Lydia E Lawless

Adjunct Professor

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Lydia Lawless is a principal at Kramon & Graham where she handles high-profile cases in both the trial and appellate courts. She counsels lawyers and law firms in a range of matters and transactions, including compliance with professional obligations in merger transactions and separations, and in connection with internal controls and practices. She also represents lawyers, law firms and other professionals in the defense of professional liability claims.

With extensive experience conducting sensitive investigations involving a variety of subjects and transactions, she represents commercial clients in corporate investigations and high-stakes business disputes.

Before joining Kramon & Graham, she served as Maryland Bar Counsel. She was the youngest person and the first woman to be appointed to the role. During her tenure with the Attorney Grievance Commission, she earned a reputation as one of Maryland's finest trial and appellate lawyers. As the AGC's chief investigator and administrative prosecutor, she has worked on numerous high-profile cases and argued more than 35 cases before the Supreme Court of Maryland.

She served as a leader of the Equity and Ethics transition team for Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown. She is a frequent lecturer for state and local bar associations and government agencies.

In 2017, she was recognized by the American Bar Association with the prestigious Rosner and Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award for her commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer professionalism, and client protection.