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John William Debelius, III

John William Debelius, III, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland 1978, United States District Court Maryland 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992, District of Columbia 1993.

Background

  • III, John William Debelius, was born on November 11, 1953 in Newark. Son of John William and Mary C. (Nugent) D.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, California State University, Northridge, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Baltimore, 1978.

    Career

    • Law clerk Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, Maryland, 1978-1979. Partner Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawford & Bonifant, Chartereand predecessor firms, Gaithersburg, since 1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1978, United States District Court Maryland 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992, District of Columbia 1993.

    Works

    • Comments editor University Baltimore Law Review, 1977-1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Chairperson City of Gaithersburg homeless task force, Gaithersburg, 1988-1992. Member Maryland State Bar Association (board governors 1994-1996), Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (board governors 1996-1998), Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee 1994-1999, president 1997-1998, chair administration of justice committee 1992-1994), Inns of Court (bencher since 1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Antique cars, running, canoeing.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah C. Costlow, August 2, 1980. Children: Emily, Cathleen, Hannah.
    • father: John William D.
    • mother: Mary C. (Nugent) D.
    • spouse: Sarah C. Costlow
    • children: Emily III
    • Cathleen III
    • Hannah III
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    Born November 11, 1953
    (age 64)
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