[photo, John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland] JOHN J. McCARTHY, State's Attorney (Democrat)

State's Attorney, Montgomery County, since January 2, 2007. Deputy State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1996-2006 (Assistant State's Attorney, 1982-96).

Member, State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 2007-. Chair, Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County, 2007-08 (member, 2007-).

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, March 3, 1952. Attended Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Catholic University of America, B.A., 1974. Teacher (history), Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney, Maryland, 1974-80. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, criminal law & practice section council, 2007); Montgomery County Bar Association (president, 2004-05). President, Montgomery Bar Foundation, 2005-06. Delegate, American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2007-10. President, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2009-11 (vice-president, training, 2007-08). Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2009-. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Retail Security and Loss Pevention Association. Board of Directors, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney, Maryland, 1997-2003. Associate Professor (paralegal studies), Montgomery College, 1979- (founding faculty member, paralegal studies program; past member, paralegal studies advisory board). Award for Professionalism, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2007. J. Joseph Curran Public Service Award as Distinguished Government Lawyer, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2010. Champion of Victims Award, Victims' Rights Foundation of Montgomery County, 2011. Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2014. Married; four children, four grandchildren.

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