Ebony Thompson Named Next Baltimore City Solicitor

Mayor Brandon Scott today will announce that Ebony M. Thompson, his interim chief of staff, will become Baltimore’s next city solicitor, replacing the retiring James L. Shea.

Thompson, who has served as deputy solicitor since January, will assume the position “effective in January 2023,” according to a memo circulated internally today by Scott’s office.

A Baltimore native, Thompson previously worked as a litigator at Venable LLP, where Shea was the longtime chairman and later chairman emeritus.