Supreme Court Scholar Lyle Denniston Donates Materials to Library

Lyle Denniston, center, shown in 2016 with Prof. Emeritus Garrett Epps, left, and Dean Ronald Weich.

Recently, the law library received a substantial donation of books from the personal collection of Lyle Denniston, renowned author and scholar on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The donation stipulates that the School of Law library may use all or part of the collection for any educational purpose, and that students, faculty, staff and the general public will have free access to the books and journals for research, study and scholarship. 

The collection consists of: 

  • 83 issues of scholarly magazines covering law and the Supreme Court;

  • Approximately 1,150 hardcover and softcover books on law, the Supreme Court, politics and American history, covering such topics as civil rights, women’s rights and gay rights, as well as the confirmation of recent Supreme Court Justices.

Denniston taught an online, eight-week, college-level course, “The Supreme Court and American Politics,” through the University of Baltimore School of Law, and it is still available at no charge. Although he is nominally retired, Denniston can still be found reporting on the Supreme Court and the law at his blog, Lyle Denniston Law News

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Water, Water, (Not) Everywhere

In Closing – Fall 2021

By Jamie Alison Lee

Jamie Alison Lee

Lawyers work toward many forms of justice. What does justice look like when we talk about water? Yes, that water: plain, simple H2O. Water is one of the few things that humans absolutely cannot live without, yet “water justice” is not a phrase often on the tip of our tongues. But it should be. 

Water justice has a multitude of dimensions that require our attention and energy. Water justice means, among other things, addressing rising sea levels due to climate change, eliminating poisonous drinking-water pollutants, increasing water access by indigenous and other rural communities to make work and schooling more possible, and lowering water rates for urban communities for the same purposes.

In my 10 years of teaching community development and business law at The University of Baltimore, I have spent over half of that time studying water justice as it plays out right here in Baltimore City. In these years, I have seen more and more attention paid to water justice across the United States. Truth be told, this is both positive and alarming. 

It is positive in that the crucial water-justice efforts being fought every day by lawyers and others, in every part of our country, are gaining greater recognition by the media, policymakers, legislators, government officials and everyday people. It is also positive in that water justice today is seen as relevant to all Americans, not just to faraway countries or to the western half of the United States (for a story about water’s importance to western land development, see the classic film Chinatown, though be warned that it involves some appalling racism and sexism). 

Alarm bells are still ringing, however, because public engagement in water-justice issues simply remains too low. It is still not a common matter of conversation around the dinner table or on social media, nor do most Americans see water justice as something for which they need to fight. Perhaps it seems too prosaic, too commonplace? But its universality is exactly why it requires our attention. Water justice is already at a critical point for our communities, including in our own city and state, and the solutions do not appear easy. That should not dissuade us, but it does mean that greater numbers of energetic, knowledgeable people must loudly call for the necessary change. 

Opportunities to make this call abound. On the national level, at the time of this writing, politicians continue to wrangle over water infrastructure legislation. While a solution is desperately needed, we must not settle for one that encourages the privatization of our water supply and the prioritization of profit over the human need for water. 

On the local level, we should appreciate local and state leadership for their efforts at water justice, but not settle for partial action. For example, while homeowners in Baltimore City with unpaid water bills are now better protected against the extortionate and labyrinthine “tax sale” foreclosure process, more reform is needed to prevent low-income, elderly and non-white homeowners from losing both the roofs over their heads and the life savings that could be passed on to their children in the form of home equity. 

Similarly, at the local level, more work is needed to address skyrocketing water rates in Baltimore City, and a billing system long plagued with inaccuracies and a lack of due process. While there is promising new leadership, and a strong new law to reform the local water utility was passed in 2020, the new law still has not been implemented. This is despite the fact that water customers in both the city and Baltimore County would benefit from its affordable water rates, due-process reforms, tenant protections, customer advocacy office, and transparent accountability structure. 

We can no longer take water access and water justice for granted. We know that public engagement is crucial to making concrete and meaningful change. One way to get involved is to join forces with nonprofit experts, such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Food and Water Watch, among others. Feel free to reach out to me personally, as well. Water justice affects every one of us, and we must act together accordingly. 

Jaime Alison Lee is a professor and director of the Community Development Clinic at Baltimore Law.

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Alumni Notes – Fall 2021


STUART M. GOLDBERG, J.D. ’74, is the chairperson for the Stratford University Professional Advisory Committee and is the chair of its Alumni Project, which was created to establish an alumni association and an alumni relations office for the university. Additionally, Goldberg is a foundation trustee for the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Foundation in the United States.

BARNETT Q. BROOKS, J.D. ’75, is of counsel at Smithey Law Group LLC.

HON. GLENN L. KLAVANS, J.D. ’78, is county administrative judge on the Anne Arundel County, Md., Circuit Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.


DONALD C. FRY, ESQ., J.D. ’80,received the Henry A. Rosenberg Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council.
STEPHEN W. LAFFERTY, J.D. ’83, is director of the Baltimore County, Md., Department of Planning.
DAVID J. SMITH, J.D. ’84, was interviewed on the TODAY Show on Monday, August 24, 2020 for the segment “The New Normal,” providing tips on working from home. Smith is a career coach based in Rockville, Md.
HOWARD L. ALDERMAN, JR., J.D. ’85, is managing partner at Alderman Law LLC.
LINDA S. WOOLF, J.D. ’85, was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
WILLIAM D. MORSE, J.D. ’86, celebrated 30 years with Shore United Bank and currently serves as executive vice president and legal counsel.
HON. JEFFREY S. GETTY, J.D. ’87, is circuit administrative judge on Maryland’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, which includes Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, and is county administrative judge for Allegany County, Md., Circuit Court.
HON. FRED S. HECKER, J.D. ’87, is circuit administrative judge on Maryland’s Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties.
WILLIAM J. MCCARTHY, JR., J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92, joined the Baltimore board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


PATRICK PALMER, J.D. ’90, was named to the board of directors of Queenstown Bank of Maryland.

HEATHER L. PRICE, J.D. ’91, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 3, Caroline County.

LESLEY A. DAVIS, J.D. ’92, is executive vice president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

SANDRA A. BANISKY, J.D. ’93, joined the board of directors of WYPR.

SHELLY L. BROWN, J.D. ’94, joined the board of directors of 211 Maryland.

KELLY A. KOERMER, J.D. ’94, joined the foundation board of directors of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

BOB SHILLINGER, J.D. ’95, is county attorney of Monroe County, Fla.

DANIEL P. VAVONESE, J.D. ’95is deputy commissioner for trademark operations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

GLENN M. SULMASY, J.D. ’97is president of Nichols College.

DAVID M. CONNELLY, J.D. ’98, is a partner in the energy practice at Balch & Bingham in Washington, D.C.

NEIL E. DUKE, ESQ., J.D. ’98, is practice group leader and chief legal counsel for employee affairs and accessibility coordination at the Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department.

STEPHANIE A. LAMONACA, J.D. ’98, is associate dean of students at the University of Redlands.

KRISTIE SCOTT, J.D. ’98, is general counsel at Xometry, a provider of on-demand manufacturing solutions.

CLAUDE DE VASTEY-JONES, J.D. ’98, joined the board of directors of the Heritage Housing Partner Corp.

HON. BRYON S. BEREANO, J.D. ’99, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George’s County.

LORI L. SHERWOOD, J.D. ’99, is director of commercial and market development at Render Networks.


AMY E. ASKEW, J.D. ’01, was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

REBECCA N. CORDERO, J.D. ’02, received the 2020 Respect for Law Award from the Optimist Club of Calvert County, Md.

JOHN A. CARPENTER, JR., J.D. ’03, is a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP.

JAMES F. ELLIOTT, J.D. ’03, is state’s attorney for Allegany County, Md.

LUISELLA “SELLA” PERRI, J.D. ’03, is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight, where she concentrates her practice on federal tax laws and regulations related to tax-exempt financings.

GENEAU MARIE THAMES, J.D. ’03joined the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

ADAM D. BAKER, J.D. ’05, is a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP.  

ERIK S. ATAS, J.D. ’06, is associate judge on the Baltimore City, Md., Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. 

DAVID J. WEISHAUS, J.D. ’07, is manager of Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs, Fla.

KEMP W. HAMMOND, J.D. ’08, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County.

JASON F. WEINTRAUB, J.D. ’08, is counsel in the government relations practice at Gordon Feinblatt LLC.

LYDIA S. HU, J.D. ’09, is network correspondent at FOX Business Network.


LEAH CONWAY DEMPSEY, J.D. ’10, was recognized as a top lobbyist by The Hill newspaper.

HENRY L. GREENIDGE, J.D. ’10, is a fellow-in-residence at the New York University McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.

MYSHALA E. MIDDLETON, J.D. ’10, is associate judge on the Baltimore City, Md., Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial District.

CAILIN J. TALBERT, J.D. ’10, is a senior associate at JDKatz P.C.

MATTHEW HUDDLE, J.D. ’11, is a partner at the Baltimore firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, working in the firm’s corporate, private equity and venture capital practice groups.

BABAK MONAJEMI, J.D. ’11, is a shareholder at Polsinelli in Washington, D.C.

RACHEL C. SNAVELY, J.D. ’11, is executive director of Region 9 at the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council.

ZAINAB ALKEBSI, J.D. ’12, is policy counsel at the National Association of the Deaf, where she advocates for regulatory changes to improve the quality of life of deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deaf with mobile disabilities, and deaf-blind people. She is also president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association.

BRANDON S. BUTLER, J.D. ’13is government relations consultant at Greenwill Consulting Group.

KATHLEEN R. KERNER, J.D. ’13was named co-chair of the Maryland Association for Justice’s Product Liability Section.

ADAM E. KONSTAS, J.D. ’13, is a member at Pessin Katz Law.

KIM E. STEPANUK, J.D. ’13, is an attorney at MBH Settlement Group.

TIFFANY F. BOYKIN, J.D. ’15, is chief compliance and fair practices officer at Anne Arundel Community College.
SOPHIE GAGE, J.D. ’15, was named senior business counsel for NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the union for professional football players. Gage has served in several capacities at the NFLPA since 2012.
RAYMOND L. GAMBRILL, J.D. ’15, is an attorney in the litigation practice group at Miller, Miller & Canby.
ADAM SCHARFF, J.D. ’15, is an associate at the Baltimore firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, working in the firm’s business and commercial real estate practice groups.
GRASON M. WIGGINS, J.D. ’16, is senior government affairs manager at the Maryland Multi-Housing Association.
CAYLIN A. YOUNG, J.D. ’16, is public policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union 
of Maryland.
HOWLETT “JR” JACKSON, J.D. ’17is an associate at the employment law firm of Luchansky Law in Towson, Md.
ERIK L. JOHNSON, J.D. ’17, is an attorney in the coverage and commercial litigation section at Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Atlanta.
ERONCIA BERRY, J.D. ’19, is a corporate attorney with Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore.
BRANDON CAHEE, J.D. ’19, was named senior program/policy analyst for The National Education Association, where he leads the union’s African American outreach and engagement for its members and students.
ALANNA CASEY, J.D. ’19, has joined Wright, Constable and Skeen LLP as an associate in its employment law and litigation practices at the Baltimore office.
EDWARD DENT, J.D. ’19is an agent with The Sports & Entertainment Group in Washington, D.C.
LAUREN R. MULLIN, J.D. ’19is an associate in the medical malpractice group at Goodell DeVries in the firm’s Baltimore office.
VALERIE E. TAYLOR, J.D. ’19is an associate in the general litigation group at Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
JOHN K. THOMPSON, J.D. ’19, is an associate at Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC.


SUMBUL ALAM, J.D. ’20, is an associate at Ballard Spahr in Baltimore.

EMILY (SCHULTHEIS) DEBENEDETTO, J.D. ’20, is an associate with Shaw Keller LLP in Wilmington, Del.

RYAN FRACE, J.D. ’20, is an attorney advisor at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, in New York.

JOSHUA R. PERRY, J.D. ’20, is a fixed income portfolio manager and partner at Brown Advisory in Baltimore.

ALANA QUINT, J.D. ’20, is a staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid.

JORDAN CULLEY, J.D. ’21, is a contract specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration.

Kenneth Lasson: Author, Teacher, Civil Libertarian Retires

By Jack Lynch

Have law professors become unduly obsessed with scholarship to the detriment of their obligations to their students and the legal profession? It is a question too seldom broached in education. Why mess with a good thing? 

But it was raised by Prof. Ken Lasson over three decades ago — in the Harvard Law Review article “Scholarship Amok: Excesses in Pursuit of Truth and Tenure,” 103 Harv. L. Rev. 962 (1990). Paradoxically, the article is a scholarly feather in Lasson’s cap — no Baltimore colleague has adorned the pages of that journal since, though hope springeth eternal. 

But being first, or at least earlier than most of us, to some of the most significant issues in legal education, and the academy as a whole, has been a hallmark of Ken’s career. Are speech codes for students constitutional, or even a good idea? What reasonable person could possibly question regulation of offensive speech? Can religious defamation be regulated? Is Jonathan Pollard being punished too severely, and why?

Ken is true-blue, through and through a Baltimorean. He’s a stalwart Orioles fan who wore his ornithologically incorrect Orioles cap during the years that he was the skipper of the law school’s softball team — our “Earl” of Baltimore, if you will. He received his A.B. and M.A. degrees at Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. While most of his colleagues needed time to become acclimated to the charms of Charm City, Ken has been a lifelong booster of our community. 

Before coming to the University of Baltimore School of Law, Ken taught at Loyola College of Maryland, was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a consultant to Ralph Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law. Before and during his decades at Baltimore Law, Ken has served with many local civic and religious organizations. 

When I met Ken over four decades ago, he told me pointedly: “I guard my writing time very closely.” And a damn good thing! In his scores of books and articles, he has written only about things that he felt mattered — and most of the time, they have. He has authored 12 books. When I first joined the faculty, in a year I hesitate to say out loud, Ken had just published Private Lives of Public Citizens, about the personal lives of public employees. Some of its passages describing the day-to-day lives of his subjects are vivid to me today. He published a book with Sen. William Cohen, Getting the Most Out of Washington. He has published approximately two score articles in scholarly journals and a similar number of op-ed pieces in local, national and international media. 

Although I suppose that over the decades the zeitgeist of the faculty has been the persona of our Kingsfield, Royal Shannonhouse, Ken has personified a gentler approach. Seminars, focused on diverse areas of the law, where students have been free to develop their writing skills in areas stimulating to them, have been his primary focus. Indeed, in retirement, he will continue to teach the seminar closest to his heart, Civil Liberties. 

Perhaps Ken may best be described as a cheerful contrarian. And while contrarian is not readily associated with the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, Ken has even assessed his faith in accordance with his nature. Most people have been indoctrinated that Hebrew National “must answer to a higher power.” Yet most religious Jews will not eat their hot dogs. One of Ken’s most nervy campaigns has involved his contention, in word and deed, that such hesitancy is rooted not in scruples about the validity of ritual slaughter, but in economic and other less noble motives. And yet, in his faith, he has also demonstrated great generosity to his friends and colleagues. He has regularly extended hospitality to colleagues on religious holidays. Full disclosure — in my own journey from ally to adherent of Judaism, Ken has been a gentle and understanding mentor.

He has been a caring friend to so many of us, as he will continue to be. We wish him and Barbara much nachas from both the domestic and international branches of his family. No doubt we will be hearing from him, sometimes where we least expect to.

Jack Lynch is a professor at Baltimore Law.

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Faculty Notes – Fall 2021



“Five Years of Family Justice Courts,” at the International Advisory Council Meeting, Singapore, Oct. 1, 2019

“Creating a Caring Unified Family Court,” at the Family Justice Practice Forum, Singapore, Oct. 2, 2019



“The Baron and the Marquis: Liberty, Tyranny, and the Enlightenment Maxim that Can Remake American Criminal Justice,” Harvard Law School, Oct. 4, 2019



Webinar discussion of her recent book, Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America, and the documentary film “Rigged,” May 29, 2020

Webinar featured guest, “Voter Suppression and the 2020 Elections: A Threat to Our Democracy?” May 20, 2020. Sponsored by Los Angeles-based Jews United for Democracy and Community Advocates Inc.



“AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead,” The Conversation, Feb. 14, 2020

“Let’s enact a privacy law that advances economic justice,” The Hill, Dec. 9, 2019 

“The Future of Clinical Legal Scholarship,” 26 Clinical L. Rev. 189 (2019)



“Populism, International Courts, and Women’s Human Rights,” 35 Md. J. Int’l L. (2020) 


“National Nominations Procedures for Selection of International Criminal Court Judges,” United Nations Side Event, New York, NY, February 5, 2020



“Stop Foster Care Agencies from Taking Children’s Resources,” 71 Florida Law Rev. Forum 104 (2019)


Interviewed in episode 4, discussing the poverty industry, in the six-part Netflix series, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.” The series first aired on Feb. 26, 2020



“Doin’ Banks,” U. Pa. J. Law & Pub. Affairs, Vol. 5 (forthcoming 2020)



“Menstrual Justice,” 53 UC Davis L Rev 1 (2019) (lead article) 


Presenter and participant, “Menstrual Justice,” Technical Advisory Group on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Policy Review Project, Geneva, Switzerland, October 10–11, 2019



“Zealous Administration: The Deportation Bureaucracy,” 72 Rutgers U.L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020) (with Geoffrey Heeren)



“Amateur Regulation and the Unmoored United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee,” in 9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 88 (Nov. 2019)


“Exploring a Compensation Framework for Intercollegiate Athletes,” testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, July 1, 2020



“Can COVID-19 Get Congress to Finally Strengthen U.S. Antitrust Law?” Washington Monthly, May 21, 2020 (with Sandeep Vaheesen)



“From Socrates to Selfies: Legal Education and the Metacognitive Revolution,” 12 Drex. Law Rev. 2 (forthcoming 2020)



Chapters from book in progress, Statutes in Germany’s Government of Laws: With Lessons for the United States of America, at the Works-in-Progress Conference, American Society of Comparative Law 2019 Annual Meeting, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia MO, Oct. 17, 2019 



Panelist, “Beyond Redlining: Black Lives Matter and Community Development,” American Bar Association, June 17, 2020



Received UB President’s Faculty Award for 2020



“A New Type of Circuit Split: The Hidden Circuit Split in Retaliation Cases,” 68 Kan. L. Rev. 101 (2019)



“The New Cybersquatters: The Evolution of Trademark Enforcement in the Domain Name Space,” 30 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 447 (2019–2020)



“Code Sec. 163(j), the Proposed Regulations, and Partnerships: The Nightmare Basics,” 98 Taxes The Tax Magazine 98(2), 19 (2020)



“A Realistic Theory of Law” and “The Philosophical Foundations of International Law,” World Congress of the Philosophy of Law, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019



Regular series of columns on



Regular series of articles in The Hill and The Bulwark



“Looking Back on Impeachment from the Middle of a Pandemic,” lecture for Baltimore Bar Library Association, April 30, 2020 

On The Bookshelf

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America

Uncounted examines the phenomenon of disenfranchisement through the lens of history, race, law, and the democratic process. Prof. Gilda R. Daniels argues that voter suppression works in cycles, constantly adapting and finding new ways to hinder access for an exponentially growing minority population. She warns that a premeditated strategy of restrictive laws and deceptive practices has taken root and is eroding the very basis of American democracy — the right to vote.

Researching the LaW: Finding What You Need When You Need IT

This book, now in its third edition, guides students through a decidedly contemporary approach to legal research. Prof. Amy E. Sloan presents legal research as a process of efficiently filtering a vast quantity of available information. Simply put, students learn how to locate and identify the most pertinent and authoritative information available with the greatest possible expedience. Her clear, concise explanations of essential research sources are presented in a context that speaks to the way lawyers do research today, with a flexible approach that works in a rapidly changing research environment.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

This problem-based book, by Prof. Robert Rubinson and two co-authors, reflects the authors’ broad range of teaching, clinical and policy-making experience. Updated in a fifth edition, the book’s carefully crafted ethical problems challenge students to engage in a deep analysis and participate in lively class discussion.

What You Need to Know About Voting — and Why

Prof. Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future. She explains primaries, the electoral college, mail-in ballots, gerrymandering and more. For everyone looking ahead to the next election, it’s a timely and informative guide, providing the necessary background to make informed choices.

In Memoriam – Fall 2020


Edward B. Rybczynski, J.D. ’52 

John R. Cannon, LL.B. ’53

Raymond A. Richards, J.D. ’53

James J. Dembeck, J.D. ’54

J. Max Millstone, Sr., LL.B. ’56

Robert H. Bates, LL.B. ’58

Hon. Jerome B. Blum, LL.B. ’58

Bernard Brager, LL.B. ’58

Dominick D. Ferrarini, LL.B. ’58

Martin I. Moylan, J.D. ’59


John F. Foley, Jr., LL.B. ’62

Robert G. Durnal, J.D. ’63

Richard J. Pozecki, J.D. ’63

Thomas B. Shettle, J.D. ’63

William C. Bausman, J.D. ’64

Thomas J. Doud, Jr., LL.B. ’64

Edward J. Katrinic, LL.B. ’64

Donald J. May, J.D. ’64

Robert H. Bommer, Jr., J.D. ’65

Louis J. Martucci, LL.B. ’65

Frederick J. Alsruhe, LL.B. ’66

Milton W. Lee, J.D. ’66

Ronald J. Levasseur, J.D. ’66

George Anderson Shehan, LL.B. ’66

Richard C. Brooke, J.D. ’67

Joan B. Burrier, LL.B. ’67

Thomas C. Gentner, J.D. ’67

Wadsworth Robinson, LL.B. ’67

Charles W. Sullivan, LL.B. ’67

William F. Kirwin, Jr., J.D. ’68

John Franklin (“Mac”) McClellan LL.B. ’68

Patricia A. Thomas, J.D. ’69


Guy R. Ayres, III, J.D. ’70

George A. Breschi, J.D. ’70

Rev. St. George I. B. Crosse, III, J.D. ’70

Robert J. Heitzman, J.D. ’70

Frank B. Proctor, J.D. ’70

John W. Bryant, J.D. ’71

Louis C. Bricca, J.D. ’72

Emile J. Henault, Jr., J.D. ’72

Hon. James F. Schneider, J.D. ’72

Joe R. Carney, J.D. ’73

Anthony G. Dibenedetto, J.D. ’73

Karl V. Hetherington, Jr., J.D. ’73

Hon. Larry R. Holtz, J.D. ’73

Hon. Patrick Cavanaugh, J.D. ’74

Mary Louise Carey Faber, J.D. ’74

Sharon L. Harris, J.D. ’74

WG Speicher, Jr., J.D. ’74

Roger L. Pickens, J.D. ’75

Bernard C. Wald, J.D. ’75

Thomas P. Barbera, J.D. ’76

Charles J. Kollar, J.D. ’76

William M. Rudd, J.D. ’76

Phyllis B. Kramer, J.D. ’77

Neil S. Alpern, J.D. ’78

Kirk L. Hurley, J.D. ’78

J. Frank Nayden, J.D. ’78

Arthur I. Messinger, J.D. ’79


Terri A. Davis, J.D. ’81

C. Teresa V. Osborne, J.D. ’81

Barton L. Stringham, J.D. ’81

Don E. Ansell, J.D. ’82

Edward R. Jeunette Jr., J.D. ’82

Thomas J. Ward, J.D. ’82

Claudie Heim Tucker Stewart, J.D. ’83

Kathleen A. Talty, J.D. ’83

Timothy K. Michels, J.D. ’84

Dale C. McCloud, J.D. ’85

Francis G. Martin, J.D. ’86

Robert J. Morrissey, J.D. ’87

John M. Lis, J.D. ’88


Mark W. Conforti, J.D. ’91

Gregory A. Castelli, J.D. ’94

Susan E. Bare, J.D. ’97

Alumni Notes – Fall 2020


Stanley Alpert, LL.B. ’63, received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service 10-Year Volunteer Award. 

Alan J. Bloom, J.D. ’65, received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service 10-Year Volunteer Award.


Augustus F. “Gus” Brown, J.D. ’74, principal member of the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., received the 2019 Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Keenan Trial Institute of Atlanta.

Hon. Richard K. Renn, J.D. ’76, retired from the York County, Pa. Court of Common Pleas after 22 years of service.

J. William Pitcher, J.D. ’78, a longtime Annapolis lobby-ist, joined the national lobbying firm Husch Blackwell Strategies.


Mark S. Radke, J.D. ’81, joined the board of directors of First Columbia Development Corp.

Diane R. Schwartz Jones, J.D. ’82, is council administrator for Maryland’s Howard County Council.

Stephen W. Lafferty, J.D. ’83, is chief sustainability officer for Baltimore County, Md.

Cynthia S. Miraglia, J.D. ’83, retired from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Hon. Audrey J. S. Carrion, J.D. ’84, is circuit administrative judge on the Circuit Court of Baltimore City for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Barry L. Levin, J.D. ’84, was named one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in 2019 by The Daily Record.

Kendel S. Ehrlich, J.D. ’87, is director of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking for the Office of Justice Programs for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Donna E. Van Scoy, J.D. ’88, is a family law attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer.


Nancy Grodin, MBA ’83, J.D. ’90, retired from the Maryland Insurance Administration, where she was deputy insurance commissioner.

Morrisann M. Wilson, J.D. ’90, was appointed to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Elizabeth W. “Libby” Benet, J.D. ’92, is global chief underwriting officer for cyber at AXA XL, a global business insurance provider.

Chester G. “Chip” Davis, Jr., J.D. ’93, is president and chief executive officer at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance.

Timothy J. Longo Sr., J.D. ’93, is chief of police and associate vice president for safety and security at the University of Virginia.

Timothy J. Quick, J.D. ’93, is a judge on the Virginia Beach, Va., Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Jason Morton, J.D. ’94, received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service 10-Year Volunteer Award.

Anne Murphy, J.D. ’94, is lecturer in the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Sang W. Oh, J.D. ’94, joined the board of directors of the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation. Oh is managing partner at Talkin & Oh LLP in Ellicott City, Md.

Charles L. Simmons Jr., J.D. ’95, is partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.
Michael G. Campbell, J.D. ’96, began a one-year term as president of the Montgomery County Inn of the American Inns of Court. Campbell is a partner in Miller, Miller & Canby’s litigation group.

Christopher R. Rahl, J.D. ’96, received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service 

20-Year Volunteer Award.

Chris Lambert, J.D. ’97, is vice president for advancement and alumni relations at Bethany College.

Yolanda F. Sonnier, J.D. ’97, is human rights administrator for Howard County, Md.

Jessica duHoffman, J.D. ’99, principal at Miles & Stockbridge, received Maryland Legal Aid’s 2019 Executive Director’s Award.

Dorenda R. Small, J.D. ’99, is equal employment opportunity manager in the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).



Patricia M. Muhammad, J.D. ’00, wrote an article, “The U.S. Reparations Debate: Where Do We Go From Here,” that appears in the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change, 44 The Harbinger (2020). 

Todd R. Chason, J.D. ’01, is managing member (chief operating officer) and general counsel at Gordon Feinblatt.

Hon. Joyette M. Holmes, J.D. ’01, received the Marietta Daily Journal’s 2019 Citizen of the Year Award. Holmes was named lead prosecutor by the Georgia attorney general in the Ahmaud Arbery case.

Carlos Nunes, J.D. ’01, is a code enforcement officer for Boyce, Va.

Tiffany P. Robinson, J.D. ’01, is secretary of labor for the State of Maryland. 

Danielle G. Marcus, J.D. ’02, is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Baltimore office and was named to The Daily Record’s 2019 Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Kendra V. Johnson, Ed.D., J.D. ’03, is a community superintendent at Howard County, Md. Public Schools.

Andrew S. Rappaport, J.D. ’03, is an associate judge on the Calvert County, Md. Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit.

Hon. Wennesa Bell Snoddy, J.D. ’03, is a judge on the Prince George’s County, Md., District Court. 

James O. Spiker IV, J.D. ’03, is a principal at Semmes Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore.

Kelly N. Beckham-Madigan, J.D. ’04, is the first executive director at the newly created Baltimore County Office of Ethics and Accountability.

Christopher P. Dean, J.D. ’04, is a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., in Baltimore, in its health care practice.

Jennifer L. McNulty, J.D. ’05, is a circuit judge of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court, Worcester Division.

Jason R. Potter, J.D. ’05, is an assistant attorney general at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.

Jeremy M. Eldridge, J.D. ’06, and Kurt E. Nachtman, J.D. ’06, were featured in The Daily Record for their podcast “Lawyers on the Rocks.” Eldridge and Nachtman are defense attorneys at ENLawyers.

Duncan S. Keir, J.D. ’06, is a litigator with Albers & Associates. 

Kimberly H. Neal, J.D. ’07, was elected secretary of the board of directors for the Baltimore chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Neal is general counsel at The Children’s Guild Alliance.

Erich M. Bean, J.D. ’08, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 12, Allegany & Garrett counties.

Glen E. Frost, J.D. ’08, CERT ’09, LL.M. ’09, is president and associate legal counsel at the American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation.

Bridgette M. Harwood Stumpf, J.D. ’08, received an Excel Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement for her work as executive director of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, which she co-founded in 2012.

Christopher J. Smith, J.D. ’08, is an associate in the workers’ compensation defense and employers’ liability team at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office. 

Thomas E. “Tommy” Miller, J.D. ’09, is senior counsel at Nixon Law Group. 


Scarlett M. Corso, J.D. ’10, is counsel with the liability team at Franklin & Prokopik in Baltimore.

Ashley C. MacLeay, J.D. ’10, is director of external relations at the Independent Women’s Forum.

N. Tucker Meneely, J.D. ’10, is a partner at Council Baradel in Annapolis, Md.

Erinn F. Grzech, J.D. ’11, is a principal at Semmes Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore. 

John P. Malone, J.D. ’11, is general counsel at Shryne Group.

Samantha N. Manganaro, J.D. ’11, was recognized by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the 10 best personal injury lawyers in Maryland for highest verdicts and settlements. She is a partner in the firm of Campen & Manganaro in Frederick, Md.

Jessica L. Phillips, J.D. ’11, is an associate attorney at Maho Prentice.

Matthew J. Rudo, J.D. ’11, is a senior litigation attorney at Cordell & Cordell’s Baltimore office.

Kathleen Wootton Hurd, J.D. ’11, joined the board of directors for Chesapeake Bank and Trust. Hurd is a partner at Rasin, Wootton & Hurd.

Lauren B. Ziegler, J.D. ’11, is of counsel at Nemphos Braue and was appointed to the Maryland Park Advisory Commission.

Elizabeth Payne-Maddalena, J.D. ’13, is senior associate attorney at Berenzweig Leonard.

John J. Leppler, Jr., J.D. ’14, is a senior attorney with Albers & Associates.

Anna S. Sholl, J.D. ’14, is deputy executive director for the Maryland State Bar Association.

Kira E. Zuber, J.D. ’14, is an associate in the medical malpractice group at Goodell DeVries in Baltimore.

Tiffany F. Boykin, J.D. ’15, dean of student engagement at Anne Arundel Community College, received the 2020 Benjamin L. Perry Award from the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals.

Snehal P. Massey, J.D. ’15, is an associate in the family law practice at Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders.

Momen Abukhdeir, J.D. ’16, is chief data and performance officer for Baltimore County, Md.

Richard L. “Ricky” Adams III, J.D. ’16, is associate attorney at O’Byrne Law.

Vernon D. Brownlee, J.D. ’16, is an associate in the liability practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Michael J. March, J.D. ’16, joined the board of directors for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. March is an associate at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg.

Bethany P. Neeb, J.D. ’16, is an associate at Bowie & Jensen, in Towson, Md., in the firm’s litigation practice. 

Bryan A. Upshur, J.D. ’16, is an assistant solicitor for the City of Baltimore.

David A. Fraser, J.D. ’17, is an associate in the liability practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Erik L. Johnson, J.D. ’17, is an associate in the liability practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Kara K. Parker, J.D. ’17, is an associate in the workers’ compensation practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Benjamin H. Seider, J.D. ’17, is an associate at Goldberg Segalla.

Marleigh A. Davis, J.D. ’18, is an associate in the workers’ compensation practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Janet E. Franklin, J.D. ’18, is a litigation associate at Hawley Troxell in Pocatello, Idaho. 

Horton J. McCormick, III, J.D. ’18, is an associate at Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie.

Dytonia L. Reed, M.A. ’11, J.D. ’18, is assistant director of government relations at the Maryland Insurance Administration.

John F. Simanski III, J.D. ’18, is an associate in the liability practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Matthew T. West, J.D. ’18, is an associate in the workers’ compensation practice at Franklin & Prokopik’s Baltimore office.

Alexis L. Holiday, J.D. ’19, is an associate in the family law practice at Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders.