Member, Special Commission to Study Sexual-Orientation Discrimination in Maryland, 2000-01; Inquiry Panel, Peer Review Panel (formerly Attorney Grievance Commission), 2000-03. Board of Directors, The Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2012-20. Member, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, 2020-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 9, 1963. Loyola College in Maryland, B.A. (marketing), 1985, M.B.A., 1987; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1991. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991; District of Columbia Bar, 1993. Owner and operator, Poolside Cafe, Inc., 1992-94. Associate, Sevel & Sevel, P.A., 1993-95. Sole practitioner, 1995-2000. Partner, Scurti & Gulling, 2001-06. Partner & president, Scurti, Meiselman & Bledsoe, 2006-07. Partner, Pessin Katz Law, P.A., 2007-13. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, 1991-97. President, Maryland State Bar Association, 2020- (board of governors, 1998-2000, 2007-09, 2013-; alternative dispute resolution section; consumer bankruptcy section, 2004-, chair, 2006-13; delivery of legal services section; family & juvenile law section; treasurer, 2018-19; president-elect, 2019-20). Member, Baltimore City Bar Association (president, 2006-07; executive council, 2009-10; chair, membership committee, 2000-01); Baltimore County Bar Association, 2010-; Maryland Lesbian & Gay Law Association (now LGBT Bar Association of Maryland), 1991- (founder, chair, 1991-2004). Member, Maryland State Trial Lawyers Association, 1991-93, 2004-05, 2007. Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2000-03. Advisory Board, Chase Brexton Health Services, 2001-02. Editorial Board, Daily Record, 2007-09. Life Fellow, Baltimore Bar Foundation, 1997; Maryland Bar Foundation, 1999 (vice-president, board of directors). Presidential Award, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1997. Edward Shea Professionalism Award, Maryland State Bar Association Fellows, 2000. Distinguished Community Service Award, GAYLAW, 2003. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2006. Belsky Award, Consumer Bankruptcy Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2010, 2011. Volunteer of the Year, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services, 2011. Top 100 Civil and Human Rights Award, Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland, 2011. Pro Bono Service Award, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2017.
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