MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


MICHAEL D. MASON, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since March 18, 1994; Chief Judge since 1997; Business & Technology Division, 2001-. Designated Judge for Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Center Program, 2006-. Member, Criminal Law Article Review Committee, 1998-2002. Member, Business and Technology Case-Management Program Implementation Committee, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2001. Member, ASTAR National Programs Committee, 2006. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2012-15. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, Judicial Council, 2015.

Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1974-84 (chief, major offender bureau, 1982-84). Co-Chair, Steering Committee, County Executive's Repeat Offender Program Experiment, Montgomery County, 1982-86.

Georgetown University, B.A. (economics), 1970; George Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1974. Law clerk to Judge James S. Getty, Allegany County Circuit Court, 1972, 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Partner, Catterton, Kemp & Mason (general litigation practice), 1984-94. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section council, 2003-; business & technology court liaison, subcommittee on electronic discovery, 2004-; criminal pattern jury instruction committee, 2006-, chair, criminal subcommittee; judicial administration council, 2008-); Montgomery County Bar Association (chair, criminal law section, 1985-86, administration of justice committee; executive committee, 1986-87; chair, lawyer referral committee, 1991-92; chair, district court bench & bar committee, 1992-93; chair, circuit court bench & bar committee, 1993-94; member, lawyer-to-lawyer committee, 2005-). Member, Montgomery Chapter, American Inns of Court, 1994-2004 (president, 1997-98). Member, National Programs Committee, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Inc. Adjunct Professor (civil & criminal trial practice), Washington College of Law, The American University, 1997-. Head coach, Georgetown University Rowing Association, 1974-78. Member, Hillandale Citizens Association, 1990-; Parent Teacher Association, Stonegate Elementary School, 1992-93. Executive Committee, Parents for Options in Special Education, 1992-98. Member, Parent Teacher Association, Cannon Road Elementary School, 1993-94. Vice-President, Board of Trustees, and member, Executive Committee, The Treatment Learning Center, Rockville, 1993-98 (chair, consumer advisory board, 1991). Member, Parent Teacher Association, The Harbour School, Annapolis, 2004-06; Fathers' Club, Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC, 2004-.

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