Matthew M. Somers, a former law clerk to the Honorable Audrey J.S. Carrion, is now an associate with Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, of Towson. Somers focuses his practice on business litigation, insurance litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, professional liability and complex civil litigation.
E. Philip Franke III, an owner and partner of Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, of Baltimore, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Maggie Vincent, a paralegal in the litigation group of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, has passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam. Vincent, who has a degree from Villa Julie College with in paralegal studies, began working for HPK in 1988 as the firm’s first employee. She is one of 20 PACE registered paralegals in Maryland.
Eight lawyers with Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson, were recently selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2012: Steven A. Allen, commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, non-white- collar criminal defense; Natalie C. Magdeburger, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice law; Patricia McHugh Lambert, insurance law; Edmund O’Meally, education law; David N. Pessin, entertainment law, sports law; Mark F. Scurti, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; and Catherine W. Steiner, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice law.
Nine attorneys in the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr have been included in the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”: Jon M. Laria, managing partner, real estate law and land use & zoning law; Charles R. Moran, corporate compliance law, corporate governance law, and corporate law; Thomas A. Hauser, real estate law and securitization and structured finance law; Morton P. Fisher Jr., Christopher J. Fritz, Marci I. Gordon, Mark Pollak, Raymond G. Truitt and Fred Wolf III, real estate law.
James F. Rosner, of Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, of Towson, has been included in the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice areas of commercial litigation and medical malpractice law- defendants.