Brian E. Frosh was elected as Maryland Attorney General in November 2014, and is committed to serving as the “people’s lawyer,” applying the law to improve lives and bring fairness, equality and justice to all Marylanders.
He is focused on keeping our communities safe, on limiting environmental damage and unfair, deceptive and predatory business practices, and on promoting transparency and openness in government.
As the state’s chief legal officer, Brian is working to prevent crime before it happens on our streets and on the Internet. He is working to expand educational and economic opportunities for all Marylanders, reduce gang activity, and strengthen effective rehabilitation programs and prisoner reentry programs. He is also focused on protecting vulnerable populations such as the elderly from fraud and abuse.
Prior to taking office as Maryland’s 46th attorney general, Brian compiled a distinguished record as a state lawmaker, authoring important legislation to protect Marylanders from gun violence and ensure that all Marylanders have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe.
First elected to the General Assembly in 1986, Brian served as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee beginning in 2003, and played a major role in shepherding landmark legislation on gun safety, increased protections for victims of domestic violence and expanding the state’s DNA database to help police catch criminals. He has been a leader in getting assault weapons and other dangerous firearms off our streets.
Additionally, he has authored important environmental laws, including a ban on drilling for oil and gas in the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Maryland Recycling Act. He has fought to hold utility companies accountable for poor service and unreasonable rate hikes, and to make college affordable by reducing tuition costs at Maryland’s public colleges and universities and protect Maryland families against the threat of foreclosure.
Brian has received awards for his work in the legislature and community from organizations including the Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. He was recognized by the Daily Record in 2010 with the Leadership in Law Award and was honored by his Senate peers with the First Citizen Award, presented to Marylanders who have been dedicated and effective participants in the process of making government work for the benefit of all.
Raised in Montgomery County, Brian graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. Prior to being elected Attorney General, he had been an attorney in private practice since 1976. He lives in Somerset with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters.