Born in 1953. Attended Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland; University of Maryland College Park; California State University at Northridge, B.S. (business administration), 1975; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1978. Law clerk to Judge Philip M. Fairbanks, Montgomery County Circuit Court. Author, "The Maryland Boulevard Rule: A Time for Change" 6 University of Baltimore Law Review 223, 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1978. Practiced law with Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawford, & Bonifant, 1979-2001. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1994-96, 1999-2001; executive committee, 1999-2000); Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee, 1994-1999; president, 1997-98). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1996-. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1996-2004, 2009- (president, 1998-99). Board of Governors, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-98. House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 1999-2000. Master of the Bench, Mongomery Inn of Court, 1994- (president, 2003-04; membership chair, 1996-98). Certificate of Basic Mediation Training, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2016. Mentor of the Year, Montgomery Inn of Court, 1997. Professionalism Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2001. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2004. Lifetime Bar Leader Award, Montgomer County Bar Foundation, 2013. Annual Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2014. Service to Community Award, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 2014. Maryland Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award, Daily Record, 2017.
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