MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


DAVID W. LEASE, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 19, 2018.

Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1996-2018.

Born in Washington, DC, 1965. Attended Charles W. Woodward High School, Rockville, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (psychology), 1988; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1991. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991. Associate, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, 1991-97; Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll, Greenfeig & Metro, P.C., 1997-2000. Co-founder and Principal, Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC, 2000-18. Member, American Bar Association, 1991-2000; Maryland State Bar Association, 1991- (committee on laws, 2014-; board of governors, 2008-10, 2012-14, 2016-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1991-97 (circuit court bench bar committee, 1993-94); Montgomery County Bar Association (district court bench bar committee, 2001-03; chair, criminal law section, 2001-03; co-chair, long range planning committee, 2006-08; co-chair, fee dispute resolution committee, 2008-11; co-chair, membership benefits committee, 2011-13). Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 1998-2018. Board of Directors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County, 2001-18 (secretary, 2004-06; vice-president, 2006-08; president, 2008-10). Master of the Bench, Montgomery County, Maryland Inn, 2008- (barrister, 2005-08). Fellow, Maryland State Bar Foundation, 2010-. Section Chair of the Year, 2003, and Committee Chair of the Year, 2009, Montgomery County Bar Association. Fellow, Maryland State Bar Foundation, 2010.

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