MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


PATRICK L. WOODWARD, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since May 7, 1998. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1997-. Chair, Foster-Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 1997- (chair, representation subcommittee, 1997-); Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1998-.

Board of Appeals, City of Rockville, 1982-91 (chair, 1984, 1987). Chair, Neighborhood Planning Advisory Group, Planning Area 4, City of Rockville, 1986-88. Chair, Goals Task Force, City of Rockville, 1988-89. Member, Sensitivity Awareness Day Task Force of Montgomery County Council, 1988-91 (vice-chair, 1991). Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, 1991-98. Born in Bethesda, Maryland, November 28, 1948. Attended Landon School, Bethesda; Princeton University, A.B., 1970; Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Law clerk to Chief Judge Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1973-74. Served in U.S. Army Reserve (captain), 1974-75. Associate, Law Offices of Rourke J. Sheehan, 1974-78. Parter, Sheehan & Woodward, 1978-80. Partner, Jackson, Campbell & Parkinson, and Director, Jackson & Campbell, P.C., 1980-87. Sole practitioner, 1987-91. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee, 1981-82, 1988-90). President, West End Citizens Association, 1984-86. President, Rotary Club of Rockville, 1987-88. Vice-President, Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, 1987-91. President, Montgomery Inn of Court, 1996-97. Operating Vice-President, Montgomery County Historical Society, 1997- (board of directors, 1988-90, 1991-). President's Citation, Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1986. Champion for Children Award, Maryland Citizen Board for Review of Foster Care for Children, 1996. Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1997. Lifelong member, Rockville United Methodist Church.

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