Our Attorneys

Our firm provides advice and services relating to business planning, commercial and financial transactions, compliance with governmental regulations, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate, land use and zoning, and trust and estate planning and administration.

Partners

Karen M. Kaludis
A former prosecutor, Karen has practiced law for almost 40 years with over 30 years in litigation, primarily focusing on family law. She serves as a court-appointed and private domestic mediator and as counsel for For All Seasons Inc., a not-for-profit corporation serving the community. For the time being, Karen is not seeing clients, however, she will make sure to connect you with the attorney at the firm who is best suited to address your legal needs
John M. "Matt" Eglseder
John M. "Matt" Eglseder was born in Easton, Maryland in 1958 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1980 and his law degree from the University of Maryland Law School in 1983. He has practiced law in Easton and St. Michaels since 1983. Matt's primary practice areas include: corporations, real estate, estate planning and administration of decedents' estates.
Sharon M. VanEmburgh
Sharon was born in Pennsylvania in 1973. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in civil engineering, and graduated from the University of Richmond's T.C. William's School of Law. Sharon is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has represented a number of local governments and currently serves as attorney for the Town of Easton, and the Town of Centreville. Sharon is currently a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nomination Commission (2003-2007, 2015-2019, and 2019-present), and has been the Trust Clerk for the Circuit Court of Talbot County, Maryland since 2003. Her primary practice areas include: municipal, real estate, zoning, estate planning, and estate administration.
Alexis "Lex" Kramer
Alexis "Lex" Kramer was born in 1962 in Easton, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland; his Masters from Georgetown University; and his law degree from the University of Maryland. Since graduating from Loyola College in 1985, Lex has served as both an active and reserve Officer in the U. S. Navy and in 2005 retired as a Lieutenant Commander. He is the President of the Board of Directors for the Critchlow Adkins Children's Centers, a local non-profit, and served as the Treasurer for the Talbot County Bar Library from 2003 through 2017. Additionally, Lex has participated in the MSBA High School Mock Trial Program since 2007; represented numerous clients through Mid-Shore Pro Bono; and frequently conducts the Talbot County Pro Se Clinics. Lex is engaged in a general practice including civil and domestic/family law litigation, banking, foreclosures, business, real estate, and estate planning and administration.

Associates

William C. Chapman
William C. Chapman was born in Easton, Maryland in 1976 and has resided in Talbot County for most of his life. Will received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and, prior to obtaining his Juris Doctorate, covered sports across the Mid-Shore for many years as a staff writer and editor at The Star Democrat. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2014, where he served as a student attorney with the school’s Bronfein Family Law Clinic and earned induction into the Heuisler Honor Society. Will’s broad general practice includes family law and civil litigation, municipal law, zoning and other areas.
David J. Baines
David J. Baines grew up in Anne Arundel county and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2013. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2013 and began his career as an attorney working as staff counsel for GEICO in their Silver Spring, Maryland office, where he litigated hundreds of matters in which he defended GEICO policy holders against personal injury claims. After litigating hundreds of auto accident matters on the defense side, David switched to the Plaintiff’s side and began advocating for those injured through no fault of their own and making recoveries on behalf of his injured clients. David also represents those injured at work in obtaining benefits through the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission and those injured due to the failure of an owner to maintain a safe business premises. His clients also include those in need of representation in divorce, child custody, and protective orders. He is an experienced litigator who will fight for you. In addition to his extensive personal injury and domestic trial experience, he handles a host of other civil matters, including trusts, estates, and wills.

Of Counsel

Philip E. L. Dietz, Jr.
Philip E. L. Dietz, Jr., was born in 1942, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and his law degree from Fordham University. He is admitted to the New York and Maryland Bars and commenced the practice of law in Easton with L. Clark Ewing in 1972. Phil's practice areas include banking, corporations, real estate, zoning, and the planning and administration of decedents' estates.
W. Thomas Fountain
W. Thomas Fountain was born in Easton, Maryland and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland Law School. Following college, he served on active duty as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He has practiced law in Easton since 1968. Tom acted as attorney to the Talbot County Board of Appeals for many years. He focuses on estate planning and trust and estate administration.