FREDERICK COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


JOHN H. TISDALE, Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, January 23, 1995 to July 1, 2011. Retired July 1, 2011. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1995-98, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 1998-2002, and Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2002-05, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1996-2011. Circuit Representative, 6th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2005-08. Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2006-11 (member, 2002-11, 2014-), Maryland Judicial Conference.

Board of Trustees, Public Library System, Frederick County, 1976-85 (president, 1978-82). Inquiry Panal, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1979-89. Board of Trustees, Frederick Community College, 1985-95 (chair, 1992-94).

Born in Washington, DC, June 21, 1945. U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1967. Served in U.S. Navy, active duty, 1967-71; U.S. Naval Reserve (retired commander). Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; Virginia Bar, 1974. Member, Maryland State and Virginia State Bar Associations; Frederick County Bar Association (president, 1998; president-elect, 1997; secretary, 1994, 1995; chair, continuing education committee, 1987-90; chair, constitution committee, 1992-94). Chair, Maryland 350th Anniversary Committee, Frederick County, 1983-84. Director, Rotary Club of Frederick, 1986-94 (president, 1991-92); Frederick Memorial Hospital, 1987 (treasurer, 1989); Bishop Claggett Center, Buckeystown, 1991-94 (vice-chair, 1993-94). Member, Estate Planning Council, Frederick County. Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011.

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