Clifford C. Kaslow, a prominent Maryland lawyer and a longtime resident of Montgomery County died of cancer on July 31, 2002, at his home in Kensington, Maryland. Funeral services were held on August 2, 2002, at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC. Born on April 11, 1923, he was a native Washingtonian who graduated from the old Central High School. His undergraduate degree was obtained from the George Washington University and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. He was first admitted to practice in Washington, DC in 1947 and was later admitted to practice in Maryland. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. In the active practice of law for over five decades, first in the District of Columbia and then in Montgomery County, “Cliff” engaged in a general practice of law with an emphasis in real property law, commercial law and negligence law.
While in the District of Columbia, he practiced with his partner, Brainard Warner. In the 1970s the practice was moved to Montgomery County. In the 1980s he was founder and senior partner of the firm Kaslow and Chernikoff that subsequently became Kaslow, Chernikoff and Garber.
Most recently, he was frequently called upon as a mediator for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Those parties whose cases were mediated by him knew to bring a snack, because they would be with him until a settlement was obtained. He was a proponent of ADR and took pride in his participation in bringing cases he mediated to a successful conclusion.
Cliff was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Aformer president of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association and served on the board of the Woodmont County Club. Cliff was always available for a conversation about golf, and the Baltimore Orioles or to reminisce about the Washington Senators.
He is survived by Martha Cutler Kaslow, his wife of 52 years, a son, Andrew Brain Kaslow of Baltimore, daughters, Barbara Ann Kaslow of New York City and Amy Margaret Kaslow, son-in-law Richard Rosetti and two grandchildren of Bethesda.
His family has asked that memorial contributions be made to a charity of ones' choice.