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Work experience

Feb 2008Present

Legal-Affairs Reporter

The Daily Record

Cover the Maryland Court of Appeals and General Assembly for law-and-business newspaper.

Jul 2006Dec 2007

Adjunct Lecturer

University of Maryland

Taught courses on media law and news writing for journalism students.

Aug 2005Dec 2007

Washington Correspondent

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Covered the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for the Chicago-area publication.

Jan 2003Jul 2005

Supreme-Court Reporter

Cox Newspapers

Covered the U.S. Supreme Court for newspaper chain that includes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman.

Jul 2002Jul 2005


Cert.ainty Publishing

President and editor of e-mail news service covering every case granted, argued and decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mar 2001Feb 2002

Assistant Editor

Food Chemical News

Covered the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, a division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for a weekly publication and daily on-lne news service.

Mar 1998Dec 2000

Legal-Affairs Reporter

Houston Chronicle

Covered the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for a major metropolitan newsaper.

May 1989Feb 1998


Business Publishers Inc.

Covered the U.S. Supreme Court, job-discrimination issues, occupational safety and the freight-railroad industry for independent business-to-business publications.


Attorney-journalist with broad experience covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for newspapers, trade publications and radio programs, as well as teaching courses on media law and news writing.

Professional Memberships

Maryland State Bar, since December 1992.

U.S. Supreme Court Bar, Since December 2001.



A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court

Wrote chapter on United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls Inc. oral argument for publication from University of Michigan Press (2009).


Family Legal Guide, Third Edition (2004)

Wrote chapter on Computer Law and edited chapter on Consumer Law for American Bar Association book published by Random House Reference.


Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

Wrote articles for American Bar Association publication previewing cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court (1999-2002).

Radio Commentary

The C4 Show (WBAL, 1090 AM, in Baltimore, June 9, 2010)

Discussed report on overcrowding in Baltimore jails.

The Marc Steiner Show (WEAA, 88.9 FM, in Baltimore, May 27, 2009)

Discussed President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Midday with Dan Rodricks (WYPR, 88.1 FM, in Baltimore, May 4, 2009)

Discussed U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter's retirement. 


2009 Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association, Editorial Contest

Winner, State Government, Circulation under 30,000.

2009 National Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

First Place Award, Best Sports Story, Daily Division

2006 Peter Lisagor Award for In-Depth Reporting, Politics & Government

Circulation less than 300,000 (presented by The Headline Club -- Chicago Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists).


Aug 1988Dec 1991

Juris Doctor

American University
Sep 1983Jun 1987


Northwestern University