F. Paul Bland, Jr., is a Senior Attorney for Public Justice and Of Counsel at Chavez & Gertler. He has argued or co-argued and won more than 25 reported decisions from federal and state courts across the nation, including cases in five of the federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and at least one victory in nine different state high courts. He was named the "Vern Countryman" Award winner in 2006 by the National Consumer Law Center, which "honors the accomplishments of an exceptional consumer attorney who, through the practice of consumer law, has contributed significantly to the well being of vulnerable consumers." In 2010, he received the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's "Champion of Justice" Award. In the late 1980s, he was Chief Nominations Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, and Georgetown University in 1983.