[photo, James A. Kenney III, Court of Special Appeals Judge] JAMES A. KENNEY III
Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, June 17, 1997 to March 26, 2007. Retired March 26, 2007. Senior Judge since 2007. Member, Public Awareness Committee, 1998-2001, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2000-07, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2002-07, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Business and Technology Case-Management Program Implementation Committee, 2002- (designated business & technology case-management program judge). Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, 2011-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Board of Directors Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2011-15. Chair, Retired and Recalled Judges Committee, 2015-17 (chair, legislative subcommittee, 2015-17), Judicial Council. Chair, Senior Judges Committee, 2017- (chair, legislative subcommittee, 2017-), Judicial Council. Member, Education Committee, 2022-, Judicial Council.

Assistant State's Attorney, St. Mary's County, 1964-67. Member, Governor's Commission on Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners Associations, 1982-86. Chair, St. Mary's County Economic Development Commission, 1989-93. Board of Governors, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 1994-99. Member, Housing Article Review Committee, 2002-05.

Member, Judicial Ethics Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2010-.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, March 26, 1937. Dickinson College, B.A., 1959; Yale Divinity School; George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963; District of Columbia Bar, 1964. Associate, Barco, Cook & Patton, 1963-64. Partner, Briscoe & Kenney, 1966-97. Mediator, The Platt Group, Inc. Member, American Bar Association (chair, governmental regulation of land use committee, real property section; advisor to national conference on uniform state laws on planned communities); Maryland State Bar Association (former member, board of governors; committee on laws, 2013-); St. Mary's County Bar Association; Maryland Bar Foundation; American Adjudicature Society; American College of Real Property Lawyers. Adjunct Associate Professor (political science), St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1964-. President, St. Mary's College of Maryland Foundation, 1993-99. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003.

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