H. JAMES (JAY) WEST, County Administrative Judge, Charles County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since February 21, 2020 (Associate Judge, April 3, 2014 to February 21, 2020).

Animal Matters Hearing Board, Charles County, 2009-14 (chair, 2010-14).

Born in La Plata, Maryland, 1972. Charles County Community College, 1991, 1996-99. Served in U.S. Army (intelligence analyst; paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division), 1991-96. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (law), 2002; Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, J.D., 2004. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2004. Associate, Alpert Schreyer, LLC, 2005-14. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section; family & juvenile law section; negligence, insurance & worker's compensation section); Charles County Bar Association, 2005-; Salome A. Howard Bar Association, 2010-. Board of Directors, The Jude House, Inc., 2009-13 (president, 2010-13). Adjunct Professor, College of Southern Maryland, 2007, 2008, 2011. Coach, Southern Maryland Youth Flag Football League, 2006-08. Assistant coach, Thomas Stone Wrestling Club, 2012-. Religious education teacher (confirmation class), Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Waldorf, Maryland, 2006-.

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