Admitted to the Bar in 1975. I am a 1975 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law where I was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. I served a one year year clerkship after law school, 1975 - 1976, at the Maryland Court of Appeals, our state's highest appellate court. I served for five and a half years as an Assitant United States Attorney in Maryland from April 1980 to October 1985. During that time I was an instructor on litigation topics at the Department of Justice's Advocacy Traiuning Program. My practice consists of commercial and general litigation and white collar criminal defense. I am a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. I am also a Fellow of the Marylkand Bar Foundation. I am listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and non-white collar criminal defense. I am also listed in Maryland Superlawyers in general litigatiand and was listed by Maryland Superlawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Maryland in 2012 .I have an AV rating from Marindale Hubbell. I have been an instructor in legal writing at the University of Baltimore School of Law and have given presentations on various litigation issues to practicing attorneys, including through the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers. I am a regular commenter on legal issues of current interest for WBFF-TV, Fox 45 in Baltimore.