The Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA) is proud to announce the installment of attorney Gregory P. Jimeno as its 82nd president. Jimeno accepted the ceremonial president’s gavel from outgoing president Jessica Daigle, an Assistant State’s Attorney, during the AABA’s annual membership meeting on June 24 at the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis.
A partner in the Glen Burnie-based law firm of Jimeno and Gray, Jimeno specializes in representing individuals in the areas of criminal defense and DWI/DUI defense. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County where he prosecuted criminal cases. He received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Jimeno joined the AABA in 2001 and became a member of the association’s board in 2004. In recent years, he has served as President-Elect, Treasurer, and Community Services Division Chair. He also co-chaired the AABA’s annual spring charity golf tournament with fellow member Tom Fleckenstein for six years, raising funds for local charitable organizations.
Jimeno was introduced by his law firm partner, Frank Gray, and Glen Burnie attorney Bryan Hyre, who attended high school, college and law school with Jimeno. Hyre left the AABA members in fits of laughter as he shared stories about Jimeno’s former job as a Chuck E. Cheese mascot and his nearly-successful audition for the role of the Oriole Bird.
Jimeno’s wife Melissa, his two daughters, his parents and Phillip and Ramona Jimeno, and more than 100 AABA members and guests were present for the installment of Jimeno and the new officers and trustees for 2013-2014. The new officers include: President-elect, Steve Oberg, a director of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl and Nolan; Secretary, Anne Colt Leitess, State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County; and Treasurer, Dave Putzi, a partner at Fischer and Putzi.
As the final act of her presidency, Daigle presented Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Marsh with the President’s Award in recognition of his exceptional service to the AABA during the 2012-2013 term. The team of Debbie Potter and Jim Nolan received the Trustees Award for their leadership as the co-chairs of the association’s Connections for Our Future Capital Campaign.
The AABA members also approved the 2013-2014 slate of officers for the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, which provides much needed legal assistance to the underserved and makes charitable gifts to community-based agencies. This year, the Foundation will be under the leadership of Hon. H. Richard Duden, III.
The Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA) is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 1,100 legal professionals. We provide legal services to the community and career development opportunities for legal professionals. Learn more about the AABA at www.aabar.org.