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Lawyer , state senator

Laurence Levitan, lawyer, retired state senator. Bar: Maryland 1964.


Levitan, Laurence was born on October 22, 1933. Son of Maurice and Nathlie (Rosenthal) Levitan.


Bachelor of Science, Washington and Lee University, 1955. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1958.


With Levitan, Cramer & Weinstein, 1959-1972, Levitan Ezrin, West & Kenxton, 1973-1985, Beckett Cromwell & Goldman, 1990-1992. Of counsel Baker & Hostetler, 1992-1995. Partner Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, since 1995.

Member Maryland House of Delegates, 1971-1974. Member Maryland Senate, 1975-1994, chairman budget and taxation committee, policy committee, spending affordability com, member joint committee on management public funds, legislation committee on budget and audit, governor's commission to review state taxes and taxes structure, joint legislation committee on tax refrm, governmental commission to revise annotated code of Maryland, joint subcommittee on program open space, chairman drunk and drugged driving task force, chairman joint committee on insurance tax reform. Member Montgomery County Executive's Commission for Higher Education in High Technology.

Past member Governor's Commission to Study Unification of Circuit Court, Governor's Commission to Study Condominium Laws, Governor's Commission Law Enforcement and Administration Justice, Governor's Subcommittee on Revenue Structure of Task Force to Study State-Local Relations. Member Governor's Commission to Study Feasability of Biennial Budget, Governor's Task Force on Real Property Closing Costs, Task Force to Study Maryland Tax Court, Governor's Commission School Funding, Joint Task Force on Maryland.'s Procurement Law. Appointed co-chairman transition team on budget review Governor Glendening.

Chairman Governor's Judicial Compensation Commission, since 1998. Member Commission on Maryland.'s Fiscal Structure, 2002-2003.


  • Bar: Maryland 1964.


Board regents Morgan State University, since 2006. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, National Conference State Legislatures (member subcommittee on federal budget and taxation committee, fiscal affairs government oversight committee), Southern Legislation Conference (chairman fiscal affairs and government operations steering committee 1992-1993), American Legislation Exchange Council (tax task force, chairman judicial compensation commission 2003-2009).


Married Barbara E. Levin, 1957. Children: Jennifer, Michelle, Lisa.

Maurice Levitan

Nathlie (Rosenthal) Levitan

Barbara E. Levin

Jennifer Levitan

Michelle Levitan

Lisa Levitan