Semmes is pleased to welcome Kevin C. Lawrence and Genevieve E. Hornik to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Practice Group. Mr. Lawrence will serve as Counsel, while Ms. Hornik is joining as an Associate. Both will be based out of the firm’s Baltimore office and represent employers and insurers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in Maryland.
Prior to joining Semmes, Mr. Lawrence served as Chief of Staff for Maryland State Senator Johnny Ray Salling where he conducted policy and legislative research, and managed senatorial staff and budgets. Mr. Lawrence also simultaneously operated his own legal practice, focusing on representing clients in bail review hearings with additional work litigating workers’ compensation hearings and personal injury cases. Before that, Mr. Lawrence worked for several years at a Workers’ Comp Law Firm in Maryland where he concentrated on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation matters. While there, he managed a large active caseload and litigated in a first-chair capacity before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission and on appeal in circuit courts throughout the state of Maryland and before the Court of Special Appeals. Ms. Hornik previously was an associate in the workers’ compensation practice at another Maryland-based law firm, where she worked on matters in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. She formerly served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Laura S. Ripken in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and as a paralegal in the in-house legal department of PayPal. While pursuing her law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law, she worked as a summer law clerk for a Maryland law firm’s insurance defense practice.