Brian E. Frosh was elected attorney general of Maryland on Nov. 4, 2014, and was sworn into office on Jan. 6, 2015. Attorney General Frosh is committed to serving as the people’s lawyer, by applying the law to improve lives and bringing fairness, equality and justice to all Marylanders. Despite progress, he believes there is work to be done to keep Marylanders safe and provide equal opportunity and equal rights for all citizens.
Attorney General Frosh is focused 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, Attorney General Frosh is working to keep our neighborhoods safe and 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.
Prior to his current position, Attorney General Frosh served for 28 years in the Maryland General Assembly – eight years in the House of Delegates and 20 years in the State Senate, where he was chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee for 12 years.
As a legislator, Attorney General Frosh was a champion for making Maryland a safer place. He shepherded landmark legislation on gun safety, put in place stronger protections for victims of domestic violence and led efforts to expand the state’s DNA database to help law enforcement catch criminals. He authored numerous bills to improve the environment and protect Maryland families from foreclosure, among others.
His legislative career also included efforts to protect Maryland consumers, especially seniors and vulnerable citizens, from fraud, identity theft, and scams, which are core functions of the Office of the Attorney General.
Attorney General Frosh 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, Attorney General Frosh graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, earned a Bachelor of Arts 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.