Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1970-75. Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1975-76. Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1984-93. Member, Task Force to Examine Crime Victims' Rights Law in Maryland, 1995-2003.
Boston College, A.B., 1965; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal pattern jury instructions committee, 1980-; committee on laws, 1988-; chair, criminal law section council, 1987-88). Member, Baltimore County Bar Association; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1970-76; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1984 (president, 1984). Instructor (evidence), University of Baltimore School of Law, 1974. Instructor (trial practice) University of Maryland School of Law, 1981-. Officer and trustee, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1984-88. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc., 1984-. President, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, 1989-90. Author, "Oral Motions in Limine," Litigation (vol. 14, no. 3), Spring 1988; Maryland Evidence Handbook, 1989 (2nd ed., 1993; 3rd ed., 1999). Outstanding Part-Time Instructor Award, University of Baltimore, 1976, 1977, 1996. Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1990. Award for Professional Excellence, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1994. Maryland Champion for Victims' Award, Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, 2003. Maryland Top Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003.