Panel Attorney, District Court Division, Office of Public Defender, Prince George's County, 1988-90. Counsel, Board of Elections, Prince George's County, 1993-2003. Member, Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1995-2001. Member, Local Pro Bono Committee, Prince George's County, 2002-05. Mentor, Court of Appeals Pilot Mentoring Program for New Admittees, 2011-.
Born in Washington, DC, 1960. Universite de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, Diplome (deuxieme degre), 1982; Emory University, B.A. (economics), 1983; Wake Forest Law School, J.D., 1987. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987; District of Columbia Bar, 1990; Virginia Bar, 1997; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1991, District of Columbia, 1998, Eastern District of Virginia, 2000; U.S. District Court for Fourth Circuit, 1996; U.S. Supreme Court, 2002. Partner, Lombardi, Powers & Amster, 1993-97 (associate, 1987-93); DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP, 2006-12 (associate, 1997-99; senior associate, 2000-05). Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1987- (litigation section, 1994-; committee on judicial appointments, 1999-2000; executive committee, 2009-10; board of governors, 2010-11; planning committee, 2011-; local & specialty bar liaison committee, 2013-); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1988- (young lawyers, 1988-93, co-chair, 1990-91; board of directors, 1990-2010, 2011-; judicial selections committee, 1994-98; chair, community services section, 1991-92; chair, membership services section, 1996-99; member, public & community service committee, 2001-). Member, American Inns of Court, Marlborough Inn, 1989-2001, 2007-10. Board of Directors, Law Foundation of Prince George's County, 1993-2002. Member, Maryland Association of Election Officials, 1993-2003. Mock Trial Coach, Severn School, 2006-09. Moot Court Judge, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, 2007-. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2010. Pro Bono Program Service Award, Law Foundation of Prince George's County, 1991, 1992, 1993. President's Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2008. Super Lawyer, Baltimore Magazine, 2012. Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2015.
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