[photo, Michael J. Finifter] MICHAEL J. FINIFTER, Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since May 28, 2002. Designated Judge for Business and Technology Case-Management Program, 2002- (County Lead Judge, 2017-). Circuit Representative, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2013-14. Member, Legislative Committee, Judicial Council, 2016-17.

Member of House of Delegates, 1995-2002, representing District 11 (Baltimore County). Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2002 (tax & revenue subcommittee, 1995-96, 1999-2000; finance resources subcommittee, 1997-98, 2000-02); Joint Audit Committee (formerly Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-2002. Member, Joint Task Force on Payment Schedule of Property Taxes, 1995. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (task force on human genetic technologies, 2000-02).

Member, Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98.

Member, Citizens Advisory Panel, Baltimore County, 1993-95. Past member, Honors Program Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1957. University of Pennsylvania; University of Maryland, B.S. (accounting), B.A. (economics), 1979; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982; University of Baltimore, LL.M. (laws in taxation), 1992. Certified public accountant since 1980 (currently inactive). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Member, Baltimore County Bar Association, 1986-; Maryland Circuit Judges Association, 2002- (past member, executive committee). Charter member, Baltimore Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation. Adjunct faculty (business law), University of Baltimore School of Law, 1994-97. Past member, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Past member, Executive Board (treasurer), Reisterstown, Owings Mills, and Glyndon Coordinating Council. Past member, American Cancer Crusade Committee. Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Baltimore, 1992.

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