Cumberland Times-News

February 20, 2014

Memorial for local attorneys Feb. 28 at courthouse

For the Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Bar Association will hold a memorial for Allegany County attorneys who have died within the last couple of years Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in the main courtroom of circuit court on Washington Street.

Hugh A. McMullen, Bill Lee Smith and John C. Sullivan will be remembered in the public service. A reception will follow at the Gilchrist Museum.

Judge Gary G. Leasure will preside and Judge W. Timothy Finan, president of the Bar Association, will introduce the speakers.

McMullen was a 1954 graduate of the University of Maryland law school. He practiced law in Cumberland for 50 years in the firm of Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty.  Attorney Gregory Getty will speak on behalf of his longtime law partner.

Smith was a graduate of Duke University Law School. He began his practice of law as a sole practitioner in Cumberland in 1982.  Attorney Michael Noonan will speak on behalf of his longtime friend and colleague.

Sullivan, after his service in World War II, graduated from Catholic University of Washington Law School in 1957. He was in private practice for many years until 1977 when his son, Paul C. Sullivan, joined him in the practice of law at Sullivan & Sullivan.  Paul will speak on behalf of his father and law partner.