PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


RICHARD H. SOTHORON, JR., Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, January 8, 1992 to January 9, 2008. Retired January 9, 2008.

Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1970-73. Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1979-83, 1988-90. Member, Personnel Board, Prince George's County, 1982-86; Correctional Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 1982-87, 1990-91. Chair, Citizens' Advisory Committee, Prince George's County Public Master Plan, 1986-89. Secretary, Industrial Development Authority, Prince George's County, 1987-91. Counsel, Board of Ethics, Prince George's County, 1988-91. Member, Blue Ribbon Commission for Public Safety and Community Relations, Prince George's County, 1989. Member, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1991.

Born in Cheverly, Maryland, November 25, 1944. Attended Frederick Sasscer Senior High School, Upper Marlboro, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.S. (journalism), 1966; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1970; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1974; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th District, 1976; District of Columbia Bar, 1980. Member, American Bar Association (member, house of delegates, 2000-02); Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1991-93; treasurer, 1997-99; president, 2000-01; co-chair, program committee, 2002); District of Columbia Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association (president, 1990-91). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Board of Directors, Prince George's County Bar Foundation, 1991-92. Board of Directors, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003-07. Board of Overseers, Queen Anne School, 1992-93. Member, University of Maryland Alumni Association; Terrapin Club; Marlboro Boys and Girls Club. Distinguished Service Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1989. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003. Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2006. Legacy of Excellence in Litigation Award, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2007. Member, Trinity Episcopal Church.

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