Archives of Maryland
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Sheila R. Tillerson Adams
MSA SC 3520-11851


Born in Washington, D.C., December 16, 1957.  Attended Menchville High School, Newport News, Virginia; Morgan State University, B.S. (psychology), cum laude, 1979; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1982; Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws (taxation), 1987.  Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983; Federal Bar, July 1983; Supreme Court, May 1992.

Circuit Administrative Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit (Calvert, Charles, Prince George's & St. Mary's counties), since September 4, 2010. County Administrative Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since September 4, 2010 (Associate Judge, December 6, 1996 to September 4, 2010). Member, Public Awareness Committee, 1995-2001, Maryland Judicial Conference; Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation of Family Divisions, 1997-2002. Member, Drug and Alcohol Council, 2001-04. Member, Judicial Council, 2013-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, June 18, 1993 to December 5, 1996. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1984-88 (chief, sexual assault/child abuse unit, 1987-88). Deputy County Attorney, Prince George's County, 1988-96.

Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, staff attorney, Domestic Law Unit, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Baltimore, 1982-84. Member, American, National, and Maryland State Bar Associations; Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 2011-; co-chair, law links program, 2011-); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (president, 1991); Women's Bar Association of Maryland; National Association of Women Judges. Outstanding Regional Award, National Bar Association. Outstanding Achievements in Government and Politics, Washington, DC, Chapter, National Urban League. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2012. Certificate of Recognition, Charles County Commission, 2013.

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