John R. Stierhoff

John R. Stierhoff is a prominent government affairs attorney whose lobbying practice represents the interests of businesses, health care entities, and numerous trade associations before the Maryland General Assembly, state executive agencies and local Maryland governments.

Mr. Stierhoff served as counsel in the Maryland State House for more than a dozen years before entering the private sector. Between 1986 and 1994, he served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and participated in the passage of critical statewide legislation regarding tort, higher education, health care and election law reform. He began his government service career in 1982, and in 1983 was appointed as Counsel to the Maryland State Senate's Judicial Proceedings Committee. He also served as director of government relations for the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, the State Medical Society.

From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Stierhoff was partner in the law firm of Evans & Stierhoff, and in 2000, he joined Funk & Bolton, a Baltimore-based firm.

Mr. Stierhoff is well known for the creative and thoughtful approach to legislative issues he has honed over the past thirty years serving as counsel for both public and private sector clients. His experience before state and local legislative bodies is augmented by the depth of experience of the Venable team of state and local government lawyers capable of representing clients before a broad range of state and local elected officials and agencies.

Representative Clients
Mr. Stierhoff's client list spans the full spectrum of business and political organizations. His clients include Advocates for Transportation Reform, Association of Independent Maryland Schools, Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Baltimore Community Foundation, Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Baltimore Museum of Art, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Chestnut Limited Partnership, Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees of Baltimore County, Dell Inc., Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., Domtar Corporation, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc., Express Scripts, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Jai Medical Systems, Key Brand Entertainment, Marine Trades Association of Maryland, The Marriott International, Inc., Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Maryland Association of Community Services, Maryland Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association, Maryland Community Foundation, Maryland Defense Counsel, Maryland Family Network, Maryland Food Bank, MAXIM Healthcare Services, Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland, MedStar Health, Inc., Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, National Aquarium in Baltimore, National Federation of the Blind, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Perdue Farms, Inc., PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC, Red Bull North America, State Law Enforcement Officers Labor Alliance, and Washington Gas.

Mr. Stierhoff is active in civic and charitable causes and has contributed to the construction or renovation of state landmarks including the Baltimore Convention Center, Memorial Stadium, Byrd Stadium, Cole Field House and the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland's College Park campus, and Minnegan Stadium at Towson University.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) State and Local Government and 2) Political Law
Law School University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1981)
Education Loyola College (B.A., 1977)
Bar Member / Association Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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