QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


[Thomas G. Ross, Chair, Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges] THOMAS G. ROSS, County Administrative Judge, Queen Anne's County Circuit Court, since January 9, 2004. Circuit Administrative Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot counties), April 7, 2009 to October 2, 2017. Chief Judge since 2011. Business and Technology Case Management Program Judge, 2005-. Designated Judge for Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Center Program, 2006-. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2004-07, and Juvenile Subcommittee, 2004-08, of Family Law Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Judicial Council, 2009-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2009-14. Member, Legislative Committee, 2011-16, Maryland Judicial Conference. Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2012-14. Member, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2013-14; Judiciary Task Force on Pretrial Confinement and Release, 2013-14. Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.

Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges, November 19, 2012 to November 30, 2014 (vice-chair, 2010-12; circuit representative, 2nd judicial circuit, 2005-09).

Panel chair, Health Claims Arbitration Office, 1987-2003. Inquiry Panel, 1999-2001, and Peer Review Panel, 2001-03, Attorney Grievance Commission. Member, Ten-Year Education Planning Committee, Queen Anne's County, 1990. Attorney, Board of Education, Queen Anne's County, 1994-2003; Ethics Commission, Queen Anne's County, 1996-2003; Personnel Board, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003; Board of Appeals, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2003. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Queen Anne's County, 2004-.

Born in Pensacola, Florida, June 11, 1951. Florida State University, B.A. (history & psychology), 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1978. Post-release Coordinator, Pretrial Services Agency, District of Columbia, 1973-78. Law clerk to Judge Alfred Burka, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1978-79 (law clerk to senior judges, 1979-80). Law clerk to Judge Paul F. McArdle, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1980-81. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1979; Florida Bar, 1981; Maryland Bar, 1981. Partner, Ross & Powell, Attorneys at Law, 1981-2004. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1981- (solo & small firm practice section council, 2000-05); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1981-2004; Queen Anne's County Bar Association, 1990- (president, 1996-97); Kent County Bar Association, 2014-. Member, Advisory Board, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2012. Certificate of Appreciation, Community Mediation Maryland, 2011.

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