[photo, Robert N. McDonald, Court of Appeals Judge] ROBERT N. McDONALD, Judge, Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate Circuit (Baltimore & Harford counties), since January 24, 2012. Chair, Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2014-. Member, Education Committee, Judicial Council, 2015- (chair, judicial institute subcommittee, 2015-).

Member, Criminal Procedure Article Additions Review Committee, 2007-08.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1980-83, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1983-88, Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Chief Counsel, Opinions and Advice, Office of Attorney General, 1998-2012 (principal counsel, department of transportation, 1989-90; chief, antitrust division, 1990-92; securities commissioner, 1992-98). Former chair, Pro Bono Program Committee, Office of Attorney General.

Born in Queens, New York, February 23, 1952. Harvard College, A.B. (economics), summa cum laude, 1974 (phi beta kappa, 1972); Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977 (editor, Harvard Law Review, 1975-77, case editor, vol. 90). Law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Frank A. Kaufman, 1977-78. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar, 1978; Maryland Bar, 1984. Of Counsel, Foley, Hoag & Eliot, 1988-89 (associate, 1978-79). Member, Maryland State Bar Association (state & local government section). J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Outstanding Career Service Award, Office of Attorney General, 2007.
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(410) 887-3206 (Towson)

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