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David J. Wildberger

David J. Wildberger graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, and began to practice law in 1992. Since 1995, Mr. Wildberger’s practice has emphasized representation of victims of medical negligence. Mr. Wildberger is listed in the 2010 Maryland Super Lawyers, and he has also held many offices and board and committee positions with the Maryland Association for Justice, among other legal organizations.

David J. Wildberger
Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, PC
Phone: (410) 685-1166


Ellen B. Flynn

Ellen B. Flynn is a partner in the law firm of Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC, in Timonium, Maryland.  She received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and obtained her JD from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  She is admitted to practice law in Federal and State Courts of Maryland, Connecticut and the District of Columbia.  Her primary practice area involves representing those injured by medical negligence.  She lives with her husband and two daughters in Ellicott City, Maryland. 

Ellen B. Flynn
Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
Phone: (410) 308-1600


Amy M. Orsi

Amy M. Orsi has been associated with the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi since August 2002 and became a partner in 2009. Ms. Orsi practices in the areas of serious injury claims, automobile negligence, slip and fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice, general litigation and landlord/tenant. Ms. Orsi received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998 and received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 2002. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Justice, the Maryland State and Baltimore City Bar Associations, and the American Association for Justice. Ms. Orsi currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Maryland Association for Justice. Ms. Orsi is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Ms. Orsi has served on and co-chaired various committees within the Maryland Association for Justice and is a member of the Auto Tort Negligence Section and Medical Negligence Section.

Amy M. Orsi
Law Offices of Markey & Orsi
Phone: (410) 583-0755


Eric N. Schloss

Eric N. Schloss practices personal injury in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Eric concentrates in injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions, workers’ compensation cases and personal injury litigation. Eric has an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law" by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.  He was selected to the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 lists of Maryland Super Lawyers in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff: General.  He was also selected to the 2009 Rising Stars as seen in Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff: General. From 2000 to June 2015, Eric was a member of Gordon Feinblatt's Personal Injury Practice Group.  Prior to joining Gordon Feinblatt, Eric practiced at Saiontz & Kirk from 1995 to 2000 where he concentrated in personal injury litigation and workers' compensation cases.

In addition to serving on the Board of Governors, Eric is Co-Chair of the MAJ Auto Negligence Section and serves on the MAJ Education & Programs Committee. He is also a member of the Legislative Committee and has testified before various committees in the Maryland General Assembly.  In the past, Eric has been a frequent lecturer for the MAJ and has been a frequent writer for the MAJ Trial Reporter.

Eric N. Schloss
Saltzberg & Schloss
Phone: (410) 296-3767


Emily C. Malarkey

Emily C. Malarkey is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and a partner at Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC in Baltimore.  She joined the firm in 2006 after completing an appellate judicial clerkship for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins on the Court of Special Appeals.  Since then, she has developed a busy practice in the areas of medical negligence, wrongful death, and other catastrophic injury.  Ms. Malarkey has tried many complicated medical negligence trials, including three with verdicts in excess of $2 million. She also has represented clients in numerous appeals that have gone on to create published law, and has been named a Rising Star in every edition of Maryland Super Lawyers since 2010.

Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association for Justice and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee. She lives in Timonium with her husband and two children, and in her “spare" time, pretends to be a runner and aspiring chef.

Emily C. Malarkey
Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
Phone: (410) 539-6633


David A. Muncy

David A. Muncy focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability cases. He has tried hundreds of cases before the Maryland District and Circuit Courts, Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the Social Security Administration. David graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2009, and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012 magna cum laude, and was inducted into the Heuisler Honor Society, a distinction reserved for those graduating in the top ten percent of their class.

David joined Plaxen & Adler, P.A. upon graduation from law school in 2012 and was made a partner in the firm in 2017. While in law school David worked for both plaintiffs’ personal injury firms and an insurance defense firm, and after working on both sides he decided he would much rather fight for the compensation of injured people than defend insurance companies.

In 2015, David was named to the Daily Record’s list of “20 in Their 20s,” and was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers’ list of Maryland Rising Stars for 2017. He was also named to the Top 40 under 40 list by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association. Since 2013, David has volunteered with Wills for Heroes, a non-profit organization which helps first responders put their legal affairs in order. He is also the Co-Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

David A. Muncy
Plaxen & Adler, PA
Phone: (410) 730-7737


Elisha N. Hawk

Elisha N. Hawk focuses her practice on medical malpractice. Prior to joining Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler in April 2016, Ms. Hawk worked on pharmaceutical and medical device litigations.  As a result of her efforts to bring justice to her clients, Ms. Hawk was selected to be the State Chair for Maryland cases by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the New England Compounding Pharmacy MDL.  Ms. Hawk has been honored by the Maryland Daily Record as a 2014 Leading Woman, and by the Maryland Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2013-2017. Ms. Hawk graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2008 with a Certificate in Health Law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Hawk taught middle school English. She taught for six years in Baltimore City Public Schools and for five years at Calvert School. She also completed a Master of Liberal Arts program at Johns Hopkins University before deciding to earn her law degree.  In addition to being an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice, Ms. Hawk also remains active in the community.  She is a core member of Back on My Feet Baltimore’s Team MCVET and serves on the organization’s Advisory Board.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four kids.

Elisha N. Hawk
Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
Phone: (410) 308-1600


William Beveridge, Jr.
The Law Office of Peter T. Nicholl
Phone: (410) 244-7005

Thomas C. Costello
Costello Law Group
Phone: (410) 832-8800 

Gwen-Marie Davis
Phone: (301) 641-0887 

Meliha Pérez Halpern
PérezHalpern, LLC
Phone: (301) 476-1020

David A. Harak
Harak Law Firm, LLC
Phone: (410) 347-1272 

Annie B. Hirsch
Hirsch & Cosca, PC
Phone: (301) 761-1697 

Sheri B. Hoidra 
Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC
Phone: (443) 660-7513

Ronald H. Jarashow 
Gormley Jarashow Bowman, LLC
Phone: (410) 268-2255

Mary M. Koch
Wais Vogelstein Forman
& Offutt, LLC
Phone: (410) 998-3600

Scott P. Kurlander
Schochor, Federico & Staton, PA
Phone: (410) 234-1000

James K. MacAlister
Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg
& Katzenberg, PA
Phone: (410) 752-1880 

Sharon R. Morgan
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
Phone: (410) 653-3200

Richard P. Neuworth
Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
Phone: (410) 296-3030 

Christopher S. Norman
Wais Vogelstein Forman & Offutt, LLC
Phone: (410) 998-3600

Jason B. Penn
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP
Phone: (410) 769-5400

Ryan S. Perlin
Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
Phone: (410) 539-6633

Divya Potdar
Diva Law, LLC
Phone: (443) 963-3482 

Deborah L. Potter
Potter Burnett Law
Phone: (301) 850-7000

Jason W. Shultz
Shultz Legal, LLC
Phone: (410) 870-9562

Harry B. Siegel
Phone: (410) 792-2300 

Jon Simon Stefanuca
Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
Phone: (410) 560-4999

Patrick Thronson
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
Phone: (410) 653-3200

Matthew D. Trollinger
Trollinger Law, LLC
Phone: (301) 965-8500

Michael J. Winkelman
McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, LLP
Phone: (301) 262-7422


Wais Vogelstein Forman & Offutt, LLC
Phone: (410) 998-3600
Bruce M. Plaxen *
Plaxen & Adler PA
Phone: (410) 730-7737
Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
Phone: (443) 308-1600

Wayne M. Willoughby *
Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC
Phone: (443) 394-8800


David A. Harak
Harak Law Firm, LLC
Phone: (410) 347-1272

David M. Kopstein *
Kopstein & Associates, LLC
Phone: (301) 552-3330


Phone: (301) 769-6835


Plaxen & Adler, PA
Phone:  (410) 730-7737
* MAJ Past President

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