ANDREA M. LEAHY, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, since March 18, 2014. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2015-.
Associate County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1989-92 (lead counsel to department of environmental resources). Special Assistant and Environmental Policy Advisor to County Executive, Prince George's County, 1992-95. Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Office of Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Governor, 1995-99. Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1999-2001.
Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1997-98; Governor's Council on the Status of Girls, 2001; Statewide Advisory Committee, Business and Technology Case Management Program, Maryland Judiciary, 2004-07; Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 13th Commission District, Prince George's County, 2007-10; Prince George's County Hospital Authoriy, 2008-10; State Ethics Commission, 2011-13.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Catholic University, B.A. (music & politics), 1983; Mozarteum Academy of Music, Salzburg, Austria, 1984 (guest student, piano performance); Washington College of Law , J.D., 1987 Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1989. Of Counsel, Business Litigation Division, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, 2001-06. Managing Member, Leahy & DeSmet, LLC, 2006-14. Member, American Bar Association, 1989-92, 2012- (public contract law section); Maryland State Bar Association (co-chair, oral history project, 2004; chair, administrative law section council, 2007); Howard County Bar Association, 2011-; Prince George's County Bar Association, 1989-2000, 2006-13; Women's Bar Association, 1991-2002, 2007-. Member, American Society of International Law, 1986-96. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1998-. Board of Directors, Women's Bar Association Foundation, 2007- (chair, finding justice project, 2008-14). Member, Fundraising Committee, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2003-05; J. Dudley Diggs Inns of Court, 2002-. Author, The United Nation's Role in International Regional Decision Making, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law: 1986 Summary of Panel Proceedings; How One State Enhanced Diversity on the Bench - The Merit Selection Process in Maryland, The Judge's Journal, ABA, Nov. 2009. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005, 2007, 2013 (Circle of Excellence). Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2010. Maryland's Top 100 Women Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013. Maryland's Top 50 Women Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine, 2013.
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