Friday - December 13, 2019


Ms. Lambert rose to national prominence as a litigator with a focus on insurance law in an age when there were few women litigators, particularly in the area of insurance law. Ms. Lambert has spent the last twenty years developing what is now recognized as one of the largest insurance practices in the state of Maryland. She lectures nationally, has received a gubernatorial appointment in the field of insurance, and is sought for her advice by Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Lambert was the first female partner at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A., Maryland's 7th largest law firm, and is now the firm's Marketing Partner and an influential member of its Policy Committee. Named one of “Maryland's Top 100 Women” (2004, The Daily Record), one of “Maryland's Legal Elite” (2005, Smart CEO Magazine), a “Leading Lady” (2005, Smart Women Magazine), and most recently named to The Best Lawyers in America (2006). Ms. Lambert has become a recognized leader in the area of women's law issues. Throughout Ms. Lambert's extensive career, she has devoted great efforts to helping women achieve their goals, both personal and business oriented.

In 2001, Ms. Lambert was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and beat cancer, while maintaining a high-profile legal practice. Her law partners, business colleagues, husband and children venerate her amazing personal strength and perseverance as her most significant accomplishment.

Community Service
Ms. Lambert has been a high school mock trial coach for almost twenty years, and her students have won county, regional and state mock trial finals. Most recently, Ms. Lambert coordinated a mock trial program with Owings Mills High School and helped her team place second place in the Maryland State Bar Association's Statewide Mock Trial Competition. Ms. Lambert has also handled pro bono cases for the physically and mentally disadvantaged, the economically struggling, and organizations that promote the public welfare. Her efforts in these two areas led the way for Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. to win the 2005 Pro Bono Service Award.

Ms. Lambert also spearheaded the Women Helping Women Initiative, a joint women's networking effort with Wachovia Bank. The Initiative is open to the public and brings together women from an array of different fields at seminars, workshops, and knowledge sharing events. Its goal is to provide women in business with a strong support system, while aiding various women-oriented charities, such the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Most recently, Ms. Lambert hit the runway in a “Dressed for Success” themed fashion show that benefited My Sister's Place, a shelter for homeless women and children administered by Catholic Charities. In October, Ms. Lambert will be co-hosting a seminar with guest speaker Melanie Sabelhaus, former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Association as appointed by President Bush.

Ms. Lambert is on the Education Committee of the Carroll County Bar Association, the Advisory Board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, the Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission, and the Board of Directors of My Sister's Place. She was also recently named as a Fellow for the Maryland Bar Foundation.

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