Daily Record Staff//April 25, 2023
//April 25, 2023
Sworn in as an associate judge with the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court in June 2022, Amy Lorenzini earned her law degree in 1998 from the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law.
Before she was appointed a judge, Lorenzini worked for 17 years as an attorney with the Prince Frederick law firm Cumberland & Erly LLC. During that time, her general practice included civil and criminal circuit litigation, and she was regularly appointed to represent individuals in guardianship matters, adoption and custody cases.
She also served as chairperson of the Calvert County Pro Bono Committee, screening pro bono cases and placing clients with volunteer attorneys.
Before her stint with Cumberland & Ery, Lorenzini spent two years as an assistant state’s attorney for St. Mary’s County, where she was in charge of the child support enforcement unit and handled court criminal matters. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable Marvin S. Kaminetz, retired, in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County,
Lorenzini has been a “bar leader” throughout her career as a lawyer, wrote Laurence Cumberland, the founding member of Cumberland & Erly, in nominating Lorenzini for this award. “She created and established the pro bono legal services program in Calvert County and headed it for years.”
Lorenzini established the Christmas in April project for the Calvert County Bar Association and served as house captain and was president of the Calvert County Bar Association.
She also served on the board of governors for the Maryland State Bar Association and on the Character Committee for the Court of Appeals.
“She was held in the highest esteem by the southern Maryland legal community and counseled many on ethical matters,” Cumberland summarized, noting that Lorenzini has only been a judge for less than a year. “Most importantly, she mentored new lawyers and helped them in their careers.”d