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[photo, Donald E. Beachley, Court of Special Appeals Judge] DONALD E. BEACHLEY, Judge, Appellate Court of Maryland, At Large, since June 20, 2016 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Appellate Court of Maryland was named Court of Special Appeals). Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, June 20, 2016 to December 13, 2022.

Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, December 29, 1997 to June 20, 2016. Member, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 1999-2001, Maryland Judicial Conference. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2007-15. Member, Education Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-16. Circuit Representative, 4th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Court Judges, 2015-16.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1994-97.

Chair, Western Maryland Children's Center Advisory Board, 2008-09 (member, 2005-).



Born in Frederick, Maryland, 1956. Hood College, B.A. (economics & political science), cum laude, 1977; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1980. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Partner, Miller, Oliver, Beachley & Stone, 1980-97. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Washington County Bar Association; Federal Magistrate Judges Association.
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