Martin S. Himeles, Jr. Recognized as “Champion of Justice ” by Maryland Legal Aid's Equal Justice Council
On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Equal Justice Council (EJC) of Maryland Legal Aid recognized Martin S. Himeles, Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP’s Baltimore office, as a “Champion of Justice” at its 17th Annual Recognition Breakfast. Mr. Himeles was one of two people who received the “Champion of Justice” honor at the event, which was held at Camden Yards. The EJC recognized Mr. Himeles for his pro bono support of the organization, as well as his participation and leadership in its fundraising and member recruiting efforts.
“Maryland Legal Aid and the Equal Justice Council are doing amazing work for the community and I am proud to support the organization,” said Mr. Himeles. “It is an honor to be named a ‘Champion of Justice’ and I look forward to continuing to promote the mission of Maryland Legal Aid for years to come.”
A lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Himeles currently serves as co-chair of the EJC’s law firm campaign, an annual giving program focused on connecting with area firms. At Zuckerman Spaeder, Mr. Himeles’ practice encompasses a diverse mix of litigation of commercial origin. As a former federal prosecutor and private practitioner representing corporations and individuals, his courtroom record includes trials of a broad range of civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Himeles currently serves as co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Substantive Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime Committee. He is past president of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has spoken and written about the federal criminal justice system, health care fraud and abuse, and other legal matters. In addition to supporting Maryland Legal Aid, Mr. Himeles is actively involved in Baltimore’s Jewish community, holding positions in service organizations such as the American Jewish Committee, the Baltimore Israel Coalition, and the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
The EJC is the fundraising arm of Maryland Legal Aid and was formed in 1997 with the goal to promote equal access to justice by increasing and diversifying Maryland Legal Aid’s resources and serving as advocates and ambassadors on behalf of the organization. The EJC focuses on securing funding from the private bar and business community. Members also work to increase pro bono involvement, participate in fundraising activities and educational programs, and cultivate relationships on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid.