Whiteford Taylor & Preston has hired two partners, Terrence M.R. Zic and Kathleen S. Corpus, for its products liability & environmental litigation group. Zic and Corpus, who were previously at LeClair Ryan, have handled asbestos discovery matters nationwide on behalf of a Big Three auto company based in Michigan. Zic, a past chair of the Montgomery County Trial Courts Nominating Commission, will be in the firm’s Columbia office. Corpus will work from the firm’s new office in Dearborn, Mich.
Rachel Kamins joined the litigation practice of Offit?Kurman this month as a principal in its Baltimore/Washington office in Maple Lawn. Kamins represents criminal defendants in state and federal courts. Her practice areas include state and federal appeals, state and federal post conviction proceedings, federal habeas corpus actions, sentence modifications and correction of illegal sentences. She will also handle drug and alcohol treatment proceedings, violations of probation, parole matters, misdemeanor and felony trials, and grand jury investigations. The University of Maryland School of Law graduate spent a year as a judicial law clerk before joining the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division in 1993. Kamins went into private practice in 2004, representing criminal defendants throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Revée M. Walters has joined the commercial litigation group in the Bethesda office of Offit?Kurman as an associate whose practice is focused on commercial litigation and family law. Walters interned for the Honorable Sherrie Bailey of the Baltimore County Circuit Court and was a law clerk for Cheryl Hepfer, a family law attorney.
Michael Edward John Merod has joined the law firm of Ingerman & Horwitz, of Baltimore. His practice areas include automobile torts and personal injury claims. Merod interned for Chief Judge John N. Prevas of the Baltimore City Circuit Court as well as for the Baltimore Hearings Unit of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He practiced as a student attorney with the University of Baltimore’s Civil Advocacy Clinic. Merod received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Diane D’Aiutolo, partner with Tydings & Rosenberg, of Baltimore, has been named president-elect of Network 2000, which promotes the advancement of executive women.
Harry Weiss, partner at Ballard Spahr, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, which will study issues related to natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale in Maryland.
Patricia Lambert, principal at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, has been named vice chair of the Saint Agnes Foundation.
John R. Devine, principal at Miles & Stockbridge, of Baltimore, has been elected chair of the business development committee of the Maryland Economic Development Association.
Dregier hired by Baltimore firm
Daniel J. Dregier Jr. has joined the firm of Ingerman & Horwitz, where he will work primarily out of the Baltimore office. His primary practice areas include complex multi-party tort matters, personal injury claims, wrongful death victims/beneficiary rights, premises and product liability issues and burn injuries. Dregier has been a member of the Maryland Bar for 35 years, practicing primarily as a litigation attorney with a background as defense counsel. He is an approved court mediator in the Circuit Courts for Baltimore County, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City. Dregier serves by appointment on the Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee and is an adjunct faculty member at Stevenson University. He was honored in 2007 by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for service and representation of victims and families who sought compensation under the September 11th Compensation Fund. Dregier also was recognized by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers for presenting continuing education programs.
Daniel J. Dregier Jr.
Education: Loyola University (Md.); University of Baltimore School of Law.
Resides in: Cockeysville, Md., in a community called Tufton Springs.
Daily commute: I-83 S. to beautiful downtown Baltimore.
Recent vacation: San Francisco/Sonoma, Calif.; my daughter and son-in-law have just released their first wine offerings (CELLARS 33), which will soon be distributed in Maryland. The trip was awesome, the wine bountiful and bold. Can’t wait to return.
Hobbies: I play (at) golf and like to read nonfiction.
Favorite book: Tim Russert’s “Big Russ & Me.” A wonderful account of his humble beginnings in Buffalo, N.Y., and his warm relationship with his dad.
Recently read: I am reading “Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. An intense account of the days leading to the Battle of Gettysburg, the behind-the-scenes strategies and the views of life just before death that these brave men faced. You almost feel you were there. Highly recommended.
Favorite food: Beef Burgundy (made with good red wine).
Favorite quotation: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today …”