Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (ARD&H) Associate Geoffrey W. Washington has been appointed chairman of the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals of Baltimore City.

“It is an honor and privilege to be entrusted by the Mayor with leadership of the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals of Baltimore City,” said Washington, who joined the Board as a member in 2008, in a prepared statement. “I look forward to diligently and faithfully leading the Board in addressing the appeals which come before us.

“The Board is always mindful of the significance of these issues to the various business and community members affected by our decisions and we bring that understanding to our deliberations,” added Washington, who resides in Baltimore’s Federal Hill community.

A civil litigator with more than 13 years of experience, Washington concentrates his practice in the resolution of a variety of claims, including complex commercial, construction, and business and corporate disputes.

Washington earned a Juris Doctor with Honor from the University of Maryland School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University. He holds memberships in the Maryland State Bar Association, Monumental City Bar and Bar Association of Baltimore City.