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Namha Edwards, Kamil Ismail and Amy M. McClain | MVLS

From top, Namha Edwards, Kamil Ismail and Amy M. McClain.

From top, Namha Edwards, Kamil Ismail and Amy M. McClain.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services to low-income Marylanders, announced the election of Namha Edwards, Kamil Ismail and Amy M. McClain to its board of directors.

The board is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan to deliver life changing pro bono legal services to Marylanders with limited income.

Edwards is senior corporate counsel at Deltek Inc. in Herndon, Virginia. Her practice is focused on commercial contracts for a multi-national, software and technology subsidiary of a publicly traded corporation. With more than 13 years of experience in corporate and commercial contracts, Edwards previously was a corporate and securities associate at DLA Piper LLP in Baltimore.

Ismail is a partner at Goodell DeVries Law Firm in Baltimore where he practices in the areas of product liability, insurance coverage, commercial and business tort litigation. He has represented clients in bench and jury trials, in state and federal courts, and in mediations and other proceedings. A volunteer with MVLS, Ismail has helped several clients with landlord/tenant disputes and other housing issues.

McClain represents public housing authorities and affordable housing developers in the context of mixed-finance transactions as a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP in Baltimore. McClain is an author and speaker at national public housing conferences. In 2014, McClain was name to The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland.

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