Welcome to the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association. If you are an attorney who wishes to become a member of the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, click the Join or Become a Member buttons.

** Please note that dues increased this year to $195 for general attorney members and $125 for government attorneys and attorneys with less than 3 years’ experience.

2024-2025 Officers and Directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

President: David G. Sommer
President Elect: Justin P. Fasano
Secretary: Bradley J. Swallow
Assistant Secretary: Marguerite L. DeVoll
Treasurer: Laura S. Bouyea
Assistant Treasurer: Augustus T. Curtis
Joint Events Chair Dennis J. Shaffer
Chapter Events Chair: L. Jeanette Rice
Chapter Events Assistant Chair: Angela L. Shortall
At-Large Director - Baltimore: Jessica Duvall
At-Large Director - Greenbelt: John C. Schropp
Immediate Past President: Brian A. Tucci

The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association

The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association ("MBBA") established in 1988 is the premier organization in the State of Maryland for attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring. The MBBA is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.


Click here to view our full list of Officers and Chapter Representatives for the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association.

David Sommer


Justin Fasano

President Elect

In addition to supplying members with up-to-date articles and new posts, the Bankruptcy Bar Association recently asked some of its members to serve as case reporters to make the membership aware of new Bankruptcy Court decisions from our district. The MBBA wants to publish original articles written by members about aspects of bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. Interested? Contact Angela Shortall or 410-783-6385 or ashortall@3cubed-as.com. Please review our guidelines for submission and publication agreement here.


Educational Material

In this section you will find written articles, case reports, outlines, and course materials from our continuing legal education seminars.

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Within our Manuals Resources section you will find manuals prepared by members of the MBBA that outline best practices and procedures relevant to our jurisdiction.

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Bankruptcy Court

A wealth of information can be found on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland’s website, including electronic case filing, local rules and opinions.

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U.S. Trustees

Our U.S. Trustees Resources section contains helpful information and links.

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The MBBA has compiled a library of Legal Links that members may find beneficial.

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