Rockville, Maryland Litigation Attorney

James A. Mood, Jr.James A. Mood, Jr.
Member

Email: [email protected]   |   Phone: 301-424-0400   |   Fax: 301-340-0598

Peer Review Rating:  BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

Practice areas

Admitted

  • Maryland, 1993
  • District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law — Juris Doctor — 1993
        • Honors: The Business Lawyer, Staff, 1991-92; Notes & Comments Editor, 1992-93
        • Activities: American Bar Association (Student Division); Phi Alpha Delta
  • Loyola College in Maryland, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1990
        • Honors: Dean’s List; Chairman of Honor Code Committee; Student Senator
        • Activities: Pre-Law Society; Adam Smith Economics Society; Theater; Ski Club

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association: 1993 to Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association (“MSBA”): 1993 to 2004
        • Sixth Circuit Representative to
        • MSBA Young Lawyers Section: 1998-2000
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County (“BAMC”): 1994 to Present
        • Secretary 2008-2009
        • Treasurer-Elect 2011-Present
  • BAMC New Practitioners Section: 1994 to 2004
        • Senior Chair, BAMC New Practitioners Section: 2000-2001
        • Junior Chair, BAMC New Practitioners Section: 1999-2000
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation Board of Directors: 2009 to Present
        • Secretary 2009 to 2010
  • Co-Chair, BAMC District Court Mediation Program: 1997 to 1999
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation Bar Leaders: 2000 to Present
  • BAMC Annual Meeting Committee (Chairperson): 2011
  • BAMC Bar Building Renovations Committee (Co-Chair) 2011
  • BAMC Nominations & Elections Committee: 1999-2000, 2001-02
  • BAMC Long Range Planning Committee: 1997, 1999 & 2003
  • BAMC Ad Hoc Committee on Civility: 2000-01, 2001-02
  • BAMC Ad Hoc Committee on Civility
        • Drafting Subcommittee: 2000-01
  • BAMC Fall, 2000 Bar Picnic, Planning Committee: 2000
  • ABA Bar Leadership Institute: 2000
  • American Inns of Court (Montgomery County Inn): Associate (1994-96)
  • Barrister (2001-2004)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2001 BAMC Outstanding Section Chair of the Year
  • 2011 SuperLawyers (Maryland and District of Columbia)
  • 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

Publications

  • The Advocate, Vol. 15, No.2 (Winter, 2000), “Landlord/Tenant Update”

Published Opinions

  • Richman, et ux. v. FWB Bank, 122 Md. App. 110, 712 A.2d 41 (1998)(on the brief)
  • Richman, et ux. v. FWB Bank, 354 Md. 472, 731 A.2d 916 (1999)(on the brief)
  • Tucker v. Tucker, 156 Md. App. 484 (2004)
  • Storetrax.com, Inc. v. Gurland, 168 Md. App. 50, 895 A.2d 355, 24 IER Cases 551 (2006)(on the brief)

Biographical details

  • Born:  Dover, Delaware
  • Notes and Comments Editor, The Business Lawyer, 1992 – 1993

Murphy & Mood, P.C. serves clients throughout Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland and in Washington D.C.