RICARDO D. ZWAIG, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 10, Howard County, August 27, 2010 to November 10, 2022. Retired November 10, 2022. Senior Judge since November 10, 2022. Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Court and DUI (Driving under the Influence) Court, 2012-. Member, Court Operations Committee, 2015-19, and Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2016-19, Judicial Council.

Assistant Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1983-84 (post-conviction unit law clerk, 1982-83). Assistant Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1984-90. Assistant Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1990-91. Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of Federal Public Defender for District of Maryland, 1991-2000. Deputy Chief, Training Branch, Defender Services Division, Administrative Office of the United State Courts, 2000-01 (acting chief, 2000-01). Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 2002-10.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 10, 1952. University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.S., 1977; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1982. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, 1991. Partner, Zwaig & Zwaig, P.A., 2001-10. Member, Montgomery County Inns of Court, 1987-90; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1988-2000, 2009- (pro bono committee for Howard County, member, 2003-05, co-chair, 2008-); Maryland State Bar Association, 1992-98, 2009-. Board of Directors, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 1993-. Board of Governors, Federal Bar Association, 1997-2000, 2004-. Member, Howard County Bar Association, 2003-; Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 2003-04, 2006-07. Board of Trustees Grant Review Committee, The Columbia Foundation, 2004-. Fellow, Howard County Bar Foundation, 2006-. Coach, manager, and volunteer for baseball and softball, Howard County Youth Programs, 1999-2005. Outstanding Achievement Award, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 2010. Outstanding Alumni of the Year, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2013.

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