MARCUS Z. SHAR, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since September 4, 2008. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2009-12, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2009-13, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, May 14, 1951. Ohio State University, B.A. (history), 1973. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Associate, Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, 1976-79. Partner, Bierer, Shar & Allentoff, P.A., 1979-96. Partner, Shar, Rosen & Warshaw, LLC, 1997-2008. Founding member & partner, Miller, Scoptur, Vesper, & Shar (case strategy consulting group), 2005-08. Founding member, Cooperative Association of Medical Malpractice Attorneys, 1998-2008. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1976- (subcommittee on professional malpractice, 1989-90; professional liability committee, litigation law section, 1984-85, 1994-95); Baltimore City Bar Association, 1976- (continuing education committee, 1985-86). Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1978-2008 (national student trial advocacy competition committee, 1982; co-chair, curriculum development committee, 1998-99); Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1978-2008 (legal specialization committee, 1981; legislative committee, 1986-88; board of governors, 1986-90; chair, education committee, 1993). Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy, 1998-2002 (regional chair, 1989-95). Member, Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, National Arbitration Forum, 2005-08. Coach, Student Trial Competition Team, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1995-2000. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (maryland state committee, 2004-06). Medical malpractice columnist, The Daily Record, 1984-86. Adjunct Professor, Villa Julie College, 1986-90; University of Baltimore School of Law, 1990-2000; University of Maryland School of Law, 2000-. Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1990-. Distinguished Service Award, Franklin County (Ohio) Trial Lawyers Association, 1998. Certificate of Appreciation, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2000. Maryland's Top 50 Super Lawyers, 2007.

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