F&P Bids Farewell to a Firm Founder, Welcomes Home a Friend

It is with mixed emotion that we announce that Kara Miller, one of F&P’s founding attorneys, will be leaving the firm.  She has headed our Easton office since its opening.  For 20 years, Kara has served as not only a fantastic lawyer, but a wonderful colleague, leader, and friend.  She will be dearly missed and we wish her the best as she pursues other interests and opportunities.

The Easton office will now be led by former F&P attorney, Jennifer Hare.  An Eastern Shore resident, she was associated with the firm from 2011 to 2013 before taking a senior in house position at a major insurer.  We are thrilled to welcome her back and know her experience and savvy will help make the transition as smooth as can be!

“I am excited to be re-joining the F&P team and look forward to leading the Easton office that Kara has formed over the last two decades,” says Ms. Hare.

Jenn returns to F&P after, as noted, working as a senior staff attorney for The Hartford Affiliated Insurance Companies for the past six years.  She will be concentrating her practice in workers’ compensation and employers’ liability, representing employers and insurers before the Workers’ Compensation Commission and courts throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Imoh Akpan to Speak at Diversity for Success Seminar

Franklin & Prokopik principal, Imoh Akpan, is slated to speak at the Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo on June 19. Imoh is participating in a Law Student Forum where a future generation of lawyers will discuss overcoming challenges and improving their chances for success after graduation. The seminar is sponsored by the DRI and will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans from June 19-21. The DRI is comprised of defense attorneys and in-house counsel and provides resources for attorneys to assist them in giving their clients top-notch service.

For more information about the DRI, please visit the website at www.dri.org.

F&P Welcomes Three Attorneys to Baltimore Office and One to Richmond Office

F&P is pleased to welcome four attorneys to the firm, three in the Baltimore office and one in the Richmond office.  Michael Essig joined our Richmond office as counsel concentrating his practice in construction, liability defense, and trucking and transportation. Prior to joining F&P, Michael worked for another local defense firm defending individuals, small businesses and corporations from personal injury and property damage claims. He also has experience defending insurance carriers and employers in workers’ compensation claims.

Associates Michael Baruch and Ryan Posey joined the Baltimore office’s liability team. Michael has prior experience as a prosecutor involving all components of the litigation process, including investigation, research, and trial. Michael also clerked for the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s office, where he gained experience with workers’ comp claims.

Ryan Posey worked for a civil litigation firm prior to joining F&P. He served as the lead trial counsel for personal injury cases and workers’ compensation appeals. After graduating from law school, Ryan served as a public defender for the state of Maryland, handling thousands of cases ranging from simple driving offenses to serious life felonies.

Theresa Teixeira joined the the Baltimore office as a workers’ compensation and employers’ liability associate. She brings more than 24 years of experience to the F&P team. She has successfully tried cases involving work-related injuries before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, including matters appealed from workers’ compensation to the circuit court.