[photo, Brynja McDivitt Booth, Court of Appeals Judge] BRYNJA McDIVITT BOOTH, Justice, Supreme Court of Maryland, 1st Appellate Judicial Circuit (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester counties), since April 18, 2019 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Supreme Court of Maryland was named Court of Appeals). Judge, Court of Appeals, April 18, 2019 to December 13, 2022.

Chair, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 16th Commission District, 2003-07, 2015-19 (member, 2007-11). Member, Character Committee, 1st Appellate Circuit, 2008-19; Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland, 2017-18.

Town Attorney, Trappe, Maryland, 2000-19 (assistant town attorney, 1997-2000); Federalsburg, Maryland, 2009-19 (assistant town attorney, 2008-09); Oxford, Maryland, 2010-19 (assistant town attorney, 1997-2010); Queenstown, Maryland, 2010-19; Goldsboro, Maryland, 2012-19; Greensboro, Maryland, 2012-19.

Born in Olean, New York, 1972. Bucknell University, B.A. (political science), cum laude, 1993; Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude. Law clerk to Judge William S. Horne, Talbot County Circuit Court, 1996-97. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1996; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit, 2013. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1997-; Talbot County Bar Association, 1997-. Shareholder, Cowdrey, Thompson & Karsten, P.A., 2000-03 (associate, 1997-2000); Cowdrey, Thompson & Karsten, P.C., 2003-08; Cowdrey Thompson, P.C., 2008-15 (president, 2011-15). Founding member and shareholder, Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner, 2015-19 (vice-president, 2015-19). President, Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association, 2016- (member, 1998-; vice-president, 2014-16). Shareholder, Eastern Shore Title Company, 2015-19 (vice-president, 2016-19). Volunteer, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2021. Member, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Easton, Maryland, 1996- (sunday school teacher, 2006-08).
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