Updates from the MVLS Board of Directors

MVLS is happy to announce our new and returning officers and members to the Board of Directors. These officers and new members were elected during the annual meeting on June 20, 2018. MVLS’ Board of Directors are responsible for directing the organization’s strategic plan to deliver life changing pro bono legal services to Marylanders with limited income. 

2019 MVLS Board Officers

  • E. Hutchinson Robbins, Jr., president
  • Anthony P. Ashton, vice president
  • Michael S. Clevenger, treasurer
  • Martha Lessman Katz, secretary

E. Hutchinson (“Hutch”) Robbins, Jr., was elected board president. Mr. Robbins is a principal at Miles & Stockbridge and heads the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation practice group. He represents a broad array of businesses and individuals in business litigation, and he has extensive experience in all facets of state and federal trial and appellate practice.


Anthony P. Ashton, civil litigator at Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones P.A. was elected to board vice president. Mr. Ashton’s practice involves contract and real estate disputes, torts, class actions, consumer protection statues, shareholders’ rights and fiduciary duties of officers and directors.




Michael S. Clevenger, vice president of BB&T Bank’s wealth management division, was elected board treasurer. Mr. Clevenger is a personal trust specialist at BB&T in Westminster where he handles trust real estate and manages investment accounts.


Martha Lessman Katz, founder of Lessman|Katz Law was elected board secretary. Ms. Lessman Katz is a technology, licensing, internet and privacy attorney and helps businesses with a variety of matters regarding privacy and data security, e-commerce, emerging issues with social media, and intellectual property transactions.



Two current board members were elected to additional three-year terms: Robert Grossbart (Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg) and Savonne L. Ferguson (T. Rowe Price Associates) and two new board members were elected to serve initial three-year terms.

2019 New Board Members

Gregory K. Kirby, member of Pessin Katz Law (PK Law) was voted to MVLS’ board of directors. Mr. Kirby is a part of the firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group, and his concentration is in all aspects of civil litigation with a focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance defense and product and pharmaceutical liability.




Martin H. Schreiber II (Marty), principal at the Law Office of Martin H. Schreiber II, LLC was elected to MVLS’ board of directors. Mr. Schreiber’s areas of specialty include civil law, commercial litigation and appeals.