We use our training and talents to improve the lives of others. Public service is not just a firm tradition – it’s who we are.

Our attorneys and staff hold leadership positions and volunteer with many local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, including:

Afya Baltimore Inc. House of Ruth
American Academy of Liberal Education Institute for Islamic, Christian, & Jewish Studies
American Red Cross Institute of Notre Dame
Archdiocese of Baltimore Itineris Baltimore
Baltimore City Fire & Police Employees Retirement System JDRF One Walk
Baltimore Courthouse & Law Museum Foundation Inc Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Baltimore Design School Jubilee Baltimore Inc.
Baltimore Equitable Insurance Junior League of Annapolis
Baltimore Museum of Art Lawyers’ Round Table Law Club
Baltimore Rock Opera Society Maryland Academy of Sciences
BARCS Maryland Access to Justice Commission
Blossoms of Hope Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition
Bon Secours Community Works Maryland Carey Law Alumni Board
Catholic Community Foundation Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Calvert Hall College High School Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Cardinal Crease Club Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Central Presbyterian Church Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Charles Crane Family Foundation National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
Charles Street Development Corporation Pro Bono Resource Center
CollegeBound Foundation Public Justice Center
Community Law in Action Quilts for Kids
Create U Network Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Southwest Partnership
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
Demetrakia Dance Troupe St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore St. Mary’s Seminary & University
Equal Justice Council Tahirih Justice Center
Esperanza Center The Harbour School
Federal Bar Association The Marion Burk Knott Scholarship Fund Committee
Foundation for the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women ULI Baltimore
Franciscan Center of Baltimore United Way
Free State Legal University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Friends of Patterson Park U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
Friends School U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
Green Street Academy U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Magistrate Judge Selection Panel
Healthcare for the Homeless Wide Angle Youth Media
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. Women’s Giving Circle of North Central Florida
Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

We work to strengthen these organizations, making their missions our own. And when a charitable organization needs legal help and cannot afford to hire a lawyer, we often work on pro bono and reduced fee engagements.

We regularly represent indigent individuals on a pro bono basis. Whether advocating for a tenant to recover a security deposit or a death-row inmate to prove his innocence, our attorneys have the freedom and support to serve those in need. We also support legal organizations that work to ensure access to justice through our state and federal court systems. Some of these organizations include the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, the Public Justice Center, Equal Justice Council, Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, and the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.

We have set a high standard for community service and civic involvement. To learn more about our history of public and community service, visit Our History.


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Ella Aiken




Ella Aiken practices in Gallagher’s Litigation Group in a wide variety of matters, including commercial litigation, business disputes, property management, health care regulatory matters, intellectual property infringement and enforcement actions, and the defense of medical malpractice claims.

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