Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1985-89.
Born in Dothan, Alabama, April 12, 1957. University of Maryland, B.A. (criminal justice), 1978; The American University, M.S. (judicial administration), 1980; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1984. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985; District of Columbia Bar, 1989. Trial attorney, Sherman, Meehan, Curtin & Ain, 1989-97. Member, American Bar Association (co-chair, committee on race & racism in the criminal justice system, criminal justice section, 1998-; member, project advisory board, state of criminal justice publication, 2000-; member, criminal justice section council, 2001-); Federal Bar Association (board of governors, 1996-99); Maryland State Bar Association (chair, leadership academy, 1999-; member, criminal law & practice section council, 2007-; criminal subcommittee of pattern jury instruction committee, 2008-). Montgomery County Bar Association (board of directors, 1995-); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 1995-. Member, Montgomery County Inns of Court; Alan J. Goldstein Inn of Court, 1995- (president, 1999). Board of Directors, Alumni Association, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998-99. President, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, 2007-08 (past secretary, treasurer; vice-president, 2005-06; president-elect, 2006-07). Executive Committee, National Council of Federal Trial Judges, 2009-. Board of Directors, Central Union Mission, 1994-96; Montgomery County Chapter, Habitat for Humanity, 2003-05. Adjunct Professor, Montgomery College, 1986-95. Instructor, Washington, DC, campus, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1995-. Adjunct faculty, Washington College of Law, The American University. President's Award, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 1994. President's Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar, 1995, Professionalism Award, 1998, and Century of Service Award for Contributions to the Administration of Justice, 1999, Montgomery County Bar Association. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2001. Excellence in Diversity Outreach Award, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 2006. Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2009. Honorary Life Bar Leader Award, 2011, and Community Service Award, 2011, Montgomery County Bar Foundation.
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