[photo, E. Gregory Wells, Maryland Circuit Court Judge] E. GREGORY WELLS, Chief Judge, Appellate Court of Maryland, since April 15, 2022 (prior to Dec. 14, 2022, Appellate Court of Maryland was named Court of Special Appeals). Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, April 15 to December 13, 2022 (Judge, At Large, April 18, 2019 to April 14, 2022). Chair, Equal Justice Committee, 2020-22 (member, 2020-), Judicial Council. Member, Judicial Council, 2022- (executive committee, 2022-). Member, New Trial Judge and Magistrate Mentoring Subcommittee of Education Committee, 2022-, Judicial Council. Member, Library Committee, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, 2022-.

County Administrative Judge, Calvert County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, March 1 to March 21, 2019 (Associate Judge, November 15, 2012 to March 1, 2019).

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 4 (Calvert County), September 8, 2008 to November 15, 2012. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2008-11, 2012-14, and Court Interpreters Committee, 2009-12, Maryland Judicial Conference; Public Defender Regional Advisory Board no. 3 (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's & St. Mary's counties), 2009-. Member, Family Violence Coordinating Council, St. Mary's County, 2010-12. Chair, Court Operations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-19.

Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1989-94 (assistant chief, district court division, 1990-93; chief, sexual assault & child abuse unit, 1993-94). Deputy State's Attorney, Calvert County, 1995-98. Master in Domestic Relations and Juvenile Causes, Calvert County Circuit Court, 1998-2005. Assistant attorney general, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Attorney General, 2007-08. Member, Cheltenham Youth Facility Advisory Board, Department of Juvenile Services, 1998-2005.

State's Attorney, Calvert County, December 15, 2005 to December 2006.

Born in Washington, DC, 1961. Attended Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC; College of William and Mary, B.A. (government), 1983; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1986. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Associate, O'Malley, Miles, McCarthy & Harrell, 1986-87; McCarthy, Bacon, Costello & Stephens, 1987-89. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law section, 1991-; family law section, 1998-, section counsel, 2004-05; mentorship committee, 2000-01; litigation section, 2010-); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1986-96; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 1991-96; Calvert County Bar Association, 1995- (board of directors, 1999-2000; chair, scholarship committee, 2000-08). Member, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Instructor, Prince George's County Community College, 1990-94. Adjunct faculty, College of Southern Maryland, 2006-. Board of Directors, Calvert County Literacy Council, 1997-2011 (president, 2000-07). Board of Governors, Calvert Marine Museum, 2001-07 (president, 2005, 2006). Board of Directors, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, 2002-11 (chair, treatment & rehabilitation committee, 2004-). Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, 2007. Founding member, Southern Maryland Inns of Court, 2010- (chair, program committee, 2010-17; president, 2017-). Advisory Board, College of Southern Maryland, 2010-. Board of Directors, Calvert Arts Council, 2015-; Calvert Nature Society, 2017-. Member, Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 1981. Outstanding Leadership Award, Calvert County Literacy Council, 1998, 2004. Certificate of Appreciation, Calvert County Commissioners, 2000. Outstanding Tutor Services, Calvert County Literacy Council, 2005. Outstanding Service Award, Calvert Marine Museum, 2006. Outstanding Achievement Award, Calvert County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2010. Service Award, Optimists Club of Calvert County, 2012. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2013. Member, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Prince Frederick, Maryland, 1994-.
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