St. Thomas More Society of Maryland

Service in Faith to Maryland’s Legal Community

Who We Are

An association of Maryland lawyers, judges, law students and others who work in the legal community committed to promoting ethical principles and spiritual growth in the legal profession based on the example set by St. Thomas More – a martyr in the defense of religious freedom.

What We Do

Host an annual Red Mass and Man for All Seasons Award banquet in honor of someone whose contributions to the legal profession emulate the model set for us by St. Thomas More.  Through this and other events, including speaker forums and an annual retreat, the Society looks to build and sustain a welcoming community of faith in support of our Members.

How to Join

Anyone who works in Maryland’s legal community can join our Society. You do not have to be a practicing Catholic to join our Society.

Please Join us

Annual Meeting and Dinner for 2023

March 1, 2023 6:00 pm

Liberatore’s Restaurant
9515 Deereco Road, Timonium, MD 21093

The Officers and Board of Governors of the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland cordially invite you to attend our Annual Meeting and Dinner for 2023. The Annual Meeting will take place as follows:

The cost is $50 with a cash bar. Please register and pay online for the event here or by e-mailing Jack McCann ( on or before Friday, February 24, 2023 and bringing a check to the event.

Pursuant to the Bylaws of the Society, we will elect this year’s slate of Officers and Members of the Board of Governors. We will also discuss the Society’s upcoming events and goals for 2023 at the Annual Meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.


John E. McCann, Jr.

Lawyer’s Prayer to St. Thomas More

Thomas More, counselor of law and statesman of integrity, merry martyr and most human of saints:

Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients’ tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul.