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Staff Profile: Susan Lerch

By Dave Pantzer | March 1, 2021

Where did you grow up? Salisbury, MD. What brought you to Maryland/Baltimore? Aside from 4 years of college in Virginia, I’ve lived in Maryland my whole life. I have been working in courts in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County my whole career. Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus? Virginia Wesleyan…

PBRC Celebrates Black History Month

By Kiah Pierre | February 23, 2021

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland supports and engages lawyers who assist clients, communities, and causes that may be overlooked or forgotten. We stand for racial and social equity and work every day to ensure equal access to the law-to do what’s right. It must be a collective effort to strive for equal access to…

Volunteer Profile: Muriel Tinkler

By Dave Pantzer | February 3, 2021

Can you tell me a little about your own legal work? I started an Elder Law firm in January of 2020 (Tinkler Law LLC).  We work with clients who need estate planning and administration, Medicaid crisis planning, Medicare planning, long-term care planning, and guardianship. How has COVID-19 outbreak impacted your work? The impact on my firm…

Staff Profile: Katherine Davis

By Dave Pantzer | February 3, 2021

Where did you grow up? Kingsport, Tennessee What brought you to Maryland/Baltimore? I moved here in 2002 when my husband was offered a position as a professor at UMBC.  I told him I’d stay for two years – no more. Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus? University of Richmond – undergrad, with a…

Volunteer Profile: William Meyer

By Dave Pantzer | December 29, 2020

Can you tell me a little about yourself? I was a lawyer and business owner before retiring from the practice of law in 2018. I was a litigator at two Baltimore firms, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland in the early 90’s. Toward the end of my active law practice, I did…

>> In the News: PBRC Volunteer Highlighted in The Daily Record

By Dave Pantzer | December 2, 2020

>> In the News: PBRC Volunteer Highlighted in The Daily Record “Chelsea Ortega has become one of the most respected consumer protection and class action attorneys in Maryland in less than seven years of practice while raising three young boys all under the age of six. She is a fearless, first-chair jury trial practitioner who…

Staff Profile: Jade McDuffie McClary

By Dave Pantzer | December 1, 2020

Jade McDuffie McClary came to PBRC in 2020. She works on the Home Preservation Project which recruits and trains pro bono attorneys to provide legal representation to low-income Marylanders at risk of losing their homes. Where did you grow up? Charleston, SC Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus? For undergrad, I went to…

PBRC Volunteer Profile: Cameron Williams

By Dave Pantzer | November 30, 2020

Can you tell me a little about your private practice? I am a federal employee, and my legal career centers around transactional matters, primarily contract drafting and procurement. In my spare time, I tend to pursue pro bono opportunities that allow me to engage directly with clients and develop litigation-related skills. Admittedly, as someone whose…

>> In the News: Maryland Courts revert to Phase III

By Dave Pantzer | November 12, 2020

Due to the unfolding nature of the pandemic, Maryland’s state courts are reverting to Phase III. Read the order.

PBRC Volunteer Profile: Chelsea Ortega

By Dave Pantzer | November 12, 2020

Can you tell me a little about your private practice? We primarily represent consumers, including tenants’ rights cases. We also represent people who are being sued by debt collectors. We represent people both in individual cases and class actions, and we also do personal injury. What is your favorite kind of case? My favorite is…