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Leadership in Law
The Daily Record

Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees!

Lifetime Achievement

James B. Astrachan
Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.

Herbert J. Belgrad
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Emmet C. Davitt
Office of the State Prosecutor

Valda Ricks
Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office

Leadership in Law

Sharonne R. Bonardi
Comptroller of Maryland

Michelle Bradford
Murphy & McGonigle

Kelby Brick
Maryland Governor's Office of the Deaf

Oana Brooks

Benjamin H. Carney
Gordon, Wolf & Carney, Chtd.

Louise M. Carwell
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau

Sarah Cline
Shulman Rogers

Ryan J. Dymek
Law Office of Ryan J. Dymek, LLC

Matthew A.S. Esworthy
Bowie & Jensen, LLC

Sarah S. Gannett
Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona

Deena Hausner
House of Ruth Maryland

The Honorable Nicole Pastore Klein
Baltimore City District Court

Steven M. Klepper
Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Colleen Pleasant Kline
Nelson Mullins

Andrew Lapayowker
Rosemore, Inc.

Kraig B. Long
Miles & Stockbridge

Kathleen McClernan
Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC

Eric G. Orlinsky
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Marylin Pierre
Pierre & Associates

Jeremy D. Rachlin
Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld, Chtd.

David E. Ralph
Baltimore Gas and Electric

Diane L. Sengstacke
Sengstacke Law, LLC

Joyce Smithey
Smithey Law Group LLC

Robert Jay Weltchek
Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek

The Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams
Maryland Judiciary

Generation J.D.

Richard L. Adams, III
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP

Imoh Akpan
Franklin & Prokopik

Josephine M. Bahn
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Emmanuel A. Fishelman
Antezana & Antezana, LLC

Henry E. Floyd, Jr.
Koonz McKenney Johnson DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP

Tj Keilty
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker

Lauren E Lake
Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Holly Mirabella
CASH Campaign of Maryland

Angela Davis Pallozzi
Offit Kurman, P.A.

Indira K. Sharma
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Darryl L. Tarver
DLA Piper

Join Us to Celebrate Leaders in Law

Leadership in Law recognizes Maryland’s legal professionals – lawyers and judges – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding. During this event, The Daily Record also honors up-and-coming lawyers through the Generation JD award and identifies exemplary careers through the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Winners are selected by an outside panel of legal and business leaders.

Thursday, May 16

VIP Winner Networking Reception:
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
General Networking Reception: 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Awards Dinner:
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

BWI Hilton

1739 W Nursery Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Ellin & Tucker

Epsilon Registration

VPC, Inc.


For questions about the event, please contact Erin McLaughlin at 443-524-8161 or

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at 443-524-8103 or

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