[photo, Howard S. Chasnow, Court of Appeals Judge ] HOWARD S. CHASANOW (1937-2017)
Judge, Court of Appeals, 4th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Prince George's County), January 17, 1990 to August 15, 1999. Retired August 15, 1999. Member, Governor's Task Force on Alternative Sanctions to Incarceration, 1991-92; Article 27 Revision Committee, 1992-2008; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-99. Former chair and vice-chair, Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board. Former member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (past chair, criminal law subcommittee). Former chair, Civil Law Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1977-90. Member, Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1982-84; Task Force on Mentally Ill Offenders, 1985-86.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, 1971-77. Chair, Criminal Law Committee of Maryland Judicial Conference, 1976-79.

Assistant and Deputy State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1963-69.

Chair, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-11 (member, 1999-2000).

Born in Washington, DC, April 3, 1937. University of Maryland, B.A., 1958; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1961; Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1962. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in U.S. Air Force in Korea and Japan. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section council, 1990-, past chair; alternative dispute resolution section council, 2003-04; judicial administration section, past chair). Former director, Prince George's County Bar Association (chair, professional ethics committee, 1973-78). Past president, J. Dudley Diggs Chapter and Marlborough Chapter, American Inns of Court. Lecturer, University of Maryland School of Law, 1973-; faculty member, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1980-; American Academy of Judicial Education, Washington, DC. Mediator, JAMS Maryland Resolution Center, Greenbelt, 2011-17. Former State Judge Advocate, Maryland American Legion. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Robert C. Heeney Award, Criminal Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2004. First recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Trial Lawyers of Metropolitan Washington, DC, 2008. Lawyer of the Year for ADR in Washington, DC, Best Lawyers in America, 2010, 2013, 2016. Lawyer of the Year for Mediation in Washington, DC, Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016. Spirit of Service Award for Professional Excellence and Service to the Community, Youth Leadership Foundation, 2014. Died in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2, 2017.

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