Ms. Holland Catherine Brownley, Esq. has long standing ties to the Mid-Shore and Annapolis region. Her law office is centrally located on Kent Island in downtown historic Stevensville. However, Kent Island is more than just an office location for Ms. Holly Brownley, it is her home.
Ms. Brownley grew up and currently lives on Kent Island. She graduated from Kent Island High School, obtained a B.A. from St. Mary's College of Maryland, and went on to earn her J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Before opening her own practice, Ms. Brownley gained experience in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, the District Court Division of the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office, and clerked for the Honorable Thomas G. Ross of the Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County.
Associate attorney Matthew Penick has a diverse background that he brings to the law office. He obtained his B.S. in Mathematics from UMBC and went on to earn an MBA from the Merrick School of Business and his JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Mr. Penick gained valuable experience representing indigent persons through the University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic. He also competed and became a finalist in the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition. After working as a law clerk in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Mr. Penick came to work for Lawyer By The Bay on Kent Island and has represented clients in a variety of domestic, criminal, and other civil matters.