Attorney Debora Fajer-Smith was given a challenge coin by a select group of her clients, Prince George’s County police officers, and by a member of the Prince George’s Fire Fighters. These coins signify that recipient is valuable to the organization and is so dedicated to be considered “one of them.”
“ I was humbled and so appreciative by this small gesture with great meaning, coming from my clients” comments Debora Fajer-Smith, of Counsel to Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA.
Challenge coins range from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and they come in a variety of shapes, finishes and designs. From traditional circular coins with an insignia, to more unusual coins such as arrowhead shaped coins, gold plated coins and coins with enamel highlights and cut-outs.
Challenge coins have a special history, and originate in the military. Historically, they served as a way for members of a particular unit or rank to prove that they belonged to that given unit, almost like an ID. Now, challenge coins are also awarded to non-military members. For example, the U.S. President and U.S. Vice-president also receive challenge coins to give out during their term.
Debora Fajer-Smith is the chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Group at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake and she has over 30 years of experience in this field. She has traveled as a citizen ambassador, and is a firm believer in giving back to the community. And it is because of her commitment to representing those involved in occupational injuries and to improving her community, that she was honored here by public safety clients fire and police. Congratulations Debora! Keep up the great work!