Jason A. Plotkin, Esq.
So I am a lawyer. Why should you care? Yes, it’s my vocation, but besides that I’m just like you. I have a family, a wife and two children. Every day I go out into the world to provide for them, I come home and have fun with them and I worry about them. In my free time I love to cook and I have two fantasy football teams that take up way too much of my free time, but I can also claim four championships in the past three seasons!! If you are going to be distracted at least make it worth your while. I also love to lead a local community association and I give back to my community as a Free Mason.
So yes, I am a lawyer, but I practice for three reasons: to love, to serve and to care. If you can get those three things right in any occupation you have, then everyone else wins. That’s the goal. And after all isn’t that what life is all about?
I was born in Baltimore City and raised in Baltimore County. Growing up in Reisterstown, I have fond memories getting ice cream and walking along Main Street after basketball and soccer games. Parkville has that same small town feel and walking along Harford Road often reminds me of the quaint Main Street where I grew up. One of the many reasons I was excited to join Ed Pinder’s Parkville legal team, was the opportunity to have a firm with a “small town” feel so close to the big city. It doesn’t hurt that Ed shares my passion for the Orioles and Ravens!
As the former President of The Parkville Carney Business Association, Inc. (PCBA), I had the privilege to help plan some of the larger community events, such as the Parkville Towne Center Fair and the Spring Concert Series. You can often find my wife and children tagging along at community events. My toddler had the honor of being my “judicial assistant” at her first Main Street Pup Crawl Costume Contest in 2013.
My votes may have been swayed by her opinion.
In 2018, I was honored to be certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Prior to joining the firm, I spent two years investigating financial crimes and four years representing corporate clients. I am a former business law professor at Howard Community College and a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stephen D. Gerling of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York.
- 2006 : JD with honors, Syracuse University College of Law
- 2000 : MBA with honors, University of Baltimore
- 1999 : BS with honors, University of Baltimore
- 1995 : Franklin High School graduate
- Baltimore County Bar Association
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland Baltimore Chapter
- Howard County Bar Association
- Maryland Association For Justice
- Maryland Bar Association
- Reisterstown Owings Mills Glyndon Chamber of Commerce
- 2017 – Present : The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Board of Directors
- 2017 – Present : YMCA Parkville/Perry Hall Community Advisory Board
- 2014 – Present : President of The Parkville Carney Business Association, Inc.
- 2011 – 2012 : Vice-President of the Bryant Gardens Condominium Association
- 2012 – Present : Free Masons of Maryland, Liberty Pickering Lodge #219
- 2012 – Present : Business Networking International (BNI)
- 2014 : Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America, Baltimore Forest No. 45
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
- 2019: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Lawyers
- 2019: Lawyers of Distinction: Workers’ Compensation Law
- 2018: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- 2018: Outstanding Leadership Plaque, Parkville Carney Business Association
- 2017: The Honorable John Sarbanes, Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Business and Community of Parkville and surrounding communities
- 2017: Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz, Executive Citation, Recognized for Commitment to the Residents of Baltimore County
- 2017: The Maryland General Assembly Citation, Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Residents of Baltimore County
- 2017: Baltimore County Council Resolution, Recognized for Commitment to the Residents of Baltimore County
- 2016: SmartCEO Centers of Influence Award
- 2016: The Daily Record’s VIP List, Successful Before 40
- 2016: Baltimore County Council Resolution, Outstanding Volunteer Award with the Parkville Carney Business Association
- 2016: Maryland General Assembly Citation, Outstanding Volunteer Services to Parkville, Carney and surrounding communities
- 2016: The Senate of Maryland Citation, Outstanding Volunteer Service at the Parkville Carney Business Association
- 2016: Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz, Executive Citation, Recognized for Commitment to the People of Baltimore County
- 2015 : Governor Larry Hogan, Jr., State of Maryland, Governor’s Volunteer Certificate
- 2015 : Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz, Executive Citation, Best Advocate Parkville Commercial District
- 2015 : Baltimore County Council Resolution, 2015 Parkville Towne Center Fair Volunteer Award
- 2015 : The Senate of Maryland Citation, Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Businesses and Citizens of the Parkville Community
- 2015 : The Maryland General Assembly Citation, Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Business and Community of Parkville and surrounding communities
- 2015 : Baltimore County Department of Planning Nominee, Best District Advocate
- 2014 : The Parkville Carney Business Association, Inc., Certificate of Service & Commitment
- 2014 : Baltimore County Council Resolution, Honored for service in the community
- 2014 : The Senate of Maryland, Honored for service in the community
- 2014 : The Maryland General Assembly, Honored for service in the community