STUART R. BERGER, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, since January 25, 2012.
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, December 21, 1998 to January 25, 2012. Judge-in-Charge, Criminal Docket, November 2001 to January 2003. Vice-Chair, Business and Technology Case Management Program, 2011. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1999-2001. Circuit Representative, 8th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2006-12.
Chair, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2001-03. Member, State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 2002-04.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Attended Park School, Brooklandville, Maryland; Bucknell University, B.A. (economics), cum laude, 1981; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1984 (american jurisprudence award for legal skills, 1982; staff member, university of baltimore law review, 1983-84). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985. Associate, Melnicove, Kauffman, Weiner, Smouse & Garbis, P.A., 1984-89. Partner, Weinberg & Green, LLC, 1989-98; Saul Ewing, LLP, 1998. Member, American Bar Association, 1984-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1985- (judicial administration section; litigation law section; committee to revise the Maryland pattern jury instructions for criminal cases, 2003-08); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1985-. Author, "Criminal Procedure - Constitutional Law - Refusal to Allow Defendant to Introduce Testimony of Alibi Witness Was Neither an Abuse of Discretion Nor a Violation of Due Process When the Defendant Failed to Comply with Procedural Notice of Alibi Rule," University of Baltimore Law Review, vol. 13 (1984). Member, Barristers Law Club, 1989- (president, 2001). Volunteer, Baltimore Reads, Inc., 1994-98. Member, Leadership Baltimore County, 1994-. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1997-. Member, Serjeants Inn Law Club, 1997- (president, 2007-08). Board of Directors, Library Company for Baltimore City Bar, 2001-06; Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, 2002-. Co-representative for Baltimore City Circuit Court to Maryland Circuit Court Judges Association, 2003-06. Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), 2005-. Board of Directors, Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund, 2007-. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2006. Judge of the Year, 2012-2013, Litigation Section, Maryland State Bar Association. Member, Beth El Congregation, 1959- (board of directors, 1990-94).
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