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Practice areas:

  • General Civil Trial Practice
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense

Admitted: 1976, Maryland; 1977, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1978, U.S. Tax Court; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 1990, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 2003, Supreme Court of the United States.

Honors: AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Law school: University of Maryland, J.D., 1976.

Member: The Bar Association of Baltimore City (Member, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1985); Maryland State (Member: Young Lawyers Section; Judicial Administration Section; Pleadings, Motion and Discovery Subcommittee, 1984-1988); American Bar Association; the District of Columbia Bar; International Association of Defense Counsel (Member, Civil Rights Committee, 1987); American Judicature Society.

Biography: Member, University of Maryland Law Review, 1974. Order of the Coif. Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas Hunter Lowe, Associate Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 1976-1977.

Born: London, England.

Cases:
Cnty. Council of Prince George’s Cnty., Sitting as the Dist. Council v. Zimmer, 444 Md. 490, 120 A.3d 677 (2015); Espina v. Jackson, 442 Md. 311, 112 A.3d 442 (2015); Santos v. Frederick Cnty. Bd. of Comm’rs, 725 F.3d 451 (4th Cir. 2013); Paulone v. City of Frederick, 787 F. Supp.2d 360 (D. Md. 2011); Hansen v. City of Laurel, 420 Md. 670, 25 A.3d 122 (2011); F.O.P. v. Wicomico Cnty., 190 Md. App. 291, 988 A.2d 555 (2010); Habash v. City of Salisbury, 618 F. Supp.2d 434 (D. Md. 2009); Richter v. Maryland, 590 F. Supp.2d 730 (D. Md. 2008); Orgain v. City of Salisbury, 521 F. Supp.2d 465 (D. Md. 2007); Univ. Gardens v. Prince George’s Co., 419 F. Supp.2d 733 (D. Md. 2006); Spears v. Nationwide, 254 F. Supp.2d 144 (D.D.C. 2003); Goulart v. Meadows, 220 F. Supp.2d 494 (D.Md. 2002), aff’d, 345 F.3d 239 (4th Cir. 2003); Rossignol v. Voorhaar, 199 F. Supp.2d 494 (D. Md. 2002), rev’d, 316 F.3d 516 (4th Cir. 2003); Fairclough v. Board of Cnty. Comm’rs, 244 F. Supp.3d 581 (D. Md. 2003); Gonzales v. Cecil Cnty., 221 F. Supp.2d 615 (D. Md. 2002); Landford v. Prince George’s Cnty., 175 F. Supp.2d 797 (D. Md. 2001) and 199 F. Supp.2d 297 (D. Md. 2002); Moore v. Winer, 190 F. Supp.2d 804 (D. Md. 2002); Young v. City of Mt. Rainer, 238 F3d 567 (4th Cir. 2001); Walker v. City of Salisbury, 170 F. Supp. 2d 541 (D. Md. 2001); Haynie v. St. Mary’s Cnty., 2001 WL 194297 (2/26/01); Thompson v. Major & City Council of La Plata, 2001 WL 436158 (4/13/01); Givens v. City of Salisbury, 2001 WL 617063 (6/6/01); Pathways Psychosocial Support Ctr. v. Town of Leonardtown, 133 F. Supp.2d 772 (D. Md. 2001); Peiffer v. King Pontiac, 105 F. Supp.2d 470 (D. Md. 2000); Carroll v. City of Westminster, 52 F. Supp.2d 546 (D. Md. 1999); Cain v. Rock, 67 F.Supp. 2d 544 (D. Md. 1999); Horn v. City of Seat Pleasant, 57 F. Supp.2d 219 (1999); Pupkar v. Tastaca, 999 F. Supp. 64 (D. Md. 1998); Bowers v. Town of Smithsburg, 990 F. Supp. 396 (D. Md. 1997); Town of Port Deposit v. Petetit, 113 Md. App. 401, 688 A.2d 54 (1997); Elliott v. Leavitt, 99 F.3d 640 (4th Cir. 1996), pet. for reh. en banc denied, 105 F.3d 174 (4th Cir. 1997); S.P. v. City of Takoma Park, 950 F. Supp. 705 (D.Md. 1997); aff’d, 134 F.3d 260 (4th Cir. 1998); Burton v. Youth Servs. Int’l, 176 F.R.D. 517 (D. Md. 1997); Musselman v. Phillips, 176 F.R.D. 194 (D. Md. 1997); Holzhauer v. Saks & Co., 346 Md. 328, 697 A.2d 89 (1997); Pittman v. Nelms, 87 F.3d 116 (4th Cir. 1996); Tobin v. Marriott Hotels, 111 Md. App. 566, 683 A.2d 784 (1996); Myers v. Hose, 50 F.3d 278 (4th Cir. 1995); Ritter v. Cecil Cnty., 33 F.3d 323 (4th Cir. 1994); Manders v. Brown, 101 Md. App. 191, 643 A.2d 931 (1994); ACLU v. Wicomico Cnty., 999 F.2d 780 (4th Cir. 1993); Marryshow v. Flynn, 986 F.2d 689 (4th Cir. 1993) and 139 F.R.D. 318 (D. Md. 1991); Free State Recycling v. Frederick Cnty., 885 F. Supp. 798 (D. Md. 1994); Linton v. Frederick Cnty., 964 F.2d 1436 (4th Cir. 1992); Collison v. Gott, 895 F.2d 994 (4th Cir. 1989); Blackwell v. Delmar, 841 F. Supp. 151 (D. Md. 1993); Town of Chesapeake Beach v. Pessoa, 330 Md. 744, 625 A.2d 1014 (1993); Hatzinicolas v. Protopapas, 314 Md. 340, 550 A.2d 947 (1988); Northern Assurance Co. v. EDP Floors, Inc., 311 Md. 217, 533 A.2d 682 (1987); Cramer v. HOC of Mont. Cnty., 304 Md. 705, 501 A.2d 35 (1985); Hamilton v. Ford Motor Credit Co., 66 Md. App. 46, 502 A.2d 1057 (1986).