Panel chair, Health Claims Arbitration Office, 1987-2003. Inquiry Panel, 1999-2001, and Peer Review Panel, 2001-03, Attorney Grievance Commission. Member, Ten-Year Education Planning Committee, Queen Anne's County, 1990. Attorney, Board of Education, Queen Anne's County, 1994-2003; Ethics Commission, Queen Anne's County, 1996-2003; Personnel Board, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003; Board of Appeals, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Queen Anne's County, 2004-. Born in Pensacola, Florida, June 11, 1951. Florida State University, B.A. (history & psychology), 1973. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1978. Post-Release Coordinator, Pretrial Services Agency, District of Columbia, 1974-78. Law clerk to Judge Alfred Burka, Superior Court of District of Columbia, 1978-79 (law clerk to senior judges, 1979-80). Law clerk to Judge Paul F. McArdle, Superior Court of District of Columbia, 1980-81. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1979; Florida Bar, 1981; Maryland Bar, 1981. Partner, Ross & Powell, 1982-2003. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1981- (solo & small firm practice section council, 2000-05); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1981-; District of Columbia Bar Association, 1985-96; Queen Anne's County Bar Association, 1990- (president, 1996-97). Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1994-2004; Maryland Association of Local School Board Attorneys, 1994-2004; National School Board Association, 1994-2004; National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys, 1994-2004; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994-2004; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1996-2004; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 2003. Board of Directors, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Member, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1979-82. Coach in various soccer, baseball, basketball & lacrosse youth leagues, 1989-98. Member, Centreville Lions Club, 1991-92; Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce, 1994-2004; Queen Anne's County Arts Council, 2002-; Centreville Business Association, 2003; Kent Island Historical Society, 2003-. International Involvement Award, Maryland Jaycees, 1981. Citation Award, Anne Arundel County Executive, 1990. Member, St. Paul's Church (vestry, 1991-94; senior warden, 1993-94).
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