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Attorneys

Joseph E. Moore

Email: jmoore@whmsh.com

Joseph E. Moore was born in Berlin, Maryland on November 23, 1942. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1969.

Education

Wesley College (A.A., 1962); University of Maryland (B.A., 1965; L.L.B., 1968). Phi Alpha Delta.

Elective Office

Worcester County State’s Attorney, 1979-1983.

Appointments

Attorney for Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals, 1971-1975; Attorney for the Town of Berlin, 1975-1989; Attorney for Ocean Pines Association, 1983-present.

Member

Worcester County (President, 1977), Maryland State (Member, Board of Governors, 1977-1978, 1981-1982), and American Bar Associations; Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation; Governor’s Advisory Board on Rape and Sexual Offenses, 1982-1983; Trial Court Judicial Selection Commission, 1999-2004; Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee; Co-Chair of First Appellate Circuit Court Character Committee of Maryland State Board of Law Examiners; Board of Directors, Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co., Berlin, Maryland; Board of Directors, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, Delaware; Board of Directors, Ocean City Life Saving Museum; Board of Trustees for Worcester Preparatory School; Board of Trustees for the Maryland Historical Society, 2006-2010.

In 2003, Mr. Moore was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top 1% of trial lawyers in the state of Maryland.

Practice Areas

Civil and Trial Practice; Real Estate; Corporation; Administrative Practice; Probate; Zoning and Land Use Law

Raymond C. Shockley

Raymond C. Shockley was born in Berlin, Maryland on November 23, 1936. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1970.

Education

University of Baltimore (J.D., 1970). Former Trooper, Maryland State Police, 13 years. Former Assistant State’s Attorney for Worcester County, 1972-1973.

Appointments

Attorney for Worcester County Board of License Commissioners, 1971-1980.

Member

Worcester County (President, 1974) and Maryland State Bar Associations; First Judicial Circuit Selection Committee (2007-2014); Former Member, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission; Former Member, Attorney Inquiry Board; Former Chairman of the Advisory Board, Eastern Shore Division of Branch Banking and Trust Company; Former Director and Chairman of Board, Atlantic Bank of Ocean City, Maryland; Director and Executive Committee Member, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (1996-2008); Director and Executive Committee Member, Coastal Hospice (1990-1997).

Practice Areas

Real Estate, Corporation, Probate.

Joseph G. Harrison, Jr.

Email: jgharrisonjr@comcast.net

Joseph G. Harrison, Jr. was born in Berlin, Maryland on August 17, 1944. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1974.

Education

University of Maryland (B.A., 1966); University of Baltimore (J.D., 1974). Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 1967-1971.

Member

Worcester County (President, 1983), Maryland State (Board of Governors, 1998-2000, 2001-2003, 2009-2011; Chairman, Section Council, Litigation Section, 1988-1989), and American Bar Associations; Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas

Civil and Trial Practice; Real Estate; Corporation; Administrative

J. Richard Collins

J. Richard Collins was born in Mineola, New York on October 6, 1946. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1983. Education The Ohio State University (B.A., 1968); University of Maryland (J.D., 1983); member, Phi Alpha Theta. Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles Edmonson, Circuit Court for Dorchester County, 1983-1984. Member Worcester County, Maryland State (Education Committee of Young Lawyers Section, 1983-1984; Young Lawyers Section Representative, 1984-1985) and American (General Practice and Litigation Sections) Bar Associations; American Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas

General Civil and Trial Practice; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Construction Law; Business Law; Condominium Law. Counsel to various state and national non-profit organizations.

Regan James Reno Smith

Email: regan@whmsh.com

Regan J.R. Smith was born in Orlando, Florida on October 20, 1959. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985.

Education

Western Maryland College (B.A., 1981); University of Baltimore (J.D., 1985), Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Alpha Theta. Clerkship, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1985-1986. Author, Playing the Acid Rain Game: A State's Remedies, 16 Environmental Law 255, 1986. Assistant State’s Attorney, Worcester County, 1989-1998.

Member

Worcester County, Maryland State (Board of Governors, 1993-1995; Estates and Trusts Section; Real Property Section Council, 2001-2003) and American Bar Associations; Board of Directors, Atlantic General Hospital (Treasurer, Vice Chairman, Chairman, 2006-2007); Board of Directors, Bank of Ocean City, 2007-present.

Practice Areas

Real Estate; Corporation; Probate; Estate Planning; Zoning Law

Christopher T. Woodley

Email: cwoodley@whmsh.com

Christopher T. Woodley was born in Franklin, New Hampshire on January 28, 1973. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1998.

Education

Wheaton College (B.A., 1995); Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1998). Law Clerk to the Honorable Theodore R. Eschenburg and the Honorable Thomas C. Groton, III, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, 1998-2000.

Member

Worcester County and Maryland State Bar Associations. Board of Directors, Coastal Hospice (2004-2013); Board of Directors, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Worcester County Education Foundation, Inc.

Practice Areas

Civil and Trial Practice; Real Estate; Condominium/Homeowners Association Law; Zoning Law; Landlord/Tenant; Corporation; Estate Planning; Probate

Megan Tawes

Email: mtawes@whmsh.com

Born in Crisfield, MD on July 21st, 1989. Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 2014; St Mary's College of Maryland (B.A. 2011, magna cum laude); University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 2014, cum laude); member of the Journal of Business and Technology Law; Law clerk for the Honorable Leah J. Seaton, Circuit Court of Wicomico County 2014-2015; Member Maryland State Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Family Law, Criminal Law and General Litigation

Chris S. Mason

Email: cmason@whmsh.com

Chris S. Mason was born in Salisbury, Maryland, on November 12, 1968. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1993. Education Salisbury University (B.A., 1990); University of Baltimore (J.D., 1993)     Member Wicomico County (President, 2005), Worcester County, and Maryland State Bar Associations (Vice Chairman, MSBA Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes (2003-Present); Member, MSBA Judicial Nominating Committee, 2005-Present); Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission (2011-2015); Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation; Salisbury University Foundation Board of Directors (2015-Present)

Practice Areas

Personal Injury; Civil Litigation; Business and Commercial Litigation; Tort Defense Law; Real Estate Transactions; Estate Planning; Federal Tort Claim Act Cases

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