Counsel Sarah Lemmert Appointed Co-Chair of Maryland Defense Counsel Subcommittee

Franklin & Prokopik counsel, Sarah Lemmert, has recently been appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee of the Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc (MDC). The MDC strives to bridge the gap between employers and insurers and the Workers’ Compensation Committee, helping them to effectively communicate their issues to the commission and the legislature.  The committee meets each month to review recent cases, and proposed rule or procedural changes at the commission.

With 500 members and 57 years serving Maryland, the MDC is one of the larger civil defense attorney organizations in the country. For more information about the Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., visit the website at

Franklin & Prokopik Announces Promotions for 2020

F&P would like to congratulate our attorneys who have received promotions in 2020. One team member has been promoted to principal and five others have been promoted to counsel. These individuals have consistently demonstrated skills in both the courtroom as well as with their peers and colleagues. They have received accolades within the legal community for their insights and service. Please join F&P in congratulating the following attorneys and thanking them for their dedication to the firm!

New principals and counsel are:

Joshua Hoffman, principal, Herndon

G. Calvin Awkward, III, counsel, Baltimore

Jessica Ayd, counsel, Baltimore

Robert Hunt, counsel, Newark

Heather Rice, counsel, Baltimore

James Temple, III, counsel, Baltimore