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, 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. Jim's most recent article, Unlawful Use in Commerce and the Affirmative Defense to Infringement: When Trademark Rights Are Not What They Appear To Be, has been accepted for publication in a 2019 issue of the Syracuse Law Review.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 UB, he served as the Symposium Editor of the UB 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, 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.
J. Michael Brennan
Residential Real Estate Workshop
Mr. Brennan received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1978 (cum laude) and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 (cum laude), where he served as Associate Editor on The Tax Lawyer. His legal practice focuses on the following areas: real estate, corporate and finance. He joined the University of Baltimore School of Law as an adjunct in 2017.
Jennifer L. BurroughsAssociate Counsel, 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.
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.
The Offices of Kathleen Cahill
Ms. Cahill received her B.A. from Smith College in 1978 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1981.
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.
Caroline D. Ciraolo
Kostelanetz & Fink LLP
Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Tax Crimes
Caroline D. Ciraolo, former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, is a partner with Kostelanetz & Fink and a founder of its Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on complex and sophisticated civil tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation in federal and state courts and tax tribunals, providing related tax advice, including advice on uncertain tax positions, financial reporting, claims for refund, amended returns, voluntary disclosures, and internal investigations, and representing individuals and institutions in criminal tax investigations and prosecutions.
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 Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
Eileen Coen Mediation
Ms. Coen received her B.S., cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 1986 and her J.D. from George Washington University in 1990.
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, and with the law library at University of Baltimore since 2004.
Amanda Stakem Conn
Department of Planning
Office of the Maryland Attorney General
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.
William J. Cook
Will Cook is an associate general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Prior to joining the National Trust, Will taught full-time at Charleston School of Law in the areas of Property Law, Constitutional Law, Appellate Advocacy, Historic Preservation, and Art and Culture Heritage Law. He also teaches Preservation Law at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. He has taugh at the University of Baltimore since 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC
Discovery Practice and Procedure
Mr. Fax received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington School of Law in 1973.
Introduction to Advocacy
Ms. Ferretti is a well-respected, experienced trial lawyer who primarily concentrates 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 Loyola College in Baltimore, 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. Ms. Ferretti 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 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.
Morton P. Fisher, Jr.
Ballard Spahr LLP (retired)
Commercial Real Estate Workshop
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 isthe 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.
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.
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.
Steven GevarterSelf Employed
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.
Elizabeth GreenPessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
US 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 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.
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.
Hadrian N. Hatfield
Financial Foundations for Family Lawyers
Hadrian Hatfield received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and has practiced family law, including international issues, for over 28 years. He is hands-on involved in his cases, whether in mediation, litigation, or appeals. He is a Fellow in the AAML and IAFL. He began teaching as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2017.
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
Jermaine (or "Ryan") is an Associate in Miles & Stockbridge's Baltimore office where he focuses on Products Liability and Mass Torts litigation issues. He is a 2015 graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. In recognition of his hard work as a student at UB Law and in the Baltimore community, Jermaine was honored with the Law School's Faculty Award for Most Outstanding Student in the day section of the class of 2015.
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
Jeffrey JacobsonWeyrich, Cronin, Sorra
Fundamental of Federal Income Tax
Cheryl JonesPessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
William H. Jones
Dorchester County State’s Attorney
Tr ial Advocacy
Mr. Jones has been the State’s Attorney for Dorchester County, Maryland since 2009.
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.
Jennifer L. Kent
FreeState Justice, Inc.
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. After several years in private practice, she now directs litigation and policy advocacy as the Managing Attorney for FreeState Justice, an advocacy organization for LGBT Marylanders.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, P.A.
Coach, National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team
Ms. Kikani received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her current areas of practice include medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and constitutional rights violations. She has been an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2014.
Bench Trial Advocacy
Interviewing Negotiating & Counseling Workshop
Judge Kim received his B.A. from Tulane University in 1982, and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1985.
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.
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.
Sheldon H. Laskin
Gregory LawrenceConti Fenn & Lawrence LLC
Mr. Lawrence is a partner at Conti Fenn & Lawrence 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 1999-2005, 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 State 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-fiver 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.
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
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.
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, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Martin's experience includes service 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 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.
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 UB 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.
Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
The Law Offices of Miller & Zois, LLC
Mr. Miller received his B.S. from Loyola College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Julianne Montes de Oca
State of Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Team
Julianne received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2008, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2013. After working as a contract attorney at a small firm, she joined Judge Dan Friedman as his Senior Law Clerk in September 2014.
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.
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
Alan Nemeth is a member of the UB Law adjunct faculty, where he has been teaching Animal Law since 2008. 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 UB Merrick School of Business (MBA).
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 fromUniversity 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew G. Slutkin
Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Mr. Slutkin received his J.D. from Duke University in 1991.
United States District Court for the District Court of Maryland
Introduction to Advocacy
Roxanne Smalkin is a Staff Attorney in the United States District Court for the District Court of Maryland. From 2008-2017, she served as Senior Law Clark to the Honorable Alexander Wright in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Professor Smalkin received her B.A. from UMBC in 2001, and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2006. She has been an adjunct with the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2010.
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 UB since 1992.
Director, Legal Services
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Director, Legal Services
Faculty Coach, National Environmental Moot Court Team
Professor Smith received her B.A. in 1974, M.A. in 1977, and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1980. She has been teaching as an adjunct at the University of Baltimore School of Law for over 20 years. Professor Smith is a practicing attorney, and her professional interests include civil and criminal litigation, and policy issues for the government. She has also taught at other colleges and numerous government agencies.
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.
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.
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 UB, Mr. Toppe served as the Executive Editor of the UB 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.
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.
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.
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 on the Moot Court Board. She is the Publications Attorney for the Maryland State Bar Association. 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.