Maryland Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council Presents Martin Himeles with the Executive Director’s Award
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that Martin S. Himeles, Jr., the managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office, received the Executive Director’s Award from Maryland Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council (EJC) at its 20th annual Equal Justice Awards Breakfast.
Mr. Himeles was recognized for his multi-faceted support of Maryland Legal Aid. As co-chair of the EJC, Mr. Himeles has been instrumental in cultivating increased support and involvement of the private bar on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid and its clients. In addition to his efforts on behalf of the EJC, he provides pro bono legal counsel to Maryland Legal Aid, particularly on matters related to Maryland Legal Aid’s federal funder, Legal Services Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Himeles spearheaded the formation of a team of pro bono attorneys from several leading firms to create a wholly owned subsidiary of Maryland Legal Aid under which the District Court Self-Help Resource Centers and Maryland Courts Self-Help Center will operate.
“Marty’s tireless devotion to Maryland Legal Aid and the clients we serve is exceptional,” said Maryland Legal Aid Executive Director Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr. “Day or night, weekdays or weekends, Marty is always available and relentless in his pursuit of equal access to justice.”
Mr. Himeles has more than 30 years of experience addressing complex legal problems through rigorous analysis, sound litigation judgment and effective advocacy. His courtroom record includes trials of a broad range of civil and criminal matters, as a private practitioner representing corporations and individuals and as a federal prosecutor. In both capacities he has a strong track record of success in federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Formed in 1997 by Maryland private attorneys, the EJC is composed of civic-minded leaders in the legal and business community who lend their time, expertise and counsel to Maryland Legal Aid in a variety of areas. The EJC’s primary goal is to promote equal access to justice by increasing and diversifying Maryland Legal Aid’s resources, financial and otherwise, and serving as advocates and ambassadors on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid.