WENDY ALISE CARTWRIGHT, Chief Judge (Democrat)

Chief Judge, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, since January 2003 (judge, 2001-03). Member, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2013-20, Judicial Council. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2014-15. Vice-Chair, Conference of Orphans' Court Judges, 2016- (member, 2003-09, 2014-; co-chair, education subcommittee, 2017-). Member, Judicial Education Subcommittee for Orphans' Court Curriculum, Judicial College, 2014-.

Born in Washington, DC, November 7, 1964. University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (political science), 1986; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1989. Law clerk to Judge Howard S. Chasanow, Circuit Court, Prince George's County, 1989, and Court of Appeals, 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990. Attorney. Partner, Wendy A. Cartwright & Associates, P.C., 1991-2007; Cartwright & White, 2007-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (estate & trust law section; family & juvenile law section; solo & small firm practice section); Prince George's County Bar Association; National Association of Women Judges. Co-Chair, Building Expansion Committee, and former trustee, First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Lanham, Maryland.

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