M. Peter Moser, a highly respected lawyer and national expert on ethics, worked every day toward transforming the profession. Moser joined Piper & Marbury in 1992 and remained at the firm through its changeover to DLA Piper until his death in 2008. His life-long commitment to ethics and the advancement of professionalism can be seen through his service to the Bar which includes: President of the Maryland and Baltimore City Bar Associations; Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Chair of the Maryland State Ethics Commission; and Chair of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission.
Moser, who graduated from the Citadel in two and a half years and then graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 22, was a native Baltimorean who valued the importance of community service. He was widely lauded by his peers for his pro bono efforts.
“His focus on providing access to justice to underserved individuals was intense and purposeful,” noted UM Carey Law Professor Susan Leviton, a longtime family friend. “Throughout his more than five-decade career, Peter inspired and mentored scores of lawyers—using himself as a living example of strong leadership and commitment to public service.”
Moser’s commitment to ethics and professionalism and his steadfast dedication to community and pro bono service are qualities that will guide students and professors in the Moser Initiative at the law school.