The Daily Record Announces 2022 Leaders in Law

Baltimore, Md., (February 28, 2022) — The Daily Record has named Brian S. Brown, Founding Partner, Brown & Barron to its 2022 listing of Leaders in Law.

This year, The Daily Record and the Maryland State Bar Association are taking the legacy of 22 years of celebrating outstanding lawyers and judges through the annual Leadership in Law awards to the next level by honoring even more legal leaders through the brand new Leaders in Law awards. These awards pay tribute to all the ways in which legal professionals are serving businesses, clients and individuals across Maryland and making communities stronger. Winners were selected by an outside panel of legal and business leaders.

Awards are presented in the following categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dealmakers, Generation J.D., In-house Counsel, Justice Champion, Law Firm Support Staff, Leadership in Law, Lifetime Achievement and Paralegal.

The top winner of this year’s Leaders in Law award will be announced April 7. The honoree will be determined by a vote of this year’s Leaders in Law winners.

“The 2022 Leaders in Law honorees represent the best of the best in a variety of categories that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the legal landscape in Maryland. Their tremendous dedication to the legal profession and to their community is outstanding,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record. “We are pleased to join with our event partner and presenting sponsor, the Maryland State Bar Association, to recognize our honorees’ accomplishments.”

The winners will be honored April 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel, 1739 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. Access to the celebration is limited to honorees and sponsors. To secure a sponsorship, contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the April 8 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at

The Presenting Sponsor is the Maryland State Bar Association.

About The Daily Record

The Daily Record is a digital first, daily newsroom with frequent updates on business and law at The Daily Record publishes a print edition on weekdays in addition to more than 25 special products a year including Power Lists ranking the key people in Maryland in a variety of industries, Doing Business in Maryland, Way to Be and Expanding Opportunities. It also focuses on women business leaders with Women’s Perspectives, including a monthly podcast, webinar series, every-other-week email newsletter and a special quarterly print content package along with Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Leading Women and Women’s Leadership Summit events. The Daily Record hosts 11 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. These events include Most Admired CEOs, Influential Marylanders, Health Care Heroes, Icon Honors and more. The Daily Record also facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record, with 134 years of editorial excellence, is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.

2022 Leaders in Law Honorees

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Irma S. Raker, The Raker Group


Charles Morton, Venable LLP

George J. Nemphos, Nemphos Braue LLC

Generation J.D.

Gueter Aurelien, Venable LLP

Jessica D. Corace, Franklin & Prokopik

Anna Horevay, McGuireWoods LLP

Christopher S. Jennison, Federal Aviation Administration

Kayleigh T. Keilty, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Neel Lalchandani, Brown, Goldstein & Levy

Douglas Nivens II, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid

Isabelle Raquin, RaquinMercer LLC

Alison C. Schurick, Baker Donelson

In-house Counsel

Brandon Etheridge, Baltimore Ravens

Kimberly Hankins Neal, The Children’s Guild

Viktoriya M. Shpigelman, W. R. Grace & Co.

Geneau M. Thames, Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Justice Champion

Steven Kelly, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

Law Firm Support Staff

Julie Dellinger, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP

Eva M. Kline, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC

Elizabeth Suero, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP

Leadership in Law

Chijioke Akamigbo, Maryland Legal Aid

Tim E. Braue, Nemphos Braue LLC

Brian S. Brown, Brown & Barron LLC

The Honorable Monise A. Brown, Maryland Judiciary

Ivonne Corsino Lindley, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Jonathan Havens, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Melodie Hengerer, Baker Donelson

Christopher C. Jeffries, Kramon & Graham, PA

Lisa C. Keenan, Miles & Stockbridge

Robbie Leonard, Leonard & McCliggott Law Group LLC

Deborah K. Marcuse, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

Corlie McCormick Jr., McCormick Law Firm LLC

W. Bryan Rakes, Venable LLP

Paul G. Skalny, Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny LLC

Michael Stanley, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP

Jaymi Sterling, Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County

Nathan Willner, National Creditors Bar Association

David M. Wyand, Rosenberg Martin Greeenberg LLP

Lifetime Achievement

Gil Genn, Bellamy Genn Group LLC

Jan Pederson, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP

Jonathan Schochor, Schochor, Federico & Staton PA

Robert L. Waldman, Venable LLP


Denise M. Altobelli, Brown Goldstein & Levy LLP

Sarah Legros, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP

Kristina A. Paulsen, Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny LLC

Leaders in Law
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