[photo, John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland] JOHN P. MORRISSEY, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland, since June 1, 2014. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, January 6, 2006 to June 1, 2014. Member, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2006-14, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2009-12, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-14; Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System, 2014; Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland, 2014; Technology Oversight Board, 2014-. Vice-Chair, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2014. Member, Judicial Cabinet, 2014-, and Judicial Council, 2014-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, District Court Chief Judges Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-. Member, Legislative Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.

Counsel to Board of Education, Prince George's County, 2003-05. Former member, Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission.

Born in Washington, DC, December 27, 1964. Lifelong resident of Prince George's County. James Madison University, B.B.A. (business administration), magna cum laude, 1986; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989 (heuisler honor society; american jurisprudence award winner for contracts & commercial transactions). Editor-in-Chief, University of Baltimore Law Review, vol. 18, 1988-89. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1989; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1991; U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, 1992; District of Columbia Bar, 1995. Associate, Venable, Baetjer & Howard, 1989-92. Partner, Morrissey Brothers, PC, 1992-2006. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mentor, University of Baltimore School of Law. Managing Member, Emerald Investment Group, LLC, 1994-2006; Bay Shore Yacht Sales, LLC, 1995-2006. Director, Bowie Health Center Foundation. Member, Legislation Committee, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. Author, "Equal Access to Pole Attachment Agreements: Implications of Telephone Company Participation in the Cable Television Industry," 18 University of Baltimore Law Review, 165 (1989).

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