Member, Judicial Compensation Commission, 1995-2008; Court Commission on Professionalism, 2005-06; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2006-07.
Assistant Public Defender, Office of District Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1976-79.
Attended St. John's High School; University of Notre Dame, B.A. (english), 1967. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-69; U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-74. Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1971; LL.M. in Taxation, 1986. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972; Virginia Bar, 1984; District of Columbia Bar, 1999. Partner, Conroy & Williams, 1976-80 (associate, 1972-76); Conroy, FitzGerald, Ballman & Ridgway, 1980-82; Conroy, FitzGerald & Ballman, 1982-86; Conroy, FitzGerald, Ballman & Dameron, 1986-87; Conroy, Ballman & Dameron, 1987-2004. Partner, Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., 2004-06. Member, American Bar Association (house of delegates, 2001-13), 1972-2013; District of Columbia Bar Association, 1972-2006; Virginia State Bar Association, 1984-2006; Maryland State Bar Association (president, 2005-06; board of governors; litigation law section; real property, planning & zoning section); Montgomery County Bar Association (president, 1994-95; treasurer, 1987; executive committee, 1981, 1989-91). Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1973-2000. Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2003-04; Maryland Bar Foundation, 2005-06, 2009-13. Member, Washington Rugby Club, 1969-82; United States Rugby Team, 1977. Trustee, Catholic Youth Organization of Metropolitan Washington, 1972-2004 (past president). Director, Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Tournament, 1986-96. President, Little Flower Church Parish Council, 1987-88 (member, 1984-87). Vice-president, Jamison Inn Condominium Association, 2001-04. President, Congressional Country Club, 2004-05. President's Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1992. President's Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1993. Commitment to Diversity Award, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 1996. Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2005. Died June 17, 2013.
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