Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2016-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 11, 1953. Dickinson College, 1971-72; Brown University, A.B., 1975; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1978 (co-chair, moot court board). Intern (Asper Fellowship Program) with Judge Marvin H. Smith, Court of Appeals. Admitted to Maryland Bar 1978. Partner, Long, Laws, Hughes & Bahen, 1978-84; Laws & Laws, P.A., 1984-2009; Laws & Sarbanes, P.A., 2009-. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (litigation law section; real property, planning & zoning section; resolution of fee disputes committee, 1990-); Wicomico County Bar Association (president, 2000). Adjunct faculty (American constitutional government & civil liberties), Salisbury State University, 1985-94. Director, Hebron Savings Bank, 1987-. Member, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce (president, 1997-98); Leadership Maryland, 1999. Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Public Service Responsibility, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2011.
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