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Christina Bolmarcich

Principal


cbolmarcich@semmes.com

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Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
410.576.4883
410.539.5223

Experience

Christina Bolmarcich is a Principal and Chair of the Firm’s Business and Maritime Department, which includes the Labor and Employment group. Ms. Bolmarcich practices Labor and Employment with a focus on employment issues arising in maritime, transportation, and hospitality industries. Ms. Bolmarcich advises and defends employers in disputes involving FLSA wage and compensation, Title VII discrimination, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, wrongful discharge, unemployment, and she drafts employment handbooks and employment contracts including non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and severance agreements. Ms. Bolmarcich is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law. She has published several articles for the Maryland State Bar Association and has spoken at numerous professional seminars on a variety of labor and employment issues.

Ms. Bolmarcich was selected by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s 2016 Top 100 Women, as a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for 2013 and 2014, and as a “Super Lawyer” by Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for 2018 – 2019.

In Semmes’ 132 year history, Ms. Bolmarcich is the first female attorney to serve as a Chair of a Semmes’ Department. She is the second female attorney to serve as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. She also serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Library Committee and is an active member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

Admitted

  • 2018, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • 2005, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 2004, Maryland

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A., 1997)

Honors & Achievements

  • Selected as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” by Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for 2018 – 2019
  • Elizabeth P. Hoisington ’40 Distinguished Alumna Award, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2017
  • The Daily Record Maryland’s 2016 Top 100 Women
  • Selected as a Maryland “Rising Star” by Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for 2013 and 2014

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • Maritime Attorneys of the Chesapeake (“Sea Pups”), Founding Member, October 2015 – Present
  • Maritime Law Association, 2012 – 2016
  • Propeller Club of Baltimore, 2012 – 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2004 – 2016

Community Activities

  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
    • Associate Trustee to the Board of Trustees, June 2019 – Present
    • Member of Alumnae and Alumni Council, June 2019 – Present
    • Member of Advisory Board of School of Arts, Science, and Business, October 2018 – Present
    • Chair of 2017 Reunion Committee, November 2016 – September 2017
    • Member of Montrose Society for Legacy Giving Committee, May 2015 – May 2019
    • Member of Alumni Networking Committee, April 2015 – Present
  • Sail Baltimore
    • Member of Board of Directors
    • Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee, March 2014 – Present

Publications

  • “Disability Discrimination on the Basis of Obesity,” Maryland State Bar Association Newsletter for Labor and Employment, Fall 2014
  • “Does Zero Tolerance Really Mean Not Tolerated?” Maryland State Bar Association Newsletter for Labor and Employment, Fall 2014
  • “Relief for Employers Hoping to Avoid Layoffs During Difficult Economic Times,” Maryland State Bar Association Newsletter for Labor and Employment, Summer 2009

Presentations

  • Service and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace, 2019
  • Intersection of the ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Laws, 2015
  • Solutions for Employment Hiring Practices for Maritime Employers, 2014
  • Harassment Prevention in the Workplace, 2009 – Present
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