J. FREDERICK SHARER, County Administrative Judge, Allegany County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since 1983 (Associate Judge, December 1980-). Chair, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1988-89. Circuit representative, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1996-. Member, Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, 1998-. Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000.
Deputy State's Attorney, Allegany County, 1965-66. City Solicitor, City of Cumberland, 1966-80. Board of Trustees, Allegany Community College, 1970-80 (chair, 1970-77). Member, State Board of Law Examiners, 1978-80. Born in Cumberland, Maryland, April 12, 1938. Attended Allegany County public schools; Washington and Jefferson College, A.B. (economics), 1960; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1963. Editorial board, Maryland Law Review, 1962-63. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Allegany County Bar Association (president, 1990). Former partner, Wilson and Sharer. Bar Admissions Conference, 1981. Development Council, Washington and Jefferson College, 1977-80. School Board, Bishop Walsh High School, 1986-93 (chair, 1991-93). Lecturer, Frostburg State University, and Allegany Community College. President, Greater Cumberland Jaycees, 1966-67. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1998.
April 1, 2001
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