The Daily Record on Friday announced the 26 honorees who will receive the Leadership in Law award Nov. 13 at the BWI Hilton.
The award, which launched in 2001, honors the outstanding work being done by members of the legal community throughout Maryland.
Nominations were received from The Daily Record’s readers in addition to area law firms, bar associations, chambers of commerce and the business and legal communities at large. Nominees were asked to outline not only their career accomplishments, but also the community involvement and mentoring activities that distinguish them as outstanding leaders in the law.
An external panel of judges and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the nominations and made the selections.
“The Leadership in Law awards provide The Daily Record with the opportunity to raise public awareness of the legal community’s good work,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “The honorees work tirelessly to uphold high legal standards and improve communities throughout our state. We at The Daily Record salute them for their dedication and accomplishments.”
The honorees include judges and attorneys from across the state. Large firms and small are represented, along with corporate counsel, government employees and educators. And, for the first time since 2008, women outnumber men among the honorees.
This year’s Leadership in Law honorees will also nominate one of their fellow honorees as the night’s Top Winner.
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
James R. Benjamin, Jr.
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Anthony I. Butler
James W. Constable
Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP
Isabel Mercedes Cumming
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Joseph Greenwald & Laake P.A.
Emmanuelle Regine Francois
Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc.
Hon. Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Allan J. Gibber
Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.
Kelly Tubman Hardy
Veronica P. Jones
Hon. Theresa A. Lawler
Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County
Michelle N. Lipkowitz
Saul Ewing LLP
Donna S. Mandl
Community College of Baltimore County
John J. McCarthy
State’s Attorney for Montgomery County
William Alden McDaniel, Jr.
Ballard Spahr LLP
Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP
Edward T. Paulis III
Zurich North America
City of Baltimore, Department of Law
Debra G. Schubert
Law Office of Debra G. Schubert P.C.
Tracy L. Steedman
Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP
Mark A. Tyler
Wicomico County Bar Association
Margaret M. Witherup
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Martin E. Wolf
Gordon, Wolf & Carney Chtd.