Panel chair, Health Claims Arbitration Office, 1987-2003. Inquiry Panel, 1999-2001, and Peer Review Panel, 2001-03, Attorney Grievance Commission. Member, Ten-Year Education Planning Committee, Queen Anne's County, 1990. Attorney, Board of Education, Queen Anne's County, 1994-2003; Ethics Commission, Queen Anne's County, 1996-2003; Personnel Board, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003; Board of Appeals, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Queen Anne's County, 2005-19.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, June 11, 1951. Florida State University, B.A. (history & psychology), 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1978. Post-release Coordinator, Pretrial Services Agency, District of Columbia, 1973-78. Law clerk to Judge Alfred Burka, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1978-79 (law clerk to senior judges, 1979-80). Law clerk to Judge Paul F. McArdle, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1980-81. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1979; Florida Bar, 1981; Maryland Bar, 1981. Partner, Ross & Powell, Attorneys at Law, 1981-2004. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1981- (solo & small firm practice section council, 2000-05); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1981-2004; Queen Anne's County Bar Association, 1990- (president, 1996-97); Kent County Bar Association, 2014-. Member, Advisory Board, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2012. Certificate of Appreciation, Community Mediation Maryland, 2011.
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