FREDERIC N. SMALKIN, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, December 1, 1986 to October 20, 2001, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, October 20, 2001 to January 6, 2003 (Senior Judge, January 8, 2003 to September 1, 2011, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland). Retired September 1, 2011. Chair, Emergency Management Advisory Council, 2003-06. Commander, Maryland Defense Force, 2005-06 (former deputy commander & chief of staff).
U.S. Magistrate for District of Maryland, 1976-86.
Chair, Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, 2015-16; Handgun Permit Review Board, 2019-. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Environmental Service, 2021- (member, 2020-).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 21, 1946. Attended McDonogh School, Owings Mills, Maryland; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1968 (phi beta kappa); University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1971 (order of the coif, national law school honor society). Law clerk to Chief Judge Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1971-72. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-76 (Meritorious Service Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster); Captain, Ordnance Corps and Judge Advocate General's Corps, and Assistant to General Counsel of the Army; Recorder, Army Contract Adjustment Board, 1974-76. Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (CAP)(Distinguished Service Medal). Member, Federal Bar Association. Lecturer (aviation law, commercial law), University of Maryland School of Law, 1978- (senior judicial fellow, 2003-); The Johns Hopkins University, 2003-. Arbitrator, JAMS, Inc. Greenbelt Resolution Center (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services), 2011-. Former faculty member, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia. Member, 14 West Hamilton Street Club. Member, American Law Institute, 2004-.
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