Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 1994. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 1999, 2001 (Circle of Excellence). Distinguished Women Award, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1997. Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998. Honorary J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 2001. Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award, 2002-03. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003. Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2004. Charles Hamilton Houston Lifetime Achievement Award in Litigation, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2006. Conwell R. Sapp Award, Howard County Chapter, Women's Bar Association, 2007. Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2008. Inducted into Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 2010.