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 a fantasy football team that takes up way too much of my free time. I also love to give back to my community as a Free Mason and various community organizations. I am currently the Chairman of the Baltimore Firefighter Community Advisory Council, provide Wills to Maryland first responders, serve on the Board of Directors for the Laurel Board of Trade and am a strong supporter of the Ruth M. Kirk Recreation and Learning Center in West Baltimore. I dedicate 25% of my time to supporting the community – if not me, who? – if not now, when?
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?
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.
In 2021, I won Clio’s first ever Legal Impact Award! This is an international award that recognizes law firms making an impact in their local community.
Prior to establishing Pinder Plotkin, 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.