Michael I. Gordon

Mediator and Arbitrator
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

410-659-1306



Areas Of Practice

Commercial
Construction
Contract
Insurance
Legal Malpractice
Partnership Disputes
Personal Injury
Probate
Professional Malpractice
Real Estate
Trusts and Estates
Wrongful Death

 
 



Michael I. Gordon

Partner


Michael Gordon has been practicing law in Maryland for more than 50 years. He is highly regarded by peers and colleagues and well distinguished by professional groups and publications for his still soaring legal career.


“Michael is one of the foremost experienced attorneys around both in quality and quantity,” said Mary Alice Smolarek, a partner in the firm who also works in the Estate Planning group. “He has been around the block and worked with every different type of person from different backgrounds and situations. This provides Michael an innate ability to identify the matters which are of the most important for the client individually.”


While he has reached considerable heights through his legal career, it was a different type of heights that he envisioned himself reaching as a kid growing up. He always wanted to become a pilot. He loved airplanes as a child and regularly camped out at the Harford County airfield as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet hoping to catch a ride up with a pilot needing the helping hand of a volunteer. That volunteer spirit always stayed with him, as he later proudly enlisted in the military as a part of the National Guard. He chose a different career from aviation, instead taking flight in the form of a decorated legal career that would allow him to help serve others with legal needs from the ground up. He is a passionate patriot always looking to help with fellow veterans and military affairs. Mr. Gordon did eventually learn to fly, achieving his first solo flight at age 65.


Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and still actively practices in the Courts of Maryland and the United States. His practice concentrates in matters involving estates and trusts, business, including non-profits, property, and he is regularly called upon to act as mediator concerning disputes of others.


Mr. Gordon has always been a principal in a law firm. He is married and the father of two, both of whom are local professionals. The newest member of his family is a miniature schnauzer named Ozzie, who has become his closest four legged companion whom he expects to show in Obedience Competition. He has always found time to volunteer for the benefit of others. He loves to travel in his spare time and has trouble naming his favorite place to go, instead always looking forward to the next adventure to somewhere new. Outside of the office, he can usually be found sailing, socializing, or rooting on his beloved Orioles at Camden Yards.


Representative Clientele


Individuals, small businesses, non-profits, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, Real Estate Investors and Developers.


Experience


Mr. Gordon has represented individuals in estate and trust planning and litigation. He is active in business acquisitions, dispositions and disputes as well as property matters. He is equally at home in transactional matters and litigation. Having been a principal in a smaller practice for almost 50 years, he joined Wright, Constable & Skeen as a partner in 2008.


He is also active in the mediation of disputes on behalf of individuals, corporations, or courts assigned parties.


Selected Professional Affiliations


Maryland State Bar Association—Board of Governors, 1996-1998, 2003-2004

Bar Associations Insurance Trust – Secretary, 1998-present

Bar Association of Baltimore City – Executive Council, 1987-2008, Former Secretary

Maryland Bar Foundation – Life Fellow

American Bar Association

Baltimore County Bar Association

Baltimore Bar Foundation, Fellow and Former Secretary


Community Activities


Lt. Colonel, Maryland Defense Force Judge Advocate Corps.

Ombudsman with ESGR.

Baltimore Drug Courts Foundation, VP of Board of Directors

Dog Owners’ Training Club of Maryland, Inc, Trainer

Recognitions


AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Presidential Award from the Bar Association of Baltimore City - 1995

David Hjortsberg Award by MSBA and Howard County Bar Association - 2008

Maryland Super Lawyers®, for Estate Planning & Probate, 2007-2013


Education


University of Baltimore School OF Law, Baltimore, Maryland J.D.-1959

University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland USA A.A.-1956


Bar Admissions


Maryland

U.S. District Court District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals

4th Circuit U.S. Supreme Court

100 North Charles Street, 16th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (410)-659-1306 (direct dial)


Fax
(410)-659-1350 (fax)


Email
[email protected]

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