Vice President of Community Affairs and Legal Advisor
Alicia Lynn Wilson was born and raised in east Baltimore. While in high school and throughout college and law school, Alicia worked actively with Baltimore community organizations such as the Public Justice Center, the Learning Bank, the House of Ruth, the Maryland Disability Law Center, and the Office of the Baltimore City Solicitor to name a few.
Alicia graduated valedictorian from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School (“Mervo”) in 2000. Ebony Magazine recognized her as one of the “Top 50 High School Students” in the country. As a high school student, Alicia volunteered as a mentor to middle school students, organized school supply drives for children living at the House of Ruth, and served as President of the Math Engineering Science Achievement (“MESA”) club. As a senior, Alicia was awarded the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, the College Bound Scholar of the Year Award, the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Public Affairs Scholarship, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship, and two Dr. Benjamin Carson Scholarships.
After graduating from Mervo, Alicia attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where she majored in Political Science. She was recognized by the UMBC community as a Janet and Walter Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and a Jacqueline Hrabowski and Harbor City Links Scholar. Over the course of her college career, she served as the Director of Diversity of Affairs for the student government association, campus coordinator of Oxfam America, student liaison on the UMBC’s Commission for Women, and the Director of Community Service for the UMBC Chapter of the NAACP. Alicia graduated with highest honors in 2004 and was named as the UMBC Political Science student of the year.
In 2003, Alicia was named the Harry S. Truman Scholar for the state of Maryland. She is the first student in the history of UMBC to be awarded this honor. The Truman Scholarship is a National Award bestowed upon one college junior from each state that demonstrates exceptional leadership potential and who is committed to making a difference through public service.
After graduating from UMBC, Alicia was named the 2004 Andrew Levy Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland School of Law. In late 2004, she was also named the 2004 George L. Russell Scholar at the School of Law. While in law school, Alicia served as the co-captain of the University of Maryland National Trial Team and led her team to be ranked the #1 trial team in the country. She also taught a Political Science Course titled “Forming a Legal Argument” and coached the Mock Trial Team at the Baltimore Freedom Academy for three years while attending law school.
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in May 2007, Alicia clerked with the Honorable Judge David Young for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Upon completion of her clerkship, Alicia began as a Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Associate with the firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC and was named a partner in 2015. Currently, Alicia is the Vice President for Community Affairs and Legal Advisor with Sagamore Development Company.
Alicia continues to seek ways to contribute to her community. From 2012-2013, Alicia served as President of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Incorporated. She currently serves as Vice President of the Executive Board the Public Justice Center, on the Executive Board of the CollegeBound Foundation, Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Bar Association’s Historical Committee, an Advisory Board Member for the CHOICE Jobs Program, an Advisory Board Member for the Law Links Program, and Executive Board Member of the Samaritan Community Mission.
During the 2013-2014 bar year, Alicia served as the Chair of Community Service and Public Engagement for the Bar Association of Baltimore City. As Chair, she organized two all-day Civic and Law Academies for over 300 students from Baltimore area high schools. Alicia recruited over 50 lawyers and judges from across Maryland to teach students law topics that have been eliminated from their school curriculum.
For her accomplishments and public service, Alicia was recognized in 2008 by the W.E.B. Dubois Society and the Philomathians as a Stellar Woman, in 2009 by UMBC as a Rising Star Alumna, in 2010 through 2016 by the Maryland Daily Record as a Rising Star Attorney, in 2011 by the Maryland Daily Record as one of the top 20 in their Twenties in Maryland, in 2011 as a Maryland Leading Woman, in 2012 as a Presidential Award Recipient by the Bar Association of Baltimore City. In 2015, Alicia received Community & Public Service Award for Young Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and as the Rising Star Award from the National Black Women Lawyers Association.
It is Alicia’s honest belief that any measure of success she has achieved is due to the overwhelming generosity of her parents, mentors, and friends. It is her ardent desire to be a source of encouragement and support to young people who like herself strive for greatness.