Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Baxter Baker partner David J. McManus to serve as one of three attorney members of the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities.
The Commission, established in 1966, is an independent body with the power to investigate complaints against Maryland judges, conduct hearings about such complaints and take actions and make recommendations for other actions to the Court of Appeals.
Attorneys appointed to the commission must be admitted to the Maryland bar and so engaged for at least seven years. The other Commission members include three judge members – an appellate judge, a circuit court judge and a district court judge — and five public members, none of whom is a lawyer or an active or retired judge.
The term of office for each Commission member is four years, and each member is eligible for potential reappointment for an additional term, with a maximum total of 10 years.
Dave is a recognized Super Lawyer who handles a variety of health care law matters, including the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice litigation and general representation of hospitals and physicians. Dave is admitted to the Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District court of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Highly-involved in his community, Dave is a past board member and chair of the Maryland State Board of Elections, serving from 2007 to 2019. He is also a member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Dave sits on the Alumni Board at the University of Maryland School of Law. He has been active in the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies since 1998 and has been a member of the Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management since 1990.