68 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-267-7600
2002 Clipper Park Rd.
Unit 108
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-323-7090

Meet the Attorneys and Staff

Frank D. Boston, III

Mr. Boston has more than 22 years experience representing individuals and small and large companies in the Maryland legislature and in courts throughout the state. He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was a recipient of the James May Scholarship, the Chief Justice of the law school’s honor court, a member of the Moot Court Board, teacher’s assistant, and an American Jurisprudence awardee.

Prior to launching his own firm, Mr. Boston served as a law clerk with Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston and with the Felony Trial Division of Baltimore’s Office of the Public Defender, and he worked in public affairs and government relations in both Annapolis and Baltimore.

Mr. Boston earned his undergraduate B.S. degree from Bucknell University, where he was not only a four-year varsity letterman in lacrosse and junior varsity basketball, but also a member of the Dean’s List and the student his classmates elected to deliver their Senior Commencement Speech. Frank also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Boston worked for several years as a retail bond trader on Wall Street. During those years, Mr. Boston honed his analytical and quantitative skills as he assembled complex information in a position that demanded that he think and react quickly — all under pressure and with poise. Today those skills serve him well in both the courtroom and the Legislature.

An active member of the community, Mr. Boston has served on the Boards of Directors of The Dyslexia Tutoring Program and the Children’s Chorus of Maryland and Learning, Inc. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Park School, his alma mater, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Baltimore’s public radio station, WYPR. He is also a board member of the Baltimore Animal Rescue Shelter (BARCS).

Elizabeth Marzo Borinsky

Ms. Borinsky serves as a consultant to our litigation team on complex matters. She has more than 29 years experience handling litigation matters in State and federal courts throughout the country.

Ms. Borinsky received her BA with High Honors from the University of Virginia where she was the recipient of the University’s Waggonheim Prize. She received her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law. While she was in law school, Ms. Borinsky served as an intern for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court of the District of Maryland, and following her law school graduation, she clerked for the Honorable John R. Hargrove, Sr. of the same court.

After her clerkship, Ms. Borinsky worked in the private sector for two major Baltimore law firms. She spent 15 years at Venable LLP, where she was a partner in the firm’s litigation group. In 2006, Ms. Borinsky left Venable to join the office of Maryland’s Attorney General, Joseph Curran, where she served as Senior Litigation Counsel in the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity she represented the State and the Governor in high profile, high stakes litigation that included allegations of racial profiling and political firing.

In recent years, Ms. Borinsky serves as a freelance litigation consultant to attorneys in Maryland and Massachusetts.

Ari Plaut

Mr. Plaut, a Baltimore native and graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, is involved in all aspects of the firm’s personal injury practice, including client relations, claims investigation, discovery, trial preparation and litigation. In addition, he is an integral part of the firm’s legislative team, using his legal expertise to advocate for a wide range of clients on key issues before the Baltimore City Council and the Maryland General Assembly.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Plaut was a law clerk with Fisher & Winner LLP (now Nusinov Smith LLP) and worked with the Louis Brandeis Center, a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. investigating civil rights claims on college campuses. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Maryland in Criminology and Criminal Justice.



Andrew Nicklas

Mr. Nicklas is, of Counsel to the firm.

A Maryland native, Mr. Nicklas received his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University Maryland, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society and a volunteer tutor at Baltimore’s St. Ignatius School.

Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Nicklas served as an intern to the Honorable Michael M. Galloway in the Circuit Court for Carroll County and to the Frederick County State’s Attorney Office, where he worked with young offenders. His experience includes work with an Annapolis lobbying firm and with a well-respected Baltimore firm known for its criminal and appellate practices.



ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Selma McCurvin

Ms. McCurvin began her career in the banking industry in 1973 with Signet Bank of Maryland where she worked for over 15 years in the Accounting Department, ultimately attaining a managerial position. In 1992, Ms. McCurvin entered the political arena in the Maryland General Assembly as the administrative assistant to Frank D. Boston the Third’s father, Delegate Frank D. Boston, Jr., Chairman of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland House for Delegates.

As an administrative assistant, Ms. McCurvin managed Delegate Boston’s legislative agenda and calendar, planned the budget, and corresponded with constituents. In 2001, Ms. McCurvin joined the Law Offices of Frank D. Boston, III as Mr. Boston’s legislative assistant. Ms. McCurvin oversees the legislative scheduling and communicates with clients and elected officials alike.

Currently Ms. McCurvin is the office manager, handling the day-to-day affairs of the office along with her legislative responsibilities. Clients appreciate Ms. McCurvin’s down-to-earth personality and kindhearted nature, and her experience in Annapolis has enabled her to develop a unique rapport with elected officials and their support staff. Ms. McCurvin is an instrumental member of our team and a valued asset to the firm.

Davon Gardner

Mr. Gardner joined our firm in January 2012 as an intern, and his hard work and dedication earned him the position of full time employee. He is responsible for everything from PI cases to lobbying case manager, legal research, negotiating cases, and preparing clients for settlement. Mr. Gardner received his B.S. in Accounting from Coppin State University and plans to ultimately combine his interests in business and the law by pursuing a joint MBA/JD degree. Mr. Gardner grew up in Baltimore and played basketball throughout high school and college. Our clients appreciate his personal attention and devotion to achieving successful results.



Valerie Pelerin

As you will quickly deduce when you call the office, Ms. Pelerin was born in England, but has spent most of her adult life in the United States. She and her husband have three grown children and have recently relocated to Maryland from New Jersey.

Ms. Pelerin has extensive experience working in business offices — from working for a planning board attorney, to an insurance adjuster, to a pay roll office. Ms. Pelerin’s broad range of experience gives her a great depth of knowledge to draw on as the firm’s primary legal secretary. She assists with case intake, client correspondence, drafting court filings, and managing the firm’s calendar.

Ms. Pelerin’s success is based primarily on her ability to provide superb customer service. She naturally relates to clients with genuine compassion and works tirelessly to help bring their issues to a positive resolution. As the most recent member of our team, we are very excited to have Ms. Pelerin as a valuable new asset for our clients.



Brittany Lee

As the firm’s legal secretary, Ms. Lee is an integral part of the firm’s legal team, serving as a point of contact for clients throughout the legal process.  She is involved in all aspects of the firm’s personal injury claims, from insurance company correspondence, to medical records acquisition, to preliminary settlement negotiations. She performs legal research and assists in trial preparation, including interviewing witnesses, serving court documents and filing motions.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Lee worked with the Maryland Office of Public Defenders as a legal secretary. She received an associate degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Baltimore where she interned with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.



Mike Benczkowski

Mr. Benczkowski provides bookkeeping and information services support to the firm. A graduate of Averett University, he worked for 10 years in healthcare management as vice president of Billing and Information Systems. In addition, he is an FAA certified flight Instructor and a competitive horseman and horseback riding instructor.