LL.B., J.D., 1953. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1953.
Member, Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar As-
sociation, 1971-72; past secretary and member. Executive
Council, Baltimore County Bar Association; Criminal Law
Section, American Bar Association. Judge, District 8, Dis-
trict Court of Maryland, 1971-76. Co-author and commit-
tee member. Pattern Jury Instructions. Past secretary,
Board of Property Review, Baltimore County. Past presi-
dent, Stoneleigh Community Association; member. Ad-
visory Board, St. Joseph Hospital.
LUKE K. BURNS, JR. Associate Judge, Carroll County
Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since 1979. Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, January 27,1934. Attended Loyola
High School; Fordham University, B.A., 1957; University
of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., 1964. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1964. Member, Maryland State Bar As-
sociation. Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 10,
JOHN CARROLL BYRNES. Associate Judge, Bal-
timore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1982.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 1, 1939. At-
tended Baltimore City parochial schools. Served in U.S.
Army. Loyola College, B.S., 1961; University of Georgia;
The Johns Hopldns University; University of Maryland
School of Law, J.D., 1966. President, Student Bar Associa-
tion, 1965-66; Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Bal-
timore Jaycees. St. Thomas More Man For All Seasons
Award. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966. Private piactitc,
1966-82. Member, American, Maryland State and Bal-
timore City Bar Associations. Delegate, Constitutional
Convention of Maryland, 1967-68. Member, State Senate,
1971-82 (chairman, legislative council special committee
on real estate practices; member, Maryland port advisory
committee; chairman, higher education evaluation com-
mittee, 1979-80; chairman and co-chairman, Maryland
commission on intergovernmental cooperation, 1975-82;
vice-chairman, finance committee, 1975-82). Chairman,
Herring Run Public Watershed Association Commission.
Former member. Commission to Revise Landlord-Tenant
Laws; governing body. Central Maryland Health Systems
Agency, 1975-77. Member, Citizens' Commission on
Maryland Government. Member, Advisory Board, Bal-
timore Neighborhoods, Inc.; board member, Baltimore
Choral Arts Society. Former vice-president, Loyola Col-
lege Alumni Association. Adjunct faculty, Morgan State
University, College of Noire Dame of Maryland, Loyola
College of Maryland, University of Baltimore. Secretary
and board member. The Baltimore Courthouse and Law
Museum Foundation, Inc. Member, Wednesday Law
Club. Board member, Glcnwood Life Counseling, Alter-
native Directions, and Good Shepherd Center.
I. NORRIS BYRNES. Associate Judge, Baltimore
County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1990.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5,1938. U.S. Marine
Corps, 1956-58. Loyola College, A.B., 1962; University
of Baltimore Law School, LL.B., 1969. Law clerk to Judge
Walter M. Jenifer, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 1968-
69. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, American
Bar Association. Member, Maryland State Bar Association
(chairman, section on economics of law, 1976-78; mem-
ber, board of governors, 1979-80; chairman, judicial ap-
pointments committee, 1981-83). Member, Baltimore
County Bar Association (executive council, 1988).
Board member, Hannah More Center School, 1988.
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ROBERT E. CAHILL, SR. Associate Judge, Baltimore
County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1990.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 20, 1932. Attended
Loyola High School, 1949; Holy Cross College, Wor-
cester, Massachussetts, B.S., cum laude, 1953; Geor-
getown University School of Law, J.D., 1956. Admitted
to Maryland Bar, 1956. Law clerk to Judge Hall Ham-
mond. Court of Appeals, 1956-57. Assistant U.S. Attor-
ney, 1958-61. Trial Attorney, Tax Division, U.S.
Department of Justice, 1961-63. Principal in the firms of
Melnicove, Kaufman, Weincr & Smousc, P.A., 1964-89,
and Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams, Chtd., 1989-90. Mem-
ber, American Bar Association. Member, Maryland State
Bar Association (board of governors, 1981-83, 1985-87;
chairman, litigation section council, 1986-87, and judicial
selection & tenure committee, 1980-81; member, commit-
tee on civil pattern jury instructions, 1984). Member,
Bar Association of Baltimore City (president, 1980-81;
ABA delegate, 1981-82). Member, Baltimore County Bar
Association (chairman, alternate dispute resolutions com-
mittee, 1990-91, bench/bar committee, 1989-90, and con-
tinuing legal education committee, 1985-86). Member,
Character Committee for the Eighth Circuit, 1971-89;
Board ofPatuxent Institution, 1974-89. Fellow, American
College of Trial Lawyers, 1978-90 (state chairman, 1987-
89); Judicial Fellow, 1990.
HILARY D. CAPLAN. Associate Judge, Baltimore City
Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1984. Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, July 7, 1935. Forest Park. High
School. Served in U.S. Army. The Johns Hopldns Univer-
sity; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1961.
Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1962; District of Columbia
Bar, 1963. Member, American, Maryland State and Bal-
timore City Bar Associations. Judge, District Court of
Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, 1976-84. Chairman,
Judicial Education Committee of District Court of
Maryland, 1982-84; Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1982-
84. Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1967-72.
Chair, Special Joint Committee on Gender Bias in the
Courts. Past member. Parents Board of Directors, Gilman
School, 1976-78; Bryn Mawr Parents Board of Directors.
WILLIAM 0. CAKR-. Associate Judge, Harford County
Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1984. Born in
Havre dc Grace, Maryland, October 27, 1948. Towson
State University, B.S., 1970; University of Maryland
School of Law, 1973; The Johns Hopkins University,
M.L.A., 1987. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member,
American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association
(board of governors, 1980-81); Harford County Bar As-
sociation (secretary, 1974-75). Member, American Judica-
ture Society; Bar of the U.S. District Court for Maryland;
Bar of the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit; Bar of the U.S.
Supreme Court. Member, Executive Committee,
Maryland Judicial Conference, 1988. Counsel, Harford
County Board of Education, 1979-84; counsel. Board of
Trustees, Harford Community College, 1979-84. Master-
Examiner in Chancery, 1979-84. Commissioner, Town of
Bel Air, 1977-84 (chairman/mayor, 1981-82). Member,
Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland,
1980 86. Board of Visitors, Maryland School for the Deaf,
1981. Member, Harford County Historical Society;
Maryland Historical Society; Sons of the American
Revolution (slate chancellor, 1988-89); Susquchannock
Environmental Center (board of directors, 1982-88); St.
Matthew Lutheran Church; National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews. University of Maryland School of Law