Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, September 23, 1993 to January 16, 1997. Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1994-99.
Senior Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1973-77. Member, Alternative Community Services Commission, City of Rockville, 1975-80. Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1977-80. Deputy State's Attorney, St. Mary's County, 1980-81. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1981-83. Member, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council, Montgomery County, 1992-2000 (chair, criminal justice committee).
Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, Maryland; Denison University, B.A., 1970; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1976. Partner, Jordan, Coyne, Savits & Lopata (general litigation practice), 1983-93. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association (lawyer counselling committee, 1985-93); Maryland State Bar Association (lawyer counselling committee, 1991-; litigation section); Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee, 1992-94; chair, lawyer-to-lawyer committee, 1991-95; chair, correctional reform committee, 1977-79). Adjunct Professor (civil & criminal trial practice), Washington College of Law, The American University, 1998-. Sponsor of Live Your Dreams - Don't Use Drugs, a District/Circuit Court program for high school students, 1994-2006. Board of Trustees, McLean School of Maryland, 2004-. Member, Parents' Advisory Board, Gettysburg College, 2007-. Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1995. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1997. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2006.
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