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By Andrea F. Siegel and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Daryl D. Jones, the former Anne Arundel County councilman whose law license was suspended and lost his County Council seat this year after he was convicted of failing to file federal tax returns, may return to the practice of law. The Court of Appeals issued the order Tuesday. Terms of having his law license suspended in February allowed him to ask to regain it after six months. Jones is also seeking to return to his County Council post. The Council had ousted Jones from office in January, saying that the five-month prison sentence meant he wouldn't be living in his district.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Russell J. White, a retired trial attorney who won an acquittal in a nationally watched case in 1980 in which his client was accused of shooting boys throwing snowballs at his house, died of complications from dementia Wednesday at the Heart Home in Lutherville. The Mays Chapel North resident was 85. "He had a gift that can't be taught in a school. Russ had a wonderful way with juries," said his former law partner, Joseph F. Murphy, who went on to become chief judge of the Court of Special Appeals.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1996
City Solicitor Neal M. Janey is leaving next month to return to private law practice after serving more than eight years for Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.He will join the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge as co-manager of its government relations practice with O. James Lighthizer. The former Anne Arundel County executive and state transportation secretary also is joining the firm.Janey's departure comes more than a year after he first announced he was leaving his job as top City Hall lawyer. He changed his mind after Schmoke persuaded him to stay for the transition into his third mayoral term.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Arthur L. Rhoads Jr., a Baltimore attorney who maintained a general law practice for more than six decades, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 87. "He was a lawyer's lawyer and was representing the little guy, like Andy Griffith on the TV show 'Matlock' before there was a 'Matlock,' " said Andrew J. Long, who retired from the practice of law in 2001. "He was an incredible man and friend. There were no airs about him. " The son of a grocer and a homemaker, Arthur Lampe Rhoads Jr. was born and raised in Frederick, where he graduated in 1942 from St. John's High School.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2012
Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Tiffany Alston, a Prince George's County delegate charged with using General Assembly funds to pay an employee at her private law practice. Prosecutors and defense attorneys wrapped up arguments Monday in the case of the freshman Democrat, who is charged with theft and misconduct in office, and jurors deliberated for more than two hours. Prosecutor Shelly S. Glenn said in closing arguments that Alston dipped into legislative funds for $800 in January 2011 "because she was broke, because her law firm was broke.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
Baltimore Orioles Chairman Peter G. Angelos has had much to celebrate this week: A victory under sunny skies in the baseball team's season opener and movement on a new base for his expanding law practice.In the case of the latter, the attorney committed to buy a seven-story office building adjacent to his existing law offices in Towson for roughly $14.5 million, a deal that seller Aetna Life Insurance Co. agreed to hours before the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 before a sellout crowd on Tuesday.
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May 8, 2005
JUDGE EDWARD DORSEY ROLLINS, JR., devoted husband; beloved father; ornery Pop Pop and loyal friend, left this world on May 5, 2005, to spend eternity with Jesus and his wife, Lois Lee Rollins. Ellis will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but his enduring legacy - his life of loving kindness, his love of honesty and fairness, his loyalty to all those he called family and friends - will live on. Ellis was born in Baltimore, MD, on March 29, 1932, to Judge Edward D.E. Rollins, Sr., and Elisabeth Andrew Rollins.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | November 26, 1992
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes has lured a labor law associate at a major Washington firm to join Semmes as a partner, shoring up an employment law practice that was hurt by the defection of nine attorneys in September.David J. Shaffer, a 1983 Stanford Law School graduate and senior associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, will join Semmes' Washington office in mid-December, Geoffrey S. Mitchell, Semmes' managing partner, said this week."We're very excited about having this guy join us," Mr. Mitchell said, saying the firm has received unsolicited calls from lawyers from Richmond to Philadelphia since the gap in its labor law practice became known.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1994
Timothy F. Maloney, a Prince George's County lawmaker who rose in 16 years from "boy delegate" to one of the most influential politicians in Maryland, called it quits yesterday, saying he wants to devote more time to his law practice and private life."
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
Del. John S. Arnick, speaking from painful personal experience, urged a House committee yesterday to change Maryland's Constitution so that future judicial appointees are not permitted to take the bench until after they have been confirmed by the state Senate.Last year, after Mr. Arnick was appointed to the Baltimore County District Court, he resigned his seat in the legislature, gave up his law practice, put on the judicial robes and began hearing cases.Then, amid allegations that he had made vulgar and sexist comments about women during a dinner meeting with two female lobbyists a year earlier, the Dundalk Democrat watched his Senate confirmation unexpectedly go up in flames.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood. Schmoke, who has held several roles at Howard University, including law school dean, said he hoped to "build on the momentum" of Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced last fall he would retire as president at the end of the academic year. Schmoke will take over the job in July.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Jacob D. "Jake" Hornstein, who practiced law in Baltimore for 67 years, died Feb. 8 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of severe brain trauma after a fall. He was 92. "He was a fine gentleman and was well-versed in the law. He was also very bright," said Sidney Schlachman, a partner in the firm of Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, who had known Mr. Hornstein for nearly 60 years. "He had a fine reputation with other attorneys, and anytime you can say he was a lawyer and a gentleman, that's saying something.
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August 20, 2013
Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr., the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the frequent target of accusations that his public role and private interests conflict. That criticism usually boils down to a disagreement with his views on legislation and anger at his willingness to use his power to bottle up bills he doesn't like. But a complaint filed against him with the legislature's ethics committee is different; it centers on discussions about a piece of legislation that became law (in fact, one he voted for)
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
A Glen Burnie attorney known locally for his family name and for his former job portraying Chuck E. Cheese is assuming the leadership of the county's lawyers organization, with a focus on cultivating its next generation of officers and enhancing its educational and social activities. "You've never really practiced law until you've settled a case in the bowling alley," said Gregory P. Jimeno, the recently installed Anne Arundel Bar Association president and son of retired state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
Rosemary E. Allulis, a lawyer and world traveler who was also a photographer and musician, died Tuesday of liver cancer at her Villa Cresta home. She was 52. "She was a genius. She had a fast mind and was such a good writer," said Sidney Friedman, a partner in the Pikesville law firm of Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, where Ms. Allulis had worked since 2008. "Whenever you gave her an assignment, she immediately turned it around. She was so good she could have clerked for a Supreme Court justice," he said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Daryl D. Jones, the former Anne Arundel County councilman whose law license was suspended and lost his County Council seat this year after he was convicted of failing to file federal tax returns, may return to the practice of law. The Court of Appeals issued the order Tuesday. Terms of having his law license suspended in February allowed him to ask to regain it after six months. Jones is also seeking to return to his County Council post. The Council had ousted Jones from office in January, saying that the five-month prison sentence meant he wouldn't be living in his district.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | October 14, 2008
John R. Bashaar Sr., a hearing examiner for the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation who had worked for nearly three decades as a lawyer in Baltimore County, died Oct. 5 of cardiac arrhythmia at his Towson home. He was 65. Mr. Bashaar was born at Fort Benning, Ga., and was raised in Zelienople, Pa. He was a 1961 graduate of Freedom High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Columbia University in 1965 and a master's in business in 1967, also from Columbia.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1998
When the Democratic Party asked Columbia attorney Sherae M. McNeal to run for judge of the Orphans' Court this year, someone probably should have mentioned that to hold the job, she would have to quit her law practice.But apparently party officials and McNeal didn't know that in Howard County, practicing attorneys can't serve as Orphans' Court judges, who are paid about $6,000 a year for their part-time work.Someone finally informed McNeal this month, a month after her election victory and shortly after her Dec. 2 swearing-in.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2012
Samuel Cook, a colorful and nationally known expert in labor law who had headed the labor department at Venable, Baetjer and Howard — now Venable LLP — died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center. He was 91. "Sam was a great leader and visionary not only in the practice of law but in union and business relations," said Maurice Baskin, a Venable colleague and labor lawyer. "He had been the dean of labor lawyers at the bar in Baltimore for many years.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
Ousted Anne Arundel County Council member Daryl D. Jones, who was convicted of failing to file a tax return, is scheduled to be released Thursday from a federal prison in South Carolina. The Severn Democrat will return home from a five-month sentence to see his council seat occupied by a replacement and will be unable to immediately, if ever, return to his law practice. The county council removed Jones from office, contending that once he reported to prison he would no longer live in Council District 1. Jones has appealed a court ruling in the council's favor.
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