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IMPACT MARYLAND’S CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

MDC is looking for leaders to affect not only the direction of the organization but to influence the future course of the civil justice system. In publications and amicus preparation, drafting position papers and testifying on legislation, MDC members unite to voice defense interests to improve Maryland's courts.

To get involved check the box on the membership application or e-mail the Committee Chair.

MDC Executive Committee Officers 2017–2018

Marisa A. Trasatti, Esq.
President
Marisa A. Trasatti, Esquire
Gordon & Rees, LLP
400 East Pratt Street
Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/937-0367
John T. Sly, Esquire
President-Elect
John T. Sly, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road, Suite 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410/821-6014
410/821-3501/Fax
Colleen O'Brien, Esquire
Secretary
Colleen O'Brien, Esquire
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
500 East Pratt Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202 -3173
410/962-7387, 410/962-8758/Fax
Dwight W. Stone, II, Esq. Treasurer
Dwight W. Stone, II, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3649
410/385-3700/Fax
Christopher Boucher, Esq.
Immediate Past President
Christopher Boucher, Esquire
301 Burnside St., #A201
Annapolis, MD 21403
410/263-9775
410/263-9776/Fax

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Committees with Chairpersons 2017–2018

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Richard Flax Appellate Practice
Richard L. Flax, Esquire
Law Offices of Richard L. Flax, LLC
29 West Susquehanna Avenue
Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21204
410/561-6451
410/927-8916/Fax
Christopher Jonathan Lyon
Sponsorship
Christopher J. Lyon, Esquire
Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
217 East Redwood Street
21st Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-3550
410/783-3530/Fax
Peter W. Sheehan, Jr. Appellate Practice
Peter W. Sheehan, Jr, Esquire
Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
443/263-8274
410/223-4328/Fax
Richard J. Medoff, Esquire
Sponsorship
Richard J. Medoff, Esquire
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
25 South Charles Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
443/573-9402
410/576-4788/Fax
James Benjamin, Esquire Judicial Selections
James Benjamin, Esquire
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 500
Towson, MD 21204
410/339-5787
410/832-5613/Fax
Lindsey McCulley Sponsorship
Lindsey McCulley, Esquire
Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
218 North Charles Street
Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/727-7702
410/468.2786/Fax
Winn C. Friddell Judicial Selections
Winn C. Friddell, Esquire
Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C
21 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-5279
410/823-1250
410/296-0432/Fax
Joseph J. Jagielski Historian
Joseph M. Jagielski, Esquire
Law Offices of Joseph M. Jagielski
7 St. Paul Street
Suite 1250
Baltimore, MD 21202
443/353-2303
410/637-4703/Fax
Nesbitt Legislative
K. Nichole Nesbitt, Esquire
Goodell, DeVries,
    Leech & Dann, LLP
One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-4026
410/783-4040/Fax
John T. Sly Executive Branch Liaison
John T. Sly, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road
Suite 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410/821-6014
410/821-3501/Fax

Michael L. Dailey Legislative
Michael L. Dailey, Esquire
Schmidt, Dailey & O'Neill, LLC
231 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-1296
410/783-1316/Fax
Gardner M. Duvall Legislative Branch Liaison
Gardner M. Duvall, Esquire
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
Seven St. Paul Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202-1626
410/347-9417
410/659-6470/Fax
Andrew Gaudreau, Esquire Programs & Membership
Andrew Gaudreau, Esquire
Leder & Hale, PC
401 Washington Ave, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21204
443/279-7900
410/832-8883/Fax
Michael L. Dailey DRI State Representative
Michael L. Dailey, Esquire
Schmidt, Dailey & O'Neill, LLC
231 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-1296
410/783-1316/Fax
  PAC Chair
Thomasina E. Poirot DRI Young Lawyer’s Liaison
Thomasina E. Poirot, Esquire
Venable LLP
Baltimore, MD
750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/244-7574
410/244-7742/Fax
Katherine A. Lawler PAC Treasurer
Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3860
410/385-3700/Fax
Morgan Pern DRI Young Lawyer’s Liaison
Morgan Perna, Esquire
Saul Ewing LLP
500 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133
410/332-8918
410/332-8163/Fax
Laurie Ann Garey Publications
Defense Line Co-Chair
Laurie Ann Garey, Esquire
Progressive House Counsel
800 Red Brook Boulevard,
Suite 210
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410/753-6494
866/263-3270 /Fax
   
Leianne S. Helfrich, Esq.
Publications
Defense Line Co-Chair
Leianne McEvoy, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3823
410/385-3700/Fax
   
Sheryl Tirocchi Publications
Defense Line Co-Chair
Sheryl A. Tirocchi, Esquire
Godwin, Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC
3300 North Ridge Road Suite 275
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
410/418-8778
   

Substantive Law Committee

Christopher C. Jeffries
Commercial Law Subcommittee
Christopher C. Jeffries, Esquire
Kramon & Graham PA
One South Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202-3201
410/ 347-7412
410/361-8214/Fax
Rachel Hirsch Privacy, Data, and Security
Rachel Hirsch, Esquire
Ifrah PLLC
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20006-2004
202/912-4823
Maryan Alexander Commercial Law Subcommittee
Maryan Alexander, Esquire
Wilson Elser
500 East Pratt Street
Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/962-7385
410/962-8758/Fax
Erin N, Cheikh Products Liability Subcommittee
Erin N. Cheikh, Esquire
The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.
11350 McCormick Road
Executive Plaza III, Suite 704
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410/584-9443
410/584-9619/Fax
Tiegen Hall Construction Liability Subcommittee
J. Teigen Hall, Esquire
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP
25 South Charles Street,
21st Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410/727.8036
410/727-1115/Fax
Lindsay E. Bir Products Liability Subcommittee
Lindsay E. Bird, Esquire
The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.
11350 McCormick Road
Executive Plaza III, Suite 704
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410/584-9443
410/584-9619/Fax
Tracy L. Steedman Construction Liability Subcommittee
Tracy L. Steedman, Esquire
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
7 St. Paul Street
Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/986-0822
410/986-0823/Fax
Ileen M. Ticer Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
Ileen M. Ticer, Esquire
Law Office of Ileen Ticer
200 International Circle
Suite 4100
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
410/527-3226
410/527-3299/Fax
Danielle E. Marone Employment Law Subcommittee
Danielle E. Marone, Esquire
Schmidt Dailey & O'Neill LLC
231 E. Baltimore St.
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-1296
410/783-1316/Fax
James Forrester Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
James R. Forrester, Esquire
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
25 South Charles Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/576-4812
410/539-5223/Fax
Anthony J. Breschi, Esquire Health Care and Compliance Subcommittee
Anthony J. Breschi, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road, Suite #300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410/ 821-3500
410/ 821-3501/Fax
Kathleen Shemer Executive Director
Kathleen F. Shemer, Esquire
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
1218 Broadway Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093-1603
410/560-3895
410/560-3896/Fax
Lisa M. Morgan Lead Paint Subcommittee
Lisa M. Morgan, Esquire
The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.
11350 McCormick Road
Executive Plaza III, Suite 704
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
410/584-9443
410/584-9619/Fax
   
Barry Goldstein Lead Paint Subcommitte
Barry Goldstein, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road
Suite 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-821-3511
410-821-3501/Fax
   

Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
1218 Broadway Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone 410-560-3895
Fax 443-759-3324