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CRAIG F. BALLEW is a principal of the law firm of Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A., in Baltimore. He has worked with management in all areas of labor and employment law since 1985. Mr. Ballew has extensive experience speaking and writing for numerous professional groups, including the MICPEL program, on labor and employment topics. He is a former field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Ballew is the co-chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (member, Labor Section and Committee on Laws), and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Mr. Ballew earned his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. (Gaithersburg and Hagerstown locations)
MITCHELL BATT is a sole practitioner in Rockville at the Law Office of Mitchell Batt, where he practices in the areas of age discrimination, covenants not to compete, employee rights, employment at will, employment breach of contract, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour law and sexual harassment. Mr. Batt is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Virginia and Districts of Maryland and the District of Columbia), Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Maryland State and American Bar Associations (Montgomery County) and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Batt earned his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State, his M.L.I.R. degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from George Washington University. (Gaithersburg location)
ALEXANDER P. BERG is an attorney with the law firm of Kollman & Saucier, P.A. Mr. Berg focuses his management-side practice on issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, as well as state and local human rights and wage and hour statutes. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Berg earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center. (Gaithersburg and Hagerstown locations)
DOUGLAS W. DESMARAIS is a partner with Smith & Downey, P.A., in Baltimore, where his practice deals with all aspects of employment relationships. He has a particular emphasis in his practice on educating employers about the many labor and employment laws that govern the workplace, and then helping those employers comply with these laws, thus avoiding costly and time consuming litigation. Additionally, Mr. Desmarais has extensive experience in representing clients before the EEOC, DOL, OFCCP, NLRB, and numerous other federal, state and local agencies and courts. He is also a frequent lecturer on employment-related topics, and he is the editor and coauthor of the first edition of the American Bar Association’s Model Jury Instructions for Employment Litigation. Mr. Desmarais earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University; his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law; and his LL.M. degree, in labor law, from Georgetown University School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. (Gaithersburg and Hagerstown locations)
ZACHARY ERWIN is a partner with the law firm of Anderson, Coe & King, LLP. Mr. Erwin concentrates his civil litigation practice primarily in the areas of workers' compensation and labor and employment defense. He has extensive experience in Maryland and the District of Columbia representing employers and insurers in workers' compensation cases. Mr. Erwin’s practice also includes defending employers against individual and collective actions raising employment discrimination, employee benefits, and wage and hour claims under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has vast experience representing employers and insurers in both state and federal court and before state and federal administrative agencies, including: the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, numerous Maryland and D.C. Fair Employment Practices agencies, the Department of Labor, and MOSH/OSHA. Mr. Erwin has been named a Rising Star in workers’ compensation for 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He earned his B.A. degree from Denison University and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law. Mr. Erwin is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia; and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. (Gaithersburg and Hagerstown locations)
ANDREA MURPHY is an attorney at Kollman & Saucier, P.A. in Timonium. Her practice focuses on various areas of business and employment law matters, including responding to charges of employment discrimination, wage and hour law compliance, reviewing employee handbook policies, and litigation. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and her J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is admitted to the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., and the U.S. District Court, Maryland. (Gaithersburg and Hagerstown locations)