BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT

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CHARLES J. PETERS, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, February 17, 2010 to September 7, 2023. Retired September 7, 2023. Judge-in-Charge, Criminal Division, January 2, 2015 to September 7, 2023. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-13. Chair, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2015-23.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1994-2010.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1986-94.

Born in Washington, DC, 1956. University of Virginia, B.A. (history), with distinction, 1978; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981. Associate, Wehland & Spahn, 1981-83. Solo practitioner, 1983-84. Associate, Cooper, Beckman & Tuerk, 1984-86. Member, Maryland State Bar Assocation, 1981-90, 1999- (litigation law section; special committee on voir dire, 2011-); Baltimore City Bar Association, 2007-. Volunteer, Santa Clause Anonymous Helpers, 2004-08; Our Daily Bread, 2008-. Hotline counselor, House of Ruth, 2008-. Judge, Mock Trial Competition, Maryland State Bar Association, 2009; American Mock Trial Association College Competition, 2009. Coach, Towsontowne Recreation Council (boys basketball, 1995-98; girls softball, 1996-99); Lutherville Recreation Council, girls lacrosse, 2000-01; Baltimore Tennis Patrons, 2000-04. Certificate of Appreciation, Drug Enforcement Administration, 1994, 2004. Chief's Award, Baltimore County Chief of Police, 2005. Director's Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006. Member, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Pikesville, Maryland, 1996-2004.

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