GERALD VAUGHN PURNELL, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 2, (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester County), since January 24, 2013 (Associate Judge, Worcester County, since January 12, 2006). Member, Judicial Council, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2006-10. Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Treatment Program, 2007-. Member, Administrative Judges Committee, 2007-11, and Commissioner Education Committee, 2008-15, District Court of Maryland. Member, Public Defender Regional Advisory Board, no. 2 (Eastern Shore), 2008-. Member, Judiciary Task Force on Pretrial Confinement and Release, 2013-14. Member, District Court Chief Judge's Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-. Member, Judicial Council, 2016-19. Member, Equal Justice Committee, 2020-, Judicial Council.

Attorney, Board of Zoning and Appeals, Ocean City, 2001-02. Deputy State's Attorney, Dorchester County, 2003-05.

Administrative Judge and Hearing Examiner, Bureau of Traffic Adjudication, Washington, DC, 1987-90.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 4, 1956. Bucknell University, B.A., 1978, M.S. (education), 1979; Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1982. Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1987; District of Columbia Bar, 1988; Maryland Bar, 1996. Sole practitioner, 1990-2003. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1996-; Worcester County Bar Association, 1997-; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2003-05.

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