WILLIAM O. CARR, Associate Judge, Harford County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1984 to 1994, and January 26, 2015 to May 1, 2017. Retired May 1, 2017. Senior Judge since May 1, 2017. County Administrative Judge, Harford County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, May 4, 1994 to January 26, 2015 (Chief Judge, 2004-17). Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Court Program, 2001-17; Family Recovery Court Program, 2005-17. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1988-92. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1991. Member, Child Support Enforcement Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-2000; Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 1997-2015 (chair, resource & programming subcommittee, 2012-15). Circuit Representative, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2002-04, 2010-13, 2014-16. Member, Judicial Council, 2002-05. Member, Editorial Board, Justice Matters, 2000-. Member, Foster Care Court Improvement Program Subcommittee of Juvenile Law Committee, 2016-17 (chair, child welfare outreach & programming work group, 2022-), Judicial Council.

Member, Town Commission, Town of Bel Air, 1977-84 (chair & mayor, 1981-82). Master-Examiner in Chancery, Harford County, 1979-84. Counsel, Board of Education, Harford County, 1979-84. Counsel, Board of Trustees, Harford Community College, 1979-84. Member, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1980-86. Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 1990; Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council, Harford County, 2004-17.

Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, October 27, 1948. Attended Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace, Maryland; Towson State College, B.S., 1970; University of Maryland School of Law, 1973; The Johns Hopkins University, M.L.A., 1987. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1980-81, 2008-; correctional reform section; delivery of legal services section; membership section); Harford County Bar Association (secretary, 1974-75; president, 1994; executive council, 2010-11). Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court for Maryland; Bar of the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit; Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Board of Directors, Northeast Region, American Red Cross, 1992. Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2003-04, 2009-. Member, Executive Committee, Harford County Bar Foundation, Inc., 2003-. Member, University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association (life member); Susquehanna Law Club. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Member, Harford County Historical Society; Maryland Historical Society; Sons of the American Revolution; Susquehannock Environmental Center (board of directors, 1982-88). Board of Directors, Harford Land Trust, 2019-. Outstanding Achievement Award, Family Violence Council, 1998. Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1999. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2013. Member, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air, Maryland.

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