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Killing Them with Kindness

Killing Them with Kindness
Plaintiff’s lawyers hate to face Donald L. DeVries Jr. in a courtroom because he is so darn nice

The Humanizer

The Humanizer
Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler has one job: defend

Blind Spot
Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum works to shed light on the issues those with disabilities face

Defiant DNA
Companies that place people over profit should fear Robert K. Jenner

The Boy on the Bay
It didn’t take a message in a bottle for M. Hamilton “Tony” Whitman Jr. to grow up to be a maritime lawyer. Instead, it was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay as a boy and, later, serving time in the Navy

Chasing the Issue

Chasing the Issue
Caroline Ciraolo always liked numbers; but it’s her people skills that make her a top tax controversy attorney

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man
A family law case with Michael G. Hendler means intelligent dialogue and client resolution

Silver Lining
From fundraising to pro bono work, bankruptcy lawyer Irving E. Walker helps break down barriers for the homeless of Maryland

Whistle Blown
Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot had evidence in 2004 that Bernie Madoff was committing fraud; no one listened

Maryland Law & Politics
Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his head

Maryland Law & Politics
Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his head

The Sharecropper’s Son

The Sharecropper’s Son
Colleagues say Ken Ravenell is one of the hardest-working lawyers in the state; but he says he knows what hard work really is


Employment lawyer Kathleen Cahill shakes things up locally and nationally

Love and Documents
Lawrence Jacobs helps same-sex couples plan their estates

Insurance Exchange
Jeffrey A. Wothers, managing partner of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, talks insurance, Lloyd’s of London, and why the founder of his firm was jailed by Abraham Lincoln

The Devil and Paul Mark Sandler
For the noted trial attorney, argument, in its scholarly sense, is central to his life

Lien Machine
Deborah Hunt Devan is a stock speculator, a private investigator and a CEO; in other words, a bankruptcy lawyer

Aisha Braveboy is both lawyer and delegate

Small Oil
Harry Storm represents the corner gas station

Unnecessary Roughness
Workers’ comp lawyer Benjamin Boscolo represents plumbers, bus drivers and Baltimore Ravens

Rifkin, Not Ripken
Alan Rifkin has represented Maryland’s Senate, governor, jockey club, and, yes, its baseball team

‘If You Run Big, Dangerous Things, You Have an Obligation to Run Them Safely’
The philosophy of Constellation Energy’s Charles Berardesco

Medium Cool
How Susan Preston went from fiery protester to cool med-mal attorney

A New York Yankees Fan in Baltimore’s Bankruptcy Court
Paul M. Nussbaum succeeds at helping failing businesses

Some Little Ol’ Lawyer in Rockville
For 50 years, Albert D. Brault has fought for the righteous cause; he also changed law

Jeffrey Nusinov used to fix what you used to wind on your wrist

‘Brace for Impact’
Venable’s James Hanks Jr. was the last passenger out of Flight 1549

The Very Model of a Modern General Litigator
Brian Goodman has fun every summer with Gilbert and Sullivan

Q&A With Ward B. Coe III
The Gallagher Evelius & Jones attorney talks about taking on country clubs, S&Ls—and skunks

High Hurdles
How Olympian Edward Neufville overcame civil war, immigrant status and a speech impediment to amend the U.S. Patriot Act

We Will Sell No Astrachan Before Its Time
James Astrachan is a "professionally focused attorney" mixed with the "nuttiness of an intuitive ad man"

The Collector
Robert T. Franklin is a maniac for Baltimore sports memorabilia and die-cast model trucks

Mr. Everything
A soldier, a cop, a deacon and a lawyer walk into a bar—and they're all Francis Laws

The Lawyer’s Lawyer
Why Andrew Jay Graham believes any case can be won

The Lawyer Who Cleaned Up Baseball
Charles Scheeler on The Wire, WorldCom and the worst middle seat ever

The Pit Bull
To Michele Nethercott, innocence is more than a project

Q&A with Linda Woolf

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