2777
annapolisbankruptcy.com

Tate Russack

Russack Law
100 Severn Ave. Ste. 101, Annapolis
410-934-4350
russacklaw.com

Paul Sweeney

Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin LLC
1919 West St., Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com

James Vidmar

Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin LLC
1919 West St., Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com

Lawrence J. Yumkas

Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin LLC
1919 West St., Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com


Business Law


Jeffrey P. Bowman

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

F. Joseph Gormley

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Jonathan P. Kagan

Kagan Law Group
15 School St., 3rd Floor, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Daniel J. Mellin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Geoffrey S. Mitchell

Brady, Fischel & Daily LLC
721 Melvin Ave., Annapolis
410-216-9054
bfdlegal.com

Stephen A. Oberg

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Midgett S. Parker Jr.

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com


Collaborative Law/Alternative Dispute Resolution


Hollie S. Cutler, Esquire

Law Offices of Hollie S. Cutler, Esquire LLC
133 Defense Highway, Suite 202
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-224-7630
holliecutlerlaw.com

Anita C. Deger

Law Office of Anita C. Deger
584 Bellerive Rd., 3-C, Annapolis
410-974-9294

Stephen P. Krohn

Stephen P. Krohn P.A.
133 Defense Hwy, Suite 203, Annapolis
410-974-6026
skrohn@krohnlawannapolis.com

David A. Simison

David A. Simison Law
110 Cathedral St., Annapolis
410-268-7787
daslaw.com

Richard Trunnell

Trunnell Law LLC
2101 Defense Hwy, Crofton
410-721-7169
trunnelllawfirm.com

Nancy Weller

Nancy Weller LLC
22 1/2 West St., Annapolis
410-263-3660
nancyweller.com


Construction Law


Jeffrey P. Bowman

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Michael P. Darrow

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Matthew S. Evans III

Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans III LLC
95 Cathedral St., Ste. 100, Annapolis
410-626-6009
msevanslaw.com


Criminal Law


Crighton A. Chase

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Mandeep Chhabra

Cochran & Chhabra LLC
116B Cathedral St., Annapolis
410-268-5515
cochranandchhabra.com

Gill Cochran

Cochran & Chhabra LLC
116B Cathedral St., Annapolis
410-268-5515
cochranandchhabra.com

John J. Doud

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Gregory P. Jimeno

Jimeno & Gray
7310 Ritchie Hwy, Ste. 900, Glen Burnie
410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Frank C. Gray Jr.

Jimeno & Gray
7310 Ritchie Hwy, Ste. 900, Glen Burnie
410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Peter O’Neill

Murnane & O’Neill
7425 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Ste. 200, Glen Burnie
410-761-6800
murnaneandoneill.com

David P. Putzi

Fischer & Putzi, P.A.
7310 Ritchie Hwy, Ste. 300, Glen Burnie
410-787-1800
fischerputzilawfirm.com

John H. Robinson III

Lessans, Praley, McCormick P.A.
7419-B Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie
410-760-5000
lessanspraleymccormick.com

Steven Wrobel

Law Office of Steven Wrobel, LLC
107 Ridgely Ave., Ste. 9, Annapolis
410-547-2417
stevenwrobel.com


Dispute Resolution


Rignal W. Baldwin

Baldwin Law LLC
156 South St., Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Ronald A. Baradel

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Anita C. Deger

Law Office of Anita C. Deger
584 Bellerive Rd., 3-C, Annapolis
410-974-9294

Ronald H. Jarashow

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Stephen P. Krohn

Stephen P. Krohn P.A.
133 Defense Hwy, Suite 203, Annapolis
410-974-6026
skrohn@krohnlawannapolis.com

Richard Trunnell

Trunnell Law LLC
2101 Defense Hwy, Crofton
410-721-7169
trunnelllawfirm.com


Domestic Violence


Samuel J. Brown

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Crighton A. Chase

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Marla Zide

Law Offices of Marla Zide LLC
7310 Ritchie Hwy Ste. 910, Glen Burnie
410-760-9433
marlazidelaw.com


Education Law


P. Tyson Bennett

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP
888 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis
410-573-2001
carneykelehan.com

Jeffrey P. Bowman

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Darren B. Burns

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP
888 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis
410-573-2001
carneykelehan.com


Elder Law


Frank R. Campbell

Holden & Campbell
716 Melvin Ave, Ste. 105, Annapolis
410-263-1667
holdencampbell.com

Frederick R. Franke, Jr.

Law Office of Frederick R. Franke Jr. LLC
151 West St., Ste. 301, Annapolis
410-263-4876
fredfranke.com

Catherine Stavely

Catherine E. Stavely Law Offices
124 South St., Ste. 1, Annapolis
410-268-9246
stavelylaw.com


Employment Law


Jeffrey P. Bowman

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Jonathan P. Kagan

Kagan Law Group
15 School St., 3rd Floor, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Susan Shapiro

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Stephen B. Stern

Hyatt & Weber P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com

Patrick Stewart

Stewart Law Group LLC
P.O. Box 6420, Annapolis
410-974-3222


Environmental Law


Susan T. Ford

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Charles R. Schaller

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Benjamin S. Wechsler

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com


Family Law


Clara M. Bereston

Clara M. Bereston P.A.
100 Cathedral St., Ste. 101, Annapolis
410-295-3350
clarabereston.com

Samuel J. Brown

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Frank C. Gray Jr.

Jimeno & Gray
7310 Ritchie Hwy, Ste. 900, Glen Burnie
410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Susanna Henley

Henley & Henley
47 West St., Annapolis
410-280-0530
henleylaw.net

Stephen P. Krohn

Stephen P. Krohn P.A.
133 Defense Hwy, Suite 203, Annapolis
410-974-6026
skrohn@krohnlawannapolis.com

Stacy B. Rice

Brassel, Alexander & Rice LLC
888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 200, Annapolis
443-837-9800
brassellaw.com

Kevin M. Schaeffer

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Marietta B. Warren

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Susan M. Wyckoff

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Marla Zide

Law Office of Marla Zide LLC
7310 Ritchie Hwy Ste. 910, Glen Burnie
410-760-9433
marlazidelaw.com


General Practice


Samuel J. Brown

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Michael P. Darrow

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Thomas J. Fleckenstein

Law Offices of Thomas J. Fleckenstein
1415 Madison Park Drive, Glen Burnie
410-760-7444
tomfleckensteinlaw.com

John K. Gardner

7433 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie
410-761-0076
jkg-attorney@verizon.net

Ronald H. Jarashow

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

George Obrecht (Retired)

Obrecht & Obrecht
410-544-9521


Immigration Law


Gilda O. Karpouzian

Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian
107 Ridgely Ave., Ste. 9, Annapolis
410-280-8864

Marysabel Rodriguez-Nanney

Rodriguez-Nanney P.A.
705 Melvin Ave., Ste. 103, Annapolis
410-268-5070
lawfirmofannapolis.com


Intellectual Properties/Patent Law


F. Joseph Gormley

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

J. Andrew McKinney

J.A. McKinney & Assoc, LLC
P.O. Box 1290, Millersville
410-518-6040
jandrewmckinney.com

Jonathan Wall

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com


Juvenile Law


Crighton A. Chase

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

John J. Doud

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Joseph H. Lamore

Law Office of Joseph H. Lamore
1415 Madison Park Dr., Glen Burnie
410-760-4100
lamorelaw.com


Litigation


Jeffrey P. Bowman

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Edward W. Brady

Brady, Fischel & Daily LLC
721 Melvin Ave., Annapolis
410-216-9054
bfdlegal.com

Samuel J. Brown

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Michael P. Darrow

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Jonathan P. Kagan

Kagan Law Group
15 School St., 3rd Floor, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

N. Tucker Meneely

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Charles R. Schaller

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Benjamin S. Wechsler

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com


Mediation


Rignal W. Baldwin

Baldwin Law LLC
156 Southt St., Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Jon W. Brassel

Brassel, Alexander & Rice LLC
888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 200, Annapolis
443-837-9800
brassellaw.com

Anita C. Deger

Law Office of Anita C. Deger
584 Bellerive Rd., 3-C, Annapolis
410-974-9294

Stephen P. Krohn

Stephen P. Krohn P.A.
133 Defense Hwy, Suite 203, Annapolis
410-974-6026
skrohn@krohnlawannapolis.com

Michael Malone

Law Offices of Michael Malone
1500 Defense Hwy, Gambrills
410-721-3900
maloneesq.com

Ronald M. Naditch

49 Cornhill St., Annapolis
410-268-3434
rmnaditch.com

David A. Simison

David A. Simison Law
110 Cathedral St., Annapolis
410-268-7787
daslaw.com


Medical Malpractice


Jon W. Brassel

Brassel, Alexander & Rice LLC
888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 200, Annapolis
443-837-9800
brassellaw.com

Ronald H. Jarashow

Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC
162 West St., Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Kathleen Howard Meredith

Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan P.C.
8055 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena
410-685-1166
ilimer.com

Paul J. Weber

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com


Military Law


Matthew J. Bernhardt

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Edward W. Brady

Brady, Fischel & Daily LLC
721 Melvin Ave., Annapolis
410-216-9054
bfdlegal.com

Michael J. Marinello

Kagan Law Group
15 School St., 3rd Floor, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com


Personal Injury


Mandeep Chhabra

Cochran & Chhabra LLC
116B Cathedral St., Annapolis
410-268-5515
cochranandchhabra.com

Adam Cohen

Cohen & Greene P.A.
156 South St., Annapolis
410-268-4500
cohengreene.com

J. Robb Cecil

McGowan & Cecil LLC
319 Main St., Laurel
301-483-9960
lawmcs.com

Allen W. Cohen

Cohen & Greene P.A.
156 South St., Annapolis
410-268-4500
cohengreene.com

Gregory P. Jimeno

Jimeno & Gray
7310 Ritchie Hwy, Ste. 900, Glen Burnie
410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Richard L. Jaklitsch

The Jaklitsch Law Group
14350 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro
301-627-8700
jaklitschlawgroup.com

Joseph H. Lamore

Law Office of Joseph H. Lamore
1415 Madison Park Dr., Glen Burnie
410-760-4100
lamorelaw.com

Deborah Potter

The Jaklitsch Law Group
14350 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro
301-627-8700
jaklitschlawgroup.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com


Real Estate Law


Charles F. Delavan

Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer P.A.
170 Jennifer Rd., Ste. 240, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Matthew S. Evans III

Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans III LLC
95 Cathedral St., Ste. 100, Annapolis
410-626-6009
msevanslaw.com

Alan J. Hyatt

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com

Daniel J. Mellin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Thomas J. Mulrenin

Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin LLC
1919 West St., Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com

Barbara J. Palmer

Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer P.A.
170 Jennifer Rd., Ste. 240, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Midgett S. Parker Jr.

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

David M. Plott

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Britt G. Rife

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Michael N. Russo Jr.

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Earl E. Wise III

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com


Trust & Estate/Wills & Probate


Frank R. Campbell

Holden & Campbell
716 Melvin Ave, Ste. 105, Annapolis
410-263-1667
holdencampbell.com

Walter S.B. Childs

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Frederick R. Franke, Jr.

Law Office of Frederick R. Franke Jr. LLC
151 West St., Ste. 301, Annapolis
410-263-4876
fredfranke.com

Maria Worthington McKenna

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Jonathan E. Pasterick

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com


Workers Compensation


Tara K. Frame

Frame & Frame LLC
8562 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena
410-255-0373
frameandframelaw.com

Jack J. Schmerling

7429 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie
410-787-0022
jackschmerling.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Michael Steinhardt

Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates
808 Landmark Dr., Ste. 227, Glen Burnie
410-766-7630
steinhardtlawfirm.com


Zoning, Planning & Land Use


Harry Blumenthal

Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer P.A.
170 Jennifer Rd., Ste. 240, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Charles F. Delavan

Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer P.A.
170 Jennifer Rd., Ste. 240, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Joseph F. Devlin

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Susan T. Ford

Council Baradel
125 West St., Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
cbknlaw.com

Alan J. Hyatt

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
410-266-0626
hwlaw.com

Daniel J. Mellin

Hillman, Brown & Darrow
221 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

David M. Plott

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Charles R. Schaller

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Benjamin S. Wechsler

Linowes & Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

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