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David J. Shuster

Managing Principal
Kramon & Graham P.A.

shuster-david-158rAs Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order to help stem the spread of COVID-19, David J. Shuster, managing principal at Kramon & Graham P.A. in Baltimore, formed a work group to help Maryland law firms work through the transition to remote work. The initiative quickly spread to dozens of law firms, judges and representatives of the state bar and others who continue to meet regularly.

Shuster says his most significant professional accomplishment has been leading his team through the pandemic and helping maintain the firm’s culture of teamwork and support amid the shift to remote work.

“The practice of law can be a difficult and stressful profession,” Shuster says. “I firmly believe that a law firm can’t help but be successful if we all trust each other, enjoy each other’s company, and are all on the same page when it comes to delivering outstanding service to our clients.”

Of his recent accomplishments, Shuster is most proud of his pro bono work, which includes assisting a daughter of an elderly parent successfully dispute a large invoice from a nursing home. He also recently represented a homebuilder in a high-profile religious discrimination case.

“I consider it a privilege and honor to assist clients with their most difficult or stressful challenges,” he says. “Whether it’s a large corporation or an individual with limited resources, it’s rewarding for me to partner with clients to solve their important problems.

” Shuster holds a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. He currently serves on the character committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland Sixth Appellate Circuit and the board of directors of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and The Young Vic Theatre Company, among other organizations.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Shuster has also committed to coaching youth sports teams, including his son’s high school varsity hockey team.

“The practice of law can be a difficult and stressful profession. I firmly believe that a law firm can’t help but be successful if we all trust each other, enjoy each other’s company, and are all on the same page when it comes to delivering outstanding service to our clients.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2021 Leadership in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.