JAMES A. BONIFANT, Circuit Administrative Judge, 6th Judicial Circuit (Frederick & Montgomery counties), and County Administrative Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, since July 6, 2021 (Associate Judge, July 6, 2017 to July 6, 2021). Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2018-19, Education Committee, 2019-, Court Operations Committee, 2020-, Judicial Council.

Family Magistrate, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 2013-17. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-16.

University of Virginia, B.A. (economics), 1978; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1982. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Associate, Miller, Miller & Canby, 1982-86. Partner, Clarke, Crawford & Bonifant, 1986-94; Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawford & Bonifant, 1994-2013. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1982-; Montgomery County Bar Association, 1982- (family law section, 1994-; judicial nominating committee, 2010-12). Member, Montgomery County Chapter, American Inns of Court, 2009-; Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, 2004-05, 2014-. Board of Directors, Asbury Methodist Village, 1995-98; Montgomery General Hospital, 1996-2006; Montgomery MedStar Medical Center, 2012-. Coach, Olney Boys and Girls Club, 1990-2002.

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