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Law movers – 8/8/11: Maurer, Goldstein to receive award

Paul Mark Sandler, partner/litigation chair of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, of Baltimore, has joined the board of directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for a three-year term. Sandler’s trial practice includes representing defendants in criminal cases and plaintiffs in civil lawsuits, including personal injury lawsuits, as well as unusual constitutional law cases.

Jonathan S. Beiser, an attorney in the Rockville office of Ashcraft & Gerel, recently joined the board of directors for Kids’ Chance of Maryland, a tax-exempt organization that provides scholarships to children of Maryland workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured during the course of their employment. Beisler is also co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore.

Brock Landry, partner, Venable, has been appointed to the board of directors of Volunteers of America Chesapeake. He is chairman of Venable’s government division, based in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Lambert, principal, Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the Saint Agnes Foundation. Lambert focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and insurance matters.

John R. Devine, principal in the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge, has been elected business development chair of the board of directors of the Maryland Economic Development Association. Devine focuses his practice on public finance matters. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

Maurer, Goldstein to receive award

Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, and Daniel F. Goldstein, a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy in Baltimore, were to receive the American Bar Association’s 2011 Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights on Aug. 8 for their efforts to gain access to technology for blind and low-vision individuals. They launched a national campaign to persuade manufacturers to design accessible products and pursued lawsuits against those who refused. They also helped create the Disability Rights Bar Association. Maurer was a Civil Aeronautics Board attorney before going into private practice in Baltimore. He was president of the National Association of Blind Lawyers and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland before being elected president of the National Federation of the Blind. Goldstein is a former federal prosecutor whose practice includes complex commercial matters, public interest litigation, personal injury, white-collar criminal defense, and court appointments to represent defendants charged with death-eligible offenses. He is counsel for the National Federation of the Blind.

Marc Maurer

Education: J.D., Indiana University; B.A., Notre Dame.

Resides in: Catonsville

Daily commute: I ride with one of my colleagues. It takes about 20 minutes at 7 in the morning. Although I have owned automobiles, I own none now. … I could buy another automobile, but I would need to hire somebody to drive it, because I am blind.

Recent vacation: A week in London with my family. … My children particularly enjoyed taking me to the London Dungeon, where they took a picture of me being beheaded.

Hobbies: Reading, cooking (especially over an open fire), studying the financial markets, and walking in the woods.

Favorite book: “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren.

Recently read: “Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System” by Raymond W. Baker.

Favorite quotation: “One man with courage makes a majority.” — Andrew Jackson

Daniel F. Goldstein

Education: J.D., University of Texas School of Law; A.B., Amherst College.

Resides in: Mt. Washington, Baltimore.

Daily commute: 15 minutes

Most recent vacation: A biodynamic farm in Costa Rica.

Hobbies: Travel; poker

Favorite books: “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon; “Travels With My Aunt” by Graham Greene.

Recently read: “Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe” by Jonathan W. Jordan.

Favorite foods: My wife’s cooking.