14 Highest-Paid Md. Lobbying Firms Grossed $30 Million

An ice sculpture of the State House st the Red Red Wine bar in Annapolis in January 2017. A lobbying firm paid for the sculpture. The bar and its neighbors will host back to back political fundraisers next week just prior to the beginning of the legislati

The 14 state lobbying firms that billed over $1 million in the past year grossed over $30 million representing literally hundreds of clients.

Not surprisingly, the 10 highest-paid lobbyists which we listed last month as each billing more than $1 million are also members of the top-grossing firms.

The highest-grossing firms, whose billings include all the expenses to run an Annapolis office, in order are:

  1. Perry, White, Ross & Jacobson…….$4,534,051
  2. Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC…… $3,678,804
  3. Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. …………..$3,126,479
  4. Manis Canning & Associates ……….$2,828,976
  5. Harris Jones & Malone, LLC ……….$2,130,823
  6. Gerard E. Evans, Ltd. …………………$2,089,899
  7. Venable, LLP …………………………….$2,032,909
  8. Capitol Strategies, LLC ……………….$1,822,016
  9. Schwartz, Metz & Wise, P.A. ………..$1,803,027
  10. Bruce Bereano ………………………….$1,675,303
  11. S. Proctor & Associates, Inc. ………. $1,313,041
  12. Cornerstone Government Affairs .. $1,067,153
  13. Gordon Feinblatt LLC ………………..$1,022,775
  14. DLA Piper LLP (US) …………………..$1,000,194

The State Ethics Commission assembles this data annually based on reports filed by the lobbyists and their firms. Here is a link to all the commission’s breakdowns.

Here is the commission’s list of all the registered lobbyists and their clients. Here is a list of organizations who hired lobbyists and the names of those hired.

The commission lists do not include earnings for scores of six-figure lobbyists who work directly for state and local governments and many nonprofit organizations. They do not have to register or file earnings reports.

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