Lawyer Detail

Kathleen Hoke

Professor & Director

University of Maryland Carey School of Law,
the Network for Public Health Law -- Eastern Region Office, and
the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy

500 W. Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201


Areas of Expertise

  • Injury Prevention

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


Professor Hoke directs the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (2002-present), funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region (2010-present), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kathleen teaches the Public Health Law Clinic through which she engages law students in the work of the Network and Center. 

Through the Legal Resource Center Hoke provides technical legal assistance to Maryland state and local health officials, legislators, and organizations working in tobacco control, obesity reduction and injury prevention. Recent work has focused on the regulation of cigars and electronic cigarettes, development of sound policies to create smoke-free multi-unit housing, legislation to prevent injury by requiring seat-belts for all vehicle occupants, and legislative mandates that childcare facilities serve only healthy beverages. 

The Network for Public Health Law provides technical legal assistance to national, state and local public health professionals, their attorneys, legislators, researchers, and advocates working to develop sound public policy to improve public health. This assistance often results in the creation of fact sheets, issue briefs, 50-state surveys, webinars, and other useful tools on emerging and persistent public health issues. Under Kathleen’s direction, the Network’s Eastern Region deliverables have focused on environmental health, food safety and injury prevention. 

Kathleen formerly served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of Maryland, handling special projects in the consumer and health arena, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Unit and the Opinions and Advice Unit.


  • The State’s Role in Tobacco Regulation Food & Drug Law Institute’s Annual Conference. April 21, 2015.  


  • Milam, A., Bone, L., Furr-Holden, D., Coylewright, M., Dachille, K., Owings, K., . . . & Stillman, F. (2012). Mobilizing for Policy: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Impose Minimum Packaging Requirements on Small Cigars. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(2), 205-212.


  • Citizen’s Petition to the Food and Drug Administration Regarding Regulation of Nicotine Replacement Therapy on behalf of the Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, FDA-2010-P-0089.
  • Brief of Amici Curiae Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition and Legal Resource Center; Altia v. Good, United States Supreme Court, 129 S. Ct. 538 (2008).