BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


JOHN C. THEMELIS, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, October 3, 1988 to January 8, 2010. Retired January 8, 2010. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 1992-94, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1995, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1987-92; Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1998-99; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2009; Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, September 11, 1984 to October 2, 1988. Member, Judicial Education Committee, 1985-87, and Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters Standing Committee, 1987-88, District Court of Maryland. Vice-Chair, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Sentencing Guidelines Subcommittee, 1987-89.

Panel chair, Health Claims Arbitration Board, 1976-82. Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1976-83. Contract Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1983-84. Member, Mayor's Sister City Program (Baltimore City, & Piraeus, Greece), 1986.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 23, 1947. University of Maryland, B.S., 1970; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975; District of Columbia Bar, 1983. Member, Maryland State and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Baltimore City Bar Association (domestic violence committee, 1985-86; judicial administration committee, 1986-87; district court subcommittee, 1986-88; judicial awareness committee, 1986-88; historical committee, 1986-95; standing committee on criminal law, 1986; gender bias committee, 1995). Member, Maryland Circuit Judges Association, 1993. Board of Trustees, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1983-87, 1995- (treasurer, 1983-84; vice-president, 1984-87). President, Greek School Board of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1984-86 (youth advisor, 1995-). Board of Directors, Druid Hill YMCA, 1988-91. Board of Directors, Jentry McDonald Group Home, 1989-91. Life sustaining member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Member, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1989-91. Member, Heuisler Honor Society; listed in American Hellenic Who's Who in Business and the Professions. Adjunct faculty, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1986-89; Loyola College, 1987-89. Instructor, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1986-89. Member, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association, 1990. Lecturer, Law-Related Education Project, Lake Clifton and Eastern High School, 1991. Lecturer, Survivors Against Violence Everywhere, 1994. Instructor, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2000.

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