Patricia Jefferson and Kelly Powers Named To Daily Record VIP List

Date: 09 / 14 / 18

Type: Press Release

Powers_Jefferson_collage_9-12-18.jpgMiles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Patricia B. Jefferson and Kelly A. Powers, both principals at the law firm, have been named to The Daily Record’s “VIP” List (Very Important Professionals Successful by 40), which recognizes Maryland professionals 40 years of age and younger for their professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements on the community.

Based in Baltimore, Jefferson is a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Group. Powers, a family lawyer who works in both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices of Miles & Stockbridge, is a co-leader of its Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group.

“Both Patti and Kelly are powerhouses of drive, dedication and talent,” said Nancy W. Greene, chairman of Miles & Stockbridge.  “They are highly regarded by both clients and peers, and each is making a transformative impact in her area of practice. We’re delighted to see their accomplishments lauded by The Daily Record.”

About Patricia Jefferson

In May, Patti Jefferson was ranked as a leader in bankruptcy and restructuring in Maryland for the fourth consecutive year by Chambers and Partners, which ranks leading business lawyers based on in-depth interviews with clients and peers. The 2018 edition of Chambers USA notes that fellow practitioners praised her abilities as “a strong advocate for her clients.”

Jefferson has played a notable role in expanding opportunities for women and diverse professionals in industry groups. She served as president of the Turnaround Management Association’s Chesapeake chapter in 2017. First appointed to TMA Chesapeake’s board in 2010, she has been instrumental in drawing more women to the group’s membership and board leadership. In July, she became president of the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association.  

About Kelly Powers

In her family law practice, Kelly Powers has spearheaded the return of dozens of missing children while representing families, both domestically and overseas, in numerous cases involving international parental abductions of children. With her colleague and mentor Stephen Cullen, she has handled more of these types of cases under the 1980 Hague Convention treaty than any other practice in the world.

The co-director of the Pro Bono Advocacy Program at Miles & Stockbridge, Powers represents pro bono clients in high-conflict custody and protective order cases.  She has worked extensively with The Women’s Law Center of Maryland (WLC), which provides free legal representation to protect and empower individual women and advocates on issues related to family law, domestic violence, employment law and human trafficking. Powers is a past president of WLC’s board of directors.  

VIP List winners received their awards at a reception in the sculpture garden at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art on September 13.  Jefferson, Powers and other honorees were profiled in a special section of The Daily Record.

About Miles & Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading law firm with offices across Maryland and in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging problems. For more information about the firm, visit its website and follow the firm on Twitter.