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When I am not in the office, I pursue lots of interests.  I love to play golf and tennis.  I enjoy all forms of live theater, including Broadway musicals, dramas, light opera, grand opera.  I also enjoy the other arts, especially classical music and viewing the works of great painters, sculptors and architects.  I spend time every summer hiking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, particularly in Colorado.  I also love to travel.  Finally, as I get older, I find that I thoroughly enjoy reading classical literature and well-written histories, escpecially about American history.

I am married to the former Anne Biden Winter and have an 18 year old son who will begin college in the fall.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 100%
    41 years, 600 cases

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Contact info

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2423

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1100
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, 20036



DCActive 200007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal LawAmerican Jurisprudence1973
William Bradford Turner Citizenship AwardWilliams College1972
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSemmes Bowen & Semmes1996 - Present
Executive Director and General CounselMaryland Republican Party1995 - 1996
PartnerWeinberg & Green1988 - 1995
PartnerGebhardt & Smith LLP1980 - 1988
AssociateSemmes, Bowen & Semmes1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Judicial Selections Committee2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section Council2008 - Present
Baltimore Bar LibraryBoard Member2007 - Present
Ruxton Riderwood FoundationBoard Member2007 - Present
Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Maryland Citizens for the ArtsBoard Member2006 - Present
Maryland Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Young Victorian Theater CompanyBoard Member2004 - Present
Baltimore Bar FoundationFellow2004 - Present
Judicial Conference, U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1988 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section1975 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember of the Board of Governors2008 - 2010
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident2007 - 2008
Gilman School Alumni AssociationMember of the Board2006 - 2010
Maryland State Arts CouncilVice President2006 - 2007
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
Baltimore Bar FoundationPresident2005 - 2006
Bar Association of Baltimore CityVice President2005 - 2006
Governor's Commission on the Administration of ElectionsAppointed Member2005 - 2006
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchChairman, Sesquicentennial Capital Campaign2004 - 2006
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchSenior Warden2004 - 2005
Maryland Citizens for the ArtsPresident2004 - 2006
Bar Association of Baltimore CityTreasurer2004 - 2005
Baltimore Bar FoundationTreasurer2004 - 2005
Maryland State Arts CouncilBoard Member2003 - 2007
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchMember of the Vestry2002 - 2005
Young Victorian Theatre CompanyPresident1995 - 2004
Ruxton Riderwood Neighborhood AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
Baltimore Bar FoundationSecretary1989 - 1993
Bar Association of Baltimore CityYoung Lawyers Section Chair1986 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Auction & Estate Representatives, Inc. v. AshtonJudgment on behalf of Plaintiff
Lamone v. CapozziJudgment on behalf of the Plaintiffs
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolN/AOther - Doctorates1975
Williams CollegeHistory/American CivilizationB. A.1972