[Color photograph of Murphy Courts of Appeal Building] Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
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Murphy Courts of Appeal Building (view from Rowe Blvd.), Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. Photo by James Hefelfinger (Hefelfinger Collection, MSA SC 1885-758-2, Maryland State Archives).
[color photograph of Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, Annapolis]
Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge, At Large, 2004

Sally D. Adkins, Judge, 1st Appellate Circuit, 2010
James R. Eyler, Judge, 2nd Appellate Circuit, 2006
Vacancy, Judge, 3rd Appellate Circuit
James P. Salmon, Judge, 4th Appellate Circuit, 2006
Vacancy, Judge, 5th Appellate Circuit
Arrie W. Davis, Judge, 6th Appellate Circuit, 2002
Andrew L. Sonner, Judge, 7th Appellate Circuit, 2008
Deborah Sweet Eyler, Judge, At Large, 2008
Ellen L. Hollander, Judge, At Large, 2006
James A. Kenney III, Judge, At Large, 2008
Peter B. Krauser, Judge, At Large, 2010
Vacancy, Judge, At Large

Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, Annapolis, Maryland, November 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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  • 3rd Appellate Judicial Circuit (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard & Washington Counties)
  • 4th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Prince George's County)
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  • 7th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Montgomery County)



    Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge (designated by Governor)
    (410) 887-3206, (410) 260-1465


    Sally D. Adkins, Judge (410) 548-4822
    Arrie W. Davis, Judge (410) 333-3200
    Deborah Sweet Eyler, Judge (410) 260-1485
    James R. Eyler, Judge (410) 887-3286
    Ellen L. Hollander, Judge (410) 333-6241
    James A. Kenney III, Judge (301) 475-2591
    Peter B. Krauser, Judge (410) 260-1469
    James P. Salmon, Judge (301) 952-5855
    Andrew L. Sonner, Judge (301) 217-8100
    three vacancies

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