Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 11, 1950. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (American studies), with honors, 1970; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1973 (editor in chief, maryland law review, 1972-73; order of the coif, national law school honor society). Law clerk to Judge C. Stanley Blair, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1973-74. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Partner, Pierson & Pierson, 1978-2003. Member, American Bar Association (litigation section); Maryland State Bar Association (correctional reform section; chair, correctional reform section council, 1980-82; civil subcommittee of pattern jury instruction committee, 2012-); Baltimore City Bar Association (chair, lawyer referral & information services committee, 1983-84). President, Maryland Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1992-93. Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn, American Inns of Court (president, 2004-06). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation; Baltimore Bar Foundation. Elected member, American Law Institute, 2007-. Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 2009-14. Member, Baltimore City Republican Central Committee, 1979-80, 1990-98. Board of Directors, Center for Jewish Education, 1992-94. Member, Blaustein Fund Committee, Associated Jewish Charities, 1994-2000. Member, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (president, 2000-02).
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