[photo, James R. Eyler, Court of Special Appeals Judge] JAMES R. EYLER
Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 2nd Appellate Circuit (Baltimore County & Harford County), January 9, 1996 to May 1, 2012. Retired May 1, 2012. Senior Judge since 2012. Chair, Public Awareness Committee, 2008-10 (member, 1997-2012), and Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2011-12 (member, 2008-12, 2014-15; vice-chair, 2009-11), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Commission on Professionalism, 2010-12.

Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2015-17, and Judicial Ethics Committee, 2015-, Judicial Council. Chair, Joint Records Retention Work Group, Court Technology Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-. Member, Court Operations Committee, 2016-17, and Court Technology Committee, 2018-, Judicial Council.

Born in Carroll County, Maryland, July 13, 1942. University of Maryland, B.A., magna cum laude, 1964; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1967 (research editor, maryland law review; order of the coif, national law school honor society). Law clerk to Judge William R. Horney, Court of Appeals, 1967-68. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Partner, Miles & Stockbridge, 1973-96 (associate, 1968-73; chair, 1992-96). Member, Maryland State, American, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Bar Associations. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Approved for membership in American College of Trial Lawyers. President, Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., 1972-73. Board of Trustees, Severn School, 1989-96 (chair, 1992-95). Board of Trustees, Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, 1990-93. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1992-95. Chair, Board of Directors, Everyman Theatre, 1993-96. Board of Directors, Public Justice Center, 1993-96; Parents Anonymous of Maryland, 1994-96; Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, 1994-96; Maryland General Hospital and Maryland General Health Services, Inc., 1994-96; House of Ruth, 1995-96. Former adjunct faculty, University of Baltimore School of Law, and University of Maryland School of Law. Member, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court; Barrister's Law Club; Wednesday Law Club.

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