COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS

CHIEF JUDGE


[photo, Matthew J. Fader, Court of Special Appeals Judge] MATTHEW J. FADER, Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, since November 28, 2018 (Judge, At Large, November 1, 2017 to November 28, 2018). Member, Judicial Council, 2019- (executive committee, 2019-); Court Operations Committee, Judicial Council, 2019-.



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.
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