The Board of Directors of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Robert Grossbart, President of Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg, PA, was elected to the board on April 17, 2013. Mr. Grossbart is an experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyer, longstanding MVLS volunteer and volunteer mentor as well as Chapter 7 bankruptcy instructor. His practice includes Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, IRS tax disputes and advocacy for clients burdened with consumer debt or improperly harassed by creditors. MVLS recognized Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg as its Law Firm of the Year in 2012 for the exceptional support Mr. Grossbart and his firm have given to MVLS and low-income clients struggling with consumer debt or facing foreclosure. In 2011, Mr. Grossbart received the Maryland Pro Bono Service Award at the annual meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association.