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Practice areas:

  • General Civil Trial Practice
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Election Law
  • Employment Defense

Admitted: 1993, Maryland; 1994, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland;  1994, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 1995, District of Columbia; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 2014, Supreme Court of the United States.

Law school: University of Baltimore, J.D., 1993.

Member: Baltimore City and Maryland State Bar Associations; Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

Biography: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Advocacy. Moot Court Board, Chairperson.

Born: Silver Spring, Maryland.

Cases: Strothers v. City of Laurel, 118 F.3d 856 (D. Md. 2015); Thana v. Bd. of License Comm’rs for Charles Cnty., Md., 104 F. Supp. 3d 711 (D. Md. 2015); Gray v. Howard Cnty. Bd. of Elections, 218 Md. App. 654, 98 A.3d 423 (2014); Snider Intern. Corp. v. Town of Forest Heights, Md., 906 F. Supp.2d 413 (D. Md. 2012), aff’d, 739 F.3d 140 (4th Cir. 2014); Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, et al. v. Montgomery Cnty., Md., et al., 436 Md. 1, 80  A.3d 686 (2013); Ihnken v. Gardner, 927 F.Supp.2d 227 (D. Md. 2013); Baker v. Montgomery Cnty., 201 Md. App. 642, 30 A.3d 267 (2011); Montgomery Cnty. Vol. Fire-Rescue Assoc. v. Montgomery Cnty. Bd. of Elections, 418 Md. 463, 15 A.3d 798 (2011); Bd. of Cnty. Comm’rs for Cecil Cnty. v. Dorman, 187 Md. App. 443, 979 A.2d 167 (2009); Harden v. Wicomico Cnty., 263 F.R.D. 304 (D. Md. 2009); Sampson v. City of Cambridge, 251 F.R.D. 172 (D. Md. 2008); Doe v. Montgomery Cnty. Bd. of Elections, 406 Md. 697, 962 A.2d 342 (2008); 104 West Washington Street II Corp. v. City of Hagerstown, 173 Md App. 553, 902 A.2d 482 (2007); Steiner v. Cnty. Commr’s of Caroline Cnty., F. Supp.2d (D. Md. 2007); Grimes v. Miller, 448 F. Supp.2d 664 (D. Md. 2006); Rossignol v. Voorhaar, 199 F. Supp.2d 279 (D. Md. 2002), rev’d, 316 F.3d 516 (4th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 822 (2003); Lee v. Cline, 384 Md. 245, 863 A.2d 297 (2004); Briddell v. Chester, 206 F.Supp.2d 733 (D. Md. 2002); Nazelrod v. Garrett Cnty. Sanitary Dist., Inc., 241 F.Supp.2d 532 (D. Md. 2003); Gardner v. AMF Bowling Centers, Inc., 271 F.Supp.2d 732 (D. Md. 2003); Simms v. Hardesty, et al,. 303 F. Supp. 2d 656 (D. Md. 2003); Gray v. State of Maryland, et al,. 228 F.Supp.2d 628 (D. Md. 2001); Talley v. Farrell, 156 F. Supp.2d. 534 (D. Md. 2001); Thacker v. City of Hyattsville, 135 Md.App. 268, 762 A.2d 172 (2000); Chamberlain v. Denny’s Inc., 166 F.Supp.2d 1064 (D. Md. 2001); Walker v. City of Salisbury, 170 F.Supp.2d 541 (D. Md. 2001); Vandevander v. St. Mary’s Cnty. Sheriff’s Office, 2001 WL 589989 (D. Md. 2001); McDowell v. Ward, 2000 WL 1981432 (D. Md. 2000); Thacker v. City of Hyattsville, 135 Md. App. 268, 762 A.2d 172 (2000); Ngo v. Standard Tools & Equipment Co., Inc., 197 F.R.D. 263 (D. Md. 2000); Huntington Mortgage Co. v. Mortgage Power Fin. Servs., Inc., 90 F.Supp.2d 670 (D. Md. 2000); Hartford Insur. Co. v. Am. Auto. Sprinkler Sys., Inc., 23 F.Supp.2d 623 (D. Md. 1998), aff’d, 201 F.3d 538 (4th Cir. 2000); Bradley v. Fisher, 113 Md. App. 603, 688 A.2d 527 (1997); Tobin v. Marriott Hotels, 111 Md. App. 566, 683 A. 2d 784 (1996).