Thomas V. Monahan, Esq.

Thomas V. Monahan is a founding partner of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann.  He has an extensive practice defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and related health care providers in medical negligence cases in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In addition to his professional malpractice practice, Mr. Monahan has maintained a general litigation practice, with experience in commercial litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability in non-medical professions, general personal injury litigation, and the representation of licensed professionals before disciplinary boards. Monahan is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and Princeton and is married to the Director of Institutional Advancement for Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cindi Monahan. His daughter, Kelly, is a recent graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Dana O. Lynch
Vice President

Dana O. Lynch is a partner in the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, where she is a member of the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Department. She represents a variety of local, regiona,l and national interests in U.S. and foreign trademark matters, including management of an international trademark portfolio consisting of trademarks registered or pending in over 50 countries, and other transactional intellectual property matters. She received her B.S., cum laude, in 1992 from Towson University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Dana, who has been an MdVLA board member since 2005, was named “Baltimore Technology Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America, 2012.


David Wright

David Gray Wright is an associate in Kahn, Smith & Collins’ labor practice.  He litigates on behalf of unions and their members in matters before Maryland’s courts, the National Labor Relations Board, administrative agencies, and in the federal courts.  Mr. Wright also counsels unions with regard to negotiations, legislative matters, and compliance issues and represents unions in interest and grievance arbitrations.

Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA

Treasurer Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA is a partner at Hertzbach & Company. As a senior member of the Litigation Consulting Group, Mr. Oliner concentrates his practice in business valuations, forensic accounting, shareholder disputes and economic damages. He has testified as an expert witness in various circuit courts in Maryland. Stephen is a member of the ACPA, the MACAPA, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Turnaround Management Association, Associated Builders & Contractors, Building Congress & Exchange, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). In addition, he serves on the board of the Historic Electronics Museum.


Adam Holofcener
Executive Director

Adam Holofcener, a Baltimore County native, has let his passion for art and community guide him throughout his career.  Before entering the legal profession, he helped to create and facilitate arts education programming in New York City public schools.  He found himself at the University of Maryland School of Law after his own musical endeavors shifted towards using digital samples. From this vantage point, he couldn’t help but be entranced by the quagmire of contemporary copyright law and its implications for artists and creativity.  Adam then worked on behalf of artists as a policy consultant at the Future of Music Coalition, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit that advocates for musicians through policy research and education.  Adam returned home to direct MdVLA after two years spent protecting west coast homeowners from foreclosure for the Attorney General of California.  At MdVLA, he is committed to ensuring that artists receive legal representation and education from those with their best interests at heart.

Board of Directors:

John A. Bourgeois, Esq.
Jason C. Brino, Esq.
Rodney Carroll
Skizz Cyzyk
Elliott Cowan, Esq.
Christopher Davis, Esq.
Conrad Deitrick, Esq.
Julie Hopkins, Esq.
Dana O. Lynch, Esq.
Cecil E. Martin III, Esq.
Colleen McCloskey
Robert B. Middleton, Sr.
Razvan E. Miutescu, Esq.
Thomas V. Monahan, Jr., Esq.
Charles F. Morgan, Esq.
Lori A. Nicolle, Esq.
Stephen W. Oliner, CPA, CFE, CVA
Gregory Reed, Esq.
Zelig Robinson, Esq.
Cynthia B. Sanders, Esq.
Prof. Charles B. Shafer
David Wright, Esq.

Member Firms:

Arts Insurance Program, Maury Donnelly & Parr Inc.
DLA Piper
Fisher & Winner
Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP
Gordon, Feinblatt
Gorman & Williams
Hertzbach & Co., PA

Janet, Jenner & Suggs LLC
Kahn, Smith & Collins PA
Kramon & Graham
McGuireWoods LLP
Miles & Stockbridge, PC
Venable, LLP
University of Baltimore School of Law
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Adjunct Board:

Tim Faith, Esq.
Andrew Goldman, Esq.
Walter Lehmann, Esq.
Stephen R. Rourke, Esq.
Heather Welch, Esq.

Foundation Supporters:

The William G. Baker, Mr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards

Harry L. Gladding Foundation
Holofcener Foundation
PNC Bank Foundation


MLA is also funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Official Sponsor:

Art Miller & Associates
Court Reporters & Videographers