Annual Report

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

2023 Annual Report

MVLS attorney John Hardt, LITC paralegal D'Kyhra McFadden and Executive Director Susan Francis pictured looking over materials together

Community Impact


  • icon scales
    985
    Attorneys and tax professionals on volunteer panel
  • icon user circle
    307
    Took a case
  • icon briefcase
    3,256
    Cases placed & closed by volunteers & staff lawyers
  • icon users
    7,927
    Clients & immediate family members impacted
  • icon life ring
    5,859
    People reached through community outreach events
  • icon money in hand
    $40,565
    Amount low-income taxpayers saved in corrected tax liabilities, penalties, and interest

Types of Cases 2023

Types of Cases

  • 483 Consumer
  • 1,347 Family
  • 154 Housing
  • 127 Expungement
  • 62 Tax
  • 155 Deeds and Estates
  • 128 Miscellaneous

Mission Impact Series


I got a call from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers. They had a mathc, an attorney for me. I will never forget that day. - Natushia Lewis-Smith, MVLS Client
MVLS Had an Attorney for Me

2023 Annual Report Natushia Lewis-Smith called MVLS because she needed help with her divorce.   Family law cases like hers are Read More

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We See MVLS as the Gold Standard

2023 Annual Report It was 3 a.m. in the spring of 2020, and Betsy Simon woke up to the sound Read More

Giving to MVLS was a small token of the huge impact on my sister and our family. - David Wade
A Token of Impact

2023 Annual Report When David Wade called MVLS, he dialed a different number than his sister once had. That’s because Read More

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    5,836
    Volunteer Hours
  • icon money in hand
    $2.3M
    Value of volunteer hours
  • icon users
    80
    New volunteers joined the panel
  • icon handshake
    157
    Young professionals in CAN (Community Action Network)
  • icon carry
    35
    Mentors assisted volunteers
  • icon teacher near chalkboard
    23
    Volunteer trainings

Thank You to Our Volunteers


Reba Letsa, attorney, meeting with a client over paperwork including a free legal help brochure

MVLS partners with skilled volunteer attorneys, accountants, and enrolled agents to deliver full legal representation at no cost to ensure justice for Marylanders with limited means. Thank you to our volunteers who took a case from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Volunteers (listed below) who have helped multiple clients have the total number of clients they assisted in parentheses. Thank you also to our wonderful mentors and instructors for providing support to our volunteers.

Volunteers 2023

Richard L. Adams, III 
Lawrence Adashek 
Kathleen D. Adcock (4)
Andrew A. Adkins
Eunice  Ahaghotu (2)
James H. Ahrens 
Ben O. Akech (2)
Stefan T. Akorli (4)
Christina M. Alfonsi (2)
Stanley Alpert (3)
Robert D. Anbinder (5)
Christopher L. Anderson 
Anthony Arnold-Jewell (4)
Terrence J. Artis
Yollette  Atkinson (2)
Lesley Atkinson (6)
Ilene Bailey (4)
Rebecca S. Bainum 
Susan D. Baker (4)
Michael N. Bakhama 
Gabrielle R. Balassone 
Samuel C. Baldwin (16)
Shereefat  Balogun (6)
Maxene Bardwell 
Scott Baron 
Monica R. Basche (11)
William Bradley Bauhof 
Kevin L. Beard 
Susan Bell (2)
Catherine H. Bellinger 
Joseph Bencivenga 
Cassandra Beverley (7)
Jonathan M. Binstock 
Gregory F. Birney (3)
Janice Bledsoe 
Jay I. Block (3)
Alan Bloom (2)
Hannah C. Bondurant 
Brianne Boyle (11)
Robert M. Braland 
Casey Brinks 
Mark R. Brown 
Matthew M. Bryant 
Shelia F. Bryant (2)
David L. Cahn 
Elizabeth A. Caldera 
Jo Ann Camm (16)
MaryKay Canarte
Jose Zachary Canto Greenfield (8)
Shawn Carter 
Maria K. Caruso (2)
Danielle G. Casson (23)
Alla D. Cates 
Annette DeCesaris (3)
Jeremiah Jacob Chiappelli 
Patrice M Clarke (8)
Elizabeth McClellan 
Kerri B. Cohen (4)
Crystal D. Collins 
Gary L. Compton 
Laura Concannon (2)
John J. Condliffe 
Catherine M. Cook (9)
Curtis B. Cooper (6)
Lawrence Coppel (22)
Saul McCormick (4)
Dawn Crawford 
Nina M. Crist (5)
Thomas Dame 
Michelle S. Dauksha (2)
Shadawn N. Deas (4)
Gerardine M. Delambo (2)
Kathleen L. DeNobile (5)
Deborah H. Devan 
John H. Doud (6)
Susan Dumont (2)
Louis J. Ebert 
Ebele Ebonwu 
Leonard A. Englander (5)
Deborah Engram (4)
Mindel C. Epstein 
Carolyn W. Evans 
Martina Evans 
Edwin G. Fee (3)
Joshua Feldman 
Joseph M. Fiocco 
Abbie Flanagan 
Lauren S. Fleming 
Shari H. Fleming 
Tonya R. Foley (4)
Alysa C. Fornwald (2)
Michael A Fortini (3)
Mary E. Foy (3)
Joseph Fried (13)
Laurie G. Furshman (2)
Morris L. Garten (2)
Karl-Henri Gauvin (4)
Colin Gaynor 
Michelle McGeogh
Joseph K. Githuku (8)
Sandra Gohn (3)
Sally Gold 
Robert J. Goldman 
Rob M. Goldman (16)
Anne S. Gold-Rand (8)
Leigh Goodmark (2)
Brian A. Gordon (9)
Douglas Gorius 
Nicole Green
Robert T. Grossman 
Arlene Grove 
Daniel A. Guy (2)
Karen E.H. Gouline (2)
Bradley Haney (4)
Eben Hansel (3)
Constance M. Hare (13)
Faith G. Harrington 
Daniel Hatcher (15)
Caitlin M. Haus
Daniel S. Heller 
Caylee A. Henderson 
Wes Henderson 
Mark Herman (2)
Charles J. Herring (3)
Chester H. Hobbs (2)
Sasha E. Hodge-Wren 
Peter A. Holland 
Jonathan T. Hoover (4)
Jessica Den Houter (2)
Kristine Howanski (2)
Jessica N. Hutchinson 
Kathleen P. Hyland 
Ima Ibidapo 
Craig Ingram (2)
Jennifer C. Jackson 
Leta M. Jackson (5)
Clarissa Jimenez (2)
Margaret E. Johnson 
Elizabeth Hayley-Marie Johnson (10)
Jordan Jones (2)
Jennifer A. Jones (15)
Janelle Jordan 
Taylor J. Kane 
John S. Karas (4)
Jessica K. Keister (3)
Thomas John Kennedy (4)
Jennifer L. Kidwell 
Weon G. Kim (2)
Shannon L. Kowitz (4)
Wendy A. Kronmiller (3)
Trust D. Kupupika (2)
Iris J. Kwon 
Jonathan D. Lane (4)
Joseph Langhirt 
Steffani L Langston (3)
Jon M. Laria (2)
Victoria M. Lee (11)
John F. Lessner (2)
Frederick A Lester, Jr. 
Reba A. Letsa 
Andryse P. Leukeu (5)
Andrew D. Levy (4)
Alicia D. Lewis (7)
Frank Lidinsky (3)
Lei Liu (4)
David Z. Lomke (10)
Harrison Long (8)
Kelcie L. Longaker (3)
Sara Y. Lucas (14)
Kristen N. Magiros (2)
Christine A. Malanga (2)
Saad Malik 
Michele A. Manculich (10)
May-Lis Manley (3)
Darren Margolis (12)
Jeffrey N. Markowicz (2)
Kyriakos Marudas 
Snehal P. Massey (3)
Douglas May 
Susan Mays 
Taylor M. McAuliffe 
Michael D. McClain 
Robert E. McGarrah, Jr. 
Todd W. McGibney (5)
Michael J. McKeown (6)
Alexandra G. Meeks (4)
Melanie Murray Mfume (2)
Simon  Michnick (2)
Sheereen E. Middleton (5)
Steve R. Migdal (17)
Danielle M. Mikoy (13)
Hudson Miller (4)
Chris J. Mincher 
Penny Minna (3)
Tesfaye H. Mohamed 
Jennifer E. Molina (13)
Alexandria K. Montanio (11)
Christopher N. Moran 
Scott A. Morrison 
Jason Morton (5)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. 
Steven B. Mudd (7)
Shavina K. Mukesh 
Thomas  Mulinazzi (11)
Marie-Yves N. Jean-Baptiste (5)
Sarah Nadolny (10)
Eleanor C. Naiman 
Dempsey D. Nash 
Gertrude N. Ngamga Kamtchoum (2)
Eli S. Noff 
Terrence M. Nolan 
James J. Nolan, Jr. (5)
Jeffrey G. Oden (2)
Nivea A. Ohri 
Franklin B. Olmsted 
James C. Olson (4)
Cynthia O’Neill (2)
Jessica T. Ornsby (3)
Chelsea R. Ortega (5)
Emmanuel  Osadebe (2)
Michael A. Ostroff (3)
Allen J. Paltell (16)
Woo Jae Park (4)
Robert L. Pierson (4)
Emily M. Poor (6)
Heather Posey 
Veryl W. Pow (2)
Shawnielle Predeoux (2)
Christopher Rahl (6)
Amy E. Rappole 
Justin A. Redd 
Gretchen C. Reimert (4)
Jason C. Ridgell (2)
Jonathan Rivlin 
John P. Roberts 
Ginger Robinson (2)
John M. Robinson (2)
Katherine Rodriguez 
Richard Ronay (5)
Judah L. Rosenblatt (4)
Jeffrey M. Ross 
Josephia E. Rouse (5)
Derek Roussillon 
Stephen D. Ruben 
Darin Rumer (2)
Brooke Runk 
Neil J. Ruther (3)
James Ryan 
Chelsea M. Sadler (2)
Jane Santoni (3)
Stephanie E. Scales-Sherrin 
Kandace L. Scherr (2)
Meryl C. Seidel (3)
Marc E. Shach (3)
Elizabeth Pugliese-Shaw (2)
Tara Shoemaker (4)
Kerry E. Simm (6)
Sarah R. Simmons 
Erika F. Slater (4)
Samantha Smith 
Stephanie M. Smith 
Victor D. Smith 
Krystil E. Smith (4)
Mark O. Sobo 
David Sommer 
Jane P. Sopher (8)
Imad Soubra 
Adam M. Spence 
Daniel A. Staeven (2)
Franzella  Hayward-Starkey (3)
Rue Stewart (6)
Sheila J. Stewart (9)
Joseph E. Stolz, Jr. 
Nickola Nadia Sybblis (2)
James N. Tansey (2)
Joshua A. Tarr (3)
Christina Taylor 
Robert W. Taylor 
John J. Temple (2)
Elva E. Tillman 
Richard H. Topaz 
Shanta A. Trivedi 
Jennifer M. Turnbull 
Frank E. Turney (5)
Walter D. Ty (9)
Patrick T. Tyler (2)
Aaron Z. Uslan (2)
Thomas C. Valkenet (2)
Derek M. Van De Walle
Alan J. Van Luven (3)
Tim R. VanCisin 
Matthew T. Vocci 
Doris Green Walker (2)
Edward L. Wender (29)
Cheri P. Wendt-Taczak (3)
Joy Sakamoto-Wengel (9)
Diane E. Wessel 
Raquel White 
Lauren Williams 
Richard A. Williams 
Cameron A. Williams (5)
Jerry Williams, III (4)
China Wilson 
Wynde Juliet Winston (2)
Catherine Wright (2)
Charles E. Yankovich (2)
Tae Y. Yee (8)
Alice Young (3)
Xiaohui Yu (3)
Jessica E. Zadjura (4)
Edward Zamarin (2)
Krishan Zaveri
David  Zerivitz
Madeline G. Ziegler (2)
Yoshika M. Watford (2) 

Mentors 2023

Robert D. Anbinder
Jo Ann Camm
David W. Cohen
Lawrence Coppel Esq.
D. Nicole Green
Daniel A. Guy
Daniel S. Heller
Jessica N. Hutchinson
Elizabeth Hayley-Marie Johnson
Larry J. Macklin
Dana W. McKee
Sarah N. Nesbitt
Nivea A. Ohri
Christopher Rahl
James N. Tansey
Matthew T. Vocci
Wynde Juliet Winston

Thank You to Our Donors


David Sommer in suit and tie holding a folder with the MVLS logo on it.

MVLS is grateful to the donors who have supported us during the past fiscal year. With your support, Maryland families had access to free civil legal help when they needed it the most. On behalf of our board of directors, clients, volunteers, and staff we extend our deepest gratitude to the individuals, law firms, corporations, agencies, and foundations who invested in our work between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. If we have inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly, please accept our apologies and notify us of the error by email or 443-451-4065. 

Foundations and Grants

The Abell Foundation
Administrative Office of the Courts
American College of Bankruptcy
Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.
Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development
Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Comptroller of Maryland
David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation
The Fund for Change, Inc.
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services
The Helen J. Serini Foundation
The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Internal Revenue Service
Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation
Maryland Bar Foundation
Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
Maryland Department of Human Services
Maryland Legal Services Corporation
Miles White Beneficial Society
PNC Foundation
Reval Foundation, Inc.
SBES Clients’ Consolidated Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Steptoe Foundation, a component fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation
US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
The Venable Foundation
Washington County Circuit Court
Wells Fargo Foundation
West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation
The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund

Event Sponsorship and Corporate Support

3cubed Advisory Services, LLC
Alan L. Billian, P.A.
Anderson, Coe & King, LLP
Association of Corporate Counsel – Baltimore
Association of Maryland Pilots
Atwater’s*
Tina Azarvand
Baker Donelson
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
Baxter Baker
Blades & Rosenfeld, PA
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Prostatis Group LLC
The Canto Law Firm, LLC
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
CFG Bank
Law Offices of Kerri Cohen, LLC
Cole Schotz
Coon & Cole, LLC
Lorraine Costella
The Daily Record*
DLA Piper US LLP
Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC
Ellin & Tucker
Frank, Frank & Scherr LLC
Frost Law
Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn
Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
Robert N. Grossbart
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan PC
Jammin Fish & Chicken*
JLL
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA
Klima, Peters & Daly P.A.
Kostelanetz LLP
Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Pat and Chris Lambert
Landau Law
Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
Levin Gann PA
Mallon LLC
Maryland Association for Justice Foundation, Inc.
Maryland Public Television Foundation*
McGuireWoods LLP
McNees Wallace & Nurick
MECU Credit Union, Inc.
Mera Kitchen Collective*
Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals
Mudd, Harrison & Burch, L.L.P.
Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
Petruzzo Photography, LLC*
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP
Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC
Saul Ewing LLP
Schochor, Staton, Goldberg, and Cardea, P.A.
The SECU MD Foundation
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.
T. Rowe Price
The Hirschel Group, P.C.
Elva E. Tillman, Esquire
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Vallit Advisors, LLC
Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC
Wasserman Family Law LLC
Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut & Klein, PA
Whiteford
The Yost Legal Group
Young & Valkenet
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

*denotes in-kind support

Partner's Club

Anonymous (15)
Karen H. Abrams
Burton Amernick
Kendall Anthony
Anthony P. Ashton
Tyree Ayers
George and Christine Bachrach
Rignal W. Baldwin
Shereefat Balogun
Michael and Mary Baxter
Dianne K. Beauchamp, Esq.
Leonard N. Bebchick
John W. Beckley
Paul D. Bekman
Hon. Robert M. Bell (Ret.)
Juliana Bell and Lynn Poshepny
BlackRock
Bruce D. Block
Robert G. Blue
Brent Bolea
Winnie and Neal Borden
Nicolle Bougas
Kathleen W. Bratton
James C. Brennan
Stephan Y. Brennan
Catherine Brennan
Bob Brennen
Matthew M. Bryant
Barry Buchman
Mary Catherine Bunting
Hon. J. Norris and Ginny Byrnes (Ret.)
Hon. Cynthia Callahan (Ret.) and Mr. John Marshall
Patrick K. Cameron
Virginia T. Campbell
Jhonell Campbell
Alan C. Cason
Ingrid and Charles Castronovo
Deborah Diehl and Jonathan Claiborne
Vincent Colatriano
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Cole, Jr.
Catherine Cook
Harriet E. Cooperman
Lawrence D. Coppel
Margaret Costella and Russell Strickland
Rich Costella
Tom Cullen
Ken Davies
Mayer Diamond
Mary Malloy Dimaio
James Dolan
Dorney-Koppel Foundation
Thomas E. Dunigan
Lynne Durbin
Saul Ehrenpreis
Erickson Senior Living, LLC
Michael E. Field
Miriam L. Fisher
Marilyn Fisher
Cecil E. Flamer
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Frerichs, Jr.
Morris L. Garten
Jonathan M. Genn
David D. Gilliss
Michele Gilman
Antonio Gioia
Sally B. Gold
Louisa H  Goldstein
Lawrence S. Greenwald
Daniel A. Guy, Jr.
The Halle Family
Lisa Heimlicher
Margaret Henn and Gian M. Bonetti
Elizabeth S. and William L. Henn Jr.
Ruthie Herman
Charles S. Hirsch and Mary D. Miller
Ronald R. Holden
Craig Holden
La’Tika D. Howard
Felicia Hulit
Elizabeth Huttar
Hylton & Gonzales, LLC
James S. Jacobs
Richard and Susan Jameson
Ronald H. Jarashow
Henry D. Kahn and Marlene Trestman
Dr. Richard M. and Martha Lessman Katz
Lawrence J. Keen, III
Peter E. Keith
Hon. James A. Kenney
Stanard T. Klinefelter
Frederick L. Kobb
Alison D. Kohler
The Kovars-Swanson Family
Joseph H. Langhirt
LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust
Robin D. Leone
Lerch Early Brewer
Reba Letsa
Joseph and Ilene Liberman
David M. Lynn
John P. Machen
Anna Mahaney
Michael March
Darren Margolis
Mary Jo Putney
Kevin McAnaney and Catherine McCabe
Sherrilyn McCullin
Kathleen McDermott
Michelle McGeogh
Lisa J. McGrath
Natalie McSherry
Clare McSpaden
Eric and Chrissy Miller
Alan J. Mogol
Thomas Monahan
Alex Montanio
Chris and Marybeth Moran
David and Julie Morgan
Elizabeth K. Moser
William J. Murphy
Nathans & Ripke, LLP
Kip J. Naugle
Roann Nichols
Lori A. Nicolle
Paul S. Novak
James C. Oliver
Chelsea Ortega
Wendy M. Pellow
Hon. Stephanie P. Porter
Susan T. Preston
Christopher and Elizabeth Rahl
Paul D. Raschke
Jonathan Rivlin
Valerie and Hutch Robbins
Lucy Robins and Kevin Larrowe
George Roche
Kevin Rodkey
John B. Ross
Dorene Rothmann
Derek P. Roussillon
Lee and Catherine Rutland
Jerry Schaefer
Anne Heesters Schroth
Brooke Schumm III, Levin Gann P.A.
Marc E. Shach
Steven D. Shattuck
William Shaughnessy, Jr.
Lee Sheller
Mark Shelnitz
Douglas N. Silber
Hon. Carol E. Smith
Norman Smith
David G. Sommer
Susan L. Spence
Kerry and Donna Staton
Paul and Karen Sugar
Richard L. Sugarman
Peter A. Susser
Dr. Jordan Nahas-Vigon and Jamie N. Tansey
Sanford Teplitzky
Richard C. Tilghman, Jr.
Stephen J. Toomey
Raymond G. Truitt and Mary K. Tilghman
David Wade and the Family of Lillian Hunter
Wander Homes
Judith Waranch
L. Webster
Nancy West
Christopher R. West
D’Sean L. Williams-Brown
James J. Winn, Jr.
Roger D. Winston
Margaret M. Witherup

Champions for Justice

Anonymous (5)
Anne-Therese Bechamps 
Kathryn Bradley
Francina Brinker
Debora Clovis 
William Conrad 
Alex Cordes 
Barbara Cornman 
Gislin Dagnelie 
Jeri Delambo 
Joe Dugan 
Susan DuMont 
Amanda Dunlap 
Alice Francis 
Susan Francis and Sandy Daniels 
Barbara Hull Francis 
Edward Geldermann 
Angela S. Gordon 
Brian A. Gordon 
Jill Green 
Nancy B. Grimm, RN, Esquire 
Olivia Holcombe-Volke 
Edward Houff 
Ann Irvine 
David Jaros 
Mary Elizabeth Kaslick and William Buckley 
Kimberley M. Knox 
Linda Koban 
Jaime A. Lee 
Saad Malik 
Naema Mallick 
Meghan E. Maloney 
Anthony J. May 
Susan Mays 
Sara McCabe 
Amanda Mencik 
Penny J. Minna 
Joyce T. Mitchell 
Dempsey Nash 
Angela Chinwe Nwadiogbu 
Sandy Parlett and Dan Phillips 
Robin J. Pecora 
Heather Posey 
Marie H. Razulis 
Lorrianne Rice 
Meghan Ritson 
Neil J. Ruther 
Cara Schaefer and Wilson Taliaferro 
Daniel V. Schmitt
Jeff Scholnick
Dennis Shaffer 
Allison Baker Shealy 
Gerard St. Ours 
Sheila J. Stewart 
Nancy Yvonne Stone 
Bonnie A. Sullivan 
Katie Sutton
Kimberly and Brian Weiner 
Olivia Zug  

 

Annual Fund

Anonymous (64)
Simisola Adejumo
Sheryl Adelman-Snee
Renee Bronfein Ades
Advance Business Systems
Kaisha L Alabi
Bonnie and Dave Allan
Matthew Allison
Shara Mervis Alpert
AmazonSmile Foundation
Robert D. Anbinder
John K. Anderson
Jose F. Anderson
Karen Anderson-Scott
Neilson P. Andrews
John C. M. Angelos
Kelvin Antill
Mary McDonald Aquino
Russel Arlotta
Sandra Arnette
Marc Atas
Jeffrey E. Attix
Susan Austin Baetjer
Kimberly Austing
Timothy S. Ayers
Marjorie Babb
Kerby Baden
Janet F. Badger
Dr. Raymond D. Bahr
Cynthia L. Spell and Andrew Baida
Stanley W. Balis
Richard and Kimberly Barnes
Carol Barthel
Luann Battersby
Michael and Rebecca Beattie
Hon. Louis A. Becker III
Rayanne Beers
Holly Belkot
Avonne Bell
Joan Bellistri
William T. Bennett
David Bennett
Dr. Pamela R. Bennett
Emily Berg
Cynthia Berman
Trevor T. Bernard
Rick Berndt
David and Mary Bird
Mary Biscoe-Hall
Courtney Blair
Catherine A. Bledsoe
Richard Bloch
Jay Block
David P. Bokow
Wilbur W. Bolton
Gale Bonanno
Hannah Bondurant
Elizabeth Bonomo
Cynthia and Robert Bonsib
Renee Boston
Richard V. Boswell
Walter Charles Boyd Jr.
Robbie Braland
Wilma S. Braun
Anthony Joseph Breschi
William R. Brieger
Liz and Phil Briscoe
John Britton
Gary M. Brooks, Esq.
Dr. Kenneth M. and Dr. Terese H. Thomas Brown
Tracy Brown
Clifton L. Brown, Jr.
Charles J. Brown
Hon. David S. Bruce
Jean Roger Buchen, Esq.
William M. Burke, P.C., Attorney at Law
Warren Burke
Alton K. Burton
Darek Bushnaq
Ann-Marie Butera
Daniel W. Cagan
Walter R. Calvert
Nicole L. Campbell
Virginia Canter
Jose Canto Cruz
Larry Caplan
Marisa F. Capone
James D. Cardea
Gregory Carmean
Phillip T. Caroom
Sandra T. Carson
James Casey and Hon. Evelyn Cannon (Ret.)
Meghan K. Casey
Kim Caspari
Danielle Casson
Adam Chavis
Aasim Cheema
Jennifer Chicoski
Telemac N. Chryssikos
Kathryn Clarke
John M. Clarkson, III
Carl C. Coe, Jr.
Sean L. Coleman
Frank D. Coleman
Leight D. Collins
Jack Condliffe
John J. Connolly
Delores C. Cooke
Michael Cordes
William S. Corey
Marjorie A. Corwin
Andrew Costinett
Kathleen A. Coulahan
Tom Couteau
Stephen Cowles
Brian Craig
Kenneth L. Crawford
Thomas Crowe
Page Croyder
Robert Cummings, Jr.
Roseanne Matricciani and Robert Curran
Charles M. Curtis
Evelyn Lombardo
Paul Cygnarowicz
Nicholas D`Angelo
Wallace Dann
Hopewell H. Darneille III
Natasha Dartigue
Barbara Myers Davit
James W. Dawson, Jr. and Suzanne L. Rotbert
Julie Day
Shadawn Deas
Hon. and Mrs. E. Stephen Derby
Janet Dery
Richard B. Desser
Karen Dietrich
Neil J. Dilloff
Joanne M. Dix
Kathleen M. Donahue
Deborah and Mark C. Dopkin
Kristen Dorsey
Jim Doub
John H. Doud, III
Roger A. Doumar
Teresa Douthit
Maria-Kate Dowling
Kirk C. Downey
Robert H. Drummer
Paula Goodgal Dube
Charles T. Dubin, Jr.
Anneke Dunbar-Gronke
Wallace and Noreen Duszynski
Michael Dye, Esq.
Hon. Angela M. Eaves
Hanlon Edward
Henry Eigles
Eric Eisen
Jessie Eka
Jessica Emerson
Hon. Judith C. Ensor
Kristen Eustis
Spencer Evans
Virginia B. Evans
Exelon Foundation
Hon. John Fader, II and Kathryn K. Fader
George H. Falter, III
Elaine B. Farrant
Olivia Farrow
Janet Fedder
Suzanne Feinstein
Judith Feldt
Savonne L. Ferguson, Esq.
Honorable Michael J. Finifter
Rosemary and Brenton Flickinger
Tonya Foley
Elizabeth M. Foley
Ann E. Francis and Jayne Anderson
Frances Sutton Friedman and Sidney Stafford Friedman
Gerry Gaeng
Christine Gallagher
Michael N. Gambrill
Nathan Gardner-Andrews
Alan F. M. Garten
Vickie Gaul
Robert A. Gaumont
Ellen F. Gede
Manuel Geraldo
Richard Gershberg
Carol A. Gilbert
Joseph K. Githuku, Esq.
Wesley Eddy Glaudin
Donna M. Glover
Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D.
Robert Glushakow
Hon. Lydie Glynn
Avrum S. Goldberg
Rob Goldman
Barry Goldstein and Carol Zuckerman
Tattiana Goluskin
Charles P. Goodell
Jay Richard Gordon
Andrew Jay Graham
Jessica Grandas
Brandy Gray
Gillis Green
John and Beverly Griffith
Jeffrey B. Grill
Alan and Barbara Grochal
Cynthia Gross
Michael E. Gross
Charles Gross
James M. Grosser
Elizabeth L. Grove
Arlene M. Grove
Beth Grupp
Katherine and Walter Gugler
Mollie Habermeier
Lisa B. Hall
Christopher J. Hamaty
Calvin I. Hamburger
James D. Handley
Hon. Edward Hargadon (Ret.)
Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum and Harold Weisbaum
Hon. Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.
Robert Harris
Wayne Harting
Joy Y. Hatchette
Novlette Haughton
Eddie Healy
Victoria Hedian
Helga Heiman
Steven Harold Heisler
James Hemelt
Caylee Henderson
Law Office of Jeanett P. Henry LLC
Mary E. Henry
Elisabeth Herndon
Christine Hill
Ronald M. Hirschel
Lorenzo Holloway
Henry Holzman
Gary Honick
Thomas Scott Hood
Junwei W Hou
Nancy Hudes
Mabeth Wilson Hudson
Michael H. Hughes
Domenic R. Iamele
Gary and Deborah Ignatowski
Kelly Hughes Iverson
Michael Jacko
Shelly Jackson
Eugene James
Kathy Jascewsky
Michael Johnson
Lashawn Michelle Johnson
Laura Johnson
Ashlee Johnson
David D. Johnston
Lashauna Jones
George F. Jones
Jubilee Baltimore
Paula M. Junghans
Jonathan P. Kagan
William Kahn
Russell  D. Karpook
Robert Kasunic
William M. Katcef
Laurence M. and Sandra L. Katz
Mark D. Katz
Stanley H. Katz
Mitchell Kearney
Mr. and Mrs. Dale P. Kelberman
Lauren Kelly-Washington
Cynthia Hitt Kent
Lisa Kershner
Bob and Leslie Kim
Kathryn H. Klassen
Wallace Kleid
Jeffrey Kotz
James B. Kraft
Jerry Kraisinger
Mary J Kretschmer
Nicole Lacoste Folks
Lauren Lake
Susan Land
Jim and Ann Lano
Andrew Lapayowker and Sarah McCafferty
Justin and Margaret Lefevre
Barbara Lehmann Siegel
Lawrence Lerman
Johanna Leshner
Steve and Toby Leven
Lauren Levy
Pamela Lew
Megan Lewis
John R. Lewis
Jennifer L. Lewis-David
Kimberly L. Limbrick
Barbara A. Lingg
Michelle Nicole Lipkowitz
Tom and Ann Lloyd
Tarrant H. Lomax
Dr. Theresa R. Lorch
Joan Luria
Jerald and Eve Lurie
McCauley Lyman, LLC
Merry Lymn
Deirdre Lynch
Tom Lynch
Mary Rose Day Fund
Debbi Mack
Ava-Lisa Macon
Gregory J. Madden
Howell S. Baum and Madelyn Siegel
David Michael Maged
John T. Maguire
Karen Renee Malinowski
Lynne Malone
Lisa S. Mankofsky
Jeffrey A. Markowitz
Brian Marsh
Andrea Martin
Saumya Maru
Maryland Charity Campaign
Maryland Legal Aid
Michelle Marzullo
Jay Maschas
Trish Maskew
Michael A. Mastracci
Aaron M. Max
Linda McClellan
Brian Elwell McDonough
Dana W. McKee
Michael J. McKeown
Christine McSherry
Stephen Z. Meehan
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Metz
J. Michael
William Michaels
Robert Michelson
Meg Michiels
Hon. Dana Middleton
John R. Mietus
Kimberly A. Millender
Henry R. Miller
Linda M. Miller
Thomas J. Minton
Raja Mishra
Jennifer Molina
Daniel Patrick Moloney
Christina Moore
Joseph T. Moran, Jr.
Hon. John Morrissey
Robert and Nancy Morrow
Wayne Morse
Mildred Morse
Rosem Morton
Cindy Motsko
David Victor and Naomi Isaacson Becker
Ali Muhammad
Mulinazzi Law Office
Fergal Mullally
Anne Murphy
Jeffrey Myers
Sean and Amy Myers-Payne
Renarda L. Nash-Ward
Patrick A. Naughton
Hon. Douglas R. M. Nazarian
Christopher and Mary Nemarich
Hon. William M. Nickerson (Ret.)
Eli Noff
Terrence Nolan
Laurence C. Nolan, Esq.
Nathan Nordstedt
Gary C. Norman
Sarah G. Novosel
Andrew W Nussbaum
Kelly O’Brien
Lee and Marilyn Ogburn
Aaron Oldenburg
Margaret “Meg” Oliver
Leandra Ollie
OneMain Financial Foundation
Christina Janee Opoku
Joe Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Orenstein
Dr. Diane J. and Eric G. Orlinsky
Richard and Elizabeth Osterman
Grover C. Outland III
Thomas L. and Leslie V. Owsley
Erin Parker
Susan Parks
Leo F. Partridge
Thomas G. Peter
Amy Petkovsek
Michael T. Phillips
Nafissa Pio
Mary J. Pizzo
Paul Michael Polansky
Larry Polen
Albert B. Polovoy
Carolyn I. Polowy
Steven Potter
Barry W. Powell
Matt Powell
Carolyn Powers-Brown
Hunter Prillaman
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.
Gerard and Arlene Prud’homme
Sharon Rabinovitz
Jeffrey Ramberg
Aaron P. Rapoport, MD
Hon. Martha F. Rasin (Ret.)
Dana Reed
Ronnie Reno
Robert Reynolds
Christopher J. Reynolds
George Reynolds
Stasia and Patrick Reynolds, Esq.
Melissa Rhea
Eileen C. Riley
Douglas B. Riley
Susan M. Ringler
Calvin J. Riorda
Sandra Humphries Riviears
Lonnie R. Robbins
Donald B. Robertson
Alexander Robinson
Harriet Robinson
Lydia S. Robinson
Marc W. Rock
Cynthia Rodgers-Waire
Samantha Rodier
Robert D. Roseman
Barry F. Rosen
Matthew A. Rosenblatt
Bruce and Ellen Rothschild
Melissa Rothstein
Kathryn M. Rowe
Amber Royal
Clifford Royalty
Michael S. Rubenstein
Benjamin Rubin
William D. Rudolph
Nancy H. Russell-Forrester
Joy and Steve Sakamoto-Wengel
Antonio Salazar
Patricia A. Sameth
Jane Santoni
Hon. Nathan Braverman (Ret.) and Lynn B. Sassin
Shannon Sausville
James C. Savage
Diana Savit
Jerome C. Schaefer
Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD
Mike Schatzow
Neil J. Schechter
Ellyn Schettino
Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered
Teresa Schmiedeler
Sanford D. Schreiber
Michael and Susan Schrock
Vicki Schultz
Ira Schwartz
Ronald L. Schwartz
David Scull
Hon. Mark F. Scurti
Kirk Seaman
Sefret-Weinstock Family
Joseph Selba
Richard J. Shaker
Hanna Marie Sheehan
Edward Shields
Anna Sholl
Catherine M. Shultz
Brian P. Siegel
Dennis G. Silverman
Sarah Simmons
Hon. Gina Simms
Andrew N. Sindler
Mary Christine Sinelli
Robert M. Skelton
Darlene A. Skinner
Erika F. Daneman Slater and Josh Slater
Krystil E. Smith Esq.
Gina M. Smith
Valerie Johnston Smith
Michael Smith
Mary Alice Smolarek
Michael Sonnenfeld
Carolyn A. Quattrocki and Paul W. Spence
Lloyd Spivak
Nancy S. Spritz
John Stabile
Jamaal Stafford
Joyce Hatcher Stanley
William Steinwedel
Deborah Stern
Joy Stinson
Robert Stockman
Pamela J. Stone
Alexis P. Storey
Eric Stravitz
Ruhma Sufian
Joel I. Suldan
Diane Sullivan
Robert A. Suls
George and Pamela Swegman
The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving
Julia Tanner
Vanita M. Taylor
Joseph B. Tetrault
Brian Thompson
Steuart H. Thomsen
Lt. Col. Paul G. Thomson
Jerrold Thrope
Laura F. Tilley
William S.Tinney
T-Mobile
Donald Bruce Tobin
Jennifer Tosky
Jennifer Treff
Frank E. Turney
Turnipseed Law, LLC
Lois Myrna Tuttle
Brooks and Susan Underwood Leahy
United Way of Central Maryland
Emily Vainieri
Tim VanCisin
Steven W. Vanderbosch
Gerard Vetter
Armand J. Volta, Jr.
Lawrence I. Wachtel
Jessica Wack
Doris Green Walker
Michele Bresnick Walsh
Troy Walters
Chandler Walters
Michele Ward
Terrell Warren
Richard and Manuele Wasserman
Jennifer and Michael Wazenski
J.W. Thompson Webb
Dean Ronald Weich
Doris N. Weil
Olivia Wein
Leesa N. Weiss
Christine Wells
Kathleen Michele Werner
Kaitlyn Wernsing
Anne Marie Westerbaan-Klein
Phillip Westry
Anne M. Wheeler
Hon. Pamela J. White
Eugene White
Victoria White
James L. Wiggins
James Wilkins
Carmen L. Williams
Peggy Williams
John D. Williams
Amy Williams
Joel P. Williams
Andrea D. Williams
John T. Willis
Lynn Willis
Ryan Wilson
Jane A. Wilson
Priscilla Wilson-Milton
Richard Winelander
Viola A. Woolums
Jefferson V. Wright
Ben Yhim
Alice and Jennifer Young
Gary and Sharon Zimmers
Kimberly Zwick

Tributes

In Honor of Robert D. Anbinder, Esq. | Hon. Michael J. Finifter  

In Honor of Richard Costella | Lorraine Costella, Margaret Costella  

In Honor of Heather Heiman | Helga Heiman  

In Honor of Dr. Ann Irvine | Michael T. Phillips 

In Honor of Michael J. McKeown | Steve and Toby Leven  

In Honor of M. Natalie McSherry | Hon. Judith C. Ensor  

In Honor of the MVLS Staff | Joy and Steve Sakamoto-Wengel  

In Honor of Greg Powell | Matt Powell  

In Memory of John C. Beers | Richard Bloch  

In Memory of Ruby T. Brewington | Ali Muhammad  

In Memory of Samantha Castronovo | Ingrid and Charles Castronovo  

In Memory of E. Charles Dann Jr.  

In Memory of Patricia S. Gordon  

In Memory of Frank T. Gray, Esq.
Anonymous
Stanard T. Klinefelter
Steven D. Shattuck
Richard C. Tilghman, Jr. Esq.
James J. Winn Jr.  

In Memory of Lillian Hunter and In Honor of her MVLS Volunteer Jason Morton, Esq. | The Family of Lillian Hunter  

In Memory of Albert Martin Johnston | David D. Johnston  

In Memory of Alexander I. Lewis III | Jennifer L. Lewis-David 

In Memory of Don McPherson III
Bob Brennen
Alan C. Cason
Lawrence D. Coppel
Elaine B. Farrant
John and Beverly Griffith
Katherine and Walter Gugler 
Henry D. Kahn
Michelle Nicole Lipkowitz
John P. Machen
M. Natalie McSherry
Eric and Chrissy Miller
Chris Rahl
Hutch Robbins
Lee Sheller
Paul S. Sugar

In Memory of William C. Mitchell, Jr. Esq. | Hon. Phillip T. Caroom  

In Memory of Margaret Weekes Reynolds | Christopher J. Reynolds 

In Memory of Marshall & Mickey Wright | Jefferson V. Wright 

Legacy Society

Members of the legacy society have notified MVLS of their plans to leave a bequest that supports justice for all.

Susan Francis and Sandy Daniels
Mary T. Keating
Alex Montanio
Susan T. Preston
Richard J. Shaker

You can learn more about planned giving here or simply email ksutton@mvlslaw.org.

Fiscal Year 2023 | July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Financials

Revenue- $4,305,001 Of that total, MLSC = $1,420,297, Federal and State Grants=$1,043,625, Fundraising= $1,684,017, Contracted Services = $48,868, Investment Income = $106,418 and Miscellaneous Income - $1,776

Unrestricted Net Assets – $2,526,577
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets – $109,457
Total Net Assets – $2,636,034

Expenses $3,523,710 Of that, Program = $2,839,474, operating = $345,849, and fundraising and events = $338,447

During FY23, MVLS became eligible for the employee retention credit. Because the amount of the credit exceeded the payroll tax expense, it has been recorded as revenue.

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