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Benson Legg

District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Phone: 410-962-0723
Fax:
E-mail:
Judge_Legg @ mdd.uscourts.gov



Biography

Professional History

District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991 – Present

  • Chief Judge, January 2003 – January 2010

Private Practice, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1975-1991

  • Partner, 1982 – 1991
  • Associate Attorney, 1975 – 1981

Law Clerk, the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman (deceased), District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1973 – 1974

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
J.D., 1973

  • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
  • Order of the Coif

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
A.B., English Literature, magna cum laude, 1970

Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland
1966

Publications

Co-Editor, Appellate Practice Under the Maryland Rules, published in 1989, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc.

Contributing Author, Chapter on Inducing Breach of Contract, Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (Second Edition), published in 1988, Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.

B.E. Legg and J.H. Lewin, Good Trial Judges, Litigation, The Journal of the ABA Section of Litigation, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Spring 1983).

Reliance Electric and 16(b) Litigation: A Return to the Objective Approach?, 58 Univ. of Va. Law Review 907 (1972).

Recent Professional Activities

Fourth Circuit Judicial Council, District of Maryland Representative (2003 – 2008)

Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, Fourth Circuit Representative (2005 – Present)

Judicial Conference Committee on Security and Facilities, Fourth Circuit Representative (1994 – 2000)

Maryland State Professionalism Commission, Designee (2004 – 2007)

Lawyers’ Round Table Law Club

Community Activities

Service on the boards of various civic organizations, including: The Central Maryland Chapter of the American National Red Cross, The Maryland Zoological Society, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Gilman School (current), and Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited (current)



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