Vice Chairperson : James L. Otway, Esq.

Treasurer: James L. Otway, Esq.

James L. Otway is a principal of Otway, Russo & Rommel. He has practiced law in Salisbury, Maryland for over twenty-five years. He received his law degree from Potomac School of Law (J.D., 1978). Mr. Otway is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, he was named as one of Maryland's elite "Super Lawyers".  He has served as President of the Wicomico County Bar Association (1990) and serves on the Maryland State Committee for ACTL. In 2008 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the Maryland Association for Justice. Mr. Otway serves as a character examiner for the Maryland Board of Law Examiners for the First Judicial Circuit. Mr. Otway has been active in serving his community and in the past has served as an officer of Our Community, an organization devoted to improving race relations, and Urban Salisbury, Inc., a non-profit organization established to coordinate downtown revitalization efforts. He has also served as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Life Crisis Center in Salisbury, counseling on legal issues related to domestic violence.