Areas Of Concentration
- Real Estate
- Estates, Trusts & Estate Planning
- Transactional & Business Law
- Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense
- Zoning, and other Regulatory & Administrative Matters
- 1975 — University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
- 1971 — University of Baltimore, B.S.
- Maryland State Bar Association, Board of Governors representing the Upper Eastern Shore
- Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
- Queen Anne's County Bar Association, Past President
Mr. Braden has practiced law in Queen Anne's County and the Upper Eastern Shore for 37 years concentrating in the areas of law listed above.
From 1979 until 1987, he served as the elected State's Attorney for Queen Anne's County. This served as the foundation for a career in criminal defense and civil litigation.
For over 20 years Mr. Braden represented the Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services. Although this involved an array of legal matters, his primary work for the Department was in Child in Need of Assistance and Termination of Parental Rights cases.
Over a period spanning 20 years, he represented the Queen Anne's County Board of Zoning Appeals and served as a pro bono member of the Centreville Board of Zoning Appeals. This background serves as a foundation for the representation of clients before local Planning Commissions and Boards of Zoning Appeals.
For the last 17 years, he has served as a member of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. The Commission is an arm of the State's highest court responsible for administering a system of attorney discipline of those admitted to the bar of the Court. He presently serves as the Commission's vice chair.
Mr. Braden has successfully briefed and argued a number of landmark cases before Maryland's highest court.
With his wife, Sharon, they reside in the Town of Centreville where they are members of Mother of Sorrows/St. Peter the Apostle parish. They have two grown children and a grandchild.