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

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

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

Born in Washington, DC, July 1, 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, Maryland State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, 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, 1996-2004.

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