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Trial Lawyer of the Year

The MAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year Award may be bestowed annually upon the Maryland trial lawyer or team of trial lawyers (including at least one Maryland lawyer) who made the greatest contribution to the public interest by trying or settling a case of precedential value - precedential either because it changed the law in a way that is beneficial to Marylanders or has, for other reasons, "sent a message" to those who might otherwise trample upon the rights of Maryland citizens.  Nominees may have engaged in a broad range of work that furthers our goal of keeping Maryland families safe, including but not limited to civil rights, consumer rights, workers' rights, human rights, and/or corporate accountability.

Nominations may come from a variety of sources: the general public, attorneys, and MAJ members (including members of MAJ's Board of Governors). Up to three (3) finalists are chosen by MAJ's Executive Committee. The winner is voted upon by the Board of Governors.
 

2000
Andrew D. Freedman

2001
F. Paul Bland, Jr.

2003
Evelyn O.A. Darden
Mark Darden, III
William H. (Billy) Murphy

2005
Saul E. Kerpelman

2006
Luiz Simmons

2007
Jon Pels
Lawrence Anderson

2008
Stephen J. Cullen

2009
Bruce M. Plaxen
Robert K. Jenner
Kieron F. Quinn
Martin E. Wolf
F. Paul Bland

2010
Henry E. Dugan, Jr.
Bruce Babij
George S. Tolley, III

2011
Cary J. Hansel
Timothy F. Maloney
Thomas C. Mooney
Veronica B. Nannis
Steven B. Vinick


2012
Bruce M. Bender
Steven M. Weisbaum

 

2013
H. Briggs Bedigian
Gary A. Wais

2014
John B. Bratt
Rodney M. Gaston

2015
Howard A. Janet
Jonathan Schochor

2016
Cary J. Hansel
Annie B. Hirsch

2017
Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr.

2018
Deborah L. Potter

2019
John Everett
Eric F. Rosenberg

 

 

 

 


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