RICHARD D. BENNETT, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since July 1, 2021 (Judge, May 1, 2003 to June 30, 2021). Member, Court Commission on Professionalism, 2004-06; International Judicial Relations Committee, U.S. Judicial Conference, 2009-15.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1991-93.
Special counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-98.
Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1976-81.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 12, 1947. University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1969 (sphinx senior honor society). Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-75; Maryland National Guard, 1983-97 (retired major; maryland commendation medal for outstanding service; maryland distinguished service cross beyond the call of duty; meritorious service medal). University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1973 (staff, Maryland Law Review, 1972-73). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973; District of Columbia Bar, 1981. Associate, Smith, Somerville, and Case, 1973-76. Partner, Marr and Bennett, 1981-88. Partner, Weaver, Bendos, and Bennett, 1989-91. Partner, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., 1993-2003. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association. Board of Governors, Maryland Chapter, Federal Bar Association. Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Maryland Bar Foundation. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1988, 1996, 2000. Chair, Maryland Republican Party, 1998-2000. Board of Trustees, Severn School, Severna Park, 1993-2002. Board of Trustees, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 2002-03. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law. Volunteer, Our Daily Bread, Baltimore. Governor's Award for Victim Rights, 1991. Outstanding Service Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1993. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Severn School, 2003.
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