Miller, Miller & Canby’s Joseph Suntum has been named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. In naming highly-qualified lawyers to its organization, the mission of the LCA is “to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice” and also to promote professional development, advocacy and community engagement. Attorneys are invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work. Based in New York, the LCA represents the “best in law” among its national membership.
Joseph (Joe) Suntum is a principal at Miller, Miller & Canby and is the firm’s Eminent Domain and Condemnation group leader. He joined the firm in 1988, and has been a principal in the firm since 1994. Before joining Miller, Miller & Canby, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elsbeth Levy Bothe in Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland and served as an Assistant Public Defender for Montgomery County, Maryland for four years, where he first earned his reputation as an outstanding trial advocate. His decades of trial experience and skill as a litigator, combined with his in-depth knowledge of real property valuation and the law of eminent domain, allow him to protect his clients’ property rights and maximize compensation when their properties are targeted for condemnation. He is the Owners’ Counsel of America member attorney for the State of Maryland and served as Chair of the Owners Counsel Board of Directors in 2020-2021. The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) is a national network of experienced condemnation attorneys who represent property owners against federal, state and local governments. In addition to eminent domain cases, he accepts select commercial litigation matters requiring advanced strategic and trial skills.