DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE


ERIC W. SCHAFFER, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 11, Frederick County, since August 1, 2020 (Associate Judge, Oct. 19, 2018 to Aug. 1, 2020). Member, District Court Chief Judge's Committee, 2020-, Judicial Council.

Assistant Public Defender, District 11, Frederick and Washington counties, 1992-95. Assistant State's Attorney, Frederick County, 1995-99. Member, Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2004-12.

Member, Frederick County Affordable Housing Council, 1998-2002.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, August 28, 1965. Bucknell University, B.A. (political science), 1987; Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1991. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1987-95. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991. Founder and partner, Schaffer and Black, P.C., 1999-2018. Member, Frederick County Bar Association, 1992-; Frederick County Criminal Defense Bar Association, 1992-94, 1999-; National District Attorneys Association, 1995-99; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 1999-. Member, Frederick County Republican Central Committee, 1998-2002. Co-founder & volunteer legal counsel, Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School, 2001-13. Member, Monocacy Pistol Club, 1996- (assistant coach/range safety officer, junior rifle team, 2014-); YMCA, Frederick, Maryland, 1999- (coach, youth soccer, 2006-07); Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 1992-. Member, Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company, 2012- (board of directors, 2014-; vice-president, 2017-); National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, 2013-. Member, All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, Maryland, 2000-12; Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick, Maryland, 2012- (endowment committee, 2013-). President's Award for Outstanding Service to the Company, Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company, 2014.

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