COMMITTEE MEMBERS – BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Linda Bowler Pierson — Former president, League of Women Voters of Maryland; Attorney Grievance Commission, Member (2001-present); Baltimore City Board of Ethics, Chair (2010-present); Maryland Access to Justice Commission, Member (2009-present); resident of Baltimore City.
Betty Adams — Principle, Adams & Adams (Ellicott City); Chair, Judicial Selection Committee of the Howard County Bar Association; Member, Attorney Grievance Commission (2009-present); resident of Howard County.
George Beall — Founding managing partner, Hogan & Hartson; U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (1970-1975); resident of Baltimore County.
P. Tyson Bennett — Managing partner, Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP (Annapolis); Former General Counsel, Maryland Republican Party; resident of Anne Arundel County.
Cornelius “Neil” Helfrich – President, Cornelius David Helfrich, PA (Bel Air); former President, Harford County Bar Association; former President, Maryland State Bar Association (2004-2005); Family Law Master (1992-2008); resident of Harford County.
Harry R. Hughes — Governor of Maryland (1979-1987); Maryland Senate (1959-1970); Maryland House of Delegates (1955-1959); resident of Caroline County.
Sherrilyn A. Ifill — Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law; member, National Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct; resident of Baltimore City.
Eugene M. Lerner — Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, (1979-2001); resident of Anne Arundel County.
Timothy Maloney — Partner, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake (Greenbelt); Member, Maryland House of Delegates (1979-1995) representing Prince George’s County; resident of Montgomery County.
Leigh R. Melton — Partner, Parker, Counts and Melton (Easton); Adjunct professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (2009-present); Faculty Member, Professionalism Committee, Maryland State Bar Association (2008-present); resident of Talbot County.
Leslie Florestano Peek — Assistant Public Defender (Upper Marlboro); Member, Board of Directors, Calvert County Bar Association; Member, Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission; Member, Board of Directors, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse; resident of Calvert County.
A. Dwight Pettit — Principal, A. Dwight Pettit, P.A.; Member, Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland; President, Monumental Bar Association (1976-1978); resident of Baltimore City.
Roger Perkins — Principal, the Law Office of Roger A. Perkins (Annapolis) (1978-2010); Assistant City Attorney, City of Annapolis (1980–1982); attorney for the City of Annapolis Board of Appeals (1986-2003, 2005-2008); Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1991-2010); Member, Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission (1995-present); resident of Anne Arundel County.
D. Bruce Poole – Principal, Poole & Kane, PA (Hagerstown); former member, Maryland State Ethics Commission (1999-2002); House Majority Leader (1990-1993); resides in Washington County.
Donald B. Robertson — Partner, Ross, Marsh & Foster, Washington, D.C.; Maryland House of Delegates (1971-1989), Speaker Pro Tem (1987-1989), Majority Leader (1979-1987); resident of Montgomery County.
Stephen H. Sachs — Of Counsel, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr; U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (1967-1970); Maryland Attorney General (1979-1987); resident of Baltimore City.
Carmen Shepard — Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLC (Washington, D.C.); Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Maryland Attorney General (1996-2002); resident of Washington, D.C.
Kenneth Thompson — Partner, Venable LLP; Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City; resident of Baltimore City.
Christopher West — Principal, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes; Former counsel, Republican Party of Maryland; resident of Baltimore County.
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