County Administrative Judge, Allegany County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, from 1983 to January 4, 2002 (Associate Judge, December 1980 to January 2002). Chair, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1988-89. Circuit Representative, 4th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1996-2002. Member, Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, 1998-2000. Former member, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000.
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. Former partner, Wilson and Sharer, Cumberland. Maryland Panel, The McCammon Group, 2008-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (alternative dispute resolution section; special committee on voir dire, 2011-); Allegany County Bar Association (president, 1990). 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 (business law), and Allegany Community College (criminal law & evidence). President, Greater Cumberland Jaycees, 1966-67. People's Pro Bono Award, People's Pro Bono Action Center. Charles H. Dorsey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award, Citizenship Law-Related Education Program, Maryland State Bar Association, 1998. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2001. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation.
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