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Frank Mastro



  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth andNinth Circuits

  • 1999, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

  • 1998, District of Columbia

  • 1997, U.S. District Court of Maryland

  • 1996, Maryland



  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude 1996)

  • University of Notre Dame (B.A. American Studies, 1988)


Affiliations, Associations & SpecialAchievements

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • The District of Columbia Bar

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel(NARTC)

  • National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)

  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (1999 – present)

  • University of Baltimore Law Review, AssociateEditor

  • University of Baltimore Heiusler Honor Society

  • University of Baltimore Teaching Assistant



  • “Preventing the ‘Google Mistrial’: The Challenge Posed by Jurors Who Use the Internet and SocialMedia”, The Journal of the ABA Section of Litigation (Winter 2011)

  • "Preemption is Not Dead: the Continued Vitality of Preemption Under the Federal Railroad Safety Act Following the 2007 Amendment to 49 U.S.C. § 20106, 37" Transportation Law Journal 1 (Spring 2010)

  • "Foreign Shipper of Asbestos Not Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in Case Brought by Stevedores who Allegedly Developed Mesothelioma from Transloading Shipper's Cargo During Intermodal Transportation", The Transportation Lawyer (Feb. 2010)

  • "Sixth Circuit Holds Employee's Claims of InjuryDue to 'Oversized' Ballast Precluded by the FRSA but Issue Appears Destined for Supreme Court", The Transportation Lawyer (Oct. 2009)

  • "FRSA Preemption Not 'Complete' but Still a Viable Affirmative Defense", The Transportation Lawyer (Feb. 2009)

  • "Congress Clarifies The Preemptive Effect Of TheFederal Railroad Safety Act", The TransportationLawyer (Oct. 2007)

  • "Exposing Litigants Who Fabricate Evidence", The Journal Of The ABA Section of Litigation (Summer 2006)

  • "Lying About A Spouse's Adultery To Speed Up A Divorce Does Not Prevent A Suit To Enforce The Spouse's Promise To Pay Support", 25 University of Baltimore Law Review 83 (1995)





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