Firm History

Firm History

McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan and Lynch, P.A. ("McNamee Hosea") was founded as McNamee & Hosea, P.A. in 1982. The founders, Mr. David McNamee and Mr. Stephen C. Hosea were partners in the law firm of Beatty and McNamee (Hyattsville, Maryland), which Mr. McNamee co-founded in 1955.

At its inception, the firm concentrated in the areas of tax and corporate law and probate and real estate law. Mr. Kim, who represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, joined the firm in as a partner in 1985.

By 1988, McNamee Hosea had grown to a firm of seven attorneys. On December 1, 1988, it merged with Milton Jernigan & Associates, P.C., a corporate, banking and real estate firm, also originally founded in 1982. This merger increased the firm size to ten attorneys and expanded its expertise into the areas of franchise law and banking.

Following the merger, Mr. Jernigan was added as a named Principal. Later, Mr. Lynch and Mr. Beall were also named as Principals in the firm.

On January 1, 2002, McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan & Kim, P.A. merged with James M. Greenan, P.C. and The Law Practice of Thomas Walker, Esquire, bringing to McNamee Hosea the talents and resources of Mr. Greenan, Mr. Walker and their associates and staff. The merger added the practice areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights to the firm.

On January 1, 2006, Kevin M. Tracy was named a Principal in the firm and on August 1, 2007, Mark W. Schweitzer was named Principal. Brent M. Ahalt and Christopher L. Hamlin were named Principals on January 1, 2008. In September 2008, the firm changed its name to McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan and Lynch, P.A. Craig Palik was named Principal in March 2009.

In March of 2011, the firm expanded its practice areas to include land use and zoning, as well as family law with the addition of two associates, Lindsey K. Erdmann and Matthew C. Tedesco. The firm also added Daniel F. Lynch, a former partner at Knight Manzi Nussbaum and LaPlaca, as a Principal during this expansion.

On December 1, 2012, the firm promoted two more attorneys to Principals, Esther A. Streete and Charles H. Henderson. On June 1, 2014, the firm named Kevin M. Elden and Matthew C. Tedesco as Principals.

On January 5, 2015, Janet M. Nesse, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee for the District of Maryland, joined the firm as a Principal in the Bankruptcy department.

As of March 1, 2015, Danielle Cruttenden, former named partner at Merrill, Cruttenden & Collinson, along with her established staff, moved her practice and clients to McNamee Hosea. She joined the firm as a Principal in the Estate and Trust practice area.

Currently, we have 30 attorneys creating a strong and committed team who prides itself on being the attorneys for the "business owner's law firm." Our primary focus is on responsive and result-producing legal services in the areas of law generally applicable to business, commercial ventures and their principals and owners.