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Anne Arundel County Leading Lawyers

May 07, 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 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, 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 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 29 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 first attorney listed under each category is the leading vote-getter, proceeded by attorneys listed in alphabetical order by last name. They are all Leading Lawyers.James Houck

Administrative Law/
Liquor Laws/Hearings

Harry C. Blumenthal
Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer, P.A.
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 413, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Brian D. Lyman
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Midgett S. Parker, Jr.
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

David M. Plott
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Appellate Law

Matthew J. Chalker
Law Office of Matthew J. Chalker
106B Defense Highway, Ste. C, Annapolis
443-906-3529
chalkerlegal.com

Tucker Meneely
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Michael S. Steadman
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Cynthia E. Young
106 Defense Highway, Ste. B, Annapolis
410-224-0407

Arbitration

Rignal W. Baldwin
Baldwin Law LLC
156 South Street, Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Bankruptcy

Lawrence J. Yumkas
Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC
185 Admiral Cochrane Drive,
Ste. 130, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com

James M. Greenan
McNamee Hosea
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 402, Annapolis
410-266-9909
mhlawyers.com

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

Steven M. Sindler
The Law Offices of Steven M. Sindler
1130 Annapolis Road, Ste. 101, Odenton
410-551-9323
sindlerlaw.com

Lisa Y. Stevens
Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC
185 Admiral Cochrane Drive,
Ste. 130, Annapolis
410-571-2780
yvslaw.com

Business Law

Jonathan P. Kagan
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Jeffrey P. Bowman
Gormley Jarashow Bowman
162 West Street, Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Michael J. Marinello
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Stephen A. Oberg
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Midgett S. Parker, Jr.

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

Dominic J. Souza
Souza, LLC Attorneys
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Collaborative
Law/Alternative
Dispute Resolution

Rignal W. Baldwin
BaldwinLaw LLC
156 South Street, Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Anita C. Deger
Law Office of Anita C. Deger
584 Bellerive Road, Annapolis
410-974-9294
anitadeger.com

Michael Malone
Law Office of Michael Malone
1500 Defense Highway, Gambrills
301-261-0005

Ronald M. Naditch
Ronald M. Naditch, P.A.
49 Cornhill Street,
P.O. Box 749, Annapolis
443-926-9254
rmnaditch.com

Richard R. Trunnell
Trunnell Law, LLC
2101 Defense Highway, Crofton
410-449-7319
trunnelllaw.com

Construction

Michael P. Darrow
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Jeffrey P. Bowman
Gormley Jarashow Bowman
162 West Street, Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

James E. Crossan
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Dominic J. Souza
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Criminal Law

Frank Gray
Jimeno & Gray
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway,
Ste. 300, Annapolis
1-888-736-0807; 410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Mandeep Chhabra
Cochran and Chhabra, LLC
116 B Cathedral Street, Annapolis
410-268-5515
ccc-law.com

Crighton A. Chase
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Drew Cochran
Drew Cochran Law
77 Franklin Street, Ste. 201, Annapolis
410-271-1892
drewcochranlaw.com

Gill Cochran
Cochran and Chhabra, LLC
116 B Cathedral Street, Annapolis
410-268-5515
ccc-law.com

John J. Doud
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Robin K. Henley
Henley & Henley
47 West Street, Annapolis
410-220-6621
henleylaw.net

Greg Jimeno
Jimeno & Gray
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway,
Ste. 300, Annapolis
1-888-736-0807; 410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Peter O’Neill
Murnane & O’Neill
7425 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard,
Glen Burnie
410-761-6800
murnaneandoneill.com

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

Domestic Violence

Robin K. Henley
Henley & Henley
47 West Street, Annapolis
410-220-6621
henleylaw.net

Crighton A. Chase
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Richard R. Trunnell
Trunnell Law, LLC
2101 Defense Highway, Crofton
410-449-7319
trunnelllaw.com

Dispute Resolution

Rignal W. Baldwin
BaldwinLaw LLC
156 South Street, Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Stephen Kontson
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Michael Malone
Law Office of Michael Malone
1500 Defense Highway, Gambrills
301-261-0005

Richard R. Trunnell
Trunnell Law, LLC
2101 Defense Highway, Crofton
410-449-7319
trunnelllaw.com

Education Law

Jeffrey P. Bowman
Gormley Jarashow Bowman
162 West Street, Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Tyson Bennett
Carney, Kelehan, Bresler,
Bennett & Scherr LLP
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 316, Annapolis
410-573-2001
carneykelehan.com

Mark B. Martin
Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, P.A.
1 N. Charles Street, Ste. 1215, Baltimore
410-779-7770
markmartinlaw.com

Elder Law

Catherine E. Stavely
Catherine E. Stavely Law Office
124 South Street, Ste. 1, Annapolis
410-268-9246

Frank Campbell
Holden & Campbell
716 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis
410-881-0999
holdencampbell.com

Gregory J. Ferra
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Employment Law

Susan S. Shapiro
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Jeffrey P. Bowman
Gormley Jarashow Bowman
162 West Street, Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

Steven A. Brown
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Environmental Law

Benjamin S. Wechsler
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Susan T. Ford
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Charles R. Schaller
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Family Law

Kevin M. Schaeffer
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Morgan E. Foster
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Frank Gray
Jimeno & Gray
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway,
Ste. 300, Annapolis
410-849-0074
jimenogray.com

Robin K. Henley
Henley & Henley
47 West Street, Annapolis
410-220-6621
henleylaw.net

Stephen P. Krohn
133 Defense Highway,
Ste. 203, Annapolis
410-266-1136

Marietta B. Warren
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Susan M. Wyckoff
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

General Practice

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

John K. Gardner
7433 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Ste. 2, Glen Burnie
410-761-0076

Terrence C. Liff
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

James P. Nolan
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Dominic J. Souza
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Immigration Law

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

Intellectual Properties/Patent Law

Dominic J. Souza
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Lawrence E. Laubscher, Jr.
Laubscher, Spendlove & Laubscher, P.C.
1160 Spa Road, Ste. 2B, Annapolis
410-280-6608
laubscherlaw.com

Jill Weeks
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Juvenile Law

Crighton A. Chase
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Litigation

Jeffrey P. Bowman
Gormley Jarashow Bowman
162 West Street, Annapolis
410-268-2255
gjblawfirm.com

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

Samuel J. Brown
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

James E. Crossan
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Michael P. Darrow
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Peter Z. Goldsmith
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Jonathan P. Kagan
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Charles R. Schaller
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Benjamin S. Wechsler
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place, Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Mediation

Ronald M. Naditch
Ronald M. Naditch, P.A.
49 Cornhill Street,
P.O. Box 749, Annapolis
443-926-9254
rmnaditch.com

Rignal W. Baldwin

BaldwinLaw LLC
156 South Street, Annapolis
410-385-5695
baldwinlawllc.com

Stephen Kontson
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Medical Malpractice

Andrew T. Burnett
Potter Burnett Law
16701 Melford Boulevard, Ste. 321, Bowie
301-850-7000
potterburnettlaw.com

Kathleen H. Meredith
Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
8055 Ritchie Highway,
Stes. 201–203, Pasadena
410-685-1166
ilimer.com

Paul J. Weber
Hyatt & Weber P.A.
200 Westgate Circle, Ste. 500, Annapolis
888-805-5524
hwlaw.com

Military Law

Michael J. Marinello
Kagan Law Group
238 West Street, Annapolis
410-216-7900
kaganlawgroup.com

Matthew J. Bernhardt
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Personal Injury

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

Matthew J. Bernhardt
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

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

John J. Doud
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Greg Jimeno
Jimeno & Gray
1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway,
Ste. 300, Annapolis
1-888-736-807; 410-590-9401
jimenogray.com

Deborah L. Potter
Potter Burnett Law
16701 Melford Boulevard,
Ste. 321, Bowie
301-850-7000
potterburnettlaw.com

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Real Estate Law

James R. Walsh
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

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

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Britt G. Rife
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Michael N. Russo, Jr.
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Thomas W. Simmons
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Dominic J. Souza
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Bradley T. Walsh
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Jill Weeks
Souza, LLC
2543 Housley Road, Annapolis
410-571-8366
souzalaw.com

Tax Law

Glen Frost
Frost & Associates
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 400, Annapolis
202-618-1873
districtofcolumbiataxattorney.com

Trusts & Estate/
Wills & Probate

Frank Campbell
Holden & Campbell
716 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis
410-881-0999
holdencampbell.com

Nicholas P. Crivella
Bagley & Rhody, P.C.
2661 Riva Road, Ste. 1001, Annapolis
410-573-1626
bagleyrhody.com

Frederick R. Franke, Jr.
Franke, Sessions & Beckett LLC
151 West Street, Ste. 301, Annapolis
410-844-4310
fredfranke.com

Jonathan E. Pasterick
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Maria Worthington McKenna
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Workers Compensation

M. Evelyn Spurgin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

Tara K. Frame
Frame & Frame, LLC
8562 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena
410-255-0373
frameandframelaw.com

Jack Schmerling
7429 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard,
Glen Burnie
410-988-4956
jackschmerling.com

Michael D. Steinhardt
Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates LLC
1910 Towne Centre Boulevard,
Ste. 250, Annapolis
410-766-7630
steinhardtlawfirm.com

Zoning, Planning
& Land Use

Joseph F. Devlin
Council Baradel
125 West Street, Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Harry C. Blumenthal
Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer, P.A.
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 413, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Charles F. Delavan
Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers & Palmer, P.A.
888 Bestgate Road, Ste. 413, Annapolis
410-573-2900
bdpplaw.com

Susan T. Ford
Council Baradel
125 West Street,
Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

Alan J. Hyatt
Hyatt & Weber P.A.
200 Westgate Circle,
Ste. 500, Annapolis
888-805-5524
hwlaw.com

Daniel J. Mellin
Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
221 Duke of Gloucester St.,
P.O. Box 668, Annapolis
410-263-3131
hbdlaw.com

David M. Plott
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place,
Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Charles R. Schaller
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place,
Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com

Frederick C. Sussman
Council Baradel
125 West Street,
Fourth Floor, Annapolis
410-268-6600
councilbaradel.com

James R. Walsh
Liff & Walsh LLC
181 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Ste. 200, Annapolis
410-266-9500
liffwalsh.com

Benjamin S. Wechsler
Linowes and Blocher LLP
One Park Place,
Ste. 585, Annapolis
410-268-0881
linowes-law.com
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