Erek Barron is an attorney with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and state legislator who represents District 24 as a Democrat in the Maryland House of Delegates. As a lawyer, Barron co-founded the firm's Administrative Law & Regulatory Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations practice groups. He also focuses his practice on business litigation, crisis management and provides strategic advice and advocacy to a range of corporate, nonprofit and government entities and their leadership.

Mr. Barron has enjoyed a distinguished career in government. He has served as a state and federal prosecutor, as counsel and policy advisor to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. Mr. Barron currently serves as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Prince George’s County. In this capacity, he serves on the Health & Government Operations Committee where he is instrumental in shaping healthcare policy, administrative law and labor and employment law. 

Mr. Barron has held leadership roles with a range of civic and charitable organizations, including the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. He also enjoys volunteering his time with a variety of disadvantaged youth-related programs. And, whenever possible, Mr. Barron volunteers his time pro bono to the indigent and underserved communities. Recently, he led the pro bono appeal of a capital case in which the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously reversed the client’s convictions and death sentence based on judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct.

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Degrees

  • LL.M.
    Georgetown University Law Center (2007)
  • J.D.
    George Washington University School of Law (1999)
  • B.A.
    University of Maryland (1996)
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    Elected Chairman of the Prince George's County House Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, 20
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    Elected State Delegate, District 24, in the Maryland legislature, Fall 2014
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    Board of Trustees: Office of the Public Defender for Maryland (2011 - Present)
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    Board of Directors: Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. (2006 - Present)
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    Board of Directors: Prince George's County Coalition of Adoption Programs, Inc. (2011 - Present)
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    Member: Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee
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    President: J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (2014-2015)
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    Co-Chair: ABA Litigation Section, Criminal Litigation Committee
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    Member: MSBA Criminal Law & Practice Section Council
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    Board of Directors: Prince George's County Bar Association
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    Chair: MSBA Young Lawyers Section (2011 - 2012)
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    Member: American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates (2008 - 2010)
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    Member: ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (2009 - 2012)
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    Member: ABA Criminal Justice Section
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    Board of Governors: Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) (2010 - 2012)
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    Member: MSBA Public Awareness Committee
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    Member: MSBA Special Committee on Voir Dire
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    Member: MSBA Committee on Laws
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    Member: MSBA Committee on Ethics
Source: https://www.wtplaw.com/professionals/erek-l-barron#biography
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Email
ebarron [at] wtplaw.com