Noted Attorney Eddie Smith to Speak at MILESTONE, 10th Anniversary of www.BMORENEWS.com, 12.12.12
By Shatina Phipps, www.bmorenews.com
(BALTIMORE - October 22, 2012) - It is with great pride that BMORENEWS announces one of two speakers scheduled to bring remarks at the 10th Anniversary of www.BMORENEWS.com on Wednesday, December the 12th at the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park and Museum. Eddie Smith, noted attorney and one of J. Wyndal Gordon's mentors, has agreed to share some thoughts on that very momentous evening. Also scheduled to speak is Attorney Hassan Murphy, Esquire.
Who is Eddie Smith?
RESUME OF EDWARD SMITH, JR.
Background: Edward Smith, Jr.
Born: March 16, 1949
Place: Newark, New Jersey
Married: Diana Edwards Smith
(Morgan Graduate Class 1963)
Children: Allison Hall Smith-Holeness
Lecia Marie Smith
Grandchildren: Aiden Edward Smith-Holeness
Caitlyn Louise Holeness
Employment: Office of the State’s Attorney
William H. Murphy, Jr., Law Office
Edward Smith, Jr., Law Office
Cummings & Smith, P.A.
Cummings, Smith & Dashiell, P.A.
Edward Smith, Jr., P.A.
Edward Smith, Jr., Sole Practitioner
Education: High School: Union H.S. – Union, N.J.
College: Morgan State College summa cum laude
Law School: University of Maryland JD 1975
MICPEL: Continuing Legal Education
Morgan: *President Student Union 1969
*President Student Government Association 1970
with Jerry Lymas, Vice President
*Historically Award ROTC Holmes Debate Award
Law School: President, Black Law Students Association
Professional: President Monumental City Bar Association
Professional Association: Monumental City Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Baltimore City Bar Association
Trial Lawyers Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Supreme Court of the United States Bar
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (pending)
Public Offices Held: Commissioner Baltimore City Liquor License Commission (2005-2007) with Morgan Alumnus
Jeffrey Pope and Mark Fossler
Appointed by: Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr.
Title: The Honorable Edward Smith, Jr., Commissioner
Community Service: -Monumental Bar Association, Life Member
-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Life Member
-NAACP, Life Member
-Morgan Alumni Association, Life Member
-African Relief Fund
-Pro Bono Representation Vietnam Veterans
(handled 25 cases across the United States,
Air Force Board
-Upland Community Association, Lawyer
-Family and Children’s Board)
PTA – Cross Country Elementary School (1981-86)
Board Member – Cheslwolde Community
Arena Players, Inc. – Chairman of the Board
Community Theater Actors-Pool 1981-Present
Center Stage, Arena Players, Spot Light,
Vagabonds, Art Scape, Fells Point, etc.
City Council Reorganization Committee,
Appointed by City Council President
Chairman: Legal Redress Comm. NAACP 1979
BEN (Baltimore Education Network, non-profit
1867 Club – Morgan
Adjunct Guest Lecturer
-Library, Baltimore Bar
-Morgan State University, Constitutional Law
-University of Maryland School of Law
Board Member MICPEL (1977)
Drug Court Board, (current)
Royal Theater Board (current)
Campaign Chairman: -Kweisi Mfume – Congress
-Sheila Dixon – City Council
-Paul Smith – Judge
-Talmadge Branch – Delegate
-Arrie Davis – Judge
-Frank Boston - Delegate
Church: New Psalmist Baptist Church Board of Managers
Community Development Corporation
Counsel for Board of Trustees
Pastor’s Anniversary Committee
Churches Represented: -New Psalmist Baptist Church of Baltimore City,
-First Baptist Church of Turner Station
-Alpha and Omega Triumph, Inc.
-African Methodist Episcopal Church (Morning
Star, Payne Memorial)
-Union Baptist Church