CarneyKelehan’s Kevin Kelehan recognized by Maryland State Bar Association

Kevin Kelehan, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, received the Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner Award from the Real Property Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. The award “is given annually to a Maryland real estate attorney who best exemplifies the experience, client service, technical skill, integrity, collegiality and courtesy… READ MORE

Judy Bresler

Judy Bresler concentrates her practice in the field of education law, representing local boards of education and superintendents throughout Maryland. Ms. Bresler handles legal issues involving personnel evaluation, discipline, dismissal, discrimination defense, and disability accommodations as well as student matters including discipline and expulsion.

Ms. Bresler also provides policy advice and representation on issues involving student assignment; school boundaries; and First Amendment Free Speech, Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause cases. She counsels clients on Open Meetings Law and Public Information Act compliance as well as confidentiality laws and discrimination and civil rights matters. She is experienced in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, grievance and arbitration hearings and issues of governmental immunity.

Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Ms. Bresler was a high school English teacher and brings a knowledgeable and practical approach to problem solving for clients. A frequent speaker on education law topics, she is an adjunct professor of education law at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She is a co-author of the “Maryland School Law Deskbook,” published by LexisNexis, and she also recently co-authored a chapter in the “MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook.”

Representative Decisions:

  • Venter v. Board of Educ., 195 Md.App. 648 (2006)
  • Hurl v. Board of Educ. of Howard County, 107 Md.App. 286 (1995)
  • Elprin v. Howard County Bd. of Educ., 57 Md.App. 458 (1984)
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of MD, Inc. v. Montgomery County Public Schools, 373 F.3d 589, (2004)
  • Rosenfeld v. Montgomery County Public Schools, 161 Ed.LawRep. 143 (2001)
  • Eisenberg ex rel. Eisenberg v. Montgomery County Public Schools, 197 F.3d 123 (1999)

Practice Areas:

  • Education Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College of Education, B.A.

Professional Associations:

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Foundation
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Maryland Council of Local School Board Attorneys President
  • Maryland Association of Boards of Education
  • American Inns Court of Montgomery County

Community Involvement:

  • Synagogue Shaare Tefila