Brian E. Frosh
Maryland Attorney General
Office Of The Attorney General
Before he was first elected Maryland’s attorney general in 2014, Brian E. Frosh served 28 years in the Maryland General Assembly, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. In the latter role, he led the effort to pass gun safety legislation that was hailed as among the toughest, most effective in the country.
Re-elected as attorney general in 2018, Frosh has embellished a reputation as one of the state’s leading environmentalists.
In the General Assembly, he championed the Maryland Recycling Act and a ban on drilling for oil and gas in the Chesapeake Bay. As attorney general, he has continued his focus on environmental
issues, with Maryland participating in the national fight to control greenhouse gases from power plants and pollution from neighboring states.
Frosh also has focused his efforts on public safety, including joint prosecutions of dangerous criminals and strengthening the state’s heroin trafficking efforts.
Under Frosh, the state joined lawsuits against the Trump administration, including an effort to overturn his immigration executive and attacks on “Obamacare” – which Frosh described as attempts to “sabotage” the Affordable Care Act.
Frosh’s work over the years has earned him honors and awards from the Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, among others.
Raised in Montgomery County, Frosh earned his bachelor’s from Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut and his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City.