JGL Attorney Debora Fajer-Smith Receives 2014 Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record

October 3, 2014

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Debora Fajer-Smith, chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Group, has received the 2014 Leadership in Law award from the publisher of Maryland’s business and law newspaper The Daily Record.

“The firm congratulates Debora on this recognition of her many achievements during her law career,” said Burt M. Kahn, the firm’s president. “Debora’s experience, skill and leadership make her a great asset to the firm and a passionate advocate for her clients’ legal rights.”

Fajer-Smith is one of 21 Maryland individuals to receive the Leadership in Law award in 2014. Nominees were evaluated on their career accomplishments, community involvement and mentoring activities that distinguished them as outstanding leaders in the law. An independent panel of judges and a representative of The Daily Record selected the finalists. Winners will be honored at a reception Nov. 13 in Linthicum Heights and will be profiled in a special section of the Nov. 14 issue of The Daily Record and on the publication’s website.

“The Leadership in Law awards provide The Daily Record with the opportunity to raise public awareness of the legal community’s good work,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “The honorees work tirelessly to uphold high legal standards and improve communities throughout our state. We at The Daily Record salute them for their dedication and accomplishments.”

Fajer-Smith has nearly 30 years of legal experience in representing people injured in auto or workplace accidents, and those suffering occupational injury or death. She has obtained favorable settlements and awards for thousands of clients over three decades of practicing law.

Prior to joining Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, Fajer-Smith served as managing principal of her own law firm, which she founded in 1988. She has been named to the American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and has served on the Senate-House Oversight Committee on Workers’ Compensation and Insurance for many years.