Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 10th Judicial Circuit, 1994-2003 (vice-chair, 1995-99); Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1995-97.
Born in Niagra Falls, New York, January 11, 1956. State University of New York at Albany, B.S. (accounting), 1978; University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1982; U.S. Claims Court, 1984; U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, 1984; U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, 1986. Associate & Partner, Smith, Somerville and Case, 1981-90. Principal, Miles and Stockbridge, P.C., 1990-98; Severn and O'Connor, P.A., 1998-99; Severn, O'Connor & Kresslein, P.A., 1999-2013. Of Counsel, Godwin, Eriandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC, 2015-. Member, American Bar Association, 1981-2010; Maryland State Bar Association, 1981- (co-chair, construction law committee, 1994-95; chair, litigation section, 2005-06; member, board of governors, 2012-; member, executive committee, board of governors, 2013-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1981-90; Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 1981-90; Frederick County Bar Association, 1990-. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009; Maryland Bar Foundation, 2011. Member, Exchange Club of Towson, 1987-88; Leadership Baltimore County, 1988-90; Leadership Frederick County, 1991- (chair, steering committee); Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, 1993- (past president). Board of Directors, Frederick County Family Life Center (Families Plus), 1994-97 (past president); Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County, 1996-97. Member, Frederick County Workforce Development Board, 1996-97; Frederick County Private Industry Council, 1996; Frederick Community College Community Education Council, 1997-2003. Board of Directors, Frederick Community College Foundation, 1999-2007 (former chair); Habitat for Humanity, Frederick County, 2001-04; ACE Student Mentoring Program, 2009-. Jerome Offut Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Frederick County, 2006. Super Lawyer, Baltimore Magazine, 2007-13. Laughlin Distinguished Citizen Award, Frederick Community College, 2007. Reinberger Award for Community Contributions, Frederick County Family Life Center (Families Plus), 2007. Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, 2007.
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