MICHAEL J. GORBY is a founder and partner with Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC. He is a nationally recognized leader in complex corporate disputes, professional negligence cases, and liability issues that arise for property owners and managers, such as hotel chains, restaurants, shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, and other public venues. Since 1998, Mr. Gorby has served as the program chair for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (an affiliate of the University of Georgia) on the topic of Premises Liability. He is also the author of a popular legal treatise, Premises Liability in Georgia, which is published by Thomson Reuters/West, and which is now in its third edition. Mr. Gorby serves as an instructor/lecturer for Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) in the area of procuring government contracts and is also a registered mediator. He earned his B.A. degree from Georgia State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
STEVEN B. VINICK is of counsel with the law firm of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, P.C., and practices in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. He is the treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Prince George’s County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, and the Maryland Association of Justice. Mr. Vinick was the Maryland Association of Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2011. He earned his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.