Chair, Drug Abuse Advisory Council, Howard County, 1979-82 (member, 1979-83). Member, Family Advocacy Council, Howard County, 1982; Task Force to Study the Laws and Procedures Pertaining to "Children in Need of Supervision," Howard County, 1983. Co-Chair, Family and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council, Howard County, 1997-. Chair, State Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, 1982-86 (member, 1981-86).
Born in New York, New York, October 19, 1949. Attended Roslyn High School, Roslyn, New York; Syracuse University, B.S. (business administration), 1971; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Associate, Crawford & Goldberg, 1975-77. Partner, Goldberg & Axel, P.A., 1977-86. Sole practitioner, Neil Edward Axel, P.A., 1986-97. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Howard County Bar Association. Member, American Bar Association, 1974-95; Montgomery County Bar Association, 1975-96. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1975-97; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1978-87; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1986-97; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 1993-95. Board of Directors, Children of Separation and Divorce Center, Inc., 1991-95 (chair, 1991-94). Board of Directors, Maryland Special Olympics, 1993-99 (chair, 1994-96). Award of Distinction, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 1998. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1999-. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1999. Fellow, Bar Foundation for Howard County, 2003. Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2005. Award of Excellence, Bar Foundation for Howard County, 2009. Criminal Justice Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 2012.
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