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High School, Washington, D.C.; Georgetown Universi-
ty; American University Law School, J.D., 1956. Admit-
ted to Maryland Bar, 1957. Served in U.S. Navy,
1944-46. Member, Maryland State Bar Association;
Maryland Judicial Conference; National Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers; Maryland State's Attorneys
Association; American Judicature Society. Public de-
fender, Montgomery County, 1968-72; public defender,
Sixth District, 1972-73. Judge, District Court of Mary-
land, 1973; chairman. District Advisory Board, Public
Defender, Sixth District, 1975-. Member, Garrett Park
Players; Smithsonian Associates; National Historical So-
ciety. Married; 5 children.

DANIEL W. MOYLAN. 4th Judicial Circuit, 1982-.
Born in Baltimore City, February 21, 1934. Western
Maryland College, A.B., 1956; University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1961. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1961. Served in U.S. Army. Member, Ameri-
can, Maryland State and Washington County Bar As-
sociations. Chair, Maryland State Bar Association
Special Committee on Adolescent Alcoholism, Addic-
tion and Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1985-86. Member,
American Bar Association Advisory Commission on
Youth Alcohol and Drug Problems, 1986; National
Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Commit-
tee on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 1986. Law clerk to
Judge William L. Henderson, Maryland Court of Ap-
peals, 1961; assistant U.S. attorney, 1962-64; trial mag-
istrate, Washington County, 1965-67. Member, Board
of Visitors (president), Maryland School for the Deaf,
1965-84. Member, Washington County Council on Al-
coholism. State's Attorney, Washington County,
1971-75. Former part-time instructor of Business Law,
Frostburg State College, 1972-76; part-time instructor,
Maryland Police Academy, 1973-85; participant, Amer-
ican Academy for Judicial Education television series
for continuing legal education, 1973-74. Member, Re-
view Board, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1975-79.
Judge, District 11, District Court of Maryland, 1979-82.
Married; 4 children.

JOSEPH F. MURPHY, JR. 3rd Judicial Circuit,
1984—. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, January 9,
1944. Boston College, 1965; University of Maryland
School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1969. Member, Maryland State and Baltimore County
Bar Associations; Maryland State's Attorneys' Associa-
tion; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
(president, 1984). Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore
City, 1970-75; Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore City,
1975-76. Instructor, University of Baltimore Law
School, 1974-; University of Maryland Law School,
1979-. Recipient, U.S. Law Week Award, 1969; Out-
standing Part Time Instructor Award, University of Bal-
timore, 1976, 1977; Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation,
Inc., 1984. Officer and trustee, Maryland Institute for
the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
(MICPEL), 1984-. Married; 1 child.

WILLIAM M. NICKERSON. 3rd Judicial Circuit,
1985-. Born in Baltimore, December 6, 1933. Baltimore
Friends School; University of Virginia, B.A., 1955. U.S.
Coast Guard, 1955-59. University of Maryland Law
School, LL.B., 1962. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962.

Circuit Court Biographies/499

Member, Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar As-
sociations. Chairman, Maryland State Bar Committee
on Ethics, 1984-85. Member, Review Board, Attorney
Grievance Commission, 1984-85. Married; 5 children.

J. THOMAS NISSEL. 5th Judicial Circuit, 1980-.
Born in Baltimore, December 29, 1930. Attended paro-
chial schools in Baltimore County; Loyola College,
B.A., 1952; University of Maryland School of Law,
LL.B., 1955; J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1955. Member, Trial Lawyers Law Club. Director,
Howard County Bar Association, 1975-76. Office of the
Attorney General, 1957-64; state's attorney for Howard
County, 1966; county attorney for Howard County,
1967; associate judge, Howard County People's Court,
1970; chief judge, Howard County People's Court, 1971.
Chairman, Howard County Lawyer Referral, 1968-69.
Administrative Judge, District Court, District 10,
1971-80. Married; 6 children.

THOMAS E. NOEL. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1983- Bom
in Baltimore, August 17, 1948. Baltimore Polytechnic
Institute; Morgan State College, B.S., 1971; University
of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1975. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland State, Monu-
mental City and Baltimore City Bar Associations. Re-
cipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Black Law Stu-
dents Association, University of Maryland School of
Law. Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, 1975-81.
Assistant Attorney General, 1981-83. Married.

JOHN C. NORTH II. 2nd Judicial Circuit, 1983-.
Born in Easton, October 16, 1930. Mercersburg Acade-
my; University of Virginia, B.A., 1951; Harvard Law
School, J.D., 1954. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1956.
Served in U.S. Coast Guard. Member, Maryland State
Bar Association. State's attorney, Talbot County,
1963-71. Judge, District 3, District Court of Maryland,
1971-83. Member, Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club; Tred
Avon Yacht Club. Married; 2 children.

DARLENE G. PERRY. 7th Judicial Circuit, 1985-.
Bom in Virginia, 1939. Eastern College of Commerce;
University of Baltimore Law School, J.D., 1972. Admit-
ted to Maryland Bar, 1972. Member, Maryland State
Bar Association (board of governors, 1983-84); Prince
George's County Bar Association (executive secretary,
1966-71; board of directors, 1972-86). Associate Public
Defender, Prince George's County, 1972-85 (chief, felo-
ny trial section, 1978-85). Member, inquiry panel of At
torney Grievance Commission, 1973-82. Partner,
Camus & Perry, 1978-85.

JOSEPH I. PINES. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1980-. Bom
in New York City, February 16, 1922. University of
Baltimore, LL.B., 1942; LL.M., 1948; Johns Hopkins
University, M.L.A., 1975. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1943. Member, American, Maryland State and Balti-
more City Bar Associations; American Trial Lawyers
Association; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.
Member, State Advisory Council on Mental Hygiene.
Married; 2 children.

PREVAS, JOHN N. 8th Judicial Circuit, 1986-. Bom
in Baltimore, September 16, 1947. Baltimore City Col-
lege; Syracuse University, B.A., 1968; University of


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