Kaitlin D. Corey
Kaitlin is a June 2016 admittee to the Maryland Bar, but Jim feels as though he has worked with her for years, which is precisely correct. Kaitlin is not a person to waste time. Hers or a client’s. After graduating from college in only three years (with a bachelor's degree, not an associate degree!), and finishing her first year of law school, she arrived at the firm from an administrative law job in Montgomery County. Jim and Kaitlin interviewed each other and after discussion and negotiation, they made a deal. Kaitlin would work for Jim as his assistant while she attended law school, and Jim would teach her to practice law if she was worthy.
It wasn’t easy for Jim; at first it may have been more work than he signed on for (and we are even more certain the deal wasn’t so easy for Kaitlin, as Jim was more work than she signed on for). But lo and behold: Exposed daily to a myriad of complex legal issues, her knowledge, skill levels and ability to interact swelled. And she learned, soaking it all up like a sponge.
Kaitlin’s legal interests also swelled. She took every IP course offered by her law school and finishing school only six credits shy of those credits required for an LL.M. (Tax). We predict she will return and snag those credits, and we predict, also, Kaitlin will be a fierce competitor but that she will retain her warm heart.
And did we mention, with Jim in trial for much of Spring 2017, Kaitlin taught his Trademark and Unfair Competition class at the Law School on many afternoons. And why not? Kaitlin, when she took this course as a student, scored the highest grade in the entire class.