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Krause & Ferris | Attorneys at Law

William Ferris

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1978
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1978
  • United States Supreme Court, 1983
  • United States Tax Court, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1991
  • United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991
  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 1997


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation), 1994
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1978
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., with distinction, 1970

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor)

Professional Background

  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, Legal Skills Program
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, Paralegal Studies Program
  • Lecturer, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)
  • Former Member, Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities
  • Member, Inquiry Committee, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Member, Character Committee, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Maryland
  • Former Member and Past President, Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Former Hearing Examiner, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Board of Education
  • Former Deputy Zoning Hearing Examiner, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Former Chairman, Anne Arundel County Code Revision Commission
  • Former Article Supervisor, Family Law Article, and Several Other Articles, Annotated Code of Maryland
  • Principal Author, Maryland Style Manual for Statutory Law (1985)

Military Service

  • Active Duty, 1966-77, U.S. Navy
  • Retired, Commander, Supply Corps, USNR-R, 1991
  • Commanding Officer, NR NSC NORVA Det B606, 1983-85

Areas of Emphasis

General trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts: military, criminal, education, health, tax, zoning, and employment disputes in trial courts and before administrative agencies and tribunals; legislative drafting and analysis; and appellate litigation, in all areas in all appellate courts to which admitted.

Please call 410-263-0220 to make an appointment with William Ferris.

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