Miller, Miller & Canby is pleased to announce our attorneys who have been named to the list of Super Lawyers in the state of Maryland for 2023. Attorneys Donna McBride, Joseph Suntum, Michael Campbell, and Diane Feuerherd have been selected for this honor, and attorneys Raymond Gambrill and Alexandra Mussler have been named to the 2023 “Rising Stars” list, which recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.
Donna McBride has been named a Super Lawyer since 2014, and has been a partner in Miller, Miller & Canby’s Litigation practice since 2009. She focuses her litigation practice in the following areas: business and commercial, estates and trusts, personal injury and insurance, as well as real estate. In 2019, Ms. McBride was admitted to the highly-selective American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow. In addition to her background as a trial lawyer, Ms. McBride is a member of the Supreme Court of Maryland’s Standing Committee of Rules of Practice and Procedure, where she was appointed to serve a second 5-year term beginning in 2018. In 2018, she served as Treasurer for the Montgomery County Bar Association, for the 2018-2019 term. She is a member of the Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission, and a former co-chair and current member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Judicial Selections Committee. She is a member (and sits on the Board) of the Montgomery County Inns of Court, also serving as President for the 2021-2022 term. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. In 2022, she was appointed to serve on The Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.
Joseph (Joe) Suntum is partner in the firm and serves as the firm’s Eminent Domain/Condemnation Group Leader. His decades of trial experience and his in-depth knowledge of real property valuation and the law of eminent domain allow him to protect his clients’ property rights and maximize their compensation when their properties are targeted for condemnation. He is the Owners’ Counsel of America member attorney for the State of Maryland and Chair of the Owners Counsel Board of Directors. The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) is a national network of experienced condemnation attorneys who represent property owners against federal, state and local governments. Membership in the OCA is selective and restricted to one member attorney per state. In addition to eminent domain cases, he accepts select commercial litigation matters requiring advanced strategic and trial skills.
Michael Campbell is the managing partner at Miller, Miller & Canby. He focuses his practice primarily on disputes involving real estate, construction projects and commercial leases in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and before arbitrators. Now in his third decade at the firm, he has tried more than 100 cases before judges, juries and arbitrators. He has resolved many other cases through mediation and private resolution with opposing counsel. Mr. Campbell has also developed an expertise in property tax appeals for commercial and high-value residential properties in Maryland. He is Master of the Bench and past-President (2019-2020) of the Montgomery County Inns of Court, and regularly serves as a judge in the Maryland high school mock trial competition. 2023 is the third year that he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer.
Diane Feuerherd is an appellate and trial attorney, focusing on business, estate, real estate and eminent domain litigation in the Maryland state and federal courts. Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Feuerherd has remained dedicated to serving and improving the legal profession, at the local, state and national level, for the benefit of attorneys and the community at large. She serves on the MSBA’s Judicial Appointments Committee, Secretary and Board Member to the Maryland Bar Foundation, Barrister of the Montgomery County Inns of Court, and Member of the Peer Review Committee. In addition, she is an Associate Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America. Known throughout Maryland for her appellate work, Ms. Feuerherd serves as blog manager for the Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA’s) Maryland Appellate Blog.
Raymond Gambrill was selected as a “Rising Star” for a second year. An associate in the Litigation Practice Group, he focuses his practice on business, commercial and real estate litigation, as well as criminal defense. He began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable John W. Debelius, III in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. He then served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County for two years, where he developed his trial skills. He followed his prosecution experience with several years in private practice prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby. He is a graduate of the Montgomery County Bar Association Leadership Development Academy and was elected to serve on the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Executive Committee. He is also the Treasurer of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association.
Alexandra Mussler is an associate attorney in Miller, Miller & Canby’s Litigation Practice Group, focusing on business and commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, lease disputes and personal injury and insurance litigation. She began her legal career as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James A. Bonifant, Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, where she analyzed pleadings and helped draft judicial opinions and court orders. During her clerkship, she developed an analytical approach to the law and a passion for litigation, working on complex civil law matters involving a broad spectrum of issues. In 2022, she was appointed to serve as co-chair of the New Practitioner Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Each year, Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, recognizes the top lawyers in Maryland through a patented multiphased selection process that involves independent research, as well as peer nomination and review/evaluation. The objective is to create a comprehensive listing of exceptional attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and a variety of firm sizes, but are limited to no more than 5% of attorneys practicing in any given region (2.5% for Rising Stars). The lists are published annually in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers nationwide.
About Miller, Miller & Canby
In 2021, Miller, Miller & Canby celebrated 75 years of serving the legal needs of metropolitan Washington, DC. As one of the oldest law firms in Montgomery County, MD, the firm recognizes that this milestone reflects the relationships built and maintained with our clients, friends and the business community, many spanning multiple generations. The firm focuses on five core areas of practice: Land Development, Real Estate, Litigation, Business and Tax, and Trusts, Estates and Elder Law. The firm has intentionally maintained a moderate size in order to ensure that all attorneys maintain close contact with our clients and have the opportunity to develop and foster trusted, lasting relationships. In all of our practice areas, a concern for quality of product and efficiency of accomplishment assures clients of receiving true value in legal representation. Miller, Miller & Canby is proud to have maintained this standard of service since the firm’s founding in 1946 and continues to abide by this standard every single day. For more information, please click here.