UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND


BENSON EVERETT LEGG, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since 1991.

Member, Committee on Security, Space, and Facilities, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1947. Attended Gilman School; Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1970; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Law clerk to Judge Frank A. Kaufman, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1973-74. Member, American Bar Association (business torts litigation committee, litigation section, 1989); Maryland State Bar Association (chair, economics of litigation committee, 1981-82); Baltimore City Bar Association (vice-chair, 1986-87, & chair, 1987-88, continuing legal education committee; executive council, 1987-88). Associate attorney, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1975-81 (partner, 1982-91). Editorial board, Virginia Law Review, 1971-73. Order of the Coif (law school honor society). Advisory Board, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 1987-. Trustee, Baltimore Zoological Society, 1990-. Member, Serjeants' Inn. Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia. Author, "Reliance Electric and 16 (b) Litigation: A Return to the Objective Approach?", 58 Virginia Law Review 907 (1972). Co-author, Maryland Appellate Practice, Rules and Commentary with Forms (1988); Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (2nd edition, 1988). Office: (410) 962-0723.

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