Assistant Public Defender, Prince George's County, 1979-80. Assistant Attorney General, 1983-84. Chief, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Office of Attorney General, 1984-87. Chief, 1987-2002, and Solicitor General, 2002-04, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Attorney General.
Chair, Governor's Commission on the Death Penalty, 1992-93. Member, Article 27 Revision Committee, 1992-2004; Character Committee, State Board of Law Examiners, 2001-12.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 2, 1950. Attended Woodlawn High School; Tulane University, B.A. (english; phi beta kappa), 1972; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Law clerk to Judge J. Dudley Digges, Court of Appeals, 1976-77. Director, Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1977-79, 1980-82. Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1989-; University of Baltimore School of Law, 1998-2006. Partner, Bennett & Bair, LLC, 2004-12. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1977- (criminal law & practice section council, 1989-, chair, 1995-96; legal education & admissions to the bar section council, 1992-2000, chair, 1997-98; appellate practice committee, litigation section, 1998-; committee on criminal pattern jury instructions, 1999-2010); Howard County Bar Association, 1989-2001; Montgomery County Bar Association, 2005-; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2005- (2nd vice-president, 2011-12). Board of Directors, Howard County Sexual Assault Center, 1993-97.
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