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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 2016–2017

Christopher Boucher, Esq.
President
Christopher Boucher, Esquire
301 Burnside St., #A201
Annapolis, MD 21403
410/263-9775
410/263-9776/Fax
Marisa A. Trasatti, Esq.
President-Elect
Marisa A. Trasatti, Esquire
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
25 South Charles Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/576-4795
410/539-5223/Fax
John T. Sly, Esquire
Secretary
John T. Sly, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road, Suite 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410/821-6014
410/821-3501/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
K. Nichole Nesbitt, Esq.
Immediate Past President
K. Nichole Nesbitt, Esquire
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP
One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-4026
410/783-4040/Fax

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Committees with Chairpersons 2016–2017

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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
Laurie Ann Garey Publications
Defense Line Editor
Laurie Ann Garey, Esquire
Progressive House Counsel
800 Red Brook Boulevard,
Suite 210
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410/753-6494
866/263-3270 /Fax
Christopher D. Heagy Appellate Practice
Christopher D. Heagy, Esquire
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
100 E. Pratt Street
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/752-9762
410/727-5460/Fax
Leianne S. Helfrich, Esq.
Publications
Defense Line Assistant Editor
Leianne McEvoy, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3823
410/385-3700/Fax
Timothy Hurley, Esq. Judicial Selections
Timothy Hurley, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3820
410/385-3700/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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Colleen O'Brien Programs & Membership
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
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
Jhanelle A.Graham, Esquire Programs & Membership
Jhanelle A.Graham, Esquire
Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann LLP
One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/783-4050
410/783-4040/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
Katherine A. Lawler PAC Chair
Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/385-3860
410/385-3700/Fax
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
Colleen O'Brien PAC Treasurer
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
   

Substantive Law Committee

JaMar S. Mancano
Commercial Law Subcommittee
JaMar S. Mancano, Esquire
Venable LLP
750 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/244-7838
410/244-7742 /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
Tiegen Hall Construction Liability Subcommittee
J. Teigen Hall, Esquire
Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP
111 S. Calvert Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21202-6185
410-783-6409
410-783-6448/Fax
Maryan Alexander Products Liability Subcommittee
Maryan Alexander, Esquire
Wilson Elser
500 East Pratt Street
Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/962-7385
410/962-8758/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
Jaime W. Luse, Esquire Employment Law Subcommittee
Jaime W. Luse, Esquire
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
100 East Pratt St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/752-9741
410/727-5460/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
Edwin L. Keiting, III Health Care and Compliance Subcommittee
Edwin L. Keating, III, Esquire
Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building, Ste 2100
120 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-230-3811, 410-230-3801/Fax
Wendy B. Karpel , Esquire Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
Wendy B. Karpel, Esquire
Montgomery County Attorney's Office
101 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
240/777-6727
240/777-6706/Fax
Susan E. Smith Lead Paint Subcommitte
Susan E. Smith, Esquire
Goldberg Segalla LLP
One North Charles Street
Suite 2500
Baltimore, MD 21201
443/615-7501
443/615-7599 /Fax
Danielle E. Marone Workers’ Compensation 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
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
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

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