Friday, April 9, 2010

Congratulations to Paralegal Wendi Peters: Among Maryland's Top 100 Women

Wendy Peters, a paralegal in the litigation and creditors' rights practices of national law firm Ober/Kaler, has been named to "Maryland's Top 100 Women" by The Daily Record. She is the third Ober/Kaler employee to be named to this prestigious list.

Ober/Kaler has offices in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Falls Church, VA. The firm provides integrated regulatory, transactional and litigation services to financial, health care, construction, and other business organizations.

Ms. Peters has been a paralegal with Ober/Kaler since 1986. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Paralegals (MAP) and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). She is an also an associate member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA).

Not only is Ms. Peters a hardworking and dedicated paralegal, she is also an enthusiastic, devoted community leader. She has held numerous government and community service posts and has served on the Town Council for the Town of Mt. Airy, an elected position, since 2004. Her tenure has been marked by a focus on promoting economic development and conservative fiscal principles. Under her leadership, Mt. Airy implemented a curbside single stream recycling program in 2008 that has resulted in significant savings to the town.

She previously served as Vice Chairman of the Mt. Airy Planning and Zoning Commission and on the town's Board of Zoning Appeals and Recycling Commission, as well as the board of the Mt. Airy Main Street Association.

Educational issues are of particular importance to Ms. Peters. She has volunteered as a mentor to elementary, middle and high school students in Baltimore City and Mt. Airy. Most recently, she worked with first-graders at the Steuart Hill Academy in Baltimore, and she has also served on Community Law in Action's mentoring program and the Mentoring Connections Team at Mt. Airy Middle School.

Ms. Peters will be recognized at a special ceremony on May 3, 2010 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

"Maryland's Top 100 Women" was established by The Daily Record to recognize high-achieving women throughout the state who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Since its inception in 1996, there have been more than 800 honorees.

Congratulations, Wendi!

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