At the University of Baltimore School of Law, you will take classes taught by a diverse community of legal practitioners, judges, and policymakers. Their experiences "out in the field" will greatly enhance your classroom learning. Browse the names and biographical information below and learn about the dozens of people who teach as adjuncts at the School of Law.
Steven AdlerAdministrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings
Mediation Skills Judicial Externship
Judge Adler received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2007.
Adina N. Amith
Introduction to Advocacy
Ms. Amith received her B.A. from The University of Michigan and her J.D. from The University of Virginia Law School. She was in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore before becoming a public service attorney as an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting health care crimes, an Assistant Public Defender in the Appellate Division, and an Assistant City Solicitor in Baltimore City.
James B. AstrachanAstrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Gun Control and the Second Amendment Trademark and Unfair Competition
Intellectual Property and Mass Communications
Astrachan received his B.S. from Bryant College in 1970, his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1974, and his LL.M. Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978. He has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 1999. Jim and partner Donna M.D. Thomas author the 6 volume legal treatise, The Law of Advertising and Mass Communications, published by LexisNexis/Matthew Bender. Jim also co-authored "Snake-Oil Security Claims"-The Systematic Misrepresentation of Product Security in the e-Commerce Arena, published in the University of Michigan Law School Telecommunications and Technology Law Review Journal in 2003. His article Who Will Protect the Consumer of Trademark Goods? appeared in a 2017 issue of the University of Baltimore law Review followed by The Bumpy Road to the Supreme Court: Does the Second Amendment Prevent States From Prohibiting Ownership of Assault-Style Rifles and High Capacity Magazines? published in 2018 issue of the University of Baltimore Law Review. His article, Unlawful Use in Commerce and the Affirmative Defense to Infringement: When Trademark Rights are Not What They Appear to Be, was published in 2019 by the Syracuse Law Review. This article was judged by Thomson Reuters’ (West’s) Intellectual Property Law Review “one of the best law review articles related to intellectual property law published nationally” in 2019 and selected for republication in its Intellectual Property Law Review. Jim’s article, The Public Policy Argument Against Trademark Licensee Estoppel has been selected for publication in its Fall 2020 issue by the Missouri Law Review (Vol. 85, No. 4).
U.S. Tax Court
Praveen Ayyagari is Special Counsel to the Chief Judge of the U.S. Tax Court where he is responsible for advising the chief judge on a variety of legal, administrative, and legislative matters. Before joining the Tax Court, Praveen was an associate attorney at Nixon Peabody, LLP where he focused his practice on tax issues related to bond financing.Praveen received his LL.M from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Andre J. Barnett
United States Senate Committee on Finance
Andre J. Barnett is Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee where he is responsible for corporate and international tax matters. Before joining the Senate Finance Committee, Andre was part of the transaction tax team at Ernst & Young, LLP where he focused on the tax aspects of corporate transactions.
Andre received his LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC
National Trial Competition Team
Benjamin Beasley received his B.M. from Shenandoah University in 2005, and graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. While in law school, he was a two-year competing member of the National Trial Competition Team, a competitor on the Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial team, Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Forum, and a participant in the Civil Advocacy Clinic. Mr. Beasley practices primarily in the area of civil defense litigation.
Laurie BennettAdministrative Law Judge, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings
Judge Bennett worked as an administrative law judge with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings for 33 years. She is currently an administrative judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. .
E. Todd Bennett
Trainor, Billman, Bennett & Milko, L.L.P.
Working Through a Family Law Case from Start to Finish
Mr. Bennett received his B.A. from Lafayette College in 1989, and his J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University in 1993. He started as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2018.
Michael W. Bender
University of Baltimore / Loyola University
Tax Research and Writing
Mr. Bender received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace College and his Master of Taxation from the University of Akron. He has specialized in the tax field for over 40 years, working primarily with closely-held businesses and their owners.
Michael BermanRifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
Electronic Evidence and Discovery Workshop
Mr. Berman received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. and Masters from the University of Maryland. He joined RWL after serving for seven years as the Deputy Chief of Litigation at the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where he handled complex litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Assistant State's Attorney
Office of the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County
National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team
Mr. Bernstein received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009, and his J.D. magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. While attending UBalt, he served as the Symposium Editor of the UBalt Law Review, as a Warnken Competition Chair for the Moot Court Program, and was a national quarterfinalist on the National Moot Court Team. He has been an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2014.
Leslie G. Billman
Understanding Business Practice
Working Thru Family Law Cases
Leslie Billman graduated from Georgia Southern University and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. She has limited her practice to the area of family law for over 30 years, and has been recognized for her work by admission to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, for which she served as Maryland's chapter president, and by her service to the Maryland State Bar Family Law Section Council, on which she served as President, and from which she received the Beverly Groner Award for her family law contributions. She started working as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2018.
United States District Court
for the District Court of Maryland
Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Carol Bittner received her B.A. from Loyola University Maryland in 1992 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1995. She has been a staff attorney in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland since 2002. She has presented at the Institute for Federal Judicial Law Clerks of the Fourth Circuit regarding prisoner litigation in the district courts. She has also served as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law in the Legal Skills Program since 2014.
H. Allen Black, III
Mills Black LLP
Mr. Black received his B.S. from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1979 and his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary in 1991. He is a partner with Mills Black LLP, with a focus on maritime law, administrative law, and litigation. He is a former Coast Guard seagoing officer and attorney and serviced with the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies developing and teaching Rule of Law seminars around the world, and also served as a former Chief of Operational Law, Administrative Law, and Coast Guard Law at the U.S. Naval Justice School. He is a past-president of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. He has been recognized by Chambers and Best Lawyers since 2012. He has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 1997.
Cyberspace Law Seminar
Information Privacy Law
Mr. Bodman is a certified cybersecurity and information privacy professional. He served over 22 years in government service including the U.S. Navy and the last 12 years in the Intelligence Community where he worked, managed, and advised clients on computer network operations focused mission.
Mr. Bodman received a B.A. in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and an LL.M in National Security Law from Georgetown Law School. He also maintains status as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC
National Trial Competition Team
Ashley Bond received her B.A. from Towson University in 2012, and graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2016. Ms. Bond primarily practices in the areas of civil defense litigation and workers' compensation. She has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2019.
Jennifer L. BurroughsCounsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans' Appeals
Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team
Ms. Burroughs received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2010, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. She has been an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2015.
Rights of Crime Victims Seminar
Mr. Butler has practiced law since 1985. After 17 years of a litigation, appellate, and lobbying practice, he became the executive director and lead attorney for a non-profit dedicated to assisting crime victims. While at the non-profit, Mr. Butler created a national model for representing crime victims in criminal, delinquency, administrative, and appellate matters. He successfully lobbied for many legislative proposals that became law. On behalf of crime victims, he has represented crime victims in Maryland trial and appellate courts, United States District Courts, and United States Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Butler has served on numerous boards and commissions as well as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Criminal Law and Practice Section and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Victims Committee. He currently serves as the victim representative on Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board and is the former Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission’s Victim Advisory Group. He has presented nationally on various matters related to crime victims. Among his awards, Mr. Butler received the United States Department of Justice’s Crime Victims’ Rights Award.
Mr. Butler received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1981 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1984. He has served as an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2005.
Ronald M. CherryKiernan Trebach, LLP
Advanced Trial Advocacy
Mr. Cherry received his B.A. from the State University of New York in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1981. He is an experienced litigator, having tried well over two hundred cases in his career.
Drew ChlanCounsel, Mariner Finance
Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Civil Procedure I
Drew Chlan received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 2013 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2017. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Honorable Joseph M. Getty of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Prior to joining Mariner Finance, he served as a Policy Analyst and Legislative Counsel to the Maryland General Assembly. He began teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2019..
Caroline D. Ciraolo
Kostelanetz & Fink LLP
Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Tax Crimes
Tax Practice & Procedure
Caroline Ciraolo, former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, is a Partner with Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP and a founder of its Washington, DC office. She represents individuals and entities in civil tax controversies, including sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation, evaluating tax compliance options, internal investigations, and criminal tax investigations and prosecutions. Ms. Ciraolo is President of the American College of Tax Counsel, Vice Chair of Membership, Diversity and Inclusion of the Section of Taxation of the ABA, former Chair of the Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee of the Section of Taxation of the ABA, and former Chair of the Taxation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association Taxation.
Martin J. Clarke
U.S. Attorney's Office
Mr. Clarke received his B.A. from Roanoke College and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has over 30 years of prosecutorial experience, including nine years as an Assistant States Attorney for Baltimore City and 20 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. He served as Chief and Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the Office of the United States Attorney from 2013-2019, and currently serves as Senior Litigation Counsel. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltmore School of Law since 2012.
Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Katilin Corey received her B.A. from University of Delaware in 2010 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015. She began working as an adjunct professor with the school in 2018.
Office of the Attorney General
Maryland Department Planning
Introduction to Lawyering Skills (ILS)
Mr. Cucuzzella received his B.S.B.A. from Villanova University in 1993, his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996, and his Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2015. He has been an Assistant Attorney General since 2002, and is a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he serves as a Military Judge.
Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
Tax Exempt Organizations
Ms. Denick received her J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.
DLA Piper (Retired Partner)
Mr. Dilloff received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973. His practice includes significant experience in insurance, professional malpractice, and construction counsel, as well as roles as lead counsel in commercial litigation matters.
Erin Murphy Ehman
Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White LLC
Ms.Murphy received her B.A. from Gettysburg College in 1993 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996. She co-teaches Evidence with Judge Murphy.
IP Current Developments (Patents Office Litigation)
Mr. Jason Eisenberg earned a J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2001, a B.S. in Accounting at University of Maryland University College in 1997, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 1994. He currently is a director (partner) and Chair of the Electronics Group at Sterne Kessler Goldstein and Fox in Washington, D.C., after spending 30 years in patent law as a public searcher, USPTO patent examiner, patent agent, and patent attorney. He was a co-editor and author of several chapters of the Second Edition of Patent Office Litigation (Thomas Reuters, 2017) and is currently the Editor and frequent contributing author of the PTAB Strategies and insights monthly newsletter for his firm. He began teaching as an adjunct in 2019, and joined University of Baltimore School of Law in 2021.
Levin & Gann, P.A.
Estate & Gift Tax
Sean K. Elavia received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Loyola University, Baltimore Maryland in 2005, his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland, School of Law in 2008. He has been in private practice since graduating and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2020.
Itta Englander, James Crawford, Jr. and Associates, LLC.
Itta Englander received her B.A.from Goucher College in 2003 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2009. She has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2000.
Office of Chief Counsel (I.R.S.)
Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax I
Introduction to the Taxation of Financial Products
Mr. Estrada received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1972 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1975. He has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore Graduate Tax Program since 1972.
Introduction to Advocacy
Judge Ferretti is a judge on the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County. Prior to taking the bench, she was a well-respected, experienced trial lawyer who primarily concentrated her practice in the defense of medical malpractice, and in litigating both plaintiff's and defense personal injury claims. She received her B.A. from the University of Loyola in Maryland, and taught in the Montgomery County Public Schools for one year before attending law school at the University of Baltimore. She graduated, cum laude, in 1996. She then served as law clerk to the Honorable Warren D. Donohue of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, following which she practiced with an insurance defense firm in Rockville before joining Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chartered in 2003. In 2007, she moved to North Carolina with her husband and 2 children, where for several years she taught school using and enhancing her ability to communicate and persuade. She returned to Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades in 2011 and became a partner of the firm in 2013. She practiced there until she was elevated to the bench in January 2018.
Forster, Johnson & LeCompte
Constitutional Criminal Procedure I
Constitutional Criminal Procedure II
Ms. Forster received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1984. She is a criminal defense attorney representing defendants in trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels for the past 30 years.
Steven GevarterSelf Employed
Phone: (410) 952-8191
Fax: (410) 719-7517
Advanced Real Estate Taxation
State and Local Taxation
Professor Gevarter received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 1973; his J.D., with honors, from Villanova School of Law in 1976, and his LL.M Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1982. In 1976-1977, following law school, Professor Gevarter clerked for the Honorable Daniel Hermann, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School of Law since 2016.
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Community Development Clinic
Diane Glauber received her B.A. from Emory University, her M.P.A. from New York University, and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She has been an adjunct for the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2014.
Lydie GlynnAttorney General's Office
Introduction to Advocacy
Lydie E. Glynn is an Assistant Attorney General in the Contract Litigation Division of the Attorney General's office where she represents State agencies in litigation involving State contract disputes under the State General Procurement Law. Previously, Ms. Glynn represented the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore and Baltimore City agencies as an Assistant Solicitor in the Litigation Division of the Baltimore City Department of Law. Prior to that, she was an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Three Crowns LLP, an elite global law firm focused on international dispute resolution. Early in her career, Ms. Glynn clerked for the Hon. Peter W. Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Elizabeth GreenPessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Bonnie GreenbergUS Attorney's Office
Department of Justice
Ms. Greenberg received her J.D. from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 1985. She has been a litigator with the Department of Justice since 1985 and has led training programs at the National Advocacy Center and the DOJ Criminal Division.
Lawrence S. Greenberg
Greenberg Law Offices
Mr. Greenberg received his B.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has practiced law exclusively at the Greenberg Law Offices, and focuses on serious personal injury and criminal law. He is past president of the Maryland Association for Justice and continues to be active in bar associations.
Of Counsel, Davis & Harman LLP
Phone: (202) 746-2727
Fax: (202) 393-3310
Randy Hardock received his BA from the University of Rochester and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Since 1995, he has practiced law in Washington D.C. at Davis & Harman LLP. His practice concentrates on tax and ERISA matters in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Prior to joining Davis & Harman LLP, Mr. Hardock served as the Benefits Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The Washington Post Magazine has named him as a "Best Lawyer" in both the fields of government relations law and employee benefits law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, where he currently serves on the Board of Governors.
Hadrian N. Hatfield
Financial Foundations for Family Lawyers
Hadrian N. Hatfield is a shareholder with Shulman Rogers where he regularly represents clients in complex family law cases in Maryland and Washington, D.C. courts, including appeals. He focuses a large part of his practice on international family law matters. In addition to his representation of private clients in litigation, negotiation, and collaborative cases, Mr. Hatfield frequently serves as a mediator. For more information see: https://www.shulmanrogers.com/attorneys/hadrian-n-hatfield/.
Wais Vogelstein Forman & Offutt LLC
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
Jermaine is a Litigation Associate at Wais Vogelstein Forman & Offutt LLC, where he focuses on medical malpractice issues. He is a 2015 graduate at University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. In recognition of his hard work and leadership as a student at UBalt Law Jermaine was honored with the Law School's Faculty Award for Most Outstanding Student in the day section of the class of 2015. He was also named SBA Student Leader of the Year for 2015. In 2018, he was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for his work as a defense attorney in products liability and mass torts litigation.
Richard HeineckeIRS Chief Counsel's Office
Honorable John Alvin Henderson
Administrative Judge, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Employment Discrimination Law
Judge Henderson decides cases of employment discrimination with federal employees. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (LLM, 2014), Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law (JD, 2006) and the University of Maryland (BA, 2000).
Jeffrey C. HerwigCommissioner, Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission
Commissioner Herwig received his B.A. from Loyola University summa cum laude in 1978 and his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 1981
Hettleman received her B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1986. She represented District 11 in the House of Delegates from 2015-2020 and was appointed to the State Senate in February, 2020 where she currently serves.
Jeffrey JacobsonWeyrich, Cronin, Sorra
Fundamental of Federal Income Tax
Mr. Jodrey is currently the Director of Federal Relations at The Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes. Prior to this, he served as a senior policy advisor in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the Interior where he coordinated the intergovernmental restoration of the Everglades, as well as the Gulf of Mexico subsequent to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Through this work, Mr. Jodrey was instrumental in developing the legal field known as collaborative conservation which uses law and legal tools and agreements among governments and other parties to restore degraded landscapes to ensure long-term sustainability for environmental and economic interests. Mr. Jodrey is also an experienced practitioner in the field of natural resources, environmental, administrative and appropriations law. Mr. Jodrey received his B.A. from Wake Forest University (1984) and his M.P.A. (1986) from The American University where he was on the editorial staff of Law Review.
William W. Kanwisher
State Investigator, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
Innocence Project Clinic
Mr.Kanwisher received hisundegraduate degree from Morgan State University in 1983 and his JD from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1987. He has taught at University of Baltimore School of Law since 2013.
Andrew KatzenbergDLA Piper LLP
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Mr. Katzenberg's practices focus on Trusts & Estates and Charitable Planning. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
Jay Knight received his B.A. from State University of New York, College at Fredonia, in 1992, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 1996. He has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2016.
Immigration Judge, U.S. Immigration Court
Judge Koelsch decides cases involving persons in removal proceedings before the U.S. Immigration Court. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law (JD, 1994) and Michigan State University (BA, 1988).
National Trial Team
Mr. Kodeck received his B.S. from Washington College in 1993 and his J.D. from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1997.
James Paul Krawczyk, Jr.
Office of J. Paul Krawczyk, Jr
Issues in Law Enforcement Seminar
Mr. Krawczyk received his B.S. from Towson University in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2001. He retired from the Baltimore County Police Department in 2001.
Jeremy KrumArmstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chartered
Introduction to Advocacy
Mr. Krum is a partner and shareholder at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chartered. He has been representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers and professional medical practice groups in Maryland and in the District of Columbia for the course of his career. He also handles matters before the Maryland Board of Physicians, D.C. Board of Medicine, and the Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Mr. Krum is also an active member of the Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and he regularly lectures and presents to physicians, nurses and professional medical practice groups in Maryland in the District of Columbia on medical malpractice and risk management related issues. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Krum has been an Adjunct Professor with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2012. Mr. Krum obtained his undergraduate degree in 1999 at the University of Maryland, College Park, magna cum laude, with honors from Omicron Delta Kappa. Mr. Krum graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in the Top 14% of his class in 2003. While at student at WCL, Mr. Krum served as the President of the Moot Court Executive Board, and as a member of the Administrative Law Review.
IRS Office of Chief Counsel
Tax Research and Writing
Adam is a Senior Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Small Business/Self-Employed Division. Adam received his BS, MS, and JD from the University of South Carolina. He also recieved his LL.M Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Sheldon H. Laskin
Professor Lasson has been a member of the law school faculty since 1976. During that time he has taught Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Dispute Resolution, International Human Rights, Legal Writing, Law & Religion, Law & Social Reform, and Remedies.
He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles, including THE WORKERS / Portraits of Nine American Jobholders (Viking Press, l97l); MOUSETRAPS AND MUFFLING CUPS / 100 Brilliant and Bizarre U.S. Patents (Arbor House, 1986); Blackfacing, White Shaming, and Yellow Journalism: A Jaundiced View of How Contemporary PC Erodes First Amendment Principles [chapter in book entitled GET YOUR KNEE OFF MY NECK: SLAVERY TO BLACK LIVES MATTER [Springer Nature 2021]; Scholarship Amok: Excesses in the Pursuit of Truth and Tenure, 103 Harvard Law Review 926 (1990). His articles have appeared in newspapers around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Jerusalem Post.
Among other scholarly awards, he was named a Faculty Regents Scholar of the University System of Maryland.
Prof. Lasson is married, with three children and sixteen grandchildren.
Gregory LawrenceLawrence Law, LLC
Mr. Lawrence is a partner at Lawrence Law, LLC, where he defends individuals and corporations in investigations and prosecutions, both nationally and internationally, by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. These matters include allegations of insider trading, financial fraud, stock market manipulation, stock options, backdating, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Lawrence also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in private securities litigation and corporate disputes. Mr. Lawrence has achieved notable and landmark victories for clients in these matters. His success in regulatory defense matters includes a rare defeat of the SEC in a high-profile securities fraud prosecution, which was widely reported in the press. His success in private securities litigation includes securing an $808 million consequential damages award for a client in a FINRA arbitration, which was the largest such award in FINRA's history and the largest reported consequential damages award or verdict in the United States. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Lawrence served as Senior Counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. At the SEC, Mr. Lawrence spearheaded high-profile investigations and civil prosecutions. Most notably, Mr. Lawrence headed the SEC's landmark investigation of AOL Time Warner, which resulted in a $300 million civil penalty-the second largest penalty in history for financial reporting violations at the time. Mr. Lawrence has served as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2010, where he teaches Securities Regulation. Mr. Lawrence also serves as Vice Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Committee on Securities Law. Mr. Lawrence received his B.S. from West Liberty University and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Mr. Lawrence was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Baltimore Law Review.
Maryland Attorney General's Office
Tobacco Enforcement Unit
John Leovy received his B.A. From Trinity College, Dublin, in 1987, an M.A. from Trinity in 1992, his J.D. from I.I.T. Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995 and an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 2001. He joined the faculty of the University of Baltimore as an adjunct in 2015. Before that, he was a trial supervisor in the Torts Division of the City of Chicago Department of Law and taught trial advocacy at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Cheri LevinAssistant Professor
UB Law Clinics
Clinic Writing Program
Legal Skills Program
Professor Levin received her A.B. from Goucher College in 1973 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976. She has been a first-year adjunct since 1990 and joined the clinical faculty in 1996 to assist in the development of the writing program.
Anello and Lidston
Introduction to Advocacy
Lidston received an A.B. from Loyola College (now Loyola University) in 1969, an M.A. in English in 1971 and a Ph.D in English in 1978, both from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1984. He has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law for over twenty-five years.
Chief, Economic/Cyber Crime Unit and Animal Abuse Unit
Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office
Appellate Advocacy Workshop
Mr. Lippe received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland.
Maryland Legal Aid
The Child Advocacy Unit in Baltimore City
Craft Problem-Solving Family Seminar
Joan Little graduated from Loyola University of Baltimore in 1986. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1989. She has been a guest lecturer for Family and Juvenile Law courses at the University of Baltimore School of Law and began teaching as an adjunct professor in 2018.
Richard C. Loeb
General Counsel, U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board
Government Contracts Seminar
Mr. Loeb received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Case
Western Reserve University School of Law.
Honorable Lynn Stewart Mays
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Judge Mays received her B.A. from the Univesity of Maryland at College Park in 1985 and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1988. She was an Assistant State's Attorney for the City of Baltimore before being appointed to the Circuit Court bench in 2002.
Robert S. McCord
Assistant Secretary of Operations
Maryland Department Planning
Moot Court Team Advisor
Mr. McCord is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary of Operations at Maryland Department Planning. He was the County Attorney for Harford County from 2004-2014. Mr. McCord received his B.A. from Loyola College and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has been an adjunct professorat University of Baltimore since 1995 and has been coaching the Trademark Law Moot Court team for 24 years.
Jeremy M. McCoyAssistant Attorney General
Office of Counsel to the General Assembly Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
Mr. McCoy has been an AAG with the General Assembly since 2013, and with the Criminal Appeals Division from 2004-2013. He wasLegislative Counsel with the Department of Legislative Services of the Maryland General Assembly from 1993-2004. Mr. McCoy has taught as an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2008.
Rachel T. McGuckianMiles & Stockbridge P.C.
Introduction to Advocacy
Ms. McGuckian received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore in 1993. She is an experienced trial and appellate litigator practicing for over 25 years, a member of the Board of Directors of Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in both Maryland and in Washington, D.C. Her diverse practice includes civil, family and criminal law matters.
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland
McLane received her B.A. from SUNY Binghamton in 1996, her M.A. in Political Communications from Emerson College in 1997, and her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America in 2000. Her first semester teaching as an adjunct professor at UBalt will be spring 2019.
Adam MeehanSmith & Downey, P.A.
Welfare Benefit Plans
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Immigrant Rights Clinic
Ms. Mendez manages CLINIC's Defending Vulnerable Populations Project. Prior to joining CLINIC, she served as a senior managing attorney in the Immigration Legal Services Program at Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Washington, where she began as an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by DLA Piper. Mendez has taught the Immigration Litigation Clinic at Catholic University Columbus School of Law, served as a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and currently assists the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UBalt School of Law. Mendez was awarded the 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association's Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, recognized as one of the "Very Important Professionals Successful by 40" by Maryland's Daily Record in 2014, chosen as one of the 25 "Women to Watch in 2017" by the Baltimore Sun, awarded the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Maryland Francis Carey Law School for her exemplary contributions of service and leadership, and chosen as a 2018 National Law Journal Immigration Trailblazer. The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has selected Mendez for its faculty and appointed her program director for its immigration public programs. Mendez received her law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and her bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University and a professional certificate in peace and conflict resolution through the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Team
Ms. Mickey received her B.A. in 2013 and M.S. in 2019 from the University of Baltimore. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2019.
Families, Law and Literature
Ms. Moran received a B.S in Nursing from Georgetown University, a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida, her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Master's degree from Columbia University focused on narrative legal studies. Ms. Moran has devoted her legal career to issues relating to families and children. In addition to teaching Families, Law and Literature at the University of Baltimore School of Law, she also leads a narrative studies seminar comprised of students enrolled in Columbia Law School's Child Advocacy Clinic.
Gregg H. MossonMosson Law, LLC
Introduction to Advocacy
Mr. Mosson received his B.A. in English from Portland State University, Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012, graduating summa cum laude and as Associate Comments Editor of the Law Review. At Mosson Law, he practices employee rights litigation, domestic litigation, select civil litigation, and concerning Social Security disability benefits, in state and federal court, through private negotiations, and before various government agencies. Mr. Mosson enjoys teaching and writing in addition to the practice of law, and has taught at the University of Baltimore School of law, University of Baltimore (undergraduate writing), Johns Hopkins University (Introduction to Literature), and elsewhere. He is the author of Equitable Subrogation in Maryland Mortgages and the Restatement of Property: A Historical Analysis for Contemporary Solutions, 41 U. Balt. L. Rev. 709 (2012), and Robosigning Foreclosures: How it Violates Law, Must Be Stopped, and Why Mortgage Law Reform is Needed to Ensure the Certainty and Values of Real Property, 40 W. St. U. L. Rev. 31 (2012).
Honorable Joseph Murphy, Jr.Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White LLC
Appellate Advocacy Workshop
Judge Murphy received his A.B. from Boston College in 1965 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1969. He has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty since 1974. He served on the Circuit Court for Baltimore County from 1984 to 1993, on the Court of Special Appeals from 1993 to 2007, and on the Court of Appeals from 2007 to 2011. From 1996 to 2007, he served as Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals, and as Chair of the Court of Appeals' Rules Committee. He is the author of the Maryland Evidence Handbook.
Pierce MurphyLeitess Friedberg PC
Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court
Murphy received a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2007, and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. As a law student, he won the First Place and Best Brief awards in the 2010 Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition. He has been an adjunct moot court coach since 2012.
Animal Law Seminar
Marijuana Law Seminar
Alan Nemeth is a member of the UBalt Law adjunct faculty, where he has been teaching Animal Law since 2008. In 2020, he developed and taught the first class in marijuana law. Nemeth is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the American University Washington College, where he also teaches Animal Law. He has previously taught classes in Animal Law & Policy and Law & Society on the undergraduate level at the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, Nemeth has written several articles relating to Animal Law issues, as well as a book v. (verus): Case Law, Concepts & American Society on the issues facing law and society, which includes a chapter on animal law.
Nemeth is the founder and first chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Section on Animal Law. He is a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, as well as the UBalt Merrick School of Business (MBA).
National Labor Relations Board
Mr. Palewicz received his B.A., with honors, from the St. Mary’s Seminar and University in 1965 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1976. He has served as the Regional Attorney of the National Labor Relations Board’s Baltimore Office since 1987.
Errol R. Patterson
Professor Patterson received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1975 and worked for several years in the chemical industry. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Mr. Patterson is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex civil litigation involving a wide range of disputes. He began teaching law in 2018 and joined the University of Baltimore School of Law as an adjunct in 2020.
Maryland State Public Defender, Appellate Division
Peabody received his B.A., cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1971, and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1975. He has been an adjunct since 2003.
Linda T. Penn
Office of Public Defender's Office, Mental Health Division
Mental Health Law Clinic
Ms. Penn received her B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1983 and her J.D. Cum Laude fromUniversity of Baltimore School of Law in 1986. She is an Assistant Public Defender in the Mental Health Division of the Office of Public Defender. She co-teaches the Mental Health Law Clinic with Prof. Donald Stone.
Jason Z. Qu
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Mr. Qu is a Managing Attorney for the Nonprofit and Small Business Legal Assistance Programs at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. He trains and counsels nonprofit leaders on a range of matters including corporate governance, tax law, employment law, and risk management, with a focus on both established and start-up organizations. Before joining the Pro Bono Center, Mr. Qu was an associate at a large international law firm where he represented clients in government regulatory proceedings. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an honors degree from the University of Toronto.
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Mr. Rahl is a financial services attorney focusing on regulatory compliance, business transactions, corporate governance, and litigation avoidance and management. He received his B.A. from University of Maryland at Baltimore County (1991) and J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law (1996).
Ira RainessSilverman Thompson Slutkin White
M r. Rainess received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992.
Psychology Child Development
Stacey Burnett Rice graduated from Rollins College in 1994 and for the University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude, in 2000. Ms. Rice clerked for the Honorable Clayton Green, Jr. on the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Ms. Rice is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County. Ms. Rice has been in private practice for 13 years and is only practicing family law. Ms. Rice is the President Elect for the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, a member of the Maryland State Association, a member of the Judiciary Nominating Commission, a member of the Character Committee, and is appointed as a Best Interest Attorney for Anne Arundel County.
Introduction to Advocacy
Mr. Ritchie is a member at Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander and is a trial lawyer and adviser with over 20 years of experience handling high stakes litigation matters and other strategic challenges facing private and public companies. He counsels clients on risk avoidance, crisis management, and company-sensitive issues In addition to his courtroom work, he has substantial experience in representing companies and individuals involved in government investigations. Mr. Ritchie regularly provides pre-litigation analysis and advice to clients, and has lectured extensively on the importance of pre-litigation planning and expert witness development. He has been teaching in the Introduction to Advocacy program at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2015.
Stuart RombroRosenberg, Martin, Greenberg LLP
M r. Rombro received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Samuel I. RosenbergMember, Maryland House of Representatives
Delegate Rosenberg received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his J.D. from Columbia University. He has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1983. He is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review.
Assistant Public Defender, Chief of the Appellate Division
Introduction to Advocacy
Brian Saccenti earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2000 and, upon graduation, clerked for Judge James Bredar on the District Court for the District of Maryland. In 2001, he joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Since 2004, he has worked in the OPD's Appellate Division and became chief of this division in 2012.
Law of the US
Ms. Salvania received her Bachelor of Law from the University of the Philipines in 1962, and practiced extensively as a criminal prosecutor for 25 years in the City of Manila, Philippines. She received her LL.M from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2013, and is currently a member in good standing of the Washington, DC BAR. She has a law office and is engaged in the solo general practice of law. She started teaching as an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2018.
Tamara D. Sanders
Associate Public Defender
Family Law Moot Court
Ms. Sanders received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2005.
Dewey and LeBoeuf L.L.P.
Mr. Schoen received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1992.
Honorable Mark Scurti
Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland
Perspectives on Sexual Orientation & the Law Seminar
Judge Scurti received his B.A. and M.A. from Loyola College in 1985 and 1982, respectively, and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991.
State of Maryland, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays
Coastal Law Seminar
Mr. Serey received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1999.
Senior Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Judge Sfekas received his B.S. in Foreign Service from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1968. He received an M.A. in History from Yale University in 1972, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1973. He has been a Circuit Court judge since 2010, and a Senior Judge since February 2017.
Marc E. Shach
Mr. Shach received his B.S. from Towson University in 1986 and his J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore in 1989.
Denise Oakes ShafferDeputy Director of Quality Assurance
Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Hearings
ALJ Shaffer received her B.A. degree from Loyola College in 1989 and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1991. She served as Prettyman Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1993-1995.
Associate, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Electronic Evidence & Discovery
Alicia Shelton is an associate in Zuckerman Spaeder LLP's Baltimore office. She represents individuals and corporations in complex civil disputes, class action litigation, and white collar criminal defense. She also represents lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice claims and professional liability issues.
Alicia received her B.A. from Davidson College in 2001, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law with honors in 2014. She clerked for Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia in the Court of Appeals in Maryland.
President and Founder, Shemer Bar Review
Criminal Practice Clinic
Mr. Shemer received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1980. Dan Shemer was an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Maryland for 19 years, from 1980 until 1999. After handling felonies in the Baltimore City office for nearly 10 years, in 1990, Dan was appointed as the first Director of Training and Continuing Education for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. In 1995, he returned to full-time trial work as a “PD” in Carroll County, representing persons in all parts of the criminal justice system, including children in juvenile court and adults facing murder charges. Dan received the Alan H. Murrell Award from the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in 1992, twice received the President’s Award from the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and received an award for “Outstanding Teaching By An Adjunct Faculty Member” from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2004. In 2015, he presented at the Maryland Judicial Institute’s “Evidence in Criminal Cases,” a program for Maryland judges. Dan has been a speaker for programs sponsored by the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has coached and presented at criminal defense programs in New York, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Kentucky and Maryland. Having prepared students for the Maryland Bar Exam since 1981, in 1999, Dan founded Shemer Bar Review, which he continues to operate.
Daryl J. Sidle
Ephraim R. Siff
Maryland State Police, Legal Counsel Section
Maryland Criminal Procedure
Maryland Civil Procedure
Introduction to Lawyering Skills
Ephraim Siff is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and has been an adjunct professor since 2013.
Charles L. Simmons, Jr.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Mr. Simmons received his B.S. from Towson State University in 1992 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 1996. He is a partner at the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and his practice focuses on maritime law and litigation,tort litigation including plaintiff's personal injury litigation and insurance coverage and defense, products liability litigation, construction law and litigation, and commercial transactions and litigation.
Law Offices of Andrew N. Sindler, LLC
Interviewing, Negotiating and Counseling
Andrew Sindler received his B.A. cum laude from UMBC in 2001, and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2005. He has been an attorney in private practice since 2005, in solo practice since 2010. He has also worked as in-house general counsel and Director of Risk Management for a non-profit health center. He practices primarily in the areas of Social Security Disability and various areas of personal injury. He has been adjunct professor since 2011.
Federal Trade Commission (retired)
Singer received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1980 and his M.A. in Economics and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1985. He began as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2019 and has been an adjunct at the George Washington University School of Law since 2005.
Andrew G. Slutkin
Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Mr. Slutkin received his J.D. from Duke University in 1991.
Norman L. Smith
Nusinov Smith LLP
Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1974 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1985. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at UBalt since 1992.
Introduction to Advocacy
National Moot Court Team
Patricia A. Smith began her legal career in 1980 when she was appointed as an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore City and tried hundreds of criminal cases during her tenure. Her career as a trail attorney continued as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Counsel for the Maryland Department of the Environment and also, subsequently, as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. Throughout these positions, Ms. Smith continued her work as an expert litigator and handled both trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Additionally, Ms. Smith has served as Chief Counsel for both the Legal Aid Bureau of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Policy Department. In 2003, she was appointed the People's Counsel for the State of Maryland by Governor Robert Ehrlich. After serving as People's Counsel, Ms. Smith moved on to Washington, D.C. where she advised the United State Department of Veterans Affairs on large class action law suits and related human resource issues. She wrapped up her full-time legal practice career in 2019 after serving as the Director of Legal Services for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for the State of Maryland. Ms. Smith has been committed to teaching since her days in graduate school. She has spent 26 years teaching Legal Writing and 15 years coaching the National Environmental Moot Court Team at the University of Baltimore School of Law. This past year, she coached the national Moot Court Team. She also spent 15 years on the faculty of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins. She has lectured extensively on ethics and the 4th and 5th amendments are related to law enforcement and criminal prosecution. This year, she has taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and the Cardozo School of law at Yeshiva University. Ms. Smith received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. She has an M.A. from Indiana University in Classics and received her B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ms. Smith is a native of Baltimore City and has one daughter who is currently a resident physician in anesthesiology.
John B. Snyder III
Director, University of Baltimore Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Tax Practice and Procedure
Tax Research and Writing
Mr. Snyder received his B.A. from the University of New Mexico and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
International Law & National Security Consultant
Law of the United States (LLM)
Jessup International Law Moot Court Coach
Dr. Starr-Deelen earned her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and her LLM in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. She completed her PhD at the University of Bradford, UK and is the author of two books: Presidential Policies on Terrorism: From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama and Counter-terrorism from the Obama Administration to President Trump: Caught in the Fait Accompli War.
Andrew T. Stephenson
Franklin and Prokopik, P.C.
Andrew received his law degree from the University of London before coming to the U.S. in 1998 when he started working for the Office of the Attorney General. He has been a member of the New York and Maryland State Bars since 1999 and 2000 respectively. He is a member of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Since 2001 he has been working in the private sector for the law firm of Franklin & Prokopik. Currently, Andrew is a senior partner and shareholder at F&P. He is a seasoned civil litigator with a busy trial practice. He is a member of the board of directors for the Trucking Industry Defense Association; a fellow of the American Bar Foundation; former chair of the ABA’s Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee; and Co-Chair of the ABA’s Transportation Megaconference. He also routinely attends and participates in the Arkansas Trucking Seminar, the Defense Research Institute Seminar and he is an active member of USLaw. He serves as General Counsel to the Maryland Motor Truck Association; the Maryland Movers’ Council; the Maryland Motor Coach Association and the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Maryland.
Larry Strauss and Associates
Mr. Strauss received his B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1988, his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003, and his LL.M. Taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1997.
Honorable Stephen Swift
Judge, US Tax Court
Tax Practice and Procedure
Judge Swift received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1967 and his J.D. from the George Washington School of Law in 1970.
Karen T. Syrylo
Karen T. Syrylo, CPA
State and Local Taxation
Karen T. Syrylo is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a former “Big 4” accounting firm partner and now a solo practitioner. Her practice focuses on multistate tax consulting for businesses and individuals for planning, analysis and appeal representation in state income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, personal property tax, and unclaimed property matters. Syrylo was the originator during the administrative appeal level of the Constitutional argument that was later upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Comptroller of Maryland v. Wynne. She earned her B.A. in Accounting from Loyola University Maryland in 1977 and her CPA license in 1978.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel
Coastal Law Seminar
Mr.Talty received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in 2006 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2009. Prior to joining the EPA, Mr. Talty served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Maryland Attorney Generals' Office where he represented the State's Department of Natural Resources and Critical Area Commission.
Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC
Nicole Egerton Taylor practices both civil and criminal law, and litigates in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, and criminal law. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law in 2000, and is the co-owner of The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor, LLC, a practice with offices in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County. In the community, Nicole does pro bono work for several organizations, and has been a community resource partner with THREAD, an at-risk youth mentoring program, since 2009. In addition to being the Criminal Section Co-chair with the Maryland Association of Justice, Nicole is an active member in many bar associations, including the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and others.
Family Division Master, Circuit Court of Baltimore Cityhtipton@ubalt.edu
Master Tipton received her B.A. from Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) in 1997 and her J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2000. Prior to her appointment to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, she represented poor and low-income children and families across the State of Maryland. Master Tipton is a member of the bar of Maryland and Supreme Court of the United States. Master Tipton is active and holds leadership positions in the Bar Association for Baltimore City and Baltimore Women's Bar Association.
Saul E. Kerpelman & Associates
Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Team
Mr. Toppe graduated summa cum laude from University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. While attending UBalt, Mr. Toppe served as the Executive Editor of the UBalt Law Review, and as a Law Scholar for both Contracts I and Contracts II courses. In 2014, Mr. Toppe was published in the Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy on an issue relating to the First Amendment and online censorship. In his spare time, Mr. Toppe performs improv comedy with the Baltimore Improv Group.
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Introduction to Advocacy
Mr. Torres earned his Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 2007 and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2010. Immediately after law school, Mr. Torres clerked at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In 2011, he joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender's Appellate Division.
Partner, The Chase Law Group
Real Estate Finance
Judith received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1998 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2002. Judith's legal career has focused on transactional, real estate, and commercial finance. Judith is currently serving as technology chair of the MSBA Real Property Section and is admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Introduction to Advocacy
Health Care Law
Ms. Vasbinder received her JD from the University of Baltimore in 2005, and her MBA from the University of Baltimore in 1993. She has served as the VP, COO, CNO as well as Chief Quality Officer for three major health organizations. She is experienced in the areas of Health Care, Risk Management, Compliance, and Labor Management.She has been an Adjunct Professor with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2010.
Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.
Mr. Walburn received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in College Park in 2009 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014. He practices primarily in the area of liability defense and copyright & trademark law. He has been an adjunct with the University of Baltime School of Law since 2015.
Cheri P. Wendt-Taczak
Nicole M. Whitaker
Whitaker Legal, LLC
Nicole M. Whitaker received her B.A. from the University of Maryland: College Park and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her Towson law practice focuses onimmigration law, estate planning, and family law.
M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Mr. Whitman received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1969, served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1976. He practiced with the law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver until the merger of that firm with Baker Donelson in 2017. His practice has focused on admiralty and maritime law, along with construction law and general civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Carrie J. Williams
Introduction to Advocacy
Carrie Williams graduated from the evening program of the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003. After a brief stint as a prosecutor in the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and in private practice as a civil litigator, she joined the criminal Appeals Division of the Attorney General's Office in 2006. She became a Senior Assistant Attorney General in 2011, Deputy Division Chief in 2015, and Chief of the Division in April 2016. As Chief, Carrie supervised the 18 attorneys in the division and oversaw the filing of approximately 1100 appellate briefs a year. She has personally handled over 400 cases in the Court of Special Appeals, and 40 in the Court of Appeals. In September 2019, Carrie became Principal Counsel for Criminal Policy in the Attorney General's Office. In addition to continuing to handle complex criminal appeals, she now advises the Attorney General on all matters of criminal policy and legislation. She has taught Introduction to Advocacy at the University of Baltimore School of law since 2014.
Attorney Advisor, Department of Corrections (Washington, D.C.)
Introduction to Advocacy
Prior to joining the Department of Corrections, Ms. Wilson spent four years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. In that role she represented the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Department of Labor. Before joining the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Wilson was an Assistant State's Attorney with the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore City. She worked for the State's Attorney's Office for 10 years and left the office after spending four years prosecuting homicide cases. Ms. Wilson is active in the Maryland State Bar Association ("MSBA") and has graduated from the MSBA Leadership Academy. She is the treasurer for the Bar Association of Baltimore City and is a Past-President of the Monumental City Bar Association, the oldest African-American Bar Association in Maryland. Ms. Wilson is also active with the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.
Mildeen G. Worrell
Vice Chair, ERISA Advisory Counsel US Department of Labor
Advanced Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
Ms. Worrell received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amhurst in 1981, her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1984 and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1986. She has more than two decades of public policy, legal, and legislative experience.
Introduction to Advocacy Rules and Reasoning-Remedies
Ms. Zane received her B.S. in Business, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, with honors, where she was on the Moot Court Board. She works with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, which among other things, staffs the Consumer Protection and Rent Court Projects. She previously served as a Special Master for the Court of Federal Claims and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. She also has worked at the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) as the Publications Attorney and at Whitman Walker Health, representing patients.
Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC
Mr. Zarzecki received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012. His practice focuses on Elder Law including, estate and special needs planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships and Medical Assistance planning.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Carlo received his J.D. with honors from the University of Puerto Rico in 2010. He earned an LL.M. with honors from Columbia University in New York City in 2014. Carlo has served as an adjunct professor in other ABA approved schools since 2018, and in the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2021.
IP Current Developments (Patents Office Litigation)
Ms. Renia Zervos earned a J.D. From University of Baltimore School of Law in 2017 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola University Maryland in 2013. She is currently an Associate at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington, DC., where her practice focuses on patent office litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to joining Sterne, Kessler, Renia was a judicial clerk for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO. She also worked as a law clerk focused on a publication that provided comprehensive guidance regarding the rules and procedures of AIA trials before the PTAB. She began teaching as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2021.