Arbitrator, Neutral Case Evaluator, Facilitator, Attorney, Retired Appellate Judge (recalled for service)

Primary Work History

  • Senior Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2008-2015
  • Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1999-2008
  • Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 1991-1999
  • Adjunct Writing Professor, Evening Division, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1997-2005
  • Partner, O’Malley, Miles & Harrell (now O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore), 1991-1997
  • Contractual, Part-Time Hearing Examiner, Maryland State Board of Education, 1977-1984
  • Associate, O’Malley, Miles, Farrington & McCarthy, 1973-1977
  • Associate County Attorney, Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1970-1973


Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.) served as a judge on one or the other of Maryland’s appellate courts for 24 years.  While servicing as an appellate judge, Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.) received special training in complex science and technology matters (Senior National Fellow, Advanced Science & Technology Resource Project – ASTAR), business and technology matters, and judicial and legal ethics.  His prior law practice for twenty years emphasized Administrative Law, Land Use Law, Local and State Government matters, and Public Education Law.  Judge Harrell completed the prescribed (Maryland Rules 17-104 through 17-106) 40 hour basic mediation training offered by the Maryland State Bar Association in 2002.  While serving on the Court of Special Appeals, Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.) conducted scores of pre-hearing settlement conferences in a wide topical variety of cases.

Professional Licenses

  • Admitted to the Bar of Maryland, 1970
  • Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1972
  • Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th), 1980

Representative Professional Associations

  • Maryland State (1971-Present) and Prince George’s County (1971-Present) Bar Associations
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow (1985-Present)
  • Law Foundation of Prince George’s County, Fellow (1991-Present)
  • The American Inn of Court of Southern Maryland, Master (2010-Present)
  • Maryland / National Capital Area Building Industry Association (formerly Suburban Maryland Home Builders Association), Associate Member (1976-1991)
  • Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, member (1976-1991)
  • Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity (Clarence Darrow Chapter, 1968)
  • Delta Upsilon social fraternity (Univ. of Maryland, 1972 – successor to local fraternity, Pi Rho, in which he was a brother, 1963-1967)
  • Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity (Epsilon Mu Chapter, Univ. of Maryland, 1965-1967)

Education Highlights

  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (English (major), Government and Politics (minor)), 1967
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • ASTAR, National Senior Fellow – completed in 2006 the initial two year training in complex science and technology; maintained certification annually thereafter
  • Maryland Business & Technology Case Management Program, completed initial training by Maryland Judicial Institute of trial and appellate judges in 2003 in cutting edge business and technology issues; continued training through courses offered by the Maryland Judicial Institute
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training Program, 2002

Representative Honors

  • Recipient of H. Vernon Eney Award from Maryland Bar Foundation on 11 June 2015
  • Recipient of John W. Hardwicke Award from the Administrative Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association on 13 June 2013
  • Recipient of Maryland Judicial Conference’s Distinguished Service Award in October 2009
  • Recipient of The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award on 16 November 2007
  • Recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Professional Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Public Understanding of the Law on 25 September 2007
  • Recipient of local “Emmy” from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter, on 9 November 2006 (for production role in the making of a public service video on driving while intoxicated)
  • Recipient of Founder’s Award from Leadership Washington, 1996
  • Recipient of Joseph C. Rogers Memorial Award (Associate Member of the Year) from the Maryland / National Capital Area Building Industry Association, 1987
  • Recipient of Community Service Award from United Way of Prince George’s County, MD, in 1986 for chairing first fund-raising campaign in County’s history to exceed $1 million

Representative Offices Held

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section – Chair (2013-2014)
  • Maryland General Assembly’s Land Use Article Code Revision Committee – Chair (2009-2012)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section – Section Council Member (2012-Present)
  • Maryland Judicial Institute – Chair, Board of Directors (2006-2009)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section – Chair (2005)
  • Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities – Chair (1996-1998)
  • Maryland Judicial Conference, Executive Committee – Member (1998-1999)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Section – Chair (1982)

Description of Intended ADR Practice by Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.)

Because Judge Harrell will continue to sit with Maryland’s appellate courts on a recall basis as a retired judge, he intends to limit his private ADR practice.  Judge Harrell will be available (schedule permitting) for private assignments as an arbitrator, neutral case evaluator, public policy facilitator, and administrator of class actions or complex litigation settlements.  As further limitations on his ADR private practice, the areas of law to which Judge Harrell will limit acceptance of assignments are: real estate; state and local government matters; business disputes; complex science matters; land use; administrative law; public education; and judicial / lawyer ethics.

Judge Harrell’s billing rate is $500 per hour