General Counsel

Mark Edelson, Esquire

General Counsel

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Mark Edelson serves as AMA Baltimore’s General Counsel, providing legal guidance, reviewing all contracts, and operating documents in order to ensure a legally sound process and board compliance with all relevant legislation. Outside of our Chapter, Mark has practiced law for nearly 14 years and is a partner with the downtown Baltimore law firm of Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, LLC, in the Business Litigation Group.

Beyond Mark’s role as a lawyer, he is also deeply committed to improving his community, Baltimore City, and the State of Maryland. In the November 2022 General Election, Mark was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Legislative District 46. As a member of the Maryland General Assembly, Mark was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and was recently named Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and the Environment. Prior to his role as legislator, Mark was an adjunct professor at Goucher College, the president of the Canton Community Association for 5 years, and a member of the State Central Committee representing legislative District 46. Mark has served on the Board of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and various non-profit organizations focused on transportation advocacy including the Baltimore Transit Coalition, Transit Choices, and The Baltimore Transit Campaign.

Mark received his BA from Georgia State University and earned his JD from the University of Maryland.

Fun fact: In high school, Mark was the lead singer/songwriter of an alternative rock band called Stellar.

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