Thomas K. Prevas
Saul Ewing Amstein & Lehr LLP
Thomas K. Prevas is a leader in environmental law but he is also a committed community advocate.
His passion is improving Baltimore and the lives of those who live in it.
“I am willing to stand up for what’s right even when others are not, and lead resolutely by example,” Prevas said.
He is an environmental and land use lawyer who helps clients with brownfield redevelopment, planning and zoning and who litigates disputes over property rights and contamination, as well as enforcement actions with the Maryland Department of Environment.
In the community, he serves as a Baltimore City Planning Commissioner, as well as board secretary for the House of Ruth Maryland, where he has taken dozens of protective order cases since 2010 to help domestic violence victims and prevent abuse. He is the board secretary and treasurer for Seize the Days, a cancer charity and is the general counsel pro bono for the Homewood Community Partnership Initiative Development Fund, now known as the Central Baltimore Future Fund. He is also a board member for Win in Life Community Development Corporation and the Charles Street Development Corporation.
In 2017, he became a member of the Alumni Board at the Gilman School, where he works to promote diversity and citizenship at Gilman.
He is a co-chair of his firm’s pro bono practice and is a leader in the Maryland State Bar Association, where he chairs the Environmental Law Section Council and is a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee. He is also helping the city’s Department of Public Works develop an action plan to divert the city’s solid waste from the incinerator and landfills.
Prevas earned his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, completed a teaching grant at Oxford University, Exeter College, and earned his bachelor’s from The Johns Hopkins University.