Member, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-15; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Baltimore City, 2010-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2015-.
Assistant Public Defender, 1978-79, and Chief Attorney, Mental Health Division, 1979-98, Office of Public Defender. Member, Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1983-84; Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1996-97.
Born October 10, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attended Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1971; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Law clerk to Judge Robert L. Karwacki, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1976-77. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977. Member, Federal Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section; criminal law & practice section council, 1990, chair, 1996); Baltimore City Bar Association. Board of Directors, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1990-98. Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1994-. Presidential Award, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1993, 1998. Robert C. Heeney Award, Criminal Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013.
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