The Association for the Public Defender of Maryland (APDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support the activities of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. While the Public Defender's state budget, at least in theory, covers the base expenses of providing constitutionally acceptable representation, it lacks resources to address systemic issues and to provide the holistic services that is clients need. APDM works to fill this gap by collaborating with foundations and other private sector partners to address PD's high priority resource needs.
People and communities impacted by both the legal system and poverty are respected and resourced.
Harry S. Johnson, Esq., President
Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, LLP
A. Stephen Hut, Esq., Treasurer/Secretary
Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Ret.
Christian Gant, Esq.
Baltimore City School Board of Commissioners
Ricardo Johnson, Esq.
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Stasia Kelly, Esq.
Stephanie A. Shipley, Esq.
Law Office of Stephanie A. Shipley LLC
Alexandra Strubing Paradise, Esq.
Law Office of Alexandra Strubing Paradise