Installation for Silver Spring Attorney Kevin I. Goldberg Set for Friday Evening, May 8, at Baltimore's Tremont Grand
Kevin I. Goldberg, a partner at Silver Spring-based law firm Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, LLC, has been named incoming President of the Maryland Association for Justice for 2009-2010. The Maryland Association for Justice was previously named the Maryland Trial Lawyer's Association.
Just 38 years old, Goldberg, will be the second-youngest serving president of the Columbia, MD-based organization, formerly known as the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. His formal installation takes place this Friday evening, May 8, at the Tremont Grand, 225 N. Charles Street, in Baltimore. Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m., with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley serving as keynote speaker. The youngest president of the Maryland Trial Lawyer's Association was John Sellinger who was age 36 and President in 1989.
According to Goldberg, his selection marks a milestone in his young career. "I look forward to working with my fellow trial lawyers to ensure that citizens throughout the state continue to enjoy unfettered access to both the courts and a civil justice system that provides a viable framework to allow 'the little guy' to stand up to big corporations and insurance companies," Goldberg says. "This concept forms the basic foundation upon which the Maryland Association for Justice is built; and our firm wholly subscribes to the association's overall mission and philosophy."
The Association is also extremely active in numerous public service projects, on which Goldberg expects to play both an active and creative role. "As an organization, we buy and distribute bike helmets to children; purchase and distribute educational supplies for disadvantaged schools; we buy, distribute and install smoke detectors in low income neighborhoods in conjunction with the Baltimore City Fire Department; and we buy turkeys for the hungry at Thanksgiving time," he says. "It's an organization that does a ton of good in the community, and I'm excited about putting my stamp on some of those programs." The Maryland Association for Justice won the Best Public Service Award in 2008 for its Public Awareness Schools Program, which is a program that was spearheaded by Louise Locke, an Officer of the Association.
In previous years, Goldberg founded the Association's New Lawyer's Section, served as Fundraising Chair, served on the Trial Reporter Committee and served as Parliamentarian, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.
From 2007 through 2009, he was profiled by Super Lawyers Magazine for his selection among the top five percent of practicing attorneys in a peer review and evaluation process conducted by Law & Politics. He also served as an Associate Editor of The Catholic University Law Review, from where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1996. In 1993, Goldberg received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure.
In his practice, Goldberg represents seriously injured children and adults in automobile collisions, medical negligence, premises liability, negligent security and general tort litigation.
About Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, LLC: Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, LLC handles medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. All three name partners (Kevin Goldberg, Kevin Finnegan and Christian Mester) were selected by their peers for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in 2009. For additional information, visit www.gfmlawllc.com.
About the Maryland Association for Justice: Founded in 1954, The Maryland Association for Justice is dedicated to keeping families safe. The Association helps individuals harmed by the unsafe behavior of others obtain meaningful redress through the civil justice system. The Association zealously guards the right to trial by jury, vigorously advocates on behalf of consumers' legal rights, seeks to advance excellence in trial advocacy through continuing legal education and member services, and is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. For additional information, visit www.marylandassociationforjustice.com