Bankruptcy Bar Association
for the District of Maryland




Lisa Bittle Tancredi

One South Street
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 385-5048

President Elect
Stephen Metz
12505 Park Potomac Ave.
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 230-6564

Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark
500 East Pratt St.
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133
(410) 332-8797


Asst. Secretary

Jennifer Kneeland

7200 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 961-5205


Rich Costella

100 Light Street, 5th Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 385-3440

Asst. Treasurer
Gabrielle Duvall

7200 Wisconsin Ave.,

Suite 800
Bethesda MD 20814

(301) 961-5264

Past President

Lynn A. Kohen
6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 600
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 344-6221



Frederick W. H. Carter

Christina Hamilton-Eisler

 Patti Jefferson

Craig Palik





Page Last Updated:

August 11, 2014


September 5, 2009
Bankruptcy Bar Assn.

News / Announcements
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Upcoming Events
Date/Time Description of Event

Tue., Sep. 9

5-7 PM

Ceremonial Courtoom 1A
US Dist. Court
101 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD

Come to the September 9, 2014 production of "The Treason Trial of John Hodges" and enjoy what promises to be an entertaining and informative evening featuring Bankruptcy Judge and historian James F. Schneider.

Click this link for details.

Fri., Sep. 12

12:30 PM





Please RSVP no later than Tue., Sep. 9

Bankruptcy Bar of Maryland, Baltimore Division, Kickoff Luncheon


  Hotel Monaco

  2 N. Charles St.

  Baltimore, MD 21201

Topic: State of the Court

Speaker: Mark Neal, Clerk of Court of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of MD



Chapter Chairs

For information on any of the above-listed events, please contact the appropriate Chapter Chair.

Baltimore Chapter Chair
Catherine Hopkin


Greenbelt Chapter Chair
Steven Goldberg


Baltimore Asst. Chapter Chair

 David Sommer


Greenbelt Asst. Chapter Chair
 Brian Tucci


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