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



Frederick W. H. Carter

Christina Hamilton-Eisler

 Patti Jefferson

Craig Palik





Page Last Updated:

February 24, 2015


September 5, 2009
Bankruptcy Bar Assn

News / Announcements
pushpin MVLS Needs Your Help - MVLS has been unable to keep current with the volume of low income individuals that need bankruptcy attorney representation. MVLS currently has a number of bankruptcy clients that are in need of volunteer attorneys. Interested attorneys should contact Michelle Swift, MVLS Pro Bono Program Manager at (443) 451-4068.
 Educational Materials

New Article!


 ABI’s Mentoring Program Seeking Mentors and Mentees, by Patricia A. Redmond, Edward T. Gavin, Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark and Timothy R. Bow, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Volume XXXIV, No. 2, February 2015. (Reprinted with permission from the American Bankruptcy Institute).



Here is a link to this month's educational materials.

pushpin The BBA wants to publish original articles written by members about aspects of bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. Interested? Contact Lori Simpson, Articles Editor, at 410-468-0054.

Here is a link to our guidelines for submission and publication agreement.


  The contents of this Web site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or professional advice regarding any matter.
Upcoming Events
Date/Time Description of Event

being rescheduled

6 PM


7 PM



Please RSVP by

Bankruptcy Bar of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, Cocktail Meeting





March 5, 2015

6-9 PM

BWI Airport Marriott

“Trials & Tribulations. The Good, The Bad & the Funny of Practicing Law.”

Join the Citizenship Law Related Education Program on March 5, 2015, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the BWI Airport Marriott for an evening of storytelling by local attorneys. Proceeds benefit CLREP’s Teen Court, Law Links & Mock Trial Programs. For tickets, go to


Wed. March 18, 2015

12:30 PM



Please RSVP by

Mon Mar 16


Bankruptcy Bar of Maryland, Baltimore Division, Meeting





  Tydings & Rosenberg
  100 East Pratt St, 26th Floor
  Baltimore, Maryland

March 24, 2015

 8:30 am to 1:15 pm

2015 Advanced Bankruptcy Institute
Ecker Business Training Center
Columbia, Maryland
Register at:


May 1-2, 2015 Spring Break CLE Weekend
Westin Annapolis Hotel
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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