Eddie L. Pounds
Eddie is an attorney with O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore P.A., who focuses his practice on land use and zoning law, administrative law, government relations, and lobbying. Previously, Eddie served as General Counsel for the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, in County Executive Rushern Baker’s administration as a member of the Prince George’s County Legislative Team in Annapolis, as an Associate County Attorney for Prince George’s County in the Government Operations Unit., and worked as an attorney in private practice at a mid-Atlantic law firm in Maryland.
Eddie received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. During law school, Eddie worked as a judicial intern for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Baltimore. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Eddie was named a “Rising Star” in 2009 by Super Lawyers. Eddie is a member of the Maryland, Prince George’s County, and J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Associations. He is active with the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trustees for Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School in Bowie, Maryland.
Eddie lost a childhood best friend to suicide. He comes to MPGV with the hope that the work we do may help prevent someone else’s loss. In his words, “If there had been an organization in my neighborhood like MPGV to intervene and educate the community about gun safety and violence, perhaps I’d still be able to consider him one of my best friends.”
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to be a part of the Maryland Violence Prevention Coalition. MVPC is a coalition of organizations with a joint mission of reducing violence and improving living conditions in underserved Maryland communities. Using a community-led approach, we seek to empower the voices often neglected and educate elected officials and the public about urgent community needs.