[photo, Douglas R. M. Nazarian, Court of Special Appeals Judge] DOUGLAS R. M. NAZARIAN, Judge, Appellate Court of Maryland, 2nd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Baltimore County & Harford County), since January 8, 2013 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Appellate Court of Maryland was named Court of Special Appeals). Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 2nd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Baltimore County & Harford County), January 8, 2013 to December 13, 2022. Chair, Civil Law Subcommittee of Legislative Committee, 2015-17, Judicial Council. Member, Court Access and Community Relations Committee, 2015-19; Domestic Law Committee, 2020-; Equal Justice Committee, 2023- (community outreach subcommittee, 2023-), Judicial Council. Vice-Chair, Supreme Court of Maryland (formerly Court of Appeals) Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2022- (member, 2015-).

Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2004-. General Counsel, Maryland Public Service Commission, 2007-08. Chair, Maryland Public Service Commission, 2008-13.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale College, B.A. (psychology with distinction in the major), cum laude, 1988; Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991. Law clerk to Judge James B. Loken, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1991-92. Admitted to New York Bar, 1992; District of Columbia Bar, 1993; Maryland Bar, 1995. Associate, Ross, Dixon & Masback, LLP, 1992-95. Partner, Hogan & Hartson, LLP, 2003-07 (associate, 1995-99; counsel, 2000-02). Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1995-; New York State Bar Association, 1992-2008; District of Columbia Bar Association, 1993-. President, Board of Directors, Baltimore Outreach Services, Inc., 2001-03. Dean, CollegeBound Foundation, 2004-13. Adjunct professor, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, 1997-2001. Equal Justice Council, Legal Aid Bureau of Baltimore, 2006-13. Board of Directors, Organization of PJM States, Inc., 2008-11 (vice-president, 2008; president, 2009). Board of Directors, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, 2008-13 (executive committee, 2010-13). Founder, Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council, 2009 (executive committee, 2009-13; vice-president, 2010-11; president, 2011-13). Maryland Pro Bono Service Award, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2007. Power 20, Baltimore Business Journal, 2009. Stellar Achievement Award, Utility Market Access Project, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, 2009. Influential Marylander, The Daily Record, 2010. Award, Maryland/DC Supplier Diversity Council, 2010. Champion of Diversity Visionary Award, New Connections, 2011. Member, Christ Lutheran Church: Congregation Council, 1998-2000, 2001-03; Board of Directors, Christ Church Foundation, 2001-03; Chair, Call Committee, 2011-12. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2016.
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