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Jodi is a litigation attorney with experience in state and federal courts. She has represented and advised clients in matters as diverse as tortious inference, professional malpractice, family law, and property litigation. Jodi’s practice currently emphasizes civil litigation. Less than 4 years into practicing law, Maryland Super Lawyers recognized Jodi as a “Rising Star,” in 2014 – 2017 and Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Urbana, MD. An honor given to less than 2.5 percent of all of the attorneys in Maryland.

A perfect weekend for Jodi includes shopping with her mom and sisters, enjoying a great Mexican restaurant and better margaritas, church on Sunday, and fishing with her husband.

Education & Awards

Temple University (LL.M., Trial Advocacy 2010)
Regent University (J.D., 2008) cum laude
*2008 Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Award
*Symposium Editor, Regent University Law Review
*Chair, Regent University Trial Advocacy Board
McDaniel College (B.S., Physics, 2001) cum laude

Clerkships and Internships

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk, VA
Judicial Intern, The Honorable Walter D. Kelley, Jr. (2007)
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD
Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Ronald A. Silkworth, (2008-2009)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Often featured speaker on the Todd Laborwit Show for discussions about wills, trusts, and estates.
Featured Speaker on topics in business law (2014 Central Women in Agriculture Forum, May 20, 2014).
Estate Planning Essentials, Urbana Regional Library, February 2014
Faculty & Presenter: District Court Civil Trial Practice – A Litigation Skills Workshop (Maryland State Bar Association CLE, Fall 2010)
Do Two Wrongs Forfeit A Constitutional Right? Revising A Hearsay Rule to Protect the Right to Confrontation, THE FED. LAW. (Jan. 2008).

Bar Admissions

Maryland
U.S. District Court of Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia

Associations

Maryland State Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
D. C. Bar Association
Frederick County Bar Association
Frederick County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (Past Chair)