Born 1949 in Baltimore, MD
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 4, 1995, to a seat vacated by Walter E. Black, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1995, and received commission on August 14, 1995. Service terminated on November 12, 2009, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on April 2, 2009, to a seat vacated by Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on November 9, 2009, and received commission on November 10, 2009. Assumed senior status on February 28, 2014.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1971
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1978
Law clerk, Hon. Frank Kaufman, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1978-1979
Law clerk, Hon. Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1979-1980
Appellate attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 1980-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland, 1981-1983
Private practice, 1983-1984
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1984-present
Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, 1987-1990
Associate judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, 1990-1995