DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge


[photo, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland] District Court of Maryland
Maryland Judicial Center, A-3, 580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 2395
(410) 260-1525
web: www.mdcourts.gov/district/,
http://mdcourts.gov/courtrecords.html (case records)
www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp/districtctselfhelpctr.html (Self-Help Resource Centers)
www.mdcourts.gov/cosappeals/pdfs/cosaguideselfrepresentation.pdf (guide for self-representation)

Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, April 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland]

Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, April 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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Organizational Chart

Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions


DISTRICTS

[photo, Prince George's County Courthouse, Bourne Wing, Upper Marlboro, Maryland]
  • District 1 (Baltimore City)
  • District 2 (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)
  • District 3 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's & Talbot Counties)
  • District 4 (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties)
  • District 5 (Prince George's County)
  • District 6 (Montgomery County)

    Prince George's County Courthouse, Bourne Wing (right side of building), Upper Marlboro, Maryland, October 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Carter M. Hickman District Court/Multi-Service Center, 120 Broadway, Centreville, Maryland]
  • District 7 (Anne Arundel County)
  • District 8 (Baltimore County)
  • District 9 (Harford County)
  • District 10 (Carroll & Howard Counties)
  • District 11 (Frederick & Washington Counties)
  • District 12 (Allegany & Garrett Counties)

    Carter M. Hickman District Court/Multi-Service Center, 120 Broadway, Centreville (Queen Anne's County), Maryland, November 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND

    John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge (designated by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals), 2026
    (410) 260-1525

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 1

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Barbara B. Waxman, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2021
    (410) 878-8014; 1-800-937-3788 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 2 (Lower Eastern Shore)


    [photo, Dorchester County District Court, 310 Gay St., Cambridge, Maryland] Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Gerald V. Purnell, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2016
    (410) 219-7830; 1-800-941-0282

    Dorchester County District Court, 310 Gay St., Cambridge, Maryland, January 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 3 (Upper Eastern Shore)

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Bonnie G. Schneider, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2018
    (410) 996-2704; 1-800-941-0408 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 4 (Southern Maryland)

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    K. Christy Holt Chesser, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2020
    (301) 880-2700; 1-800-943-0091 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 5

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Tiffany H. Anderson, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2018
    (301) 298-4070; 1-800-943-8853 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 6

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Eugene Wolfe, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2021
    (301) 279-1551; 1-800-944-1341 (toll free)


    [photo, Robert F. Sweeney District Court Building, 251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland]

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 7

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    John P. McKenna, Jr., District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2022
    (410) 260-1367; 1-800-944-2688 (toll free)

    Robert F. Sweeney District Court Building, 251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, September 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 8

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Dorothy J. Wilson, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2021
    (410) 512-2051; 1-800-944-1826 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 9

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Susan H. Hazlett, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2018
    (410) 838-4510; 1-800-943-6344 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 10

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones, District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland) 2021
    (410) 480-7706; 1-800-943-9396 (toll free)

    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 11

    Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    O. John Cejka, Jr., District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2015
    (301) 600-2005; 1-800-945-2119 (toll free)


    DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT 12 (Western Maryland)

    [photo, Allegany County District Courthouse, 123 South Liberty St., Cumberland, Maryland] Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term:
    Edward A. Malloy, Jr., District Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland), 2012
    (301) 723-3105; 1-800-946-3952 (toll free)

    Allegany County District Courthouse, 123 South Liberty St., Cumberland, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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