Local Counsel with Emerson L. Dorsey Jr.
Real estate attorney Emerson L. Dorsey Jr. tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers magazine
on December 9, 2016
Updated on October 3, 2019
FAVORITE BUILDING – 100 East Pratt Street—convenient to all areas downtown, and well maintained.
BEST RESTAURANT – Charleston. Elegant, impeccable service and great food.
SADDEST HISTORICAL FACT ABOUT BALTIMORE – Segregation ordinances.
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING – Inner Harbor.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL SITE – Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse, where my father attended.
FAVORITE QUOTE ABOUT BALTIMORE – “People are proud to be from Baltimore. In any industry you work in, you need support to survive. And this city has that support for anyone who was born or lived here. I feel it, and it also gives you a feeling like, ‘Oh, I stand for this place. And if I do something I’m not proud of, I might not make my town proud.’ … I want to make Baltimore proud.” Derek Waters, Drunk History creator
FAVORITE CITY EVENT – Artscape, a weekend with blocks and blocks of performing visual arts, the largest free arts festival in the U.S.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT – Thurgood Marshall.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE BESIDES THE PEOPLE – The view. On a clear day, you can see the Bay Bridge.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT – Miss Shirley’s Roland Park—hearty breakfast with a neighborhood feel.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT – Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT – Patio at my home.
FAVORITE PARK – Druid Hill Park.
GO-TO SPORTS VENUE – M&T Bank Stadium.
GO-TO ARTS VENUE – Center Stage.
FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER – Cinemark Towson.
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP – Lexington Market—since 1782, a real market with the sights and smells (good and bad!) of the city.
BEST CITY SPORTS MOMENT – Super Bowl XXXV.
WORST CITY SPORTS MOMENT – Super Bowl III.
FAVORITE LESSER-KNOWN TOURIST ATTRACTION – National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.