JOHN HANKINS McDOWELL, Associate Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, May 28, 1993 to January 13, 2014 (County Administrative Judge, August 1, 2008 to June 29, 2011). Retired January 13, 2014. Member, Executive Committee, 1997-99, and Family Law Committee, 2001-03, Maryland Judicial Conference. Circuit Representative, 4th Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2008-12. Member, Judicial Council, 2010-12.

Appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge for Western Maryland, February 1989; Northern Judicial District of West Virginia, October 1989; Middle District of Pennsylvania, December 1989. Co-Chair, Governor's Citizens Advisory Board for Western Maryland, 1992-93. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Washington County, 2008-11.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, June 6, 1952. Attended Overbrook Regional Senior High School, Pine Hill, New Jersey; Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1974; University of Tennessee School of Law, J.D., December 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Washington County Bar Association (secretary, 1982-84). Director, Washington County Criminal Defense Bar Association, 1988-92. Member, Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association); Maryland Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; National Council of United States Magistrate Judges; Federal Magistrate Judges Association; Maryland Circuit Judges Association (executive & family law committees).

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