Everette v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 2017 WL 2829673 (D. Md. 2017).

Frank v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 2017 WL 2172320 (D. Md. 2017).

Lamone v. Schlakman, 451 Md. 468, 153 A.3d 144 (2017) (argued).

Weisner v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 192 F. Supp. 3d 601 (D. Md. 2016).

Frank v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 149 F. Supp. 3d 566 (D. Md. 2015).

Fuller v. Republican Central Committee of Carroll County, 444 Md. 613, 120 A.3d 751 (2015) (argued).

Smith v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 2015 WL 996632 (D. Md. 2015).

Mostofi v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., 581 Fed. Appx. 283 (4th Cir. 2014).

Ziemkiewicz v, R+L Carriers, Inc., 996 F. Supp. 2d 378 (D. Md. 2014).

Merzbacher v. Shearin, 706 F.3d 3356 (4th Cir. 2013) (argued).

RaceRedi Motorsports, LLC v. Roush & Yates Racing Engines, LLC, 2011 WL 6026694 (D. Md. 2011).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Bahan, 441 Fed. Appx. 21 (2d Cir. 2011).

King v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 806 F. Supp. 2d 25 (D.D.C. 2011).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Bahan, 2010 WL 3431147 (S.D.N.Y. 2010).

Merzbacher v. Shearin, 732 F. Supp. 2d 527 (D. Md. 2010).

In re Estate of Tillinger, 23 Misc. 3d 1229, 907 N.Y.S.2d 441, 2010 WL 716167 (N.Y. Surrogate’s Court, Bronx Co. 2010).

Fidelity and Guaranty Life Inc. Co. v. Harrod, 334 Fed. Appx. 572, 2009WL2032140 (4th Cir. 2009).

DoveView, LLC v. SunTrust Bank, 2009WL2032140 (D. Md. 2009).

Fidelity and Guaranty Life Ins. Co. v. Harrod, 2008 WL 2246518 (D. Md. 2008).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Gilbert, 507 F.3d 952 (6th Cir. 2007) (argued).

Palm v. Wausau Benefits, Inc., 2007 WL 927617 (D. Md. 2007).

Briggs v. Marriott International, Inc., 205 Fed. Appx. 183, 2006 WL 3419838 (4th Cir. 2006) (argued).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Gilbert, 2006 WL 1211161 (E.D. Tenn. 2006).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Estate of Barnett, 2005 WL 1662257 (E.D. Mo. 2005).

Briggs v. Marriott International, Inc., 368 F. Supp. 2d 461 (D. Md. 2005).

DiCamillo v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 287 F. Supp. 2d 616 (D. Md. 2003).

In re Petition of Stratcap Investments, 154 Ohio App. 3d 89, 796 N.E. 2d 73 (2003) (argued).

Maltas v. Maltas, 65 Fed. Appx. 917, 2003 WL 21357315 (4th Cir. 2003) (argued).

Dunbar v. Orbital Sciences Group Disability Plan, 265 F. Supp. 2d 572 (D. Md. 2003).

Thomas v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 226 F. Supp. 2d 735 (D. Md. 2002).

Colony Apartments-Chapel Hill Ltd. Partnership v. Abacus Project Management, Inc., 206 F. Supp 2d 742 (D. Md. 2002).

Maltas v. Maltas, 197 F. Supp. 2d 409 (D. Md. 2002).

Burch v. Corcoran, 273 F.3d 577 (4th Cir. 2001) (argued).

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company v. Freeman, 94 F. Supp. 2d 689 (D. Md. 2000).

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston v. Stone Street Capital, Inc., 93 F. Supp 2d 630 (D. Md. 2000).

Burch v. State, 358 Md. 278, 747 A.2d 1209 (2000) (on brief).

Robinson v. Balog, 160 F.3d 183 (4th Cir. 1998) (on brief).

Omni Jet Trading, Inc. v. Heerensperger, 121 F.3d 699, 1997 WL 543381 (4th Cir. 1997) (argued).

United States v. Farmer, 112 F.3d 511, 1997 WL 218805 (4th Cir. 1997) (argued).

Proctor v. Morrissey, 97 F.3d 1448, 1996 WL 555302 (4th Cir. 1996) (argued).

J.H.W. Sr., Inc. v. Exxon Co, U.S.A., 921 F. Supp. 1436 (D. Md. 1996).

Thomas-Bey v. Nuth, 67 F.3d 296, 1995 WL 561296 (4th Cir. 1995) (argued).

Thomas-Bey v. Smith, 869 F. Supp. 1214 (D. Md. 1994).

Farmer v. Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore County, 31 F.3d 219 (4th Cir. 1994) (argued).

Petition of Thomas, 155 F.R.D. 124 (D. Md. 1994).

Fierro v. Gomez, 1993 WL 414673 (N.D. Cal. 1993).

State v. Thomas, 328 Md. 541, 616 A.2d 365 (1992) (argued).

State v. Thomas, 325 Md. 160, 599 A.2d 1171 (1992) (argued).

Faulkner Advertising Associates, Inc. v. Nissan Motor Corp. in U.S.A., 945 F.2d 694 (4th Cir. 1991) (en banc) (on brief).

Faulkner Advertising Associates, Inc. v. Nissan Motor Corp. in U.S.A., 905 F.2d 769 (4th Cir. 1990) (on brief).

Village of Cross Keys v. U.S. Gypsum Co., 315 Md. 741, 556 A.2d 1126 (1989) (on brief).

Cooper v. Hartman, 311 Md. 259, 533 A.2d 1294 (1987) (author of amicus brief).

Weimer v. Hetrick, 309 Md. 536, 525 A.2d 643 (1987) (author of amicus brief).

Short-Term Disability Benefit Plan for Employees of McCormick & Co., Inc. v. Jordan, 798 F.2d 1409, 1986 WL 17376 (4th Cir. 1986) (on brief).

Maryland Insurance Guaranty Association v. Muhl, 66 Md. App. 359, 504 A.2d 637 (1986) (on brief).

H. Mark Stichel

Mark is a Baltimore native, a civil litigator, a cyclist, a scholar, a former federal appellate law clerk, an organizer, a father, and a tea drinker, to name but a few facets of his life.

Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University, was Order of the Coif at the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated 2 out of 366 and received the school’s highest honor, the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, was a Contributing Editor at the Michigan Law Review, and clerked for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. That was a lot of accomplishment even before he began private practice.

As a practicing attorney over these thirty plus years, Mark has represented businesses and people in all sorts of civil litigation matters, inmates in state and federal post-conviction actions, and he has spent time litigating Maryland’s campaign finance laws—but this doesn’t even scratch the surface of his experience.

Mark’s generosity with his time on behalf of legal causes was recognized by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland which named him the first recipient of its Pro Bono Service Award, and by the Maryland Bar Foundation which awarded him its Legal Excellence Award. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute, an honor limited to just 3,000 lawyers, judges and law professors. It is for good reason Mark is well known by Baltimore’s lawyers and jurists.

Mark’s commitment to public service has been strong and consistent. In addition to his pro bono services, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School; served as President of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar from 1992 to 2006; and has been Chair of the Baltimore City Sitting Judges Election Committee for more years than anyone of us can remember. Rumor has it Mark first became involved with a Sitting Judges campaign when he was seven years old. He is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, is active with the State Bar Association, and is a member of the Wranglers Law Club where he served as Pooh Bah—if you don’t know, ask Mark when you see him.

Cast aside any doubts as to Mark’s fortitude and strength of will. He’s an avid long distance cyclist, physically and mentally tough. For years he made the annual bike trek from Baltimore to Ocean City to attend the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, and that was a short ride, although we calculate this to demand 34,164 pedal revolutions (and the ground is pretty flat between Baltimore and Ocean City). Recently, Mark’s hobby bled over into his professional life when his legal skills prevented the removal of a bike lane in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood, the neighborhood where Mark’s great-grandparents settled in the 19th century and where he was raised.

Mark is a smart lawyer, savvy from experience, consistent, tough and polished.


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