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Jeremy S. Scholtes


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Jeremy S. Scholtes

Jeremy S. Scholtes represents clients in real estate, land use, condemnation and eminent domain, construction, government contracts, intellectual property, and general commercial and business administrative litigation matters before local boards and commissions and in Maryland and Federal trial and appellate courts. Jeremy has assisted government contractors and sub-contractors in a variety of transactional and dispute matters including, but not limited to: performing analyses of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses; negotiating and drafting subcontracts; and claims preparation and defense. Jeremy maintains an active security clearance (TS/SCI) and assists clients with various classified matters. He serves as outside counsel for small and mid-size businesses with particular emphasis on employment, contract, regulatory compliance and succession planning matters, Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Jeremy had a notable career with the United States Army, serving most recently as a Labor and Employment Attorney, a Prosecutor, and the Chief of a Regulatory Compliance and Ethics Counseling group with Ft. Meade Garrison Command (Ft. Meade, MD), 17th Fires Brigade and I Corps (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and Iraq) and 2d Infantry Division (Korea), respectively. Additionally, Jeremy served in the 25th Infantry Division as a Rifle Platoon Leader and subsequently in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Ranger Platoon Leader and Battalion Training Officer.

After 13 years of active duty, in 2014 Jeremy transitioned to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) as a Judge Advocate General officer (JAG) with 10th Legal Operations Detachment (Gaithersburg, MD) (2014-2016) and 13th Legal Operations Detachment-Expert (Upper Marlboro, MD) (2016-present). Currently, Jeremy is a Major and represents U.S. Army Soldiers and former Soldiers in their appeals before the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) and the U.S. Army Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). He conducts full service case management, record review, research, brief drafting and argument on all assigned appellate cases in conjunction with his colleagues at the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency Defense Appellate Division.

Jeremy graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a certificate in environmental law. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he won the Superintendent’s Award.

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • Platoon 22 / 22 Needs a Face (2016-present)

  • Rotary Club of Carroll Creek: Member (2015-present); Rotaract Committee Chair (2015-present); International Committee Member (2015-present)

  • YMCA of Frederick County: Capital Campaign Committee Member (2016-2017)

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyer Division’s The Young Lawyer Associated Editor (2013-2015); Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), Energy Infrastructure and Siting Committee: Social Media Vice Chair (2012-present); Member (2008-present)

  • Bar Association of Frederick County (2014-present)

  • District of Columbia Bar Association (2012-present)

  • Downtown Frederick Partnership: Board Member (2017-present)

  • Frederick County Chamber of Commerce (2014-present)

  • Frederick County Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Frederick County (2015 – 2016)

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Planning Committee (2014-present); Special Committee on Veterans Courts (2014-present); Member (2008-2009, 2013-present)

  • The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni Board: Board Member (2013-2016)

Recognition

  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyer Division Scholar (2011-2012)

  • Frederick County DoGood-er Award (2017)

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Leadership Academy Fellow (2013-2014)

  • Miles & Stockbridge Pro Bono Advocate Award (2016)

  • The Daily Record: Successful Before 40/VIP List (2017)

  • U.S. Army Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star (2nd Award); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award); Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Ranger Tab; German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold)

  • U.S. Army Education: U.S. Army Airborne School (1998), Infantry Officer Basic Course (2001), Ranger School (2002), Air Assault School (2002), Jumpmaster School, 1st in Class (2005), Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, Distinguished Graduate (2008), Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course, Honor Graduate, 1st in Class (2014); U.S. Army Command & General Staff Officer College (October 2015)

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Publications

"NAAA Safety Committee Recommends Establishing a Safety Standard," On The Block (Co-Author) (September 2017).
"Understand Arbitration or Prepare for Litigation," On The Block (Co-Author) (July 2017).
"When First Place Matters Most...," On The Block (Co-Author) (May 2017).
"Safety: Know, Share, Do," On The Block (Co-Author) (November 2016).
"Stop-Sale Orders and Safety Recalls," On The Block (May 2016).
"Distracted Driving: Be Proactive," On The Block (Co-Author) (November 2015).
"Why It Is Important to Read (Or Have Your Lawyer Read) Form Documents," On The Block (Co-Author) (September 2015).
"Know NAAA’s Bylaws to Protect Yourself and Preserve the Association," On The Block (Co-Author) (July 2015).
"On Point for the Nation: Army and Renewable Energy," 34 ENERGY L.J. 55 (January 01, 2013).
"Voir Dire: The First Brick in Your Trial Foundation," 16 A.B.A. The Young Lawyer 1 online (April 01, 2012).
"Smart Power In Action – A Rule of Law Judge Advocate’s Reflections from Basrah, Iraq," 44 Creighton L. Rev. 1091 (January 01, 2011).
"Synergetic Effects in a Rule of Law Ends-Based Approach," a narrative in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Center for Law and Military Operations 2010 Rule of Law Handbook (4th Ed.) (January 01, 2010).
"When the Darkness Consumes the Light," 27 Temp. J. Sci. Tech. & Envtl. L. 17 (January 01, 2008).
"The Siren Sounds for Nitrogen," 38 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10253 (January 01, 2008).

Speaking Engagements