Organizations & Awards

National and International Awards

 B’nai B’rith International Award—
(June 26, 2003)
The first recipient in Maryland to receive “The Commitment to Justice Award”, (3rd person to receive this award in B’nai B’rith’s history)

NAACP— “Foot Soldiers in the Sand” National Award 91st National NAACP Convention (recognition for work in Civil Rights locally and nationally)
(July 12, 2000)
Baltimore, MD

Maryland Public Defenders Association— Panel Attorney of the Year

Presented with a first time Award in 30 years in the history of the State of Maryland’s MPDA Office for the “Panel Attorney of the Year”.
(2003 Spring Conference, May 8, 2003)
Lancaster, PA

Business Advisory Council —
(2005 and 2006 Businessman of the Year)
National Republican Congressional Committee.

University of Maryland College Park—Wall of Honor
(2008) 

Bar & Professional Organizations

 

Vermont Trial Lawyers Association for Justice—
(June 2008- 2010)

Vermont Association of Criminal Defense—
(February 2008 to present)

Vermont Bar Association—
(June 2008 to present)

VBA- Young Lawyers Section—
(2008-to present)

Vermont Franklin and Grand Isle Counties  Joint Bar Association—
(2009 to present)

Baltimore County Bar Association—
( 1997-2014; CLE Committee 2000)

District of Columbia Bar Association—
(1974 to present)

Baltimore and Harford County—Bench Bar Liaison
(1997 – 2001)

Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)—
(Member 1974 to present);

Member at large Maryland General Practice Section Council 1991 -Present; Mid-year and Summer Program Committees 1991-1995; Equal Justice Under Law 9178-1979)

Who's Who Recognition

  

Princeton’s Who’s Who Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs—
(2009-2010)

Who’s Who in Finance and Business—
(2008-2009)

Who’s Who in Finance and Business—
(2008 - 2009-36th Edition)

Who’s Who in America—
(2008, 62nd Edition)

Who’s Who Registry—
(Strathmore’s, 2004 – 2005)

Who’s Who in American Law—
(2007 – 2008, 15th Edition)

Who’s Who in American Law—
(1996-1997, Fifth Edition)

Who’s Who in American Law—
(1985 – 1986, Fourth Edition)

Who’s Who in Society—
(1986)

Civic & Professional Awards

Legal Awareness Program—Recognition Award
(2000)
The MCI-J Inmate Advisory Council.

Adas Shalom Recognition—Award for Substitute
(1993-1994)
Teaching in the Religious School

NAACP—Outstanding Community Service Award
(1994)
Harford, MD
Har.Co. Chapter

Harford County Bar Association—Volunteer Services Award/ Pro Bono Legal Services
(1992, 1993, 1994)

Old Town Jaycees—Jaycee Presidential AWARD OF HONOR
(1994)

Old Town Jaycees—Certificate of Appreciation,
(1992)
Maryland Penitentiary Chapter

The 7th Step Foundation, Inc —Special Achievement Award
(1992)
 

Educational Background

Education

 

​Law School— University of Baltimore
(1971-1974) (completed Law School in 2.5years)
Baltimore, MD
Juris Doctorate University of Baltimore , 1974.

 Outstanding Advocate Award, 1972; Semi-finalist, Moot Court competition, Executive Council Advisor Student Bar Association Cabinet, Legal Writing Teaching Assistant in the Law School, Editorial Staff of The Law Forum, 1972-73.

Special Classes:
International Law
 American University/Hebrew University-Policy Institute for Middle Eastern Affairs and International Law, Jerusalem, Israel, 1973.

Bachelor of Arts— University of Maryland, College Park Maryland Campus
(1971)
College Park, MD

Undergraduate Achievements—
Omicron Delta Kappa-(Campus Service and Scholastic achievement)
1970-71 ;Vice President; Gate and Key Society, (Leadership and Scholarship); Kalegathos Society, (Contribution to the Greek System and Scholarship); WMUC-College Park Radio Station-On Air Personality; Diamondback Newspaper, (College Daily Paper), Contributing writer, 1970-1971; Member Hillel House (Jewish Student Multi-Cultural Center); Hillel House , Open League Division Intramural Flag Football Championship Team.1971.

University of Maryland—College Park, Maryland
(1967-1971)

Scholastic Honorary Societies;
 

Phi Alpha Theta- 1970- History

Eta Beta Rho- 1970- Hebrew Language and Culture Judaic Studies

Selected Awards and Undergraduate Activities:

Harry C. Byrd, Citizenship Senior Male Outstanding Undergraduate Award, 1971;
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1971
 President of the Student Government Association College Park ,Maryland 1970-71
Treasurer Student Government Association, University of Maryland, 1969-1970
Student Chairperson Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Campus Unrest, 1971
 Association, University of Maryland, 1969-1970
President Men’s League, 1968;
Zeta Beta Tau-Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity- National Outstanding Senior, 1971, Brucker Cup.


University of Baltimore Law School—
(1971-1974)

Outstanding Advocate (1972)

Moot Court Team Semi Final Finalist (1973)
Law School Forum-contributing Editor


Columbia University and The Jewish Theological Seminary—Joint Program (Transferred to UMCP).
(1966- 1967)
New York, NY