WORCESTER COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


THOMAS CLAY GROTON III, County Administrative Judge and Chief Judge, Worcester County Circuit Court, 1st Judicial Circuit, July 1, 2010 to August 5, 2017 (Associate Judge, January 26, 1990 to July 1, 2010). Retired August 5, 2017. Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Court Program. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1999-2007; Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-11, Maryland Judicial Conference. Circuit Representative, 1st Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2002-16. Member, Judicial Council, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2014-15, 2016.

Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 2, Worcester County, 1985 to January 26, 1990 (Associate Judge, July 6, 1983 to 1985).

Deputy City Solicitor, 1978-82. Attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Planning and Zoning Commission, Ocean City, 1978-83. Assistant State's Attorney, Worcester County, 1979-82. Attorney for Planning Commission, Town of Snow Hill, 1981-83. Assistant District Public Defender, Worcester County, 1982-83. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Worcester County, 2010-17.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 6, 1947. Attended St. Paul's School, Brooklandville, Maryland; Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1970; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Past member, American, and Worcester County Bar Associations; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National District Attorneys Association.

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