Attorney Profiles

Manuel R. Geraldo

Mr. Geraldo is an accomplished legal professional and principal in the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo, which he organized in 1979. His areas of practice include business litigation, contract dispute, workers compensation, family law and real estate litigation.

Mr. Geraldo’s prior professional positions include Director and General Counsel for the District of Columbia Private Industry Council, litigation and legislative Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, membership on the Newark Commission on Human Rights, and Executive Director for the Congress of Portuguese Speaking People.

Mr. Geraldo was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals in 2010 and as Chair of the Board in 2012. He also previously served as a Commissioner on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, including a term as Chair of the Commission.

A long-time, committed community activist and volunteer, Mr. Geraldo currently serves as Director on the Board of the Prince George’s County Community Foundation, a Director for the Portuguese American Leadership Council, Director and Secretary of the Pro Bono Resource Center, Board member of the YMCA, and a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Pro Bono Service. Formerly he was Chair of the Prince George’s County Local Pro Bono Committee. He has received awards for his pro bono and public service from the Pro Bono Resource Center, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Community Legal Services, and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. As a member of the Court of Appeals Standing Committee and PBRC, Mr. Geraldo advocates for the legally unrepresented in Prince George’s County and the Latino and Portuguese Speaking Community to foster equal access for justice for all. He is a current director on the Prince George’s County Bar Association and chairs the Grants Committee which makes grants on behalf of the Bar Association to non-profits in Prince George’s County.

Mr. Geraldo earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University in 1972, a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in 1977 and a Masters degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University in 1984.

Mr. Geraldo is admitted to the Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Virginia Bars. A resident of Fort Washington, Maryland, he and his wife have three children.

Mr. Geraldo is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

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