The U.S. Senate in early December confirmed Judge Paul Grimm (`76) to serve on the U.S. District Court in Maryland by a nearly unanimous vote. Grimm had previously been a U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Maryland, serving since 1997.
Before the vote, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski described Grimm as "an outstanding legal mind" who is "a public servant first and foremost."
Grimm has been a frequent lecturer at CLE programs on issues regarding evidence and civil procedure, and has lectured throughout the United States regarding discovery of electronically stored information and its admissibility in civil and criminal proceedings.
He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he has taught evidence, trial evidence, pretrial civil procedure and scientific evidence. As an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, he has taught a course regarding the discovery of and pretrial practices associated with electronically stored evidence.
In 2002 and 2006, he was awarded the Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year Award by the University of Maryland School of Law. In 2001, he was awarded the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Professional Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence. In 1998, he received the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyer’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2004 he received the Daily Record Leadership in Law Award.
Before becoming a magistrate judge, Grimm was in private practice in Baltimore for 13 years, during which time he handled commercial litigation. He also served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Maryland, an assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore County, Md. and a captain in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2001, he retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve.
December 7, 2012