Richard R. Trunnell

Richard R. Trunnell is the founder of Trunnell Law, LLC. With over 29 years of legal experience, Mr. Trunnell understands how to best advance his clients' interests in a wide range of legal matters. Mr. Trunnell is widely respected in his field of work, having been named a Leading Lawyer by a peer-reviewed survey in 2009 and 2010.

Mr. Trunnell has been in over fifty (50) jury trials, hundreds of bench trials, numerous arbitrations and trained as a mediator to conduct general civil, divorce and custody mediations.

Mr. Trunnell is happily married and is the father of two children.

Bar Admissions:

  • Court of Appeals, Maryland 1987
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2012

Education:

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1987
  • Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Class of 1987
  • Honors: Representative to the Honor Board
  • Law Journal: Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Family and Juvenile Law Section Counsel of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), 2015 to Present
  • Legislative Co-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the Family and Juvenile Law Section Counsel of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), 2016 to Present
  • Maryland Judiciary Juvenile Justice Standards and Training Workgroup, 2016 to Present
  • Author, “How Well Does the System Serve Our Kids? A View of Juvenile Justice in 2016, Maryland Bar Journal, Volume XLIX, No. 5, September/October 2016
  • Pro Bono Best Interest and Privilege Attorney for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Pro Bono Domestic Violence Attorney for the YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
  • Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th District in Maryland Appointed by the Govenor to vet potential circuit and district court judges 2015 - 2019
  • Instructor “Hot Tips in Family Law” MSBA CLE 2016
  • Instructor “Representing Children in Juvenile Court” MSBA CLE 2016
  • Instructor on Complex Issues for Best Interest Attorneys, Anne Arundel Community College, 2012
  • Trained Mediator since 1995 and on the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel Circuit Court Custody/Visitation and Property Panel since 2012
  • Crofton Special Tax District, 2000 - 2002
  • American Heart Association, Anne Arundel County Chapter, 1998 - 2000
  • Vice President of the Crofton Special Tax District, 1996 - 1998
  • Fifth District Representative to the Crofton Special Tax District, 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000
  • Maryland State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Counsel
  • Board of Trustee
  • President
  • Board of Directors
  • Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th District in Maryland

Past Employment Positions

  • Whitworth & Trunnell, P.A., 1999 - 2010
  • Law Offices of Richard R. Trunnell, 1996 - 1999
  • Wilson, Goozman, Bernstein and Markuski, Senior Litigation Associate, 1993 - 1996
  • Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 1988 - 1993
  • The Honorable Calvin R. Sanders, Associate Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Maryland, Judicial Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988
  • Miller, Miller, and Canby, P.C., Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987
  • The Honorable Norman P. Ramsey, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Judicial Internship, 1986

Community Activities

  • Youth Athletic Coach, Crofton Athletic Council, 2002 - 2009
  • President of the Crofton Special Tax District, 2000 - 2002
  • Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Anne Arundel County Chapter, 1998 - 2000
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