Experience

Rima's experience includes:

  • Defending multiple traumatic brain injury claims, including obtaining summary judgment in favor of a maintenance company against a multi-million-dollar lawsuit;
  • Representing an energy company against thermal burn injury claims;
  • Helping overturn a nearly one-million-dollar verdict against a contractor in a geotechnical hazard case;
  • Defending various restaurants and property owners in premises liability matters;
  • Representing a social organization against a wrongful death lawsuit; and
  • Successfully defending bad faith claims against insurance carriers.
Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (B.A., 2011)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Activities
  • American Bar Association, member 2015-, Maryland Delegate to the House of Delegates, 2021-2022; Maryland Delegate to the Young Lawyers Division Assembly, 2021-2023
  • Maryland State Bar Association, member, 2014-; Young Lawyer Section Chair Elect, 2023-2024; Young Lawyers Section Treasurer, 2022-2023; Young Lawyers Section Education Committee Co-Chair, 2018-2022; Leadership Academy Committee, 2018-2021
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Leadership Academy Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Maryland Access to Justice Commission, Commissioner, 2023-2024
  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Board of Directors, 2023-2024
  • Maryland State Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee, 2021-;
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Fellowship, 2020
  • The Retriever Weekly, a publication of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisory Board, 2020-
  • Host and Moderator, Young Lawyers’ Summit, November 2023
  • Panelist, "Are You Smarter Than a Law Clerk Redux!" presented with The Honorable Lynne Battaglia, and Paul Mark Sandler and James Archibald (Authors of Pleading Causes of Action), June 2022 & June 2023
  • Host and Moderator, "A Discussion on Employer Vaccination Mandates," October 2021
  • Speaker, "Defamation, Privacy & Copyright Issues in Journalism," University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2018 and 2020
  • Host and Moderator, "Tackling the Bar Exam and Employment in the Time of COVID-19," September 2020
  • Host and Moderator, "Hanging Out Your Shingle & Common Ethical Mistakes," February 2020
  • Host and Moderator, "Attorney Malpractice: Common Ethical Pitfalls and Trends," October 2018
  • Panelist, "Being Smarter with Your Smartphone: Understanding Cyberbullying and Its Impact," Towson High School, April 2018
  • Panelist, "Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy," University of Baltimore School of Law Moot Court Program, annually 2015-2018
  • University of Baltimore School of Law's Moot Court/Trial Team Programs Guest Judge, 2014-
  • Presenter, "Genetic Pathways Involved in Retinal Degeneration," National Institutes of Health, August 2010
  • Model Oral Advocate for American Constitution Society's 2017 Oral Argument on Utah v. Strieff, 2017
  • National Moot Court Competition Region III Judge - Brief and Oral
  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition Judge - Brief and Oral
  • Miss Baltimore/Miss Annapolis Scholarship Beauty Pageant Judge, 2017