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  1. Transportation: 25%
  2. Maritime: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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  • Brandy Ann Peeples

    I endorse this lawyer. JoAnne is the "go-to" maritime and business law attorney in Maryland. I have known her for approximately 20 years, and I am proud to have called her a mentor. Her intelligence and expertise in her field are second to none.


    Brandy Peeples Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2423

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1100
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, 20036



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Etta H. Maddox Lifetime Achievement AwardWomen's Bar Association of Maryland, University of Baltimore Chapter2004
Woman of the YearPort of Baltimore2003
John W. Sims Distinguished Visiting PractitionerTulane Law School2001
"A" List of Baltimore's Favorite Business LawyersThe Daily Record1999
Top 50 Women in BusinessBaltimore Magazine1997
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, International Commercial Law SectionMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Admiralty and Maritime Law CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Admiralty Law CommitteeChair1997 - 1998
Maritime Law Association Of The United States, Strategic Planning CommitteeVice-Chair1996 - 1998
Defense Research Institute, Transportation Law CommitteeChair1996 - 1998
Defense Research Institute, Admiralty Law SubcommitteeChair1995 - 1996
Federal Bar Association, Maryland ChapterPresident1991 - 1992
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Stevedores, Marine Terminals and Vessel Services CommitteeChair1989 - 1994
Federal Bar Association, Maryland ChapterChair, Board of Governors1987 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Maryland, College ParkEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977