The Daily Record Names Alicia Shelton a 2018 Leading Woman
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that The Daily Record has named Alicia Shelton, an associate in the firm’s Baltimore office, a 2018 Leading Woman. The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
“It comes as no surprise that Alicia received this honor,” said Martin Himeles, Managing Partner of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office. “Alicia is a force both in the office and in the community. She is intelligent and capable, poised, and a zealous advocate for her clients, and she gives just as much to organizations through the Baltimore community. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team and congratulate her on this deserving award.”
At Zuckerman Spaeder, Alicia represents individuals and corporations in complex civil disputes, class action litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Outside the firm, Alicia has shown a strong commitment to paying forward the support and guidance she has received from strong female mentors. This includes work with ¡Adelante Latina!, an academic enrichment, college preparatory and scholarship program for Latina girls in Baltimore City high schools. Alicia meets with students weekly to assist with SAT prep, vocabulary and writing—and she also provides support and guidance to help them get financial aid and attend college. Alicia is also the Chair of the Litigation Committee, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Equal Justice Associates, and the Secretary of the Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Maryland State Bar Association.
“Giving back to the Baltimore community, and focusing on mentoring young women in particular, is a no-brainer,” said Alicia. “I have had so many strong women to look up to, such as Judge Battaglia, that it would be a disservice not to devote time to helping others. Thank you so much to The Daily Record for this honor and for shining a light on women, specifically.”
Alicia joined Zuckerman Spaeder in 2016 after beginning her practice at another large firm in the area. Prior to that, she was a law clerk to The Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia, Court of Appeals of Maryland. Early in her career, Alicia owned a restaurant in Long Beach, California.
The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 52 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.