JONATHAN BIRAN, Justice, Supreme Court of Maryland, 5th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties), since December 16, 2019 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Supreme Court of Maryland was named Court of Appeals). Judge, Court of Appeals, December 16, 2019 to December 13, 2022. Member, Court Operations Committee, 2021-, Judicial Council. Chair, Library Committee, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, 2022-.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut, 2000-06; Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 2006-13 (appellate chief, 2010-13). Founding coordinator, Maryland Mortgage Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, 2009-10.
Staff Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, 1995-96. Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-2000.
Born in New York, New York, 1966. Swarthmore College, B.A. (history), with honors, 1988; Stanford Law School, J.D., 1993 (editor, 1991-92 & executive editor, 1992-93, Stanford Law Review). Law clerk to Judge David F. Levi, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1993-94. Admitted to California Bar, 1993; District of Columbia Bar, 1996; Maryland Bar, 2012. Associate, Skadden Arps, 1994-95. Partner, Biran Kelly LLC, 2013-17. Partner, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC, 2018. Shareholder, Baker Donelson, 2018-19. Member, Maryland State Bar Association.
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