Hon. Ronald H. Jarashow is a former judge on the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. In 35 years of law practice before becoming a judge in February 2010, he represented businesses and individuals in all Maryland and District of Columbia, State and Federal trial and appeals courts.
Mr. Jarashow handles complex business, employment, personal injury, and medical malpractice litigation. He also provides non-litigation advice to businesses, employers and employees concerning general legal issues and employment disputes. Mr. Jarashow was former general counsel in the United States for a sailboat manufacturer. He taught business law and advised businesses through the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County economic development office.
In 2009, Mr. Jarashow was selected as one of the best business lawyers in the Baltimore / Annapolis metropolitan areas by two magazines, SmartCEO Magazine and What’s Up Annapolis. He was also selected as a 2014 leading General Practice and Medical Malpractice lawyer by What’s Up Annapolis magazine. Mr. Jarashow has presented at seminars on employment law, business law, personal injury, electronic discovery, evidence, and civil litigation. SuperLawyers has selected Mr. Jarashow as a leading Maryland attorney. His 2012 article on Cross-Examination was selected by the Maryland Association for Justice as the best article of the year.
Mr. Jarashow is an experienced mediator / arbitrator. From 1995 through 2009, Mr. Jarashow was a mediator for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on all types of civil cases. Using his judicial experience, he is currently conducting arbitrations and mediations.
Mr. Jarashow graduated in 1971 from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in English. He spent a year studying at the University of Lancaster in Lancaster, England, where he was a member of the sailing team. He graduated in 1975 from the Catholic University Law School where he was a member of the Law Review and a writing assistant to a professor who wrote columns for the American Bar Association. Mr. Jarashow was a moot court judge during and after law school. After law school, he was the law clerk in 1975-76 to Chief Judge Richard P. Gilbert on the Court of Special Appeals where he worked on about 150 appeals. Since that time, he has argued over 35 appeals concerning varied subjects in civil, business, employment, criminal, and family law.