Law Firm's Clientele Composition
80% Equine-businesses, associations (profit & non-profit)
5% Equine-Individuals
10% Other – Businesses, associations
(agricultural and non-agricultural, profit & non-profit)
5% - Wills, estate planning, family law, mediation

Education & Experience
Admitted to Maryland Bar 2004

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.  2004
    Community Development Clinic—Student Attorney
    Government & Public Service concentration

Michigan State University, B.S. 1982

Trade & Support Industry Representative
Maryland Horse Industry Board, MDA
Appointed by Governor 2009, Reappointed 2011, 2015

Co-Founder and Past Chair
MSBA Agriculture Law Section
  Presidential Best Section Project, 2015

Current Member
MSBA Business Law Section
MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
MSBA Solo and Small Firm Section
American College of Equine Attorneys
American Agriculture Law Association
American Horse Council
Maryland Horse Council
Maryland Farm Bureau

Past Member
MSBA Animal Law Section
MSBA Entertainment & Sports Law Section
MSBA Young Lawyers Section
MSBA Citizenship Law-Related Education Program
American Bar Association
United States Equestrian Federation
American Morgan Horse Association
National Thoroughbred Racing Association

LEAD Maryland, Class IX, 2015
  LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc. & Univ. of MD Extension
Institute for Education Leadership, 1997
   IEL, Michigan

Certified Mediator and Collaborative Practitioner
The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, 2003
Maryland Collaborative Law Association, Inc., 2006

Maryland Equine Law: A Legal Guide to Horse Ownership & Activities, Go Dutch Publishing LLC, 2011 (with Jan Berlage, Esq.)

The Significance of a Legal Practice in Maryland’s Equine Industry,” MSBA Bar Bulletin, April 2016

"What is an Equine Lease?” Equestrian Professionals, 2016

County Zoning & Horses, MHC handbook, 2012

Benefits and Liabilities of the Equine Industry,” MSBA Bar Journal—Animal Law, Sept. 2007

Mediation & Arbitration Clauses in Equine Contracts: The Importance of Resolving Conflicts While Maintaining Mutually Beneficial Relationships,” ABA Entertainment & Sports Lawyer Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2004

 Speaker Services

Maryland Agritourism Conference, December 2023

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference, February 2017

New World Stables, LLC, Equine Education Center, Education Series, May 2016

Maryland Horse World Expo,
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010

Equestrian Legacy Radio, May 2015

Farm & Equine Business Services, Inc.,
Equine Business Seminars, 2012, 2013, 2014

State of Maryland, Horse Forum, MHIB/MHC, 2014

MSBA Animal Law Symposium, 2014

MSBA Agriculture Law Webinar, 2014

Montgomery Bar Real Estate Attorneys, 2014

Maryland Mediators Conference, 2014

Central Maryland Saddle Club, 2011

Trail Riders of Today (TROT), 2011

MSBA Animal Law Program—Equine Welfare, 2009

MHC Equine Business Seminar, 2008

Graham Equestrian Center, Inc., 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005

Annual National Conference on Equine Law,
University of Kentucky, OCLE, 2007

Pasadena Horse & Pony Association, 2004


Kathleen J.P. Tabor, Esquire