Benson Legg

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Benson Legg
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Station:   Baltimore, MD
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   09/16/1991 - 6/8/2012
Chief:   2003 - 2010
Senior:   6/8/2012 - 2/6/2013
Preceded by:   Paul Niemeyer
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:   Princeton, A.B., 1970
Law School:   U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1973



Benson Legg was an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Legg was the Chief Judge of the Court from 2003 - 2010. Legg assumed senior status on June 8, 2012. He retired on February 6, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree in 1970 and later from the University of Virginia School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Legg was a law clerk for former federal judge Frank Kaufman in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland from 1973 to 1974. Legg was a private practice attorney in Maryland from 1975 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

District of Maryland

Legg was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland by President George H.W. Bush on May 15, 1991 to a seat vacated by Paul Niemeyer as Niemeyer assumed senior status. Legg was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 12, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 16, 1991. Legg served as the Chief Judge of the Court between 2003[2] and 2010. Legg assumed senior status on June 8, 2012.[1]

Notable cases

Predatory Lending: City of Baltimore v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.[3]

Memo Denying Wells Fargo's Motion to Dismiss

Judge Legg denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Paul Niemeyer
District of Maryland
1991–2012
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
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