Lawyer Named as Next City Solicitor Appears to Fall Short of Legal Requirement

The professional background of Ebony Thompson, announced today as Baltimore’s next city solicitor, does not appear to meet the Baltimore charter requirement that the city solicitor must have practiced law for at least 10 years.

Thompson obtained her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2013 and went to work that year at the Baltimore office of Venable LLP. While in law school, she had interned at Venable.

Online records of the Maryland Courts show that Ebony Monet Thompson was admitted to the bar on December 19, 2013.