DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

Martha F. Rasin, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 2395
(410) 260-1525
web: www.courts.state.md.us/district/dctpage.htm

Patricia H. Platt, Chief Clerk
District Court of Maryland
Maryland Judicial Center, A-3
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 2395
(410) 260-1235
fax: (410) 260-1219


Budget

Districts

Former Judges

Historical Evolution

Organizational Chart

Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions


DISTRICTS

  • District 1 (Baltimore City)
  • District 2 (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)
  • District 3 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties)
  • District 4 (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties)
  • District 5 (Prince George's County)
  • District 6 (Montgomery County)
  • District 7 (Anne Arundel County)
  • District 8 (Baltimore County)
  • District 9 (Harford County)
  • District 10 (Carroll & Howard Counties)
  • District 11 (Frederick & Washington Counties)
  • District 12 (Allegany & Garrett Counties)


    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

    Martha F. Rasin, Chief Judge (designated by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals), 2009
    (410) 260-1525

    ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGES COMMITTEE
    Chair: Martha F. Rasin, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland (410) 260-1525

    District Administrative Judges:
    Dist. 1: Keith E. Mathews
    Dist. 2: John L. Norton III
    Dist. 3: James C. McKinney
    Dist. 4: Stephen L. Clagett
    Dist. 5: Frank M. Kratovil
    Dist. 6: Cornelius J. Vaughey
    Dist. 7: James W. Dryden
    Dist. 8: Michael L. McCampbell
    Dist. 9: Victor K. Butanis
    Dist. 10: James N. Vaughan
    Dist. 11: Frederick J. Bower
    Dist. 12: Paul J. Stakem

    At Large members elected by District Court Judges to 2-year terms: Richard R. Bloxom; Josef B. Brown; JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones; C. Yvonne Holt-Stone; W. Milnor Roberts. Terms expire 2001.

    Representative of Administrative Clerks: Michael P. Vach, 2001

    Ex officio: Neil E. Axel, Chair, Committee on Civil Procedures; Theodore B. Oshrine, Chair Commissioner Education Committee; Barbara B. Waxman, Chair, Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters; Paul A. Hackner, Chair Judicial Education Committee.

    Staff: Patricia H. Platt ( 410) 260-1235
    Barbara J. Allison (410) 260-1528

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 1

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 2
    (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)

    John L. Norton III, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), Dorchester County (410) 221-2580

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 3
    (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties)

    James C. McKinney, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), Cecil County (410) 996-0703

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 4
    (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties)

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Stephen L. Clagett, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), Calvert County (410) 535-8800

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 5

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 6

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 7

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 8

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 9

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 10
    (Carroll & Howard Counties)

    James N. Vaughan, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge District Court of Maryland), Howard County, (410) 461-0220

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 11
    (Frederick & Washington Counties)

    Frederick J. Bower, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), Frederick County (301) 694-2011

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 12
    (Allegany & Garrett Counties)

    Paul J. Stakem, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), Allegany County (301) 777-2105

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