COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS


[Photograph of Court of Special Appeals Judge] SALLY DENISON ADKINS, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 1st Appellate Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester counties), since June 1998. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-2000. Chair, Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1999-.

Member, Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission, 1st Judicial Circuit, 1983-90. Member, Ethics Commission, Wicomico County, 1986-96. Member, Attorney General's Advisory Council on Family Legal Needs of Low-Income Persons (family court committee), 1991-93. Associate Judge, Wicomico County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, 1996-98. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 21, 1950. Lawrence University, B.A. (philosophy), 1972; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1975. Law clerk to Judge Marvin H. Smith, Court of Appeals, 1975-76. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Adkins, Potts & Smethurst, 1976-95 (associate attorney, 1976-81; partner, 1982-96). Partner, Adkins & Allen, L.L.P., 1995-96. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (past member, committee on judicial personnel issues, committee on laws); Wicomico County Bar Association (president, 1991-92); Women's Bar Association (president, eastern shore chapter, 1990-92). Board of Directors, Legal Aid Bureau, 1980-84; Coastal Hospice, Inc., 1980-88; Mid-Delmarva Family Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Inc., 1981-91; E. S. Adkins & Co., 1982-96; Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, Maryland, 1986-96; Organize, Unite, and Revitalize (OUR) Community, Inc., 1995-98. Member, Greater Salisbury Committee, Inc. 1990-97. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1992-. Co-recipient, Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1999. Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award for significant contributions to advancement of women's rights, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2000.

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