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Circuit Court Biogmphies/541

Justice. Member, The Barristers. Assistant co^poration
counsel, District of Columbia, 1965-66. Assistant U.S.
Attorney, 1966-69. Montgomery County Assistant State's
Attorney, 1970-72, Deputy State's Attorney, 1972-73,
District Public Defender, 1973-79. District Advisory
Board for Public Defender System, Montgomery County,
1979-86. Board of Trustees, Public Defender System of
Maryland, 1983-86.

George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit,
1978—. Born in Chicago, Illinois, December 20, 1930.
Drake Academy, New York, New York; Roanoke College;
George Washington University, B.A., 1955; University of
Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1962. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1962. Member, Maryland State and Prince
George's County Bar Associations; Prince George's
County Women Lawyers Caucus. Woman of the Year
(BPW), 1969; Ten Most Outstanding Women of Laurel,
1971; Outstanding Citizen, Soroptimists International,
Laurel, 1976.

PETER J. MESSITTE. Montgomery County Circuit
Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1985—. Born in Washington,
D.C., July 17,1941. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School;
Amherst College, B.A., cum laude, 1963; University of
Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966 (first prize, Karl
Llewelyn Moot Court Competition, 1965). Peace Corps
Volunteer, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1967-68. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1969. Member, Inter-American, American, Dis-
trict of Columbia, Maryland State and Montgomery
County Bar Associations. Vice-President and General
Counsel, Community Psychiatric Clinic, 1975-85. Mary-
land Delegate and Chairperson of Uncommitted Delegate
Caucus, Democratic National Convention, 1980. Distin-
guished Alumnus Award, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
School, 1984.
WILLIAM C. MILLER. Montgomery County Circuit
Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1982—. Born in Kokomo,
Indiana, June 15,1930. Coolidge High School, Washing-
ton, D.C.; University of Maryland, B.A., 1953. U.S. Air
Force, 1953-55. George Washington Law School, LL.B.,
J.D., 1957. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1958. Member,
Montgomery County Bar Association. Legislative counsel
to Montgomery County delegation, 1961,1967; member,
Judicial Nominating Commission of the Sixth Judicial
Circuit, 1971-75. Judge, District Court of Maryland, Dis-
trict 6,1980-82.

WILLIAM D. MISSOURI. Prince George's County
Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1987—. Born in Wash-
ington, D.C., September 4, 1940. Attended Ebenezer
High School, Dalzell, South Carolina, Bowie State Col-
lege, B.S., 1975; University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., 1978. Served in U.S. Air Force. Member, American,
Maryland State, Monumental City and J. Franklyn Bourne
Bar Associations. State's Attorney's Office, Prince
George's County, 1978-85. Member, Prince George's
County Bar Association (chair, continuing legal education
committee, 1986-87; chair, special committee to review
bar association committee structure, 1987-88; board of
directors, 1983—; by-laws committee, 1984-85; legal ser-
vices committee, 1981-83; outreach committee, 1986—;
cocaine task force, 1986-87; domestic violence task force,
1984-86). Member, Special Joint Committee on Gender
Bias in the Courts, 1986—. Member, Executive Commit-
tee, University of Maryland Law School Alumni Associa-
tion, 1986—. Member, Phi Alpha Delta International Law

Fraternity; National District Attorneys Association; Asso-
ciation of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Instructor, Paralegal
Studies, Prince George's Community College, 1985—.
Member, parish council, St. Joseph's Church, Landover.
Administrative Judge, 5th District Court, 1987; Associate
Judge, 5th District Court, 1985-87.

DAVID B. MITCHELL. Baltimore City Circuit Court,
8th Judicial Circuit, 1984—. Born in Bronx, New York,
May 25, 1945. The Peddie School, Hightstown, New
Jersey; Fisk University, B.A., 1967; Columbia University
School of Law, J.D., 1970. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1970. Member, National Bar Association (committees on
professional ethics and commercial law); Maryland State
Bar Association (council of juvenile and family law; com-
mittees on professional responsibility and fee disputes);
Monumental City Bar Association (former vice-president;
chairperson, judicial selections committee); National
Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (vice-chair-
man, metropolitan court judges committee, 1988-89;
board of trustees, 1988—). Associate, Brown, Allen and
Josey, 1970-72. Assistant chief, Case Preparation Unit,
State's Attorney's Office, Baltimore City, 1972-73. Assis-
tant Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1973. Founding
partner, Mitchell & Lee, 1973-84. Member, Board of
Directors, Federal Pretrial Release Program, 1975-84;
Board of Advisors, Dundalk Community College Paralegal
Program. Commissioner, Attorney Grievance Commis-
sion, 1979-83; Character Committee, 8th Judicial Circuit,
1979-84; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules
of Practice and Procedure, 1983-84; Maryland Juvenile
Justice Advisory Council, 1985—. Chairman, Committee
on Juvenile and Family Law and Procedure, Maryland
Judicial Conference, 1986-88. Lecturer and faculty, Na-
tional College of Juvenile and Family Law. Member,
Church of the Holy Trinity. President, Baltimore Fisk
Club. Member, Inter-Alumni Council of Maryland; Inter-
governmental Relations Committee, United Way of Cen-
tral Maryland. Board of Trustees, Visiting Nurse
Association of Baltimore, Inc.; American Society of Hos-
pital Attorneys. Member, board of directors, Associated
Marine Institute. President, board of trustees, Fort Small-
wood Marine Institute, Inc. Recipient of Lawrence S.
Greenbaum Prize for Appellate Advocacy, Columbia Uni-
versity School of Law.

JOHN J. MITCHELL. Montgomery County Circuit
Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1974—; Circuit Administrative
Judge, 1986—. Born in Maiden, Massachusetts, December
26, 1926. Gonzaga College High School, Washington,
D.C.; Georgetown University; American University Law
School, J.D., 1956. Admitted 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 Soci-
ety. Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1968-72.
Public Defender, Sixth District, 1972-73. Judge, District
Court of Maryland, 1973; chairman, Sixth District Advi-
sory Board, Public Defender System, 1975—. Member,
Garrett Park Players; Smithsonian Associates; National
Historical Society.
DANIEL W. MOYLAN. Washington County Circuit
Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, 1982—. Born in Baltimore,
February 21, 1934. Western Maryland College, A.B.,
1956; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D.,
1961. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in U.S.
Army. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair,


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