Congratulations to our Managing Partner, William H. Thrush, Jr.


The Daily Record Announces 2023 Leaders in Law

Baltimore, Md., (March 3, 2023) — The Daily Record has named William H. Thrush, Jr., Managing Partner, Friedman, Framme & Thrush, PA to its 2023 listing of Leaders in Law.

Through Leaders in Law, The Daily Record and the Maryland State Bar Association honor outstanding legal professionals across Maryland who are serving businesses, clients and individuals and making communities stronger.

Awards are presented in the following categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dealmakers, Generation J.D., Justice Champion, Law Firm Innovation, 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 25. The honoree will be determined by a vote of this year’s Leaders in Law winners.

“The 2023 Leaders in Law honorees demonstrate outstanding excellence and achievement in the legal profession. They work tirelessly to uphold high legal standards, and they play critical roles serving businesses, clients and individuals,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of The Daily Record/BridgeTower Media. “Along with our event partner, the Maryland State Bar Association, we at The Daily Record are pleased to shine a spotlight on this year’s winners.”

The winners will be honored at a celebration April 25 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore, BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. Registration, networking, and food and drink pairings begin at 4:30 p.m., with the awards presentation at 5:30 p.m. followed by dessert and additional networking opportunities at 6:30 p.m.

Attendance is limited. Honorees and sponsors get the first chance to secure tables. Sponsorship includes a table for guests, multimedia marketing, an ad in the awards publication, logo usage and more. 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 26 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at

The Presenting Sponsor is the Maryland State Bar Association.

For more information and updated sponsorship information about The Daily Record’s 2023 Leaders in Law, visit

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2023 Leaders in Law Honorees

Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Bulitt, Joseph Greenwald and Laake PA

Christopher Page, Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County


Brian Kelly, McGuireWoods LLP

Anthony Rosso, Venable LLP

Generation J.D.

Kaitlin Corey, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP

Sarah David, Office of the State Prosecutor

Edward Healy, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP

William (Bill) King, Venable LLP

Megan McGinnis, Miles & Stockbridge

Justice Champion

Kisha Brown, Justis Connection

Law Firm Innovation

James Shoemaker, Miles & Stockbridge

Law Firm Support Staff

Eric Hightower, Wright Constable & Skeen LLP

Katelyn Schmidt, Kramon & Graham, PA

Leadership in Law

Jennifer Alexander, McNamee Hosea PA

Monica Basche, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP

James Bragdon, Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

The Honorable Bethamy Brinkley, Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals

The Honorable L. Robert Cooper, District Court of Maryland

Paul Griffin, Child Justice Inc.

Sara Gross, Baltimore City Department of Law

Erica LeMon, Maryland Legal Aid

The Honorable Amy Lorenzini, Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Eric McLauchlin, Pessin Katz Law PA

Matthew Pavlides, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Kelly Preteroti, Baker Donelson

Craig Roswell, Niles, Barton & Wilmer

David Shapiro, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper Chtd.

Indira Sharma, Saul Ewing LLP

Deborah Thompson, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

William H. Thrush, Jr., Friedman, Framme & Thrush PA

Heather Warnken, University of Baltimore School of Law

Kurt Wolfgang, Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center

Lifetime Achievement

Paul Bekman, Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin LLC

Alan Cason, McGuireWoods LLP

Stuart Simms, Retired/Attorney

Carol Ann Smith, Office of the Maryland Attorney General


Cynthia Cummings, Child Justice Inc.

Eric Lapp, Lawrence Law LLC

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