Assistant Public Defender, District 4, 1984-89. Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1991-97. Member, Human Relations Commission, St. Mary's County, 1991-2002. Member, Court Commission on Professionalism, 2004-06.
Born in Bethesda, Maryland, November 16, 1951. University of Maryland University College, B.S. (journalism), 1977; Potomac School of Law, J.D., 1981. Newspaper reporter, The Enterprise, Lexington Park, MD, 1971. Intern, Democratic National Committee, 1972. Law clerk, Myerberg & Salen, 1972-73. Newspaper editor, The Guardian, Lexington Park, MD, 1973-74. Cable TV anchor, St. Mary's Cablevision, 1974. Television reporter, Capitol Hill News Service, 1976; The Maryland Center for Public Television, 1977-79. Staff reporter and legal correspondent, National Law Journal, 1979. Contracts Administrator, Advanced Technology, Inc., 1979-81. Admitted to Georgia Bar, 1981; Maryland Bar, 1984. Legislative Counsel, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1982-84. Partner, Densford & Densford, 1989-93; Densford & Armitage, 1993-95. Solo practitioner, 1995-2005. Partner, Densford & Chesser, 2005-06. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1984- (board of governors, 1990-92, 1996-98; solo & small firm practice section, 2003-; special committee on immediate response, 2005-); St. Mary's County Bar Association, 1984- (president, 1994); Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1987- (board of directors, 1994-). Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, 1986-97 (secretary/treasurer, 1996). Member, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1999-. Founding member, American Inn of Court of Southern Maryland, 2009. Instructor (business law), College of Southern Maryland, 1985-. Charter member, Rotary of Leonardtown, 1986-92 (president, 1989-90). Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, 1988-91. Board of Directors, Eckerd Youth Challenge Program, 1989-94 (past chair). Member, St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce, 1989-95; St. Mary's County Democratic Club, 1989- (secretary, 1991-93). Board of Directors, St. Mary's Helping Hands (food pantry), 1991-93; Walden/Sierra Counseling Center, 1995-97; HealthShare, 1996-97. Volunteer, Three Oaks Center, 1996-2007. Advisory Board, St. Mary's Nursing Center, 2001-04. Service Award, Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1994. Paul Harris Fellowship Certificate, Rotary Foundation, 1995. Certificate of Appreciation, Board of Directors, HealthShare, 1997. Award of Appreciation, St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission, 2003. David Hjortsberg Award, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2010.
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