ANDREW L. SONNER, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 7th Appellate Circuit (Montgomery County), November 1996 to July 11, 2004. Retired July 11, 2004. Member, Task Force on Sentencing and Intermediate Sanctions of the Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1996. Chair, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2003, 2014-15. Member, Pretrial Release Project Advisory Committee, 2000-01. Chair, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004.
State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1971-96 (Deputy State's Attorney, 1967-71). Member, Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1979-82; State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 1979-91; Maryland Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1982-85. Chair, Criminal Justice Commission, Montgomery County, 1985-87.
Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996.
The American University, B.A., 1957; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1963. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section council, 1990-, past chair); vice-chair, special committee on citizenship & law-related education, 2002-); Montgomery County Bar Association. Private law practice, 1964-66. Member, American Judicature Society, 1969-. Board of Directors, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1971-96 (president, 1973-76). Member, Advisory Committee on the National Consortium on Violence Research, 1996. Instructor, American Academy of Judicial Education, 1970-76. Professorial Lecturer, American University School of Law, 1971-79. Lecturer, University of Maryland, 1975-; Montgomery College, 1977-87. Numerous publications in professional journals. Distinguished Alumni Award, American University School of Law, 1979. Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1988. Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions in the field of victims rights and services, Governor of Maryland, 1988. Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship Award, Harvard University School of Law, 1992. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2002. J. Joseph Curran Award, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2009.
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