Education & Admissions

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Georgetown University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Trinity College, B.A.
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Honors & Distinctions

  • James J. Hanks Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually by the Maryland State Bar Association (Business Law section) to a retired or practicing attorney whose lifetime achievements have contributed to the practice of business law, 2021  
  • Awarded Milton E. Kettler Award for lifetime participation, contribution and service to the building industry by Maryland Building Industry Association, 2019
  • Named a “Top Attorney” by Bethesda Magazine, 2019
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, in Corporate Law 2016-2023
  • Selected as a Maryland Business/Corporate Super Lawyer for 2018 by Super Lawyers 
  • Selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2012-2023 by Super Lawyers
  • Selected as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for 2012-2022 by Super Lawyers
  • Directors Community Service Award – Home Builders Care Foundation, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated 5.0 out of 5.0; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Life Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation


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