Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, March 11, 1994 to January 31, 2001. Judge-in-Charge, Civil Division, 1997-2000. Judge-in-Charge, Eastside District Court, 2000-01. Chair, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1998-99 (vice-chair, 1997-98). Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1994-97, and Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 1997-2000, Maryland Judicial Conference.
People's Counsel, 1985-94. Chair, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2003-08.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 21, 1946. The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1968. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-71. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Trial lawyer, National Labor Relations Board, Region 5, 1976-81. Associate, Melnicove, Kaufmann, Weiner, and Smouse, 1981-85. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (judicial administration council, 2006-07); Baltimore City Bar Association.
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