THOMAS G. ROSS, Circuit Administrative Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit, since April 7, 2009. County Administrative Judge, Queen Anne's County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, since January 9, 2004. Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges, November 19, 2012 to November 30, 2014 (vice-chair, 2010-12; circuit representative, 2nd judicial circuit, 2005-09). 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-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2012-14. Member, Judiciary Task Force on Pretrial Confinement and Release, 2013-14; Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2013-14. Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.
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.
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