Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates to our team.
Brennan Walter is a 2012 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a 2009 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. While in law school, Mr. Walter was the Vice Justice of his school’s Phi Alpha Delta chapter. He also spent time clerking for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and he served as a Rule 16 Assistant State’s Attorney in Harford County.
Before joining RSRM, Mr. Walter was a trial attorney for a general litigation firm, and he had the opportunity to try a number of District and Circuit Court cases involving both criminal and civil issues. Mr. Walter's areas of focus include insurance defense and premises liability, and he has experience both defending and prosecuting personal injury claims throughout the State of Maryland.
Tara McDowell graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2005. She attended the University of New Mexico for her undergraduate education before obtaining a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Toledo in 2002.
Ms. McDowell is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. Prior to joining RSRM, she spent ten years working as in-house counsel for two national insurance carriers where she had the opportunity to gain significant courtroom experience. Her areas of focus are insurance defense, insurance coverage matters, personal injury, and premises liability.