Thomas J. Schetelich
Firm:
Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A.
Phone:410-837-2200
Address: 100 South Charles Street, Suite 1401
Baltimore, MD 21201

Membership: Bar Association of Baltimore City; Maryland State Bar Association (Member: Trust and Estates Section; Taxation Section).
University: Kean College of New Jersey, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977, Washington & Lee University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
Admitted: 1980, Maryland; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
Biography: Mr. Schetelich is one of the firm's founding principals. He heads both the firm's corporate and business law practices and its personal legal services department. Mr. Schetelich concentrates his work in fields of business planning, business litigation, tax planning, and trusts and estates. Mr. Schetelich is highly regarded by attorneys and the community at large for his legal skills and community service. He holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethical practice. He is a frequent speaker and contributor on business and taxation issues. He managed national representations for real estate and hospitality clients. Mr. Schetelich also has extensive court room and trial experience, in both Maryland state courts and federal courts. He has appeared before both Maryland appellate courts and has in his career been admitted for argument in three separate Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. He has managed an extensive toxic tort defense as the lead Baltimore City attorney for asbestos defendants. Mr. Schetelich devotes much of his practice to assisting charitable and religious organizations. He represents many churches throughout Maryland. He is active in many Christian ministries in the greater Baltimore area. He has served as the commentator on Religion and the Law, a regular radio feature. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Baltimore School of the Bible (where he was an instructor for over 25 years), for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the Christian Professional Network (current President), for the Baltimore Fellowship Foundation (current Chairman), for Christian Missions in Many Lands, and for The Maryland Bible Society. He is an author of Maryland Law of Religious Corporations. In 1992, Mr. Schetelich was honored by Mayor Kurt Schmoke for outstanding citizenship in dedication and commitment to the citizens of Baltimore. Mr. Schetelich was the Executive Chair of the Metro-Maryland Franklin Graham Festival hosting 100,000 people in Baltimore.