Amicus Committee

The Amicus Committee advances MAJ’s mission by filing briefs amicus curiae in cases pending before Maryland courts of appeals, presenting issues of substantial importance to MAJ’s membership. The committee develops and maintains a “wish list” of issues with high priority and seeks out cases in which one or more of those issues have been raised. The committee also receives and evaluates requests from members for assistance with pending appeals. The committee seeks members with strong legal writing and analytical skills who are willing to undertake the writing of quality briefs.

John B. Bratt, Co-Chair
Law Office of John B. Bratt, LLC
100 West Rd., Ste. 300
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 357-6289
Michael J. Winkelman, Co-Chair
McCarthy & Winkelman, LLP
4300 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706-4337
Phone: (301) 262-7422

Past Committee Accomplishments

Click here for a list of amicus curiae briefs submitted.


Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Maryland Court of Appeals

How to Join

Please contact the MAJ office at (410) 872-0990 or contact the committee chair to join.

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