Al wrote in the 1953 Nassau Herald that he anticipated a career in medicine. That wasn’t what happened. Perhaps it was the two years in the Navy after graduation that gave him time to reconsider. 

When he left the Navy, Al went into the insurance business, but two years there led him to night school for the study of law. That seems to have been the right move. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with highest honors in 1960 and went to work with the firm of Lord, Whip, Coughlan & Green, specializing in construction contracts, medical malpractice defense, and general trial work (excluding criminal). Twenty-four years later, Al started his own firm with the same specialties. 

For exercise, he played squash: Al won the North American squash championship, and the Grey Ghost Award, and was elected to the Maryland Squash Hall of Fame in 2005.  

Al died Feb. 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eleanor; two sons; and two granddaughters.

Undergraduate Class of 1953