BALTIMORE—Cathy Hinger, Pat Buckler, and Heather Pruger joined Julie Hopkins and guests of the firm, Josh Pratta, Beth Hehir, and Sedica Sawez at the 16th Annual House of Ruth Maryland Spring Luncheon on April 27, 2017 in Baltimore. 

Veteran film star, best-selling-author, and advocate for violence prevention Victor Rivas Rivers was the featured speaker.  Rivers passionately shared his experience as a child growing up in a violent home and the steps he took to escape the cycle of violence. 

House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors, and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.  Womble Carlyle was a sponsor of the event.