JOAN E. RYON, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since August 8, 2013.

Contractual attorney, Office of Public Defender, District 6, Montgomery County, 1985-86. Assistant State's Attorney, Family Services Division, Montgomery County, 1986-91. Special Counsel to Child Support Enforcement Administration, Montgomery County, 1991-94. Special Master, 1994-2000, and Family Division Master, 2000-13, Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1959. Frostburg State College, B.S., 1980; Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983; District of Columbia Bar, 1985. Associate, Smith & Smith, P.A., 1984-85; Beggiani, Smith & Roth, 1985-86; Kolb & Ryon, 1986. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1984-86, 2007-; Montgomery County Bar Association, 1984- (executive committee, 2005-07, 2011-). Member, Montgomery County Inn of Court, 2002- (president, 2009-10); Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 2007-. Member, Olney Boys and Girls Club, 2003-10.

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