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Membership Criteria

Membership is open to practicing attorneys who devote the majority of their litigation-related time to the defense of civil litigation. The cost is $170.
Government attorneys receive a reduced rate of $78.20.

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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 2020–2021

Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire
President
Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
100 S. Charles Street, Suite 1200
Baltimore, MD 21201
443/392-9405
443/392-9499/Fax
Christopher C. Jeffries, Esquire
President-Elect
Christopher C. Jeffries, Esquire
Kramon & Graham PA
One South Street, Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202-3201
410/347-7412
410/361-8214/Fax
Amy E. Askew, Esquire
Secretary
Amy E. Askew, Esquire
Kramon & Graham PA
One South Street, Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202-3201
410/319-0512
410/361-8219/Fax
Sheryl A. Tirocchi, Esquire Treasurer
Sheryl A. Tirocchi, Esquire
GodwinTirocchi, LLC
3300 North Ridge Road Suite 275
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
410/418-8778
410/418-4372/Fax
Colleen O'Brien, Esquire
Immediate Past President
Colleen O'Brien, Esquire
Travelers
111 Schilling Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
443/353-3450
800/357-8516/Fax

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Committees with Chairpersons 2020–2021

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Richard Flax Appellate Practice
April J. Hitzelberger, Esquire
Waranch & Brown, LLC
1301 York Road, Suite 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
410/821-3510
410/821-3501/Fax
Maryan Alexander PAC Treasurer
Maryan Alexander, Esquire
Wilson Elser
500 East Pratt Street
Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/962-7385
410/962-8758/Fax
Peter W. Sheehan, Jr. Appellate Practice
Peter W. Sheehan, Jr, Esquire
Nelson Mullins Riley &
Scarborough LLP
100 S. Charles Street, Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
443/392-9438
443/392-9499 /Fax
Rachel L. Gebhart Publications
Defense Line
Rachel L. Gebhart, Esquire
GodwinTirocchi, LLC
3300 North Ridge Road Suite 275
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410/418-8778
410/418-4372/Fax
Alicia D. Stewart Appellate Practice
Alicia D. Stewart, Esquire
Downs Ward Bender Hauptmann & Herzog, P.A.
Executive Plaza III, Suite 400
11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
443/589-3347
443/589-3348 /Fax
Nicholas J. Phillips Publications
Defense Line
Nicholas J. Phillips, Esquire
Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP
10555 Main Street
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
571/464-0436 x8436
571/464-0441/Fax
Jennifer M. Alexander Judicial Selections
Jennifer M. Alexander, Esquire
McNamee Hosea
888 Bestgate Road, Suite 402
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/266-9909
410/266-8425/Fax
Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire Sponsorship
Katherine A. Lawler, Esquire
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
100 S. Charles Street,
Suite 1200
Baltimore, MD 21201
443/392-9405
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, Esq. Membership
Colleen O'Brien, Esquire
Travelers
111 Schilling Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
443/353-3450
800/357-8516/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
Zachary A. Miller, Esquire Programs
Zachary A. Miller, Esquire
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
901 Dulaney Valley
Suite 500
Towson, MD 21204
410/740-3144
410/832-5681/Fax
Marisa A. Trasatti, Esquire DRI State Representative
Marisa A. Trasatti, Esquire
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
500 East Pratt Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21202 -3173
410/937-0367
Christopher C. Jeffries PAC Chair
Christopher C. Jeffries, Esquire
Kramon & Graham PA
One South Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202-3201
410/ 347-7412
410/361-8214/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

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
Kambon R. Williams Privacy, Data, and Security
Kambon R. Williams
Pessin Katz Law, P.A
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 500
Towson, MD 21204
410/769-6142
410/832-5639/Fax
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
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
Julie D. Murray Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
Julie D. Murray, Esquire
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
25 South Charles Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/576-4757
410/576-4788/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
Julie D. Murray Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
Sarah S. Lemmert, Esquire
Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.
2 North Charles St
Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/230-3075
410/752-6868/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
Marisa Ferraro Capone, Esq. Executive Director
Marisa Ferraro Capone, Esquire
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
1 South Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202
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
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