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).



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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