Herman M. Braude
Mr. Braude was born in New York City and attended Cooper Union on a full scholarship where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He worked as a construction engineer and contracting officer while attending law school. He graduated number one in his class at Georgetown University and has held the highest legal rating (“AV”) from Martindale Hubbell for more than half a century. He co-authored the textbook for the George Washington University on contract law and wrote dozens of published articles on construction contracts for the Georgetown Law Journal and the Federal Bar Journal as well as over a dozen Construction Briefing Papers.
Before going into private practice, Mr. Braude served as a law clerk to U.S. Senior Judge Samuel E. Whitaker, sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the “Fifth Circuit Four,” sitting on the Fifth Circuit during the Civil Rights Era.
Mr. Braude was the first Vice Chairman of the Maryland Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section and was appointed by Governor Mandel to draft legislation to eliminate sovereign immunity and adopt the Uniform Contract Format.
Mr. Braude is a member of the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, and New York Bar Associations.