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Mark S. Saudek

Mark S. Saudek

Mark S. Saudek

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Before graduating with a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, Mark S. Saudek taught English and economics at a high school in Rhode Island and coached soccer, wrestling and lacrosse. Yet he wanted to pursue a legal career because it would combine his passion to help others with their problems and engage the community in a different way.

Today, Saudek is a partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP in Baltimore, handling complex commercial and general civil litigation cases.

“I love that each day brings great intellectual challenges and the opportunity to help our clients in practical ways to really help them advance their interests, while at the same time being terrifically challenging and interesting,” he said.

Saudek volunteers his time as the chair of the Open Doors to the Federal Courts program, a yearly event designed to introduce nearly 100 Baltimore city high school students to the judicial system. Students participate in mock trials as jury members who reach verdicts on cases.

“Every year I am amazed at the extent to which the students are engaged and inspired by their participation,” he said.

Saudek also serves as board president for the nonprofit The Loading Dock, president-elect for the Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter and a former board member for Teach for America.

“I’m fortunate to be at a firm that really values community involvement and community service,” he said. “For me, it’s a great way to stay involved … I want to see how I can help other people have some of the opportunities that have been made available to me.”