Chair, Knighton Property Development Program Objective Committee, 2000. Member, Parking Garage Design Committee, 2002-03, MX Zoning Committee, 2002-04, City of Annapolis. Chair, Citizens Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, 2006-09, Economic Advisory Commission, 2008-09, City of Annapolis. Member, Planning Commission, City of Annapolis, 2009.
Member and Chair, Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1995-2003 (peer review panel, 2001-03). Character Committee, Anne Arundel County, State Board of Law Examiners, 2003-10.
Board of Directors, Maryland Professionalism Center, 2012-.
Born in Queens, New York, October 12, 1949. Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. (english), 1971; University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England; Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D., 1975 (law review). Law clerk to Chief Judge Richard P. Gilbert, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 1975-76. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975; District of Columbia Bar, 1978. Partner, Franch, Jarashow & Smith, P.A., 1976-2010. Partner, Baldwin, Kagan & Gormley, LLC, 2011-. Member, American Bar Association, 1976-93, 2000-01; Maryland State Bar Association, 1975-; Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 1975- (co-chair, member services division, 2011-12; chair, administrative division, 2013-); Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association), 1976-. Director, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 1990-91. Moot Court Trial Judge, Columbus School of Law, Catholic Univeristy of America, 2000-09. Moot Court Judge, National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational Competition, 2009. Instructor, Anne Arundel Community College, 1980-83 (introductory paralegal, business law). President, Annapolis Striders, 1992-93, 1993-94 (board of directors, governor's bay bridge run, 1990-92). Board of Directors, Challenger Learning Center of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Inc., 1995-. Member, Optimist Club of Annapolis, Inc., 1996- (vice-president, 2006-07). Co-founder, Germantown-Homewood Civic Association (president, 1986-87, 1989; board of directors, 1988, 1990-92, 2000-06). Coach, Pony League Youth Baseball, 1988-99; Navy Junior Wrestling Program, 1994-98. Outstanding Service Award, and Pro Bono Service Award, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 1991. Certificate of Appreciation, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 1992. Philanthropy Award, Comcast Hall of Fame Awards, 2009. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2011.
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