PLL was founded in 1996 by Richard Granat, as a legal document portal for moderate-income Marylanders.  The site was developed by the Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN), under the direction of Ayn Crawley, with funding from the Open Society Institute, the Maryland Legal Services Corporation, and others.  In 2004, the MLAN project was transferred to Maryland Legal Aid.  In 2007, PLL was transferred to the Maryland State Law Library, which continues to develop the site as part of its educational mission.

It would be impossible to recognize all the volunteers, lawyers, and librarians who have supported and contributed to the site over the years.  But to all of them, the people of Maryland owe a debt of gratitude.

In 2013, PLL partnered with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, to promote editing and writing content for the site as a meaningful form of reportable pro bono activity.  From that point forward, we are pleased to recognize the following volunteers.  To report an omission on this list, please contact us.

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  Questions?  Contact dave.pantzer@mdcourts.gov

 

New Names in 2016!

Maya Anderson, Towson University (2016 project)
Aimy Avila, Towson University (2016 project)
Jacob Badin, Towson University (2016 project)
Salvador Banda, The Marjorie Cook Foundation Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Avonne Bell, Esq., Telecommunications Industry Association
Becky Bi
Kathryn Bradley, Esq.
Victoria Bragunier, Esq.
Alisa Bralove, Esq.
Brian Brownell, Towson University (2016 project)
Caitlin D. Cater, Esq.
Nasim Chatha, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Yelitza Conover, 2016 Maryland Public Interest Law Project Fellow
Anne W. Coventry, Esq., Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
Stacey Darin, Esq.
Murray A. Duncan III, Esq.
William G. Dunlap, Esq.
Rhonda Edwards, Esq.
Nora C. Eidelman, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
Julia Espinoza, Towson University (2016 project)
David Finkler, Esq.
Sarah Frush, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Deniece N. Gardner, Esq.
Diane Glauber, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law
Thalia Goddard, Towson University (2016 project)
Sandra Gómez, University of Maryland
Brandy J. Gray, Esq.
John R. Greene, Esq., Forman Clothier Law Group
Kelsey Grose, Towson University (2016 project)
Elizabeth Harris, Esq.
Renee Hatcher, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law
C. Matthew Hill, Esq., Public Justice Center
Michele Honick, Esq.
Yiliu Huang, University of Maryland
Dora Jacobs, Esq.
Liz Johnson, Esq.
Colleen Lamont, Esq.
Tess Langrill-Miles, Towson University (2016 project)
Katherine Levy, Esq.
Iliana Lico, Towson University (2016 project)
Peter Lopez, The Marjorie Cook Foundation Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Jonathan D. Luckett, Esq.
Kirstin Lustila, Esq.
Byron E. Macfarlane, Register of Wills for Howard County
Christina McInnes, US Bankruptcy Court
Tatiana Megarry, Towson University (2016 project)
S. Nicole Nardone, Esq.
Mary Noor, University of Baltimore School of Law
Jacklyn Northrop, Towson University (2016 project)
Michael Paddy, University of Baltimore School of Law
Kesley Pena, Towson University (2016 project)
Philip Pierson, Esq.
Paul Rakhman, Towson University (2016 project)
Erica Rankin, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Danielle Rogowski, Esq.
Henry Romain, Towson University (2016 project)
Miranda D. Russell, Esq.
Amanda Sands, Towson University (2016 project)
Shannon Sausville, Esq.
Palak V. Shah, Esq.
Joanna Shapiro, Esq.
Matthew Stockwell, University of Baltimore School of Law
Nisa Subasinghe, Esq., Department of Family Administration, AOC
Michael Udejiofor, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
Kavita K. Vaidyanathan, Esq.
Natalia Valencia, University of Maryland
Danielle Vida, University of Baltimore School of Law
Bruce E. Villard, Jr., Esq.
Shelby Walker, Towson University (2016 project)
Susan Walker, Esq.

 

2013 – 2015

Elizabeth Adams, Esq.
Ogenna D. Agbim, Esq.
Emily Anderson, Towson University (2014 project)
Briana Andrews, Towson University (2015 project)
Jon Azrael, Esq.
Marc Baer, Esq., Waldman Grossfeld Appel & Baer, PA
Brian Bajew, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Hilary A. Baker, Esq.
Paul Ballard, Esq.
Susan Howe Baron, Esq.
Howard J. Barr, Esq.
John Barzal, Towson University (2015 project)
Nicole Belcastro, Towson University (2015 project)
Bibi Berry, Esq.
Mikhael Borgonos, Esq., Esperanza Center, Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Casey Bryant, Esq.
Lauren R. Calia, Esq.
Timothy Canney, Esq.
Jarod Carmichael
Jessica Carter, Esq.
Louise Carwell, Esq.
David P. Chaisson, Esq.
Kathleen Chapman, Esq.
Jessica Chipoco, Esq.
Peggy Chu, Esq.
Ellen Cohill, Esq.
Brian Connor, The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Ellen Cooper, Esq.
Adam Cornelius, University of Baltimore School of Law
Addie Crawford, University of Baltimore School of Law
Justin DeVault, University of Baltimore School of Law
Van T. Doan, Esq.
Deborah Donohue, Esq.
Sam Durfee
Ron Earnest, Esq.
Colleen Ebacher, Ph.D., Towson University
Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Esq., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and Center for Dispute Resolution
Shawn Estrada, Maryland Office of the Secretary of State
Michelle Ewert, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law
Feifei Feng, University of Maryland
Gabriela Fernandes, Towson University (2014 project)
Alyssa Fieo, Esq., Maryland Disability Law Center
Jasmine M. Fisher, Esq.
Timothy D. Fisher, Esq., Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut & Klein, PA
Chris Flohr, Esq., Blackford & Flohr, LLC
Susan Francis, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Amanda Downs Frizzelle, Esq.
Sofya Gavashelishvili, Towson University (2014 project)
Amy Gellatly, Esq., Employment Justice Center
Alyssia Gilmore, Towson University (2015 project)
Aaron Glaser, Esq.
Jennifer Goldberg, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Luis Gomez, George Washington University
Jessica Gorsky, University of Baltimore School of Law
Chaitra Gowda, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Kimberly Grant, University of Baltimore School of Law
Angela Grau, Esq.
Valerie Green, Esq.
Candace Griffin, Towson University (2014 project)
Jordan Halle, University of Baltimore School of Law
Deena Hausner, Esq.
Amy P. Hennen, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Emily Higgs, Esq.
Stuart Hindman, Esq.
Morriah H. Horani, Esq., Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
Melissa Horne, Towson University (2015 project)
Peiqi Huang, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Patrick Hughes, Esq.
Anne Hurley, Esq.
Emily Jaskot, Esq.
Anna Jewell, University of Maryland
Katherine J. Jones, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Samantha Jones, Esq., 2015 People's Law Library Fellow
Sarah R. Kaplan, Esq., Department of Family Administration, AOC
Humza Kazmi, Esq.
Sybil Viñas Kerner, Towson University (2015 project)
Parag Khandhar, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law
Christine Kim, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Erick Kim, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Howard Kim, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Margot Kniffin, Esq.
Ari Kodeck, Esq.
Ian Konigsdorffer, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Evan M. Koslow, Esq., Koslow Law Firm, LLC
Christina Lauderdale, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rene Lavigne, Villanova University
Deliah Lawrence, Esq.
Mary Jo Lazun, Maryland State Law Library
Amy Beth Leasure, Baltimore City Law Department
Jaime Lee, Esq., University of Baltimore School of Law
Rucky Likekele, Towson University (2015 project)
Gerald Loiacono, Esq., Department of Family Administration
Devin Luqman, Esq., Office of the Public Defender
Joseph Mack, Esq., Civil Justice, Inc.
Ann MacNeille, Esq.
Michelle Salomon Madaio, Esq., Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
Leigh Maddox, Esq., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
E. Fremont Magee, Esq.
Lisa Magil, Esq.
Yasmin Mahmoud, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Christopher Makowski, Towson University (2014 project)
Karen Malinowski, Esq.
Avy Mallik, Esq., Civil Justice
Bridget Mallory, Towson University (2015 project)
Sharon Martin, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Robert McCaig, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Catherine McGuire, Maryland State Law Library
Lauri McGuire, Esq.
Robert S. McLaughlin, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jaquetta McLeod, Towson University (2015 project)
Marianna Milkowski, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Kerstin M. Miller, Esq., Smith & Downey, P.A.
Shelly E. Mintz, Esq.
Jessica Mundy, Maryland State Law Library
J. Kieran Murphy, University of Baltimore School of Law
Jeffrey H. Myers, Esq.
Sahar Nasserghodsi, Esq.
Matthew C. Nelson, Esq., Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
Richard Neuworth, Esq., Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Elder Law and Disability Rights
Douglas Nivens, II, University of Baltimore School of Law
Sheena Njoroge, The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Dawn O'Croinin, Esq.
Jessica Pak, Esq.
Dave Pantzer, Esq., Maryland State Law Library
Luciene Parsley, Esq., Maryland Disability Law Center
P. Lindsay Parvis, Esq., Dragga, Hannon, Hessler & Wills, LLP
Markendya Patel, University of Baltimore School of Law
Eduardo Pedraza
Samin Peirovi, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Juan Peña, Towson University (2015 project)
Juli Phillips, Towson University (2015 project)
Blanca Picazo
Lawrencia Pierce, Esq.
Rachel Plank, Towson University (2014 project)
John Pollock, Esq., National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
Maria Leonor Ramon, Towson University (2015 project)
Jennie Rasmussen, Esq.
Danielle Reeves, Towson University (2015 project)
Russell R. Reno, Jr., Esq., Public Justice Center
Ellyn Riedl, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Artemio Rivera, Esq.
Karen Robbins, Esq., Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Family and Juvenile Law
Camilla Roberson, Esq., Public Justice Center
Harriet Robinson, Maryland Legal Services Corporation
William Rodowsky, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Towson University (2015 project)
Eric J. Rollinger, Esq., Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, PC
Virginia Rosa, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Laure Ruth, Esq.
Lauren Rutkowski, Esq., 2015 People's Law Library Fellow
Joy R. Sakamoto-Wengel, Esq.
Denise Shaffer, Esq.
Zafar Shah, Esq., Public Justice Center
Claire Sheldon, University of Baltimore School of Law
Kaitlin Sheridan, Towson University (2014 project)
Anna Sholl, University of Baltimore School of Law
Elizabeth Simmons, Maryland State Law Library
William Snead, Esq.
Chi Song, Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Mary Jo Broussard Speier, Esq., Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Elder Law and Disability Rights
Ryan Steidl, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Elana Stewart, Towson University (2014 project)
Victor Stone, Esq.
Robert J. Strupp, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
Matthew Stubenberg, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Lonni Summers, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Cathy S. Surace, Esq., Maryland Disability Law Center
Christopher M. Sweeney, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Kim Tan, Esq.
Jenny Tang, Esq.
Gwendolyn S. Tate, Esq., Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
Karen Thomas, Esq., Access to Justice Department, Maryland Judiciary
Molisa Thomas, 2015 People's Law Library Fellow
Morgan Thomas, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Tanya Thomas, Esq., Maryland State Law Library
Jonathan W. Tippens, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Patrick Toohey, University of Baltimore School of Law
Mayda Tsaknis, Esq.
Bradley Tucker, University of Baltimore School of Law
Christina Uliano, Esq.
LieAnn T. Van-Tull, Esq.
Dayner Velapatino, Towson University (2014 project)
Julia Viets, Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Julia Wagner, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Peng Wang, University of Maryland
Alicia Ward, Towson University (2014 project)
David L. Weigert, Esq., Senior Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Crystal Welsh, Maryland State Law Library
Jer Welter, Esq.
Melissa Wesner, Towson University (2015 project)
Devon White, Towson University (2015 project)
Stephanie Cobb Williams, Esq.
Rachel Wolpert, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid
Meghan Yanacek, Esq.
Timothy Young, Esq.
Josaphine B. Yuzuik, Esq.

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