ROBERT A. ZARNOCH, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, February 27, 2008 to September 19, 2015. Retired September 19, 2015. Chair, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Law (Art. 49) Review Committee, 2008-10. Member, Code Revision Committee, 2008-. Chair, General Provisions Article Review Committee, 2012-14. Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2012-15.
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Office of Attorney General, 1977-79. Chief Counsel for Legislation, and Counsel to General Assembly, Office of Attorney General, 1979-2008. Member, Governor's Task Force on County and Municipal Legislative Powers (Tillie Frank Task Force), 1982-83; Task Force on Administrative Hearing Officers, 1987-88; State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 1989-2001 (chair, 1996); Commission to Revise the Administrative Procedure Act, 1991-92; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1993-2008. Chair, Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees, 1995. Member, Election Law Article Review Committee, 1998-2002.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 19, 1945. Loyola College in Maryland, B.A. (english), 1967; The American University, M.A. (journalism), 1969; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974 (editor, georgetown law journal, 1973-74). Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-76. Law clerk, Chief Judge Robert C. Murphy, Court of Appeals, 1974-75. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1974- (section council, administrative law section, 1986-, chair, 1992-93; member, litigation law section, 1988-); District of Columbia Bar Association, 1975-; Howard County Bar Association, 1992-. Adjunct faculty, University of Maryland School of Law; University of Baltimore School of Law. Lecturer, Judicial Institute of Maryland; Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). Member, Wranglers Law Club, 1988-; Rule Day Law Club, 1991-; Lawyers Round Table, 2002-. Exceptional Career Service Award, Office of Attorney General, 2000. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2005. John W. Hardwicke, Sr., Memorial Award, Administrative Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011.
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