Circuit Court

District Court

Orphans' Court


Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (17 Judges):
Paul H. Weinstein, Circuit Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals) & County Administrative Judge, 2003
DeLawrence Beard, Chief Judge, 2001

James C. Chapin, Associate Judge, 2011
D. Warren Donohue, Associate Judge, 2009
Ann S. Harrington, Associate Judge, 2009
Eric M. Johnson, Associate Judge, 2002
Martha G. Kavanaugh, Associate Judge, 2011
Michael D. Mason, Associate Judge, 2011
Paul A. McGuckian, Associate Judge, 2005
S. Michael Pincus, Associate Judge, 2009
William J. Rowan III, Associate Judge, 2002
Nelson W. Rupp, Jr., Associate Judge, 2013
James L. Ryan, Associate Judge, 2007
Louise G. Scrivener, Associate Judge, 2011
Ann N. Sundt, Associate Judge, 2002
Durke G. Thompson, Associate Judge, 2011
Patrick L. Woodward, Associate Judge, 2013

Judicial Center
50 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-9400


Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (13 Judges):
Cornelius J. Vaughey, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland, with approval of Chief Judge, Court of Appeals), 2004

Michael J. Algeo, Associate Judge, 2009
Marielsa A. Bernard, Associate Judge, 2008
Thomas L. Craven, Associate Judge, 2004
Barry A. Hamilton, Associate Judge, 2002
Louis D. Harrington, Associate Judge, 2002
Stephen P. Johnson, Associate Judge, 2008
Mary Beth McCormick, Associate Judge, 2007
Dennis M. McHugh, Associate Judge, 2001
Patricia L. Mitchell, Associate Judge, 2007
Katherine Dowd Savage, Associate Judge, 2007
two vacancies

District Court Building
27 Courthouse Square
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-1526

8665 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-0660


In Montgomery County, Circuit Court judges sit as an orphans' court.

Judicial Center, Room 322
50 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-9600

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