Apr 22, 2019

Baltimore family law attorney Sheila Sachs dies at 78

Sheila K. Sachs, a pioneering family law practitioner and a prominent member of the legal community, died of cancer Sunday. The Baltimore resident was 78. Sachs, a partner at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, had a law practice that included litigating and negotiating marital settlement agreements; addressing the equitable distribution of marital property; and handling alimony, custody, […]

Oct 15, 2018

McNamee Hosea co-founder, president dies at 66

Stephen C. Hosea, co-founder and president of McNamee Hosea in Greenbelt, died of lymphoma Oct. 6. He was 66.

Feb 20, 2018

Former AP photographer Max Desfor, of Md., dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photos of the Korean War helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104.

Jan 18, 2018

Judge Dana Levitz remembered as a ‘star’ of the profession

Judge Dana M. Levitz, the youngest judge to be appointed to the Baltimore County Circuit Court in recent memory who was known for his legal acumen, mentorship and love of theater, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 69. Levitz knew he wanted to be a judge at age 13, when he would take […]

Dec 11, 2017

Pioneering Md.-born black journalist Simeon Booker dies

Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99.

Nov 27, 2017

Chuck Donofrio, longtime advertising executive, dies at 62

Harold Charles “Chuck” Donofrio, Jr., a well-known Baltimore advertising executive who embraced the internet and agency integration, died Sunday following a long illness. He was 62. Donofrio led the Baltimore agency Carton Donofrio Partners, Inc., formerly known as Richardson, Myers and Donofrio, an integrated marketing communications firm founded by his father, Hal Donofrio. But his […[...]

Jul 10, 2017

Robert J. Zarbin, trial lawyer and mentor, dies at 56

Robert J. Zarbin, a trial lawyer who served in leadership roles on many professional associations and mentored many young attorneys, died Saturday following an illness. He was 56. Zarbin, an Upper Marlboro solo practitioner, served as the co-chair of the Maryland Association for Justice’s worker’s compensation section and as a delegate for the American Association […]

Jul 6, 2017

Earle K. Shawe, pioneer in labor law, dies at 104

Baltimore labor attorney Earle K. Shawe, founder of Shawe Rosenthal LLP and one of the first attorneys on the National Labor Relations Board, died June 30. He was 104. Known for his acumen as a trial attorney, Shawe was on the frontlines of the development of modern labor law in the 1930s. He worked at […]

May 23, 2017

Longtime Baltimore lawyer Melvin J. Sykes dies at 93

'He had a generous heart, he was generous with his time and he was generous with his talent,' one colleague said.

Apr 4, 2017

Civil rights, entertainment law attorney Bell dies

Prince George’s County civil rights attorney Jimmy A. Bell died March 25 in his Upper Marlboro home of natural causes. He was 48. A native of California and a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, Bell, represented clients in excessive force lawsuits against police as well as in discrimination claims. Bell most […]

Jan 13, 2016

‘Dean of Medical Malpractice Law’ remembered by family, colleagues

Marvin Ellin, who helped shape medical malpractice law in Maryland over the course of more than 50 years in practice, died Friday. He was 92. Ellin was still winning multi-million dollar verdicts well into his 80s before declining health forced him to shutter his practice, according to his grandson, David Ellin. “He was a legend […]

Jan 7, 2016

Obituary: Jonathan H. Shoup, 70, ‘raised the level of excellence’

Jonathan H. Shoup, an Anne Arundel County attorney and former state prosecutor who was regarded as a mentor by many in the legal community, died Monday at age 70. Shoup had been in declining health the past two years, according to John K. Gardner, a friend and Glen Burnie lawyer. Shoup earned a law degree […]

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