Our Board

Executive Committee

  • Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark, Esq., President – Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Sima G. Fried, Esq., Vice President – Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
  • David Scott “DS” Gray, Esq., Secretary – Venable, LLP
  • Jordan Bailowitz, Esq., Treasurer – DLA Piper LLP
  • Victor L. Velazquez, CAE, Executive Vice President – Maryland State Bar Association
  • Joseph J. “Joe” Dyer, Esq., Immediate Past President – Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Board of Directors

  • Paul D. Ackerman, Esq., – Exelon Corp.
  • James R. Benjamin, Jr., Esq., – Gordon Feinblatt LLC
  • Pamela S. Foresman, Esq. 
  • Jeffrey S. Greenberg, Esq. – Baker Donelson
  • Anika S. Jones, Esq. – Morgan Stanley
  • Leah Hauser, Esq. – Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
  • Allen E. Honick, Esq. – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
  • Catherine K. (“Cate”) Hopkin, Esq. – Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC
  • Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr., Esq. – Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • Frederick L. Kobb, Esq. – Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
  • Danielle G. Marcus, Esq. – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Shila Mashhadishafie, Esq. – Legal Services Corporation
  • Ryan P. Nolan, Esq. – T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • Amy Petkovsek, Esq. – MSBA DLS Chair – Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • Nathaniel K. Risch, Esq. – MSBA YLS Chair – Mann & Risch LLC
  • Hon. Mark F. Scurti – MSBA President-elect – 1st District Court
  • Tracy L. Steedman, Esq. – Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
  • Brian T. Tucker, Esq. – Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP