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Craig Meuser joins CarneyKelehan, expanding firm’s education law practice

Craig Meuser joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on school law. Meuser, who brings 23 years of legal experience, expands the firm’s Education Group, representing local boards of education and school systems throughout the state of Maryland. Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, Meuser represented school boards in Connecticut… READ MORE

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Craig Meuser joins CarneyKelehan, expanding firm’s education law practice

Craig Meuser joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr as an attorney with a practice focusing on school law. Meuser, who brings 23 years of legal experience, expands the firm’s Education Group, representing local boards of education and school systems throughout the state of Maryland.

Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, Meuser represented school boards in Connecticut for 15 years as a member of Chinni & Meuser LLC and for nearly eight years as an associate at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.

Meuser has litigated school-related matters in administrative hearings and in federal and state courts. He has experience negotiating labor contracts, defending against employee claims and counseling boards of education about policy and contract matters. He also advises school leaders regarding special education and student accommodation issues as well as student discipline, residency and transportation. His counsel on these and other topics has helped guide Connecticut school districts through the challenges posed by the pandemic over the past year.

Prior to earning his law degree, summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University, Meuser taught high school social studies for eight years in both public and private settings in Connecticut. Meuser earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Dartmouth College and his Master of Education in secondary education from the University of Bridgeport.

Meuser is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Connecticut.

CarneyKelehan Garners Victory for HCC in Class Action Lawsuit

CarneyKelehan’s Eric Brousaides recently represented Howard Community College in a class-action lawsuit related to COVID-19 school closures and received a favorable decision. The case was brought by a student who had enrolled in HCC prior to the pandemic who claimed that the college breached its contract to provide an in-person learning experience when it closed in… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan’s Peter Fastow elected Real Property Section officer

Peter Fastow, an attorney with Columbia-based law firm Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. The Real Property Section brings together professionals with an interest in real property and related law, including laws concerning eminent domain, foreclosure, land acquisition and… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorney joins Heritage Housing Partners Corp. board

Claude de Vastey Jones, an attorney with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, joined the board of directors for Heritage Housing Partners Corp., which works to promote and provide affordable housing in Howard County. “This is such a wonderful opportunity to serve on the board of Heritage Housing Partners, whose mission is to meet one… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers 2021

Kevin Kelehan and Tom Meachum, partners with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Kelehan was listed in the publication’s construction law and real estate law practice areas. His real estate practice focuses… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’

Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was ranked among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report magazine and Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. CarneyKelehan was ranked in Baltimore’s first tier for real estate law and second tier for business organizations law and construction law. “We’ve… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan named 2019 Small Business of the Year

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, a law firm headquartered in Columbia with offices in Annapolis, Westminster and Salisbury, received an Award for Chamber Excellence as 2019 Small Business of the Year from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. “A strong and vibrant business community for Howard County has always been important to CarneyKelehan,”… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers 2020

Kevin Kelehan and Tom Meachum, partners with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Kelehan was listed in the publication’s construction law and real estate law practice areas. His real estate practice focuses… Continue Reading