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May 08, 2024

Three lawyers to receive ABA Solo and Small Firm Awards at GPSolo event

CHICAGO, May 8, 2024 — The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division will present its Solo and Small Firm Awards at 12:30-2 p.m. May 17 in the Marriott Gallery at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District during the 2024 GPSolo, LP & YLD Joint Spring Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

Natasha M. Nazareth of Rockville, Maryland, will receive the Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement by a solo or small firm practitioner who is widely accepted by peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The recipients are viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.

Nazareth co-founded Nazareth Bonifacino Law Benefit LLC, a Certified B Corporation law firm. She has 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney with a focus on corporate law, business law, employment law and education law.

Nazareth served as general counsel to the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and was an adjunct law professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, where she serves on the Board of Governors Executive Committee and Budget & Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland.

Nazareth earned a bachelor’s degree at Duke University and law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Click here for a photo of Natasha Nazareth.

Eric A. Gang of Hackettstown, New Jersey, will receive the Solo and Small Firm Project Award, which recognizes bar leaders and associations for their successful implementation of a project or program specifically targeted to solo and small firm lawyers.

Gang is a founding partner at Gang & Associates, a national law practice focused on appeals on behalf of U.S. veterans wrongly denied medical and disability benefits. He has litigated some 1,000 appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of disabled veterans. His book, “Betrayal of Valor: An Exposé of a Horribly Flawed Veteran's Administration,” was published by Sutton Hart Press in fall 2022.

Gang has been practicing law for more than 25 years and currently serves as the executive director of the nonprofit foundation The Disabled Veterans Resource Center Inc. He earned a law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law. Click here for a photo of Eric A. Gang.

Krystle I. Myers of Baltimore, Maryland, will receive the Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award, which recognizes attorneys who have made significant contributions to educating lawyers or law students regarding the opportunities and challenges of a solo and small firm practice.

Myers is the founder of ElevEn Law Firm, which focuses on business law, intellectual property law and entertainment law. She also created Attorney Accelerator, a mentorship program designed to help lawyers hang their own shingle and assist solo practitioners in automating their practice.

Myers earned a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University and a law degree from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Click here for a photo of Krystle I. Myers.

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