Smith, Gildea & Schmidt Attorney, Charles B. Marek, III, Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Charles B. Marek, III of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in the publication’s annual list of top attorneys in Maryland for 2013.  No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

For the Rising Stars portion of the list, lawyers are asked to nominate the best of their fellow attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.  In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria.

The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list.

Mr. Marek is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Business Transactions Group, and he represents clients in a variety of matters involving real property. His practice areas include real estate transactions, commercial financing and administrative zoning and development.  Mr. Marek remains active in several local and professional organizations, including the Baltimore County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Boards for the Community Assistance Network and the Hampden Family Center.  Mr. Marek went to law school in Washington, DC and graduated cum lade from American University's Washington College of Law in 2006. While enrolled at Washington College of Law, Mr. Marek was a member of the prestigious International Law Review.

About Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC:
Smith, Gildea & Schmidt is a regional law firm with 13 lawyers whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, land use, estates and trusts, False Claims Act (whistleblower) litigation, business law, governmental affairs, and domestic relations, among others. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to individuals with particular legal needs. The practice encompasses most of the jurisdictions in the State of Maryland and the complex civil litigation section has vast courtroom experience in both the federal and state courts.

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