DIANA GRIBBON MOTZ, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, since June 16, 1994. Member, Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, U.S. Judicial Conference.
Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 6th Appellate Circuit, May 22, 1991 to June 15, 1994. Member, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1993-94.
Assistant Attorney General, 1972-81, and Chief of Litigation, 1981-86, Office of Attorney General. Member, Federal Courts Study Committee, 1989-90. Member, Task Force on Feasibility of Future Consolidation of State Psychiatric Hospitals, 1993-95.
Born in Washington, DC, July 15, 1943. Attended Stone Ridge High School, Bethesda, Maryland; Vassar College, B.A., 1965; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1968. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Associate, Piper & Marbury, 1968-71. Partner, Frank, Bernstein & Conaway, 1986-91. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Baltimore City Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Member, American Law Institute; American Bar Foundation; Maryland Bar Foundation. Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992- (executive committee, 1994-). Past member, Advisory Board, Berman Institute of Bioethics, The Johns Hopkins University. Past member, Board of Directors, Baltimore City Bar Library; Young Victorian Theatre Company, Baltimore. Author, "The Constitutionality and Advisability of Recess Appointments of Article III Judges," 97 Virginia Law Review 1665 (2011). Distinguished Woman Award, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1997. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 2001. Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1997. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 2012.
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