Judge Rasinsky has been a life-long resident of Maryland. He attended Colby College and University of Maryland receiving a Bachelors Degree in 1970. A law degree was received from the University of Maryland School of Law in1974 and he attended graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Social work.
He was employed by the Legal Aid Society in Baltimore upon passing the Maryland Bar. His next employment position was with the State of Maryland Office of the Public Defender, obtaining the position of Chief Attorney for the Mental Health Division. This was followed by nearly two decades in the private practice of law specializing in litigation. In 1996 he was appointed to the District Court of Maryland where he continues to serve as a Senior Judge.
As an attorney and after being appointed to the bench Judge Rasinsky remained active in the Carroll County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. He served as the President of the Carroll County Bar Association. His activities as a member of the Maryland State Bat Association included serving on the Board of Governors for three separate terms. serving as Chairman of the Ethic s Committee of the State Bar Association and President of the Family Law Section Council of the same organization.
Judge Rasinsky has maintained a passion for teaching throughout his career. He has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Political Science Department at Towson State University. an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Forensic Psychiatry Program at the University of M aryland School of Medicine and as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Philosophy Department at McDaniel College where he presently continues to teach. He has taught numerous continuing legal education courses, published articles in the Maryland State Bar Journal and participated in Judicial Education seminars as an instructor.
Of equal import ance is his belief in community involvement. Over several decades he has served on various non-profit organization in Maryland. They have included Change, Inc, an organization dedicated to serving those with disabilities, the Human Services Program for Carroll County, a Maryland State Action Agency that oversees numerous programs including various shelter programs and service on various committees at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Maryland.
He has three adult children and resides with his wife, Ann, in Westminster, M aryland. Judge Rasinskycan be reached at 443-78-9 8511.