COURT OF APPEALS

CHIEF JUDGE


[photo, Matthew J. Fader, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals] MATTHEW J. FADER, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, since April 15, 2022. Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2022- (chair, judicial council, 2022-). Chair, Library Committee, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, 2022- (member, 2019-). Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 2022-. Chair, Hall of Records Commission, 2022-.

Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, November 28, 2018 to April 15, 2022 (Judge, At Large, November 1, 2017 to November 28, 2018). Member, Judicial Council, 2019-22 (executive committee, 2019-22); Court Operations Committee, 2019-21, Access and Fairness Subcommittee of Equal Justice Committee, 2020-22, and Domestic Law Committee, 2021-22, Judicial Council. Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Post-COVID Judicial Operations, 2021-22, and member, Remote Hearings Work Group of Court Technology Committee, 2022, and Judicial Education Subcommittee of Education Committee, 2022, Judicial Council. Member, Library Committee, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, 2019-22.


Trial Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999-2002.

Chief of Litigation, Civil Litigation Division, Office of Attorney General, 2017 (assistant attorney general, 2010-12; deputy chief, civil litigation division, 2012-17).

Born in Towson, Maryland, July 23, 1973. University of Virginia, B.A. (history & government), 1995; Yale Law School, J.D., 1998. Admitted to Virginia Bar, 1998; Maryland Bar, 1999; Pennsylvania Bar, 2003; Ohio Bar, 2007. Law clerk to Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1998-99. Associate, K&L Gates LLP, 2002-06 (nonequity partner, 2006-08; equity partner, 2008-10). Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1999-; Howard County Bar Association, 2013-. Member, Honorable James Macgill American Inn of Court, 2012-13. Board of Directors, Glen Mar Early Learning Center, 2010-13. Coach, youth baseball (with various organizations), 2007- (also youth basketball & soccer). STAR Award, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2003. Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2008. Alexander Cummings Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy, Office of Attorney General, 2016. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2020.
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