BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

ORPHANS' COURT

FORMER JUDGES


THERESA A. LAWLER
Chief Judge (Democrat), 1999-2006
Judge, 1998-99, 2006-14



Chief Judge, Orphans' Court, Baltimore County, 1999-2006 (judge, 1998-99, 2006-14). Vice-Chair, Conference of Orphans' Court Judges, 2007-09, 2011-14 (member, 2003-14; chair, 2009-11). Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2006-14.

Northwestern University, B.A., 1971; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1977. Law clerk/bailiff to Judge David Ross, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1977-78. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1978. Attorney, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, 1978-80. Trust Officer, Maryland National Bank, 1980-81; Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust Company, 1981. Vice-President, Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust Company, 1985-91 (vice-president, 1981-85). Attorney, Barr & Mitchell, 1991-95; Hylton & Gonzales, 1996-98. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (estate & trust law section); Baltimore County Bar Association. President, Maryland Association of the Judges of the Orphans' Court, 2007- (treasurer, 1998-2000). Member, National College of Probate Judges; National Association of Women Judges; Trial Judges Association of Maryland. Adjunct professor, Dundalk Community College, 1980-81; Villa Julie College, 1980-83. Board of Directors, Downtown Baltimore Childcare, Inc., 1988-91. Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1990-92. Secretary, Hunt Ridge Community Association, 2007. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008, 2010, 2013 (circle of excellence). Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2014.

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