Ernest I. Cornbrooks, III

ecornbrooks@webbnetlaw.com

  • Born: Baltimore, Md.  
  • Admitted to the bar: 11 December 1970, Maryland.  
  • Education: Gilman School (1963); Washington & Lee University (B.A., History, 1967); legal education - University of Maryland (J.D. 1970).  
  • Admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court; U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; and U. S. District Court, District of Maryland.  
  • Professional experience:
    • Law Clerk, Circuit Court for Baltimore County (Hon. Walter R. Haile), 1970 - 1971;
    • Associate Attorney, Webb, Burnett & Simpson, 1971 - 1976;
    • Principal/owner, Webb, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Leslie, LLP (and predecessor firms) 1977 - present.
  • Member: Wicomico County, Maryland State and American Bar Associations (Sections on Litigation, Agriculture, Tort and Insurance Practice).  Defense Research Institute; Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.; and The Federalist Society.
  • Member: Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission (2003-2007); Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission (1st District) (2015-present).
  • Fellow:  Maryland Bar Foundation.
  • Contributing author: Maryland Automobile Accident Deskbook (MICPEL); Instructor: MICPEL CLE Program - Evidence, 1993; Instructor: Judicial Institute of Maryland, Civil Jury Trials, 2015.
  • Areas of Practice:  1971 - 1978:  General practice with concentration in civil litigation, primarily defense of personal injury suits.  1978 - present: primary area of practice and specialty: defense of personal injury and property damage litigation; construction litigation; insurance liability and first party coverage, insurance coverage issues; etc.  More than five hundred civil jury trial tried to verdict.
  • Community - Member and Trustee, John B. Parsons Foundation (President 1991-present). Communicant, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Vestry Member and Eucharistic Minister). Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Easton, 2002-present.  Lacrosse coach - Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (1974-1982). Coach - Fruitland, Maryland, Little League (1987-88).  Coach - Girls Softball - Wicomico County Recreation and Parks (1988-90).  Washington and Lee University - Alumni Admissions Representative (1981-present); and Delmarva Alumni Chapter President (1978-80).  Southern Region Advisory Board - Catholic Social Services (1978-1991).  Honorary Member - Salisbury Fire Department, Inc., Headquarters Company Volunteers.
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service - Award for providing pro bono services (1991-1994).