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.
James B. AstrachanAstrachan, Gunst Thomas Rubin, P.C.
Copyright and the Arts
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 1977.
Honorable Lynne BattagliaRetired Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Law and Literature
Judge Battaglia received her B.A. in 1967 and her M.A. in 1968 from American University, and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1974.
Michael W. Bender
Tax Research and Writing
Mr. Bender received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace College and his LL.M. Taxation from the University of Akron. He has specialized in the tax field for over 30 years, working primarily with closely-held businesses and their owners.
Michael BermanRifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver 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 RLLS 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.
H. Allen Black, IIIWinston and Strawn LLP
Mr. Black received his B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1979 and his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1991. He is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office with strong experience handling the full range of maritime matters.
Cyberspace Law Seminar
Information Privacy Law
Mr. Bodman received a B.A. in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore, and an LL.M In the 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).
United States Department of Energy
Mr. Boswell received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Colgate University in 1977 and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. He practiced law in New York City for approximately 20 years as a transactional lawyer focused on energy and infrastructure, before taking his current position.
Kevin BressPessin Katz Law, P.A.
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Mr. Bress received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1981 and his J.D. and LL.M. Taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1984. He has practicing in the estate planning field since graduation and has been a principal at Pessin Katz since 1993.
Russell ButlerExecutive Director, Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc.
Rights of Crime Victims Seminar
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.
Ronald M. CherryBonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, 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 Baltimore School of Law in 1981. He is an experienced litigator, having tried well over two hundred cases in his career.
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 is the Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. Mr. Clarke teaches Trial Advocacy.
University of Baltimore Law Library
Legal Research Workshop
Ms. Colvin is the Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Baltimore Law Library. She holds degrees from Bates College, University of Maine School of Law, and University of Washington Library and Information School. She has been a law librarian since 1993, the last ten years at UB.
Amanda Stakem Conn
Ms. Conn received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1988 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1995. She has held a number of positions in the legislative and executive branches of government.
Director of Academic
Support UB School of Law
Ms. Diamond received her B.A., cum laude, from American University in 1989 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1995.
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.
Counsel IRS - Retired
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.
Morton P. Fisher, Jr.
Mr. Fisher is the past Pesident at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, past Chair at ABA Section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law. He is the co-author of "A Practical Guide to Commerical Real Estate Transactions."
Honorable Maurice B. Foley
Judge, United States Tax Court
Tax Policy Seminar
Judge Foley received his B.A. from Swathmore College in 1982, his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985, and his LL.M. Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988. He was appointed to the court in 1995.
Law Office of Nancy Forster
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
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 has handled criminal cases in both state and federal courts for the past 28 years.
Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC
Mr. Frank received his B.A. from Connecticut College in 1976 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1979. His elder law, estate and special needs practice focuses on aging and elderly persons planning for the future, assisting families planning for the long term care of other family members, and estate planning.
International Law & Use of Force Seminar
Mr. Franklin received his B.S. from Crouse-Hinds School of Business at Syracuse University in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992.
Master Theresa Furnari
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.
Law Career Development
UB School of Law
Advanced Legal Externship
Attorney Practice Externship
Ms. Green received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1994.
Lawrence S. Greenberg
Mr. Greenberg graduated from McDonogh School in Baltimore. He received his B.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from 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 a Captain in the Maryland Defense Force. He is past president of the Maryland Association for Justice and continues to be active in bar associations. He joined University of Baltimore School of Law as an adjunct professor in 2016.
Walsh and Company, P.A.
Mr. Greenstein received his B.A. from Loyola College in 1974, his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 1978, and his LL.M. Taxation at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1989.
Samuel D. Handwerger
Income Taxation of Estates and Trust
Mr. Handwerger received his M.S. from the University of Maryland in 1975 and his LL.M. Taxation from the University of Baltimore in 1987.
Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City
Phone : 410.878.8170
Criminal Practice Clinic
Mr. Hartford received his B.A. from the Georgetown Washington University in 1999. He received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2002. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Maryland in 2003. He has litigated numerous criminal cases as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He also practiced civil litigation for both defendants and plaintiffs.
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
William H. Jones
Katrina C. Kamantauskas-Holder
Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
Ms. Holder received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1982 and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School in 1988. She has been a member of the Holder Law Group since 2002 and has been a practicing ERISA attorney since 1989.
William W. Kanwisher
State Investigator, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
Innocence Project Clinic
Mr. Kanwisher received his undegraduate 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.
Jennifer L. Kent
The Law Offices of Joshua M. Ambush, LLC
Maryland Civil Procedure
Jennifer received her J.D. cum laude, from The University of Florida, Levin College of Law and her B.S., magna cum laude, in Political Science and History from Florida State University. After law school, she served as a law clerk to The Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She is currently an attorney at the Law Offices of Joshua M. Ambush, LLC, a boutique civil litigation firm in Baltimore.
Ari J. Kodeck
National Trial Team
Mr. Kodec 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.
Sheldon H. Laskin
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.
Honorable Dana LevitzRetired Judge, Baltimore County
Maryland Civil Procedure
Maryland Criminal Practice
Judge Levitz received his B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1970 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1973. He was appointed to the Baltimore City Circuit Court in 1985 and retired from it in 2008.
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.
Mary Jo LivingstonDistrict Court Supervisor, Maryland Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore County
Criminal Practice Clinic
Ms. Livingston co-teaches the Criminal Practice Clinic with Mr. Shemer. Livingston received her MSW from New York University in 1984 and her JD from the University of Maryland in 1989.
Richard C. Loeb
Bruce P. Martin
Executive Director, Montgomery County Maryland Merit System Protection Board
Maryland Administrative Law
Mr. Martin received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1976, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1979. Mr. Martin's experience includes services with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Governor's Legislative Office, as well as private practice.
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 professor at University of Baltimore since 1995 and has been coaching the Trademark Law Moot Court team for 24 years.
Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
Darren J. Mills
Argy Wiltes and Robinson, PC
Mr. Mills received his B.S. in 1990 from Seton Hall University and his J.D. in 1995 from Seton Hall School of Law. He has more than 15 years of tax experience, largely working with corporations and flow-through entities.
Judith D. Moranjmoran@ubalt.edu
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.
Honorable Joseph Murphy, Jr.Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White LLC
Judge Murphy received his A.B. from Boston College in 1965 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1969. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1993 and retired from it in 2011. Judge Murphy co-teaches Evidence with Erin Murphy Ehman.
Director, Innocence Project Clinic
Innocence Project Clinic
Wrongful Convictions Seminar
Ms. Nethercott received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980 and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1984.
Military Law Seminar
National Security Law
Mr. O’Malley has a degree in Philosophy from Fordham University and received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in Queens, NY.
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.
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
Disability Law Clinic
Ms. Penn received her B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1983 and her J.D. Cum Laude from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1986. She co-teaches the Disability Law Clinic with Prof. Donald Stone.
University of Baltimore School of Law
Legal Research Workshop
Adeen Postar joined the University of Baltimore Law Library as Director in May 2014 after being Deputy Director of the Pence Law Library at American University, Washington College of Law for 10 years. She has extensive experience in law firm, academic and government libraries, previously working as the library manager at the Washington office of Blank Rome LLP, coordinator for external services at Edward Bennett Williams Law Library at the Georgetown University Law Center and as a reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. She also has been an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Law Librarians' Society of the District of Columbia serving in various leadership positions. Her current work includes the administration of the Law Library, teaching Advanced Legal Research and she also is the associate editor of the State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies published by Hein. Postar has a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and a master's of library science from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the bars of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia. She lives in North Bethesda, MD.
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.
Donald ReaSaul Ewing, LLP
Mr. Rea received his B.A. degree in philosophy from Loyola College in 1986 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1993. Mr. Rea began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He is a Partner with Saul Ewing, LLP in its Commercial Litigation Department and also co-chairs Saul Ewing's Financial Services and Construction/Development Practice Groups.
Mr. Richowsky received his B.A., with honors, from Tulane University and the University of Birmingham, England, and his M.A., Ph.D, and J.D. from Duke University.
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.
Tamara D. SandersAssociate 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.
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.
Marc E. Shach
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.
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 Criminal Procedure
Maryland Civil Procedure
Ephraim Siff is a prosecutor in the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. He is a gradudate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and has been an adjunct professor since 2013.
Charles L. Simmons, Jr.
Gorman & Williams
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 Gorman & Williams and his practice focuses on maritime law and litigation, insurance coverage and defense, products liability defense, and construction law and litigation.
Andrew G. Slutkin
John B. Snyder III
Director, University of Baltimore Tax 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.
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
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.
Introduction to Advocacy
Health Care Law
Ms. Vasbinder most recently graduated from the University of Baltimore where she completed her Juris Doctorate degree in 2005, graduating with honors. She holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore. She is board certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive and is also nationally certified in Healthcare Compliance. She has served as the VP and CNO as well as Chief Quality Officer for three major health organizations. She is experienced in the areas of Risk Management, Compliance, and Labor Management.
Division Chief, Major Investigations Unit Baltimore City State’s Attorney
Mr. Vignarajah received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He joined the State’s Attorney’s Office in 2011.
Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.
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.
Office of the Attorney General
Deputy Counsel Maryland Department of Transportation
Residential Real Estate Workshop
Mr. Walchak received his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of Hawaii School of Law. He is an adjunct faculty member at the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. and has served as an expert to the United Nations in matters of economic and commercial law.
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 on immigration law, estate planning, and family law.
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
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 a school finalist in the Van Vleck Moot Court Competition. She has served as a Special Master for the Court of Federal Claims and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.