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.

Thanks to Everyone Who Joined Us at the 2023-2024 BBA Joint Kickoff Luncheon on September 22, 2023!

We had a great turnout at the first annual Joint Kickoff Luncheon at The Kings Contrivance! 

We look forward to making this an annual tradition.

Thank you again to all our wonderful sponsors:

Sirody & Ruben Bankruptcy Center, LLC

Miles & Stockbridge PC

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Samuel I. White, P.C.

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

Funk & Bolton, P.A.

Brock & Scott PLLC

BWW Law Group, LLC


Homewise Realty

MorrisMargulies, LLC

Offit Kurman

Hirschler Fleischer, P.C.

Venable LLP

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg, PA

Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP

McNamee Hosea

Cole Schotz P.C.


2023-2024 Officers and Directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

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

Joseph M. Selba

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.

Brian Tucci


David Sommer

President Elect

Justin Fasano


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 case reporters are Bradley Swallow, Kristen Eustis, Marissa Lilja, and Justin Fasano. The MBBA wants to publish original articles written by members about aspects of bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. Interested? Contact Jennifer Kneeland or (703) 749-1026. 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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