James L. Shea

Baltimore County
Appointed February 2007

Chairman of the law firm Venable, LLP. A member of the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Empower Baltimore Management Corporation and the Equal Justice Council; and, chair of the board of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. Past trustee of the University of Maryland, College Park, the Hippodrome Foundation, and the Calvert School. Past chairman of the board of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation. Currently a fellow of the American Trial of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He is a recipient of The Daily Record's "Leadership in Law Award" and listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Business Litigation and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Shea received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1974 and J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1977.