ESSOM V. RICKS, JR. (1946-2007)
Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County, August 16, 1994 to May 31, 2006. Retired May 31, 2006. Member, Executive Committee, 1997-2000, and Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1997-2000, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Technology Oversight Board, 2002-06; Access [to Court Records] Rules Implementation Committee, 2004-06.

Member, Anne Arundel Juvenile Court Advisory Committee, 1979-80; Children's Council, Anne Arundel County, 1979-80. Member, Commission on Human Relations, 1979-81. General Counsel, Personnel Board, Anne Arundel County, 1985-87. Member, Drug Abuse Advisory Council, Anne Arundel County, 1987; Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council, Anne Arundel County, 1988-95 (treatment committee, 1988-89; underage drinking committee, 1993; legislative committee, 1993-95). Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1985-88. Circuit Court Master, 1987-94. Member, Character Committee, 5th Judicial Circuit, Court of Appeals, 1994-95; State Use Industries Management Council, 2002-05.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, May 25, 1946. Attended Wiley H. Bates High School, Annapolis; Morgan State College, B.S., 1968. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-71. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association (chair, library committee, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1991-95). Member, Margaret Brent Inn of Court, 1990-91 (chair, pupilage group, 1990-91); Maryland Council of Masters, 1992-94 (secretary & treasurer, 1993-94). Member, Bates Advisory Committee. Chair, Board of Trustees, Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 2003-07. Member, Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club. Died in Annapolis, Maryland, May 16, 2007.

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