HHS Hall of Fame 2011 — Harry S. Johnson
The following bio was presented to Patch by the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame selection committe. The 2011 inductions will be held Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Harry S. Johnson (Class of 1972) – Harry is a practicing attorney with the firm of Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP. He earned his degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Law. As an attorney, Harry has served as counsel to major manufacturers in cases involving exposure to various elements environmentally and occupationally. He has represented physicians and medical providers in medical negligence litigation; various products manufacturers in personal injury litigation, ranging from medical devices to power tools and automotive components; Baltimore City Council in 2003 redistricting process; and Baltimore City in civil rights lawsuit concerning redevelopment of public housing. Harry’s related professional experience includes being a member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, the ABA Committee on Education, the ABA House of Delegates, the Maryland State Bar Foundation Board of Directors, the Attorney Grievance Commission Review Panel, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Character Committee, the MSBA Board of Governors, the Special Committee on Continuing Legal Education, and Special Committee on Drug Crisis and Underfunding of the Court System in Baltimore City. Additionally, he has served as Treasurer and President of the Maryland State Bar Association. In the area of public service, Harry has been a member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Merit Selection Panel, Appellate Courts Nominating Commission, Trial Courts Nominating Commission, U.S. Magistrate Judge Review Panel, Governor’s Commission on the Death Penalty and the Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges. Harry’s civic involvement includes being a member of the Board of Trustees, Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Board of Trustees, Center Stage; Board of Trustees, Baltimore Community Foundation; Board of Directors, BDC Development Corporation; Board of Directors, The Chapman Funds; Board of Directors, Afro American Newspapers; Executive Board, Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts; and he was a member, President and Chairman of the Board, Community College of Baltimore Foundation. Currently, he is serving as President of the Board at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Harry has been honored as the recipient of numerous awards including the Charlie Dorsey Mentor Award, Bar Association of Baltimore City; Top Black Lawyers in America, Black Enterprise Magazine; Freedom’s First Award, Monumental City Bar Association; Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Maryland School of Law Black Law Students Association; and the Founder’s Award, Monumental City Bar Association.