Judge Alan C. Lazerow
Governor Wes Moore appointed Alan Carl Lazerow to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on December 15, 2023. He was sworn in on January 9, 2024.
Before his judicial appointment, Judge Lazerow served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. In 2022, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland promoted Judge Lazerow to Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC). In addition to a full civil caseload, in his role as SLC, Judge Lazerow devoted significant time to mentoring new AUSAs and oversaw a yearly training program for new hires.
At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Lazerow served as lead of the Office’s civil opioid initiative, bringing impactful cases against medical professionals who overprescribed and pharmacists who over-dispensed opioids. Judge Lazerow routinely handled matters involving alleged employment discrimination, immigration, and torts under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Judge Lazerow also handled an outsized portion of the Office’s heavy bankruptcy caseload, representing the government’s interests in various bankruptcy proceedings.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Lazerow worked with the Baltimore-based firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, where, among other things, he served as an assigned public defender. In addition to his work in the law, Judge Lazerow serves as vice president and travel coordinator of Wellwood Baseball in Northwest Baltimore; president emeritus of Shoresh, Inc., a Baltimore-based Jewish outreach organization; and he previously served on the board of the University of Maryland Hillel.
Judge Lazerow received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. Upon graduation, Mr. Lazerow clerked for the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., on what was then the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Judge Lazerow lives with his wife and three children in Northwest Baltimore.