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Kathy Stump joins CarneyKelehan focusing on education law

Kathy Stump joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP as an attorney with a practice focusing on education law. Stump expands the team of firm lawyers representing Maryland boards of education, local superintendents and school systems in federal and state courts, administrative hearings and mediations and arbitrations. The team provides counsel and representation in… READ MORE

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Kathy Stump joins CarneyKelehan focusing on education law

Kathy Stump joined Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP as an attorney with a practice focusing on education law. Stump expands the team of firm lawyers representing Maryland boards of education, local superintendents and school systems in federal and state courts, administrative hearings and mediations and arbitrations.

The team provides counsel and representation in a variety of matters, including student and employee disciplinary hearings and appeals, state and federal litigation and federal and state regulatory compliance. The team also advises school systems on state, federal and constitutional issues.

Stump brings experience in both law and education. Prior to joining CarneyKelehan, she was an instructional facilitator for nonpublic services and special education compliance for the Howard County Public School System. She facilitated due process and mediation, conducted investigations, represented schools, developed policies, ensured compliance with the state and federal regulations, provided legal guidance and supported counsel for the school system.

Previously, Stump was an educational program specialist for the Baltimore City Public School System where she supported schools in developing individualized education plans for students. She was an educational program specialist and special education compliance specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education.

In addition, Stump served as a teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools, the Maryland Correctional Training Center and Washington County Public Schools.

Stump holds a license to practice law in Maryland and U.S. District Court for Maryland. She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, her Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University Maryland and her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from High Point University.

Remembering the Work and Legacy of Thomas M. Meachum

It is with great sadness that the CarneyKelehan family announces that Thomas M. Meachum, our partner, colleague and friend for more than 26 years, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Over the years, Tom provided a balanced, measured, compassionate and highly intellectual approach to our firm.… Continue Reading

CarneyKelehan ranked among 2022 ‘Best Law Firms’

Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP was ranked among the 2022 “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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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