American Lung Association Welcomes Stephen J. Nolan to National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2012)

The American Lung Association is proud to welcome Mr. Stephen J. Nolan as a member of its National Board of Directors. Mr. Nolan is an attorney who concentrates in the fields of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death claims, malignant asbestos disease claims, and professional negligence. He also works closely with business litigation on both the state and federal levels and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Community College of Baltimore County.

“The American Lung Association will continue to benefit greatly from Mr. Nolan’s leadership and insight. He is a dedicated professional who has accomplished much for himself and for his community,” said Ross P. Lanzafame, Chair of the Board of the American Lung Association.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Nolan has advocated on behalf of victims of malignant asbestos lung disease and he has represented two major school districts and county governments in asbestos-related litigation. Mr. Nolan previously served as a member of the Baltimore County Government Ethics Commission. In 1989, Mr. Nolan earned Martindale-Hubbell's AV peer review rating for professional excellence and he is recognized in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

In addition to his work with the Lung Association, Mr. Nolan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County and he is a past member of the Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors, past Chair of the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, past president of the Baltimore County Bar Association. Additionally, he served as a member of the Standing Committee on Pro-Bono Legal Services for the Maryland Court of Appeals.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Nolan has volunteered with the American Lung Association since 1999. From 2008 to 2009, he served as National Board Chair. Most recently, he served as a member of the Lung Association’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.


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