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PK Law Associate, Adam Konstas, was selected by the Daily Record as one of 20 outstanding young professionals who are still in their twenties for 2016.   Here is what the Daily Record says about the members of this select “20 in their Twenties” group:

“’While our 20 in Their Twenties honorees have been in the workplace for a decade or less, they are making a strong impact professionally, socially and in their community,’ said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record.  ‘They are blazing a new path and doing things differently than the generations before them. We at The Daily Record applaud their creativity, energy and forward thinking.’”

Adam is a rising star in the in the firm’s Education and Labor Group.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2013.  Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Arts, from Franklin & Marshall College. In addition to practicing law, he is an Adjunct Professor at McDaniel College where he teaches Education Law.

Some notable and impressive accomplishments in his relatively short legal career include:

  • Argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a housing discrimination case on behalf of the Appellant and achieved a partial reversal of the lower court’s decision. 
  • Successfully represented a small locally owned and operated business against a national private-sector union before the National Labor Relations Board. 
  • Successfully represented several public school systems before Federal and State Courts and administrative agencies through both written submissions to the Court/Agency and during trials and hearings. 
  • Presented to the Superintendents of nearly every single school system in the State of Maryland at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Conference on the legal issues associated with the use of online instructional tools in the classroom. 
  • Successfully represented a major public school system through a Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Investigation. 
  • Drafted various policies and procedures currently in use in several public school systems throughout the State. 

He also has found time to be active in the community.  He was a 2014 Business Volunteers Maryland GIVE class member where he worked closely with the 29th Street Community Center in Charles Village to help them achieve crucial fundraising goals and complete much needed site renovations.  Adam continues to serve in an advisory capacity for the GIVE Program.  For the last several years, he has served as an instructor at the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Civics and Law Academy and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Law Day Committee.  He also serves as an assistant lacrosse coach with the Pikesville Recreation Council for the Midget Boys program.