Jeremy Scholtes Recognized for Community Service in Frederick County
Miles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Jeremy S. Scholtes, an associate in the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation practice in Frederick, has been honored by the DoGood-er Awards for his pro bono and community service.
Now in their second year, the DoGood-er Awards recognize Frederick County residents in eight categories for their exceptional commitment to impacting the lives of others in the community.
A U.S. Army and combat veteran, Scholtes was recognized in the military category for his pro bono representation of Platoon 22, a traveling memorial started by the Frederick-based nonprofit organization 22 Needs a Face to increase awareness of the suicide epidemic among veterans. He is also involved with wear blue: run to remember, which encourages participation in endurance events in honor of fallen soldiers.
Beyond his work on veterans’ issues, Scholtes is a board member for the Downtown Frederick Partnership and a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek in Frederick County, where he chairs the club’s International Committee. He also served on the capital campaign committee for the YMCA of Frederick County. An honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, he was a member of the law school’s alumni board from 2013-2016 and continues to serve as a mentor for law students.
Scholtes was nominated by two colleagues in the Frederick office: Melissa LeClair, a legal practice assistant, and Thomas E. Lynch, III, a principal in the firm’s Real Estate litigation practice.
“Jeremy is a capable and conscientious lawyer, a committed advocate for veterans, and a mentor and role model for law students and young people,” said Lynch. “He makes a vital difference in his own community in Frederick County and well beyond it.”
Miles & Stockbridge presented its Pro Bono Advocate Award to Scholtes in 2016 in recognition of how his pro bono work exemplifies the firm’s strong tradition of public service. In September, he was named to The Daily Record’s “VIP” List, which recognizes Maryland professionals 40 years of age and younger for their professional accomplishments, civic involvement and the impact of their achievements.
Scholtes represents clients in real estate, land use, construction, government contracts, intellectual property, and general commercial and business administrative litigation matters before local boards and commissions as well as in Maryland and federal trial and appellate courts. He also assists government contractors and sub-contractors in a variety of transactional and dispute matters as a member of Miles & Stockbridge’s Government Contracts practice.
Winners of the 2017 Do Good-er Awards were announced and honored at a ceremony at the ARC of Frederick County on October 13. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, which provides weekend backpacks of food to children who might otherwise go hungry when school meals are unavailable, and the Up & Out Foundation, which provides assistance to those struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism.
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