Background and Personal Life

I received my A.B in 1966 from Franklin & Marshall College and earned my J.D in 1969 from Villanova University School of Law.  During my law school summers, I was hired by then Attorney General of the State of New Jersey Arthur J. Sills and worked as a summer legal intern under the direction of Justice Alan B. Handler, who was then First Assistant Attorney General.  Upon graduation from law school, I clerked for the Honorable Richard B. Kellam in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

I am an active member of the Bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, the District of Columbia federal district and Superior Court, and the Virginia federal district and state courts. 

For forty-one years, I have been married to Stephanie Masten Marcus, a science reference specialist at the Library of Congress and Russian linguist.  I am a proud dog father of two Labrador Retrievers and one rescue dog, and enjoy spending the summers hiking with my wife and dogs in West Virginia and Wyoming.