University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (1975)
University of Maryland, J.D. with Honors, (1978)
1978 - Maryland, Court of Appeals and all Courts
1978 - U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
1979 - U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1984 - Trial Bar of U.S. District Court of Maryland
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Baltimore County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Elected to ABOTA (American Board of Trial Attorneys) 2009
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member, Review & Reform Committee, Young Lawyers Section
Baltimore City Bar, 1982-1983
Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Laws, 1984-1986
Board of Governors, Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association, 1984-1985
Member, Special Committee on Health Claims Arbitration
Maryland State Bar Association, 1983-1984
Appointed Civil Mediator, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, March 3, 1992 - Present
Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission. July 1996 -- July 1999
Served as Chairperson of Health Claims Arbitration Matters
Frequently serves as private mediator or arbitrator
Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions, 2002-2014
Vice-Chair of Baltimore County Bar Association Negligence, Insurance & Worker's Compensation Committee 2012-2013
Chair of Baltimore County Bar Association Negligence, Insurance & Worker's Compensation Committee 2013-2014
Rated "a" "v", effective January, 1990
Contributing Author - 1985 Revised Edition of "Maryland Tort Damages" published by MICPEL.
Author - "Where_Did_the_Time_Go?" in the Spring 2010 issue of Trial Reporter.
Author - Third Party Bad-Faith
in the Fall 2012 issue of Trial Reporter, Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.
|| General Membership Meeting. "Staying Away from Jurisdictional Pitfalls in Health Claims" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
|| Fifth Annual Statewide Convention - Seminar. "Medical Malpractice Arbitration: Important Aspects of Pre-Hearing and Hearing Practice and Procedures" - Ocean City, Maryland. (MTLA)
||All-Day Seminar. A Day of Trial Advocacy. "Interviewing a Client - Part of Trial Tactics" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
||"The Defenses We Hate to See and How to Combat Them" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA).
||Deposition Clinic - Columbia, Maryland. (MTLA)
|| "Pitfalls of Discovery & How to Avoid Them" - Frederick, Maryland. (MTLA)
||"Getting Through the Drudgery/Investigation and Discovery" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
|| Personal Injury Discovery - Frederick, Maryland. (FAPL)
||Putting Power In Procedure: Winning the Civil Litigation Game in Maryland Rockville, Maryland. (Lorman Education Services)
||"Legal Issues Relating to Anesthesiology" Department of Anesthesiology - St. Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
||"Issues in Evidence" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
||"Jury Instructions" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
||Seminar Moderator - "Evidence" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
||Anne Arundel Bar Association - "Property Damage and Prior Injuries - Do they Matter?"
||"Joint Representation in Automobile Cases, Potential Conflicts of Interest and What to Do About Them" - Young Lawyers Section of the MTLA, Rockville, Maryland
||"Tips on How to Avoid Errors in Personal Injury Litigation" - Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, College Park, Maryland
||"A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Maryland Auto Insurance Case" - National Business Institute, Towson, Maryland
||"Third Party Bad Faith" - Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Columbia, Maryland.
||Participant in "Mock Trial - MAJ, Baltimore, Maryland.
||"Ten Tips for Time Management" - MAJ Brown Bag, Columbia, Maryland.
||"Lost Wages in Tort Cases" - MAJ Workhorse Seminar, Beltsville, Maryland.
||"Use of Video Taped Depositions at Trial" - Baltimore County Bar Association.
||"Practical Evidence" - Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland Association for Justice.
||“Mediation and Arbitration” - Baltimore County Bar Association
||“Nuances in Wrongful Death Cases” - Maryland Association for Justice
||“Irreconcilable Similarities” – Trial Table Law Club
TRIAL COURT APPEARANCES:
Circuit Court for Allegany County
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Circuit Court for Baltimore County
Circuit Court for Calvert County
Circuit Court for Caroline County
Circuit Court for Carroll County
Circuit Court for Cecil County
Circuit Court for Charles County
Circuit Court for Dorchester County
Circuit Court for Frederick County
Circuit Court for Garrett County
Circuit Court for Harford County
Circuit Court for Howard County
Circuit Court for Montgomery County
Circuit Court for Prince George's County
Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County
Circuit Court for Somerset County
Circuit Court for Talbot County
Circuit Court for Washington County
Circuit Court for Wicomico County
Circuit Court for Worcester County
Superior Court for District of Columbia
United States District Court for Maryland
United States District Court for Eastern Virginia
Court of Special Appeals
Court of Appeals (Maryland)
United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
Numerous matters in District Courts of Maryland, numerous worker's compensation cases,
numerous Health Claims Arbitration Matters, several Social Security matters
NATURE OF PRACTICE:
99% of practice consists of representation on in civil litigation. Some is comprised of
representing Plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, or other
tort actions. Some involves insurance defense matters on behalf of Sentry Insurance, Dairyland Insurance Company, John Deere Insurance Company, and Canal Insurance Company, among others.