PAUL MARTIN BOWMAN, County Administrative Judge, Kent County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, August 6, 2009 to July 4, 2017. Retired July 4, 2017. Senior Judge since 2017. Circuit Representative, 2nd Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2014-16. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2017-.

Attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, Kent County, 1982-89. Court Examiner, Kent County Circuit Court, 1987-2009. Member, Ethics Commission, Kent County, 1992-93. Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1994-97. Attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, Town of Galena, 2000-09.

Town Attorney for Chestertown, 1973-97, and Millington, 1973-87, 2002-08.

Born in Dover, Delaware, July 5, 1947. East Carolina University, B.A. (political science), 1969; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Associate, Elroy G. Boyer, 1973-76 (law clerk, 1971, 1972). Partner, Boyer and Bowman, 1976-79. Sole practitioner, 1979-2009. Member, American Bar Association, 1973-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1973- (committee on public awareness of the judiciary, 1978-79; committee on the resolution of fee disputes, 1982-87); Kent County Bar Association, 1973- (president, 1982-83). Board of Trustees, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1993-94. Board of Directors, Kent Savings and Loan, 1991-97; Centreville National Bank of Maryland, 1997-2009; Shore Bancshares, Inc., 1998-2009; PUMH of Maryland, Inc., 2000-09. Advisory Council, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 2002-. Chair, United Fund of Kent County, 1974-75. Member, Chestertown Optimists Club, 1974-82 (president, 1975-76). Board of Trustees, Kent School, 1976-89. Board of Governors, Chester River Yacht and Country Club, 1983-88. Board of Directors, Kent Youth, Inc., 1994-97. Appreciation Award, Chestertown Optimists Club, 1976. Golden Key Award, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 2004. Certificate of Appreciation, Community Mediation Maryland, 2011. Vestry, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, Maryland, 1990-93 (preservation fund committee, 2003-06).

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