Cary Hansel is honored to have received the
Daily Record's Leadership in the Law Award.
Read more about our
award-winning service below!

Tiana Boardman Wins Scholarship

Pictured above are firm members and family attending the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Awards Banquet in support of Tiana Boardman, who was awarded one of only 4 annual law school scholarships.   The association's stated mission to support "legal excellence, community service, and the advancement of African Americans in the legal profession." 

Cary Hansel is Trial Lawyer of the Year

The Maryland Association for Justice awarded Cary Hansel for his work obtaining a verdict the Washington Post called, "the largest ever made by a jury in a civil case involving abuse by Prince George's police.”  The case also established a new method of recovery against police departments in Maryland with historic patterns of violating our civil rights. 

Kristen Mack is in
the Top 40 Under 40

The National Trial Lawyers organization awarded Kristen Mack for being a top 40 lawyer under 40! Kristen won this award in the Maryland category of civil plaintiff's trial lawyer.   It reflects her continued success representing victims of civil rights violations, discrimination and the other evils she works to eradicate.

Cary Hansel Wins
Trial Lawyer of the Year, Again

Cary Hansel and co-counsel Annie Hirsch were named Trial Lawyers of the Year for their work on behalf of over 100 victims in the Baltimore Public Housing, "sex for repairs" scandal.  The Baltimore Sun called the settlement they obtained, “the largest in a sexual harassment case under the Fair Housing Act….” 

Tiana Boardman and Cary Hansel Share Award for Outstanding Service

Tiana Boardman and Cary Hansel were awarded for their work with other founders of the Civil Rights Section of the Maryland Association for Justice.  In its first year, the Section helped lead successful efforts to pass meaningful police reform legislation in Maryland, including by setting new standards for the use of force and more than doubling unfair limits on claims against the police.

Kristen Mack Named one of the Top 50 Leading Women in Maryland

The Daily Record recognized Kristen Mack for her leadership.  Kristen holds numerous volunteer leadership positions in the bar and for her alma mater, serving tirelessly on boards to better the lives of others and improve our profession.  Kristen is also a great mentor to young lawyers and all involved in the administration of justice.

Cary Hansel Acknowledged as a "Leader in the Law"

The editorial staff of the Daily Record chose Cary because, "he has been at the center of several groundbreaking, high-profile cases in recent years that led to reforms."  The Daily Record quoted other lawyers describing Cary as, "working to move the law forward in a direction that strongly advocates for people and causes," with an "ability to communicate with juries that is second to none."

Kristen Mack Awarded for Living the Creed at University of Baltimore

Her alma mater chose Kristen as "the personification of the UB Creed," and someone who is, "a contributing member of the campus community, acts with integrity and responsibility, seeks to understand and respect the differences in others, pursues knowledge, and fosters excellence for themselves and their community."

Cary Hansel Featured
on the ACLU's
"Wall of Heroes"

The ACLU recognized Cary Hansel for his volunteer work representing the organization before Maryland's Supreme Court in high-impact cases designed to protect and expand the civil liberties of Marylanders.  Among other successes, Cary's work lead to increased funding for Baltimore's schools.

Cary Hansel is One of
the Daily Record's 100
Powerful Marylanders

Reproduced here is the brief biography of Cary, which accompanied the award. 

Other Awards & Honors

Ashton Zylstra and other firm lawyers are annually listed among Maryland's "Super Lawyers," an honor awarded to just 2.5% of the State's attorneys.  

Cary Hansel has received the President's Award from the Maryland trial Lawyer's Association for his volunteer work.  

Hansel Law's lawyers have too many other accolades and honors to list here, but our individual biographies provide more information for potential clients.