DOMABaltimore, Md.,  — The Daily Record selected Sandra Brooks,Offit Kurman, FamilyLaw Associate to receive the 2014 Leading Women award. The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 46 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of business and legal professionals and a representative of The Daily Record selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change. The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010, at the 15th annual Maryland’s Top 100 Women celebration, to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders. As a family law attorney, Sandra Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings. “Those being honored as The Daily Record’s Leading Women are extraordinary. They are juggling tough jobs, family commitments, community service, mentoring, education and a host of other priorities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are inspiring change across Maryland and creating ideas, processes and products that will contribute to the success of tomorrow. We are proud to honor them.” The 2014 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street in Baltimore. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 5 issue of The Daily Record and available online at Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women awards include Presenting Sponsor Chimes and Visionary Sponsors Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc. For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women awards, visit About The Daily Record For more than 125 years, The Daily Record Company has provided trusted legal and business information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website,; five blogs, Business Buzz, Eye on Annapolis, Generation J.D., Ground Up and On the Record; seven e-newsletters, Insider, Afternoon Insider, Real Estate Weekly, Auction Notices, Best Practices, Maryland Family Law Update and Legal Jobs; and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events:  Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women.  2014 Leading Women Honorees

  • Misti Aaronson, entreQuest
  • Erin A. Appel, Esq., Capitol Strategies LLC
  • Rachael Ann Barnett, Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Avonette D. Blanding, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
  • Meredith Borden, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Jennifer Brause, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
  • Elizabeth Brescia, Adoption Exchange Association
  • Jen Brock-Cancellieri, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  • Oana A. Brooks, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City
  • Sandra A. Brooks, Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
  • Jessica Brown, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Tammy M. Brown, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
  • Elizabeth Kemp Caulder, Media Star Promotions
  • Alyce Dailey, The Dailey Group of Keller Williams Realty
  • Melissa R. Daniel, KCCT Architects
  • Jessica Emerson, LMSW, Esq., The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
  • Christy A. Fisher, Setliff & Holland
  • Sarah Coffey Frush, Maryland Legal Aid
  • Laura LeBrun Hatcher, Hatcher Design Office/Towson University
  • Elisha Hawk, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
  • Caroline L. Hecker, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
  • Julie A. Hopkins, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
  • Caroline Hubbard, Itineris, Inc.
  • Antieris Johnson, Art Adopts a Child
  • Jessica Kartalija, WJZ-TV
  • Jennifer L. Kent, The Law Offices of Joshua M. Ambush, LLC
  • Melissa Lees, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Brooke E. Lierman, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP
  • Karin Lundquist, CPA, CohnReznick LLP
  • Kimberly R. Manns, Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading
  • Ganesha M. Martin, Baltimore Police Department
  • Raegan McDonald-Mosley, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Planned Parenthood of Maryland
  • Kathryn C. Mills, Office of Congressional Relations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Katie Nash, Community Alternative Mediation – Frederick
  • Marianne Navarro, City of Baltimore – Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Katherine O’Brien, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Erin O’Keefe, Loyola University Maryland
  • Amanda K. Rodriguez, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention
  • Kate Sam, Parks & People Foundation
  • Angela J. Scott, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Karen Sentementes, Legg Mason
  • Lisa D. Sparks, Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
  • Annette M. Walter, Timber Industries, LLC
  • Cari White, CPA, CFE, CVA, Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
  • Lindsey A. White, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Marla Zide, Law Office of Marla Zide


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