Steven VanGrack Attorney Profile

Steven VanGrack has had great success in cases involving large automobile collisions, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog attacks, sexual abuse and police brutality. 

Steven VanGrack has been extremely involved in government, community, and legal affairs. He served in the distinguished position of Mayor of the City of Rockville from 1985- 1987 and in 1994 was the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives from the 8th Congressional District in Maryland. He has been appointed to boards and commissions by Maryland Governors Mandel, Schaefer, Glendening, Ehrlich, and O’Malley.  He served on the Maryland Real Estate Commission for seven years which he chaired for four years. Mr. VanGrack was also president of MICPEL, the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers.

Steven VanGrack graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1966. He was co-captain of the football and wrestling teams and a member of the track team. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from the University of Maryland.  Mr. VanGrack received his Juris Doctor degree in 1974 from the University of Maryland School of Law where he was a participant in the Asper Fellowship Program. In addition to working two years with the United States Department of Justice (primarily in the Civil Division, Appellate Section), Mr. VanGrack served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Mathias, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Steven VanGrack is a former instructor at Montgomery College and a frequent speaker/lecturer to lawyers. His contributions to his community are recognized throughout Maryland.

Steven VanGrack has received formal education and training as a mediator and arbitrator. He has served as a mediator in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland.

Bar Admissions:

Maryland, 1974

District of Columbia, 1976

U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1976

U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1978

U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Education:

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1974, J.D.

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 1970, B.A.
Major: Government & Politics

Published Works:
Civil Discovery Practice in Maryland, Law Practice Handbooks, Inc., 1995

Litigation Case Management for the Maryland Paralegal, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2004

The Maryland Paralegal’s Guide to Navigating Advanced Personal Injury Issues, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2004

Philanthropy:

Steven VanGrack has made major contributions to his community. These include active roles with Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts of America, Character Counts Campaign, Rockville Baseball Association, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, Hospice Caring, Rockville Christmas Program, March of Dimes Walk America, Montgomery College – Institute for Technical Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Charter Member, Jewish Community Center, Community Ministries of Rockville, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the Chabad Israeli Center of Rockville.

Family:

Steven VanGrack has been happily married to Susan VanGrack for over 25 years. Susan is an Executive Assistant at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. She is very active in the community where she has served for many years as an officer of the College Gardens Civic Association. She is a strong advocate for the ASPCA. She loves movies and exercises regularly. Steve and Sue take a long walk together to begin every day.

Oldest son Adam is an attorney and founding partner of Longman & VanGrack, LLC.  Adam is an honors and an Order of the Coif graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Arts and Science and Law School.  He was a nationally-ranked whitewater kayaking competitor and has served as the Chair of a U.S. Olympic Governing Body

Older twin son Ryan is married to Tracy Zuckerman.  He is an attorney serving as Senior Deputy Counsel to Citadel.  He previously served as Senior Advisor to the Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission as well as Deputy General Counsel in the White House.  Ryan graduated with highest honors from Duke University and with high honors from Harvard Law School.  Tracy is also a graduate from Harvard Law School.  She is a Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Revolution.   

Younger twin son Brandon is married to Claire Bohnengel. 

Daughter Allison is married to Brandon Melton,  Allison is a graphic designer and is a Senior Project Manager with Adrenaline.  She is an honors graduate of James Madison University.  Brandon is Director of the EPMO for Wellstar Health System.

Bar Associations:

Steven VanGrack is an active member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Montgomery County, District of Columbia Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, and Simon Sobeloff Bar Association.

He has been selected as a Bar Leader of Montgomery County and a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Media:

Steven VanGrack served for twelve years as a frequent panel member of the News Channel 8 NewsTalk show with Host, Bruce DePuyt.

Other Jurisdictions:

Steven VanGrack has litigated in every county in the State of Maryland. He has litigated in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He has also pursued successful cases with local counsel in Delaware, Pennsylvania, California, New York, West Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Arizona and Ohio.