Member, Town Commission, Town of Bel Air, 1977-84 (chair & mayor, 1981-82). Master-Examiner in Chancery, Harford County, 1979-84. Counsel, Board of Education, Harford County, 1979-84. Counsel, Board of Trustees, Harford Community College, 1979-84. Member, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1980-86. Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 1990; Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council, Harford County, 2004-17.
Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, October 27, 1948. Attended Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace, Maryland; Towson State College, B.S., 1970; University of Maryland School of Law, 1973; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A., 1987. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1980-81, 2008-; correctional reform section; delivery of legal services section; membership section); Harford County Bar Association (secretary, 1974-75; president, 1994; executive council, 2010-11). Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court for Maryland; Bar of the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit; Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Board of Directors, Northeast Region, American Red Cross, 1992. Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2003-04, 2009-. Member, Executive Committee, Harford County Bar Foundation, Inc., 2003-. Member, Harford County Historical Society; Maryland Historical Society; Sons of the American Revolution; Susquehannock Environmental Center (board of directors, 1982-88); St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Member, University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association (life member); Susquehanna Law Club. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Outstanding Achievement Award, Family Violence Council, 1998. Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1999. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2013.
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