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Eastern Shore Leading Lawyers 2018-2019

May 01, 2018 12:00AM ● Published by Brian Saucedo

At the tail end of last December and into January, we conducted our biennial Leading Lawyers Peer Review survey, mailing more than 2,000 attorneys and judges who practice law in throughout the Eastern Shore and/or Anne Arundel County. 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, resulting in the largest return rate in the history of this project. (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 and judges—people who really know what it takes to be a good lawyer right here on the Shore. We are especially gratified because we believe this biennial poll provides an invaluable service to our readers. 

The following names, in 18 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. Attorneys are listed in alphabetical order by last name. They are all Leading Lawyers.—James Houck


Administrative Law/Liquor Laws/Hearings

Christopher F. Drummond
119 Lawyers Row, Centreville
410-758-0030
cfdrummondlaw.com

William C. Hollis, III
Hollis, Cronan & Fronk. P.A.
111 E. Dover Street, Easton
410-822-8822
hcflaw.com

Alexis Kramer
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

William W. McAllister, Jr.
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Appellate Law

Brynja McDivitt Booth
Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner, P.C.
130 N. Washington Street, Easton
410-822-2929
bbcmlaw.com

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Arbitration

Richard A. DeTar
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Bankruptcy

George R. Roles
101 S. Commerce Street,
1st Floor, Centreville
443-262-8501
groleslaw.com

Andrea Ross
Law Office of Andrea Ross
118 W. Water Street, Centreville
800-758-9265
andierosslaw.com

Business Law

Philip E. L. Dietz, Jr.
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

John M. Eglseder
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Douglas S. Walker
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Collaborative Law/Alternative Dispute Resolution

M. Christine Joyce
Joyce & Associates, LLC
203 Romancoke Road, Ste. 50, Stevensville
410-643-3647
annapolisbarrister.com

Construction

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Robert Merriken
Cowdrey Thompson
111 East Dover Street,
P.O. Box 1747, Easton
410-822-6800
ctklaw.com

Ryan D. Showalter
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Criminal Law

Robin K. Henley
Henley & Henley
101 S. Commerce Street, Centreville
410-220-6621
henleylaw.net

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Joyce E. Jones
Jones & Suh, LLC
118 Red Crested Court, Church Hill
443-333-5015
jonesandsuh.com

Kevin M. Joyce
Joyce & Associates, LLC
203 Romancoke Road, Ste. 50, Stevensville
410-643-3647
annapolisbarrister.com

Stephanie A. Shipley
Shipley Law Firm
10 W. Dover Street, Easton
410-822-7660
shipleyfirm.com

Domestic Violence

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Kevin M. Joyce
Joyce & Associates, LLC
203 Romancoke Road, Ste. 50, Stevensville
410-643-3647
annapolisbarrister.com

Karen M. Kaludis

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

Maureen D. Keogh
Law Offices of Dennis Farina
17 S. Third Street, Denton
410-479-3900

Alexis Kramer
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Elder Law

John M. Eglseder
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Ann Karwacki Goodman
Parker Counts
129 N. Washington Street, Easton
410-822-1122
parkercountslaw.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Family Law

Robin K. Henley
Henley & Henley
101 S. Commerce Street, Centreville
410-220-6621
henleylaw.net

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Karen M. Kaludis
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Lynn Knight
Law Office of Lynn Knight
203 N. Commerce Street, Centreville
410-758-9841
lynnknightlaw.com

Alexis Kramer
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Litigation

Richard A. DeTar
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Demetrios G. Kaouris
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Alexis Kramer
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Mediation

Kathleen Duckett McCann
Law Offices of Kathleen
Duckett McCann, LLC
160 Shields Lane, Queenstown
410-827-5622
kdmccannlaw.com

Karen M. Kaludis
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Personal Injury

Christopher W. Jennings
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Karen M. Kaludis
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Alexis Kramer
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

John Leo Walter
Eastern Shore Legal
128 N. Commerce Street,
P.O. Box 686, Centreville
410-758-2662
easternshorelegal.com

Real Estate Law

Philip E. L. Dietz, Jr.
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

John M. Eglseder
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Ryan D. Showalter
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Trusts & Estate/ 
Wills & Probate

John M. Eglseder
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

W. Thomas Fountain
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Ann Karwacki Goodman
Parker Counts
129 N. Washington Street, Easton
410-822-1122
parkercountslaw.com

Crystal S. Richard
Thompson & Richard, LLP
124 N. Commerce Street, Centreville
410-758-0877
trlawoffice.com

Eugenia C. Wootton
Rasin, Wootton & Hurd, LLC
200 Court Street, Chestertown
410-778-3515
rwlawoffice.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Workers Compensation

Joyce E. Jones
Jones & Suh, LLC
118 Red Crested Court, Church Hill
443-333-5015
jonesandsuh.com

Tara K. Frame
Frame & Frame, LLC
721 Main Street, Stevensville
410-643-2202
frameandframelaw.com

Zoning, Planning 
& Land Use

Philip E. L. Dietz, Jr.
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

Christopher F. Drummond
119 Lawyers Row, Centreville
410-758-0030
cfdrummondlaw.com

Brynja McDivitt Booth
Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner, P.C.
130 N. Washington Street, Easton
410-822-2929
bbcmlaw.com

Ryan D. Showalter
McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
100 N. West Street, Easton
410-820-0222
mdswlaw.com

Joseph A. Stevens
Law Offices of Stevens Palmer, LLC
114 W. Water Street,
P.O. Box 146, Centreville
410-758-4600
spp-law.com

Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.
16 S. Washington Street,
P.O. Box 1146, Easton
410-822-1988
ewingdietz.com

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