WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH


[photo, Worcester County Courthouse, One West Market St., Snow Hill, Maryland]

Circuit Court

District Court

Orphans' Court


Worcester County Courthouse, One West Market St., Snow Hill, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (3 Judges):
Thomas C. Groton III, County Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals), & Chief Judge, 2021
Richard R. Bloxom, Associate Judge, 2021
Brian D. Shockley, Associate Judge, 2027

Courthouse, One West Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-0700, (410) 632-0600; 1-800-340-0691 (toll free)
web: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/worcester/index.html

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (2 Judges):
Gerald V. Purnell, District Administrative Judge, 2026
Daniel R. Mumford, Associate Judge, 2025

301 Commerce St., Snow Hill, MD 21863 - 1007
(410) 219-7830; 1-800-941-0282 (toll free)
tty: 1-800-735-2258
web: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WORCESTER

6505 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 - 3041
(410) 723-6935


[photo, Worcester County Courthouse, One West Market St., Snow Hill, Maryland]

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Vacancy*, Chief Judge (chosen by Governor)
*(no appointment yet made to replace John Dale Smack III (R), who resigned July 1, 2016).
Linda M. Hess (R), Judge, 2018
William D. Shockley (D), Judge, 2018

Courthouse, Room 102, One West Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863 - 1074
(410) 632-1529
fax: (410) 632-5600

Worcester County Courthouse, One West Market St., Snow Hill, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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