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Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice; Business Law; Contracts; Real Estate and Land Use;  Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Wills and Estates;  Government; Family Law





J.D., Catholic University of America


B.A., Gordon  College






U.S. District Court,

District of Maryland


U.S. Court of Appeals,

Fourth Circuit


U.S. Supreme Court

Alfred A. Lacer, Esq.



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Professional Experience

Attorney at Law, Alfred A. Lacer P.A., St. Mary's County, Maryland.
2003 - Present.

County Administrator, St. Mary’s County Government, Leonardtown, Maryland.
Acted as chief executive officer. Responsible for overall daily management of all aspects of County Government - supervision of county departments, implementation of operating budget and capital budget, and coordination of Board of County Commissioner’s functions, and “Of Counsel” to the Department of Law, St. Mary’s County Government. Responsible for the legal supervision and direction of the Department of Law for county government.
January 2000 – April 2003.

County Attorney, Department of Law, St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
Attorney to the Board of County Commissioners and its staff. Responsibilities included litigation oversight, real estate, zoning and related land use, employment and personnel, contract, construction and municipal law, drafting legal documents and day-to-day legal advice on matters affecting the governance of the County.
May 1999 – January 2000.

Attorney at Law, Briscoe, Kenney, Kaminetz and Lacer and successors. Lexington Park, Maryland.
General practice with concentration in business law and civil litigation; including business entities, commercial transactions, contracts, real estate, construction law, tort and insurance litigation, arbitration, and appellate practice. 1978 – 1999.

Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Patuxent Graduate Center, Patuxent River, Maryland.
1989 – 1992; 1995 – 1998.

Visiting Instructor, Public Administration, Business Law, Law and Education, and Political Science. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland.
1988; 1991; 2004-2010

Adjunct Faculty, Towson University Graduate Program. Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.  California, Maryland.


Judicial Clerk, Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland, St. Mary’s County, Maryland for the Honorable Joseph A. Mattingly, Sr.

Legal research and writing of opinions and orders; case management and administration of judge’s chambers and Circuit Court litigation; review of domestic law files for legal compliance prior to court action; assist with administration of criminal calendar, pre-trial criminal court procedures, search and seizure warrants.
August 1977 – August 1978.



Community Involvement


Three Oaks Homeless Shelter, Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland.
Agency provides housing and supportive services to the homeless.
Member, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2009.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc..
Member, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2009.

St. Mary’s County Technology Council.
Member, Board of Directors,
1997- 1999.

St. Mary’s County Board of Education.
Appointed by Governor Schaefer.
1989 – 1994.
Board President, 1991 – 1992.
Chairman, Facilities Utilization Task Force, 1990 – 1993.

Board of St. Mary’s County Commissioners’ Education Advisory Council.
Appointed by bipartisan majority of commissioners to study local public education needs and formulate an action plan.
Chairman, 1988.

St. Mary’s Hospital, Board of Directors.
1982 – 1988.
Vice – President, 1985 – 1988.
Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee, 1984 – 1987.

Rotary Club of Lexington Park. Member, 1981 – 1995.
Board of Directors, 1985 – 1986.

Walden Sierra Counseling Center, California, Maryland.
Crisis Intervention, counseling and residential services to youth, women and families.
Member, Board of directors, 1982 – 1986.

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Appointed by the St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners.
Agency administered poverty programs in Southern Maryland including Head Start, WIC Program, and housing.
Member, Board of Directors, 1982 – 1984.

Associations and Service


Member, American Bar Association, 1978 - present.


Member, Judicial Selection Committee,

Maryland State Bar Association of Maryland, 1982 - 1985.


Member, St. Mary's County Bar Association, 1978 - present.

President, 1980 - 1981; Vice President, 1979-1980


Member, Inquiry Panel,

Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland. 1984 - 1990.


Member, Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 2004 - 2009.


Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation



BAR Admissions


Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1977 – present.
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1980 – present.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1980 – present.
United States Supreme Court, 1997 – present.