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Pessin Katz Law, P.A.’s (PK Law) Director of Marketing and Business Development, Nicole E. Ames, Esquire, was recently named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Ms. Ames, in her role As Directory is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the firm’s overall branding and strategic growth plan. She is also responsible for the firm’s various practice group business development efforts and works with the firm’s attorneys on their marketing and business development plans.

Ms. Ames is active in the community. She is Chair of the firm’s Volunteer Committee, served on the Board of Directors of Baltimore Green Space, volunteered with the Maryland Cash Campaign, served as a Guardian Ad Litem (Child Advocate) and volunteered numerous hours overseeing and coaching in the Catonsville Recreation and Parks soccer and lacrosse programs. Ms. Ames currently is a volunteer with the Children’s Home, is a firm United Way Campaign Committee member and actively supports several nonprofits that focus on helping women and children in need of food, clothing, shelter and support.

Prior to her current position at PK Law, Ms. Ames practiced law for over ten years, primarily civil litigation defense. Ms. Ames obtained her J.D. from the George Mason School of Law and obtained her bar license in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Speech Communication.

The Daily Record is celebrating its 20th anniversary of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The program was launched in 1996 to recognize outstanding women leaders who are not only leading the way professionally but are dedicating their time and energy to community work as well as mentoring. Twenty years later this program continues to grow.

Nearly 400 women were nominated for the honor statewide. This year, of the 100 selected, 70 are first-time recipients, and 11 women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence. A panel of judges comprised of business professionals and past Maryland’s Top 100 Women winners reviewed the applications and selected this year’s honorees.

We are proud of Nicole and are honored to have her part of our team. The awards program will be held April 18, 2016 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland.