Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1980-82.
Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, Montgomery County, 1990-94; Attorney Grievance Review Board, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1995-98 (chair, 1998; member, inquiry committee, 1986-96).
Born in Frostburg, Maryland, December 27, 1954. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1976; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979; District of Columbia Bar, 1981; U.S. Supreme Court, 1983. Associate, Melnicove, Kaufman & Weiner, P.A., 1979-80; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Tobin & Ecker, P.A., 1980; Levitan, Ezrin, West & Kerxton, Chtd., 1982-84. Principal, Abrams, West & Storm, 1984-2004; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., 2004-15. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. President, Maryland State Bar Association, 2016- (member, 1979-; president-elect, 2015-16; secretary, 2014-15; board of governors, 2003-05, 2008-09, 2011-13; executive committee, 2011-12, 2014-; agriculture law section; business law section; litigation law section; chair, continuing legal education committee, 2013-15). Member, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1980- (treasurer, 1999-2000; president, 2002-03; chair, federal practice section, 1990-92; member, executive committee, 1996-98); District of Columbia Bar Association, 1981-. President, Bar Foundation of Montgomery County, 2003-04. Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association, 2004-. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2015-. Vice-President, Maryland Council on Pathological Gaming, 1988-89. Board of Directors, Chevy Chase Fire Department, 1990- (president, 1993-95; secretary, 1992; vice-president, 1999-2000, 2003). President, Rollingwood Citizens Association, 1995-96. Member, University of Baltimore Foundation, 2010- (chair, governance & nominating committee, 2013-15). Friend of Industry Award, Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service Station & Automotive Repair Association (WMDA), 2000. Friend of Industry Award, Service Station Dealers of America, 2002. Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2013. Member, St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, Chevy Chase, Maryland (vestry member, 2000-02).
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