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More than 25 Years of Legal Experience

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Pro Bono Legal Service

Knowing that pro bono legal service is the highest form of professionalism among lawyers, Steve Nolan has dedicated a substantial amount of his professional life to donating legal services to indigent clients. His work to improve the statewide pro bono delivery system earned Steve the following recognitions:

  • September 2008 - Recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation's 2008 Award for Legal Excellence for the Advancement of Public Service Responsibility.
  • December. 2006 -Leadership in Law Award, presented by The Daily Record, Baltimore.
  • October 2005 - Pro Bono Award presented by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, of which Mr. Nolan was co-founder and first corporate President in 1990.
  • June 2003 - Received Lee A. Caplan Pro Bono Service Award from the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.
  • May 2003 - Received Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award
  • April 2000 - Awarded Benjamin L. Cardin Pro Bono Service Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.
  • December 1996 - Awarded Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.
  • March 1996 - Received Award of the Maryland Bar Foundation for Professional Legal Excellence for the Advancement of Rights of the Disadvantaged.

Service to our Community

As the father of two daughters, Steve Nolan firmly believes that lawyers must contribute our problem solving skills to improve the quality of life in our communities. With that same intensity and energy level that he devotes to his cases and trials, Steve has worked on the following boards:

  • 2009-Present - Appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to a five year term on the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County, the largest community college system in Maryland, serving more than 74,000 students.
  • 2008-09 - National Board Chair of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the United States (2010-11 Member, ALA Audit and Risk Management Committee)
  • 1997-98 President, Towson Development Corporation (Board service began 1993)
  • 1993-97 Member, Baltimore County Government Ethics Commission



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