RONALD A. SILKWORTH, Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, July 15, 1996 to August 27, 2019. Retired August 27, 2019. Senior Judge since 2019. Chief Judge, 1996 to 2019. Designated Judge for Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Center Program, 2006-19. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 1996-99, 2001-04, and Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 2004-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Business and Technology Case-Management Program Implementation Committee, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2001. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2015-19, 2021-, Truancy Court Work Group of Juvenile Law Committee, 2022, and Sentencing Subcommittee, 2023-, of Equal Justice Committee, Judicial Council.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 27, 1949. Attended Brooklyn Park Senior High School; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (American studies), 1972. Served in U.S. Army Reserves, 1967-73. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1975. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976; U. S. District Court, 1976. General trial practitioner, 1976-96. Member, American Bar Association, 1976-85; Maryland State Bar Association, 1976-96; Baltimore City Bar Association, 1976-84 (public relations committee, young lawyers section); Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 1984- (chair, legislative committee, 1990-94). Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1977-96 (board of governors, 1984-92). Member, Congressionally Mandated National Resource Judge Program Oversight Committee, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Inc. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2012. Plaque of Appreciation, Arundel Neighborhoods Association, 2015.

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