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Prosecutor , state attorney general

Douglas F. Gansler, American state attorney general, former prosecutor. Bar: Maryland 1989, District of Columbia 1990. Recipient Champion of Children award, Victims' Rights Foundation, 2000, Hero award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2002; grantee Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, Aspen Institute, Colorado, 2009. Delaware Democratic National Convention, 2008; Member of District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association.

Background

Gansler, Douglas F. was born on October 30, 1962 in Summit, New Jersey, United States. Son of Jacques and Alison Gansler.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Yale University, New Haven. Juris Doctor, University Virginia School Law, 1989.

Career

Law clerk to judge John C. McAuliffe Maryland Court Appeals. Associate Howrey & Simon, 1990—1992. Assistant United States attorney District Maryland United States Department Justice, 1992—1998.

Of counsel Coburn & Schertler, 1998. State's attorney Montgomery County, Maryland, 1999—2007. Attorney general State of Maryland, Annapolis, since 2007.

Past co-chair National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Criminal Justice Committee. Adjunct faculty American University Washington College Law.

Achievements

  • Bar: Maryland 1989, District of Columbia 1990.

Membership

Delaware Democratic National Convention, 2008. Member of District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association.

Connections

Married Laura Leedy; children: Sam, Will.

father:
Jacques Gansler

mother:
Alison Gansler

spouse:
Laura Leedy

child:
Sam Gansler

child:
Will Gansler